Comet defense stymies Sumner

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Sports Editor

LAPLACE – The St. Charles defense recorded their fifth shutout of the season as the Comet offense scored in each quarter for a 34-0 win over the Sumner Cowboys in the 2A bi-district round of the prep playoffs last Friday.

SCC led throughout after going up on the opening possession with a drive from mid-field down to the eight yard line where running back Jonathan Cancienne scored with a rushing TD.

Defensive back Jordan Millet set up the Comet’s only other score of the first half when he intercepted a pass and went down just outside the 35-yard line. SCC managed a first down, but had to settle for a 40-yard field goal attempt, which kicker Chris Ilski got for a 10-0 lead going into halftime.

After the break, and after the teams traded punts for field position, SCC sustained a drive all the way to the goal line. The Comets fumbled the ball at the 1-yard line and it was recovered by the Cowboys, but St. Charles got two points and the ball back when the SCC defense collapsed on Sumner running back Devin Colerman in the end zone to make the score 12-0. On the ensuing drive, Cancienne took a hand-off on first-and-10 from mid-field and went the distance for a 19-0 lead.

After the kickoff to the Cowboys, SCC’s Kyle Faucheux jarred the ball loose and St. Charles took possession at the Sumner 36-yard line. After a first down, Chase Fletcher put in a 19-yard TD run on a fake reverse for a 26-0 lead.

Courtland Taylor put in the final score of the night with a 19-yard run.

Millet helped lead the defense with the only two interceptions of the game. That, combined with the safety, fumble recovery and four punts left Sumner with just over 150 yards of total offense.