Bulldogs step up in class once again

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 18, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / October 18, 2000

LUTCHER – Lutcher gets a breather from District 9-3A play Friday night. Butthe Bulldogs will not get much of a chance to catch their breaths as they travel for Covington to play the Class 5A Lions.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.Lutcher is coming off a 22-10 victory over E.D. White at home, improving to2-0 in District 9-3A and 4-3 overall. Risley St. Germain completed 10-of-15passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs rolled up 295 yards in offense.

The Bulldogs gained 146 yards on 35 carries, led by William Adams with 70 yards on 17 attempts. Chris Johnson caught four of St. Germain’s passesfor 83 yards.

The defense gave up 211 yards, 68 coming on a touchdown pass from Evan Matherne to Matt Matis on the Cardinals’ first possession of the game.

Covington enters the game on the heels of a 26-25 victory over Northshore.

The Lions blocked a last minute field goal attempt to preserve the victory.

The win improved Covington to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in District 6-5A.

Covington is led by the prolific passing of quarterback Devin Fitzsimmons.

Fitzsimmons has completed 59 of his 149 passes this season for 955 yards and eight touchdowns. Against Northshore, he completed 9-of-31 passes for206 yards and three touchdowns.

Bryan Williams is the running back. Williams had a 90-yard kickoff return forthe Lions’ first score Friday and also caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Fitzsimmons. He is joined in the backfield by fullbacks Ronald Dunnaway andVan Callahan.

At receiver are Lawrence Darby and Jared Fanguz. Kyle Busby is the tightend. Leading the blocking up front is Doug Guidry and Thunder Weeks.Darby, a honorable mention all-state selection last year at cornerback, leads the defense. Joining Darby in the defensive backfield is cornerback ReubenDykes, the team’s leading tackler last year. The front seven is led by linemenTravis Hunt and Jacob Day and linebacker Michael Jourdan.

That defense gave up 230 yards on the ground and 185 yards and three touchdowns through the air last week against Northshore.

Covington defeated Lutcher, 24-21, last year on a 27-yard field goal with no time remaining.

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