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Bulldogs give Detillier milestone win

MATTHEW ALLEMAN / L’Observateur / September 16, 1998

LUTCHER – The Lutcher Bulldogs got their first victory of the season Sunday in a 33-13 win over the Holy Cross Tigers. Making the win evenmore special for the Bulldogs was the fact that it was coach Tim Detillier’s 100th career victory as head coach.

The game was postponed from Friday due to inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Frances.

The game was a wet one, dominated mostly by defense and special teams.

On Holy Cross’ first possession of the game, the Tigers punted to the Bulldogs and Lutcher mishandled the punt on the 1-yard line. Sophomorerunning back Brandon Baiamonte scored on a 1-yard run and the point after made the score 7-0.

On the very next play, Kenneth Johnson returned the Holy Cross kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. The point after was good, tying the score at 7.Just before the end of the first half, Holy Cross recovered a Bulldog fumble, giving them possession at the 39-yard line. One play later, Tigerquarterback Kevin Preau connected with Bobby Henderson on a 39-yard touchdown, making the halftime score 13-7.

The second half was a totally different story as Lutcher dominated by running the football. The Bulldogs’ first score was by defense, though,when senior linebacker Cleavon Webster intercepted Preau and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown. The point after brought the score to 14-13 andthe Bulldogs would never look back.

The Tigers best chance at a second half score was denied when Preau threw another interception from 11-yards out. Linebacker Darniel Farloughreturned the interception 40 yards to the Holy Cross 49-yard line.

From then on, it was the Damian Ursin show. Ursin rushed 21 times for223 yards, 189 of which came in the second half. Ursin would score onruns of 37 and 36 yards and also carried for a 87-yard gain late in the fourth quarter, setting up the game-sealing touchdown, a 2-yard run by Jerron Wishom.

Those two runs brought the final score to 33-13 and the Bulldogs moved to 1-1 on the season. Holy Cross fell to 0-2.Lutcher travels to Bishop Sullivan Friday while the Tigers stay in the River Parishes to play at Hahnville.

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