Two Comets finish off impressive prep careers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Fenroy and Matus wrap up SCC careers in All-Star game in Baton Rouge


Sports Editor

LAPLACE-Their high school football careers are now officially over.

Now they will move on to the next exciting part of their lives.

Former St. Charles Catholic star tight end Bryan Matus and all-everything tailback Tyrell Fenroy each were on the rosters for the East squad in the 68th annual Louisiana High School Coaches Association/Coca-Cola All-Star Football game that was played on the campus of Southern University on Friday night.

The East won the game, 21-14.

The East scored first on a 23-yard pass from Brian Babin to Lavell Wilson with 6:57 to go in the first quarter with the West tying the game at the 10:59 mark of the second quarter on a two-yard run by Derrick Fourroux. The game was tied at the half and remained tied through the third quarter.

The East took the lead for good on Babin’s 10-yard pass to Chad Davis to make it 14-7 with 11:01 to play before the East held the West setting up the Marcus Green punt return.

The East win breaks a two-year losing streak with the win and now leads the series, 39-27-1.

While Fenroy did not take part in the game, Matus did finish with one catch for 17 yards.

The duo concluded their prolific Comet prep career earlier season when they helped St. Charles Catholic take home yet another district championship.

For his efforts on the season, Matus was named to the Coaches All-district at tight end and will take his talents onto Dartmouth next season.

Fenroy ended up being named Class 3A Coaches’ Most Valuable player, MVP of the Clairon-Herald All-Elite team, first team All-District and was also a member of the Louisiana Sportswriters’ Association All-State team and Times-Picayune All-Metro squad.

Fenroy will be a member of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in 2005.

SCC Head Coach Frank Monica said he is extremely proud of both of his players on and off the field.

“Bryan and Tyrell are two very good character guys,” Monica said. “They were guys who quite simply just did what they were suppose to do. They took care of business. They were always in the weight room and did exactly what you wanted them to do. You can describe them with a very simple phrase that is very encompassing: They were always where they were supposed to be.

“As a football coach that is all you want out of them. You want them to be the right place for a specific play, on time for meetings, on time for practice and in the weight room. They were always where they were suppose to be.”

Monica said he has no doubt that Matus and Fenroy will have successful collegiate careers.

“There is no question,” Monica said. “I think that they both have a lot of football in front of them. Bryan is still young and I think he is going to get a lot bigger and stronger.

“Tyrell is a very versatile back in terms of his catching and blocking ability. He will be ready to compete for a starting job as soon as he learns a new system.”