Waguespack, Friloux lead SCC

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 21, 2000

ERIK SANZENBACH / L’Observateur / October 21, 2000

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic proved last night that records and statsdon’t mean much. Despite a 2-5 record the Comets punched out the lights ofthe 4-3 Donaldsonville Tigers in district play Friday night.

At first it looked like the Comets would have a hard time of it when the Tigers scored first, but by the end of the fourth quarter, the Comets had finished off the Tigers by a score of 30-12.

Basically the game turned into a two-man show for the Comets. QuarterbackJason Waguespack and running back Doug Friloux dominated the evening with a combination of great running, passing and kicking.

Waguespack had 10 completions in 17 attempts for 83 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. To top it off, he kicked a 45-yard field goalin the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, Friloux carried the ball 21 times for a total of 113 yards and one touchdown. His steady running and bull-like rushing moved the Comets up anddown the field effortlessly.

St. Charles Catholic had a total of 241 yards and the Tigers ended up with254 yards. But the Comets out-ran Donaldsonville, 158 yards to 89, and theygot 23 first downs as compared to 14 for the Tigers.

Donaldsonville out-pass the Comets as quarterback Terrance Brown had 29 attempts with 14 completions for 165 yards.

The Tigers scored first at the seven-minute mark of the first quarter with a one-yard rush by running back Mike Lymon. They failed to connect for thetwo point conversion.

With Brown’s crisp passing to Edmond Joseph and Antonio Johnson, it seemed like the Tigers were going to run over the Comets. But less than a minuteafter the Tigers’ score, the Comets ran the ball back down the field from their own 40 and Friloux ran into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown.

Waguespack boomed the point-after kick and suddenly the Comets were on top, 7-6.

Defensive end Kevin Blank rushed in to sack Brown for a 16-yard loss and the Tigers were forced to punt on their next possession.

St. Charles didn’t fare much better, and they punted away after four plays.But on the first down for the Tigers, Brown fumbled the ball and the Comets recovered on the Tigers’ 20-yard line.

The Comets ended the first quarter knocking on the door of the Tigers.

Thirty seconds into the second quarter, Waguespack connected with Ryan Ayme for a 6-yard touchdown. Again, Waguespack’s strong foot made thepoint after and the Comets extended their lead to 14-7.

A bad snap to Brown on the first play after the kickoff caused Brown to be sacked again. On the second down, Chris Cancienne blocked Brown’s pass. Athird-down 17-yard completion didn’t help the Tigers and they were forced to punt once again.

Taking over on their 42, the Comets ran down the field behind the strong running of Friloux and two long passes by Waguespack.

On first-and-goal at the 3-yard line, running back Todd Babin ran in for the Comets’ second rushing touchdown of the night. Waguespack kicked anotherpoint after and the score was now 21-6.

Brown was sacked for the third time by Cancienne. When the Comets got theball back from a short Tiger punt, they didn’t get the ball very far either and they had to punt. This time, the Tigers’ running back, Antonio Jones fumbledon his own 10-yard line and Cory Madere of the Comets recovered.

On the next play, with 1:35 left in the half, Waguespack passed to Toby Jacob for a 9-yard touchdown. Waguespack’s foot let him down for the firstand only time and he failed to get the point after, but the score had widened to 27-6.

Donaldsonville took over on their 31 and managed to drive down to the Comets’ 2-yard line where Johnson ran it in for the final Tiger score of the evening. Again, the Tigers failed to convert the two points and the half endedwith the score of 27-12.

The beginning of the third quarter showed an energized Donaldsonville team.

They managed to intercept Waguespack on their own 10-yard line and then run the ball back to the Comets’ 12-yard line.

On first-and-10, running back, Oscar Bennett fumbled the ball and St.

Charles defensive back Matt Arceneaux recovered the ball.

The Comets ended the third quarter on the Tigers’ 20-yard line. Two playslater an illegal forward pass penalty forced St. Charles to try for a field goaland Waguespack boomed it between the goal posts from 45 yards out making the score 30-12.

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