Lutcher, Comets begin district

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / October 4, 2000

LAPLACE – Lutcher and St. Charles Catholic, both off to 2-3 starts, canstart to turn things around when they meet each other in the District 9-3A opener for both teams Friday night.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic’s Thomas DupuyStadium.

Both teams are currently riding two-game losing streaks. Lutcher fell toAssumption, 28-17, last week while St. Charles Catholic lost at ParkviewBaptist, 31-0.

For the second straight week, Lutcher had a back gain over 200 yards against it. A week after Walker’s Tyson Roy rushed for 226 yards and threetouchdowns, Assumption’s Brandon Jacobs went for 203 yards and three scores. The last score came on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter afterLutcher had pulled to within 21-17 in the third quarter.

Jacobs had given the Mustangs a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on touchdown runs of 55 and 10 yards. Lutcher came back with a 31-yard touchdown passfrom Risley St. Germain to Chris Johnson in the second quarter. A 16-yard field goal by T.J. Bourgeois cut the deficit to 14-10 beforeAssumption answered with a 17-yard pass by Herbert Washington for a touchdown to make it 21-10 at the break. A 9-yard run by Chris Johnsonbrought the Bulldogs to within 21-17.

“I’m proud of my team,” Lutcher coach Tim Detillier said. “It was one of ourbest efforts we’ve had all year. We couldn’t get a break. We played as hardas we could play. Assumption is a good football team. My number one goal isto play better and if we play the rest of our games like that one we will be OK.”Lutcher finished with 228 yards. It was a balanced attack with the Bulldogsrushing for 126 yards and St. Germain passing for 102. The Mustangs gained297, 242 of which came on the ground.

St. Charles Catholic also had trouble against the run against Parkview. TheEagles gained 293 of their 370 yards on the ground. Parkview led by just 14-0 before scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter.

Brad Booth gave Parkview a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with a 1-yard run. A24-yard pass from Booth to Chase Duplesis increased the lead to 14-0 in the third. B.J. Wilson started the fourth quarter outburst with a fumble recoveryin the end zone. Jordy Johnson scored on a 1-yard run and Brad Duncanadded a 31-yard field goal.

Jason Waguespack passed for 151 yards on 16 completions in 28 attempts but was intercepted three times. The Comets gained another 71 yards onthe ground.

Waguespack has now thrown for 973 yards and four touchdowns on 80 completions in 147 attempts.

The game is Lutcher’s first at St. Charles Catholic since a 40-14 win in1994. Detillier said it will be an important being the first district game.”The main thing is that it’s the start of district for both teams,” Detillier said. “You don’t want to start off on the wrong foot.”Detillier said the game should come down to minimizing mistakes.

“The team that’s makes the least will be the most successful,” Detillier said.

Last year, Lutcher had a golden game against the Comets at home. Lutcherbroke out its gold jerseys and went on to whitewash St. Charles Catholic, 28-0. Damian Ursin and Jerron Wishom each ran for over 90 yards and scored.Next week, Lutcher hosts E.D. White while St. Charles Catholic travels to St.James.

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