SCC enjoyed success in 03-04

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 26, 2004

By GEORGE MAHL – Sports Editor

Editors Note:

Over the next few issues L’Observateur will look back at some of the highlights of some of the schools in the River Parishes during the 2003-2004 sports season. First up will be St. Charles Catholic.

As is the custom, football and volleyball started off the year for the Comets.

Led by running back Tyrell Fenroy and quarterback Jesse Martin, the St. Charles Catholic football team jumped out to a quick start, knocking off their first four opponents. That was followed by a home loss to eventual 2A state champion West St. John. A game in which the Comets had an early lead in. After a loss to Assumption, St. Charles Catholic knocked off rival E.D White in Thibodaux to claim sole possession of first place.

All that was left was a victory over Lutcher in the final week of the season to win the district 10-3A title outright. It seemed like the Comets were on the verge of winning the district, holding a comfortable lead at halftime. But in the second half, the Bulldogs defense turned it up and shut down the St. Charles Catholic offense. Lutcher went on to deal the Comets a devastating loss and force a three way tie for first place in 10-3A.

The loss not only meant the Comets could not claim the district title outright, it also meant SCC would have to play Lutcher at the Dog Pound in the first round of the playoffs.

The loss in week 10 to Lutcher was tough, but not as tough as the playoff loss was. Lutcher not only defeated the Comets, they went on to win the 3A state championship in December.

The Lutcher-St. Charles Catholic rivalry was also evident on the volleyball court as well.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Comets in LaPlace for the first time in many years. The Lady Comets, who avenged their loss to Lutcher in the final match of the season, missed out on the playoffs for the time in several years.

The boys and girls basketball teams both missed seeing post-season action this year. The boys played teams in their district down to the wire on many occasions, but failed to win a district game for the second year in a row. The Comets were led by Michael Troglen and Michael Bowen. The future may look bright because head coach Jeff Montz has several young players who saw playing time last year.

After making the playoffs in 2003, the SCC Lady Comets basketball team fell one game short of making the playoffs this year, losing to St. James in a tie-breaker game last February. SCC held a big lead early, but could not hold on to it.

The baseball team fell one win short of achieving their ultimate goal, winning a state championship.

See Comets pg.8