St. James rides quick start to 58-6 win over Fisher

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Sports Editor

As the season rolls along for St. James, the Wildcats just seem to be getting stronger and stronger.

And with a home matchup with John Curtis coming up on Friday, St. James may just be peaking at the right time.

Kenny Zenon and Gary Davis each scored two touchdowns as St. James won at Fisher, 58-6, in a District 10-2A contest.

The Wildcats (6-2, 3-0) led 37-0 at halftime. For the fifth straight week, St. James started fast as it scored on its opening possession on a Davis 29-yard run.

&#8220The start of this game was very reminiscent of our previous few games,” said St. James Coach Rick Gaille. &#8220We got a good kickoff return and we marched right down the field.”

St. James led the entire way, and did not have to call upon quarterback Marcus Dumas to pass for most of the night. The Wildcats rushed for 274 yards on the night, and outgained Fisher (3-5, 0-2) 315-164 in total yardage.

Shane Grows led St. James in rushing with 6 carries for 56 yards. Luther Ambrose ran eight times for 49 yards and a touchdown. Davis ran four times for 47 yards and two touchdowns.

Zenon ran five times for 33 yards and a touchdown. Rojae Dumas ran five times for 39 yards and a score.

St. James went up 14-0 with 7:14 left in the first quarter, when Zenon punched it in from 1-yard away.

Zenon struck again with 2:55 left in the first quarter, with a 21-yard touchdown run, making it 21-0.

At the 11:56 point in the second quarter, Ambrose opened the period up by rushing for a 4-yard touchdown to make it 28-0.

Kaylon Ester’s sack in the endzone registered a safety for St. James at the 3:02 point of the second quarter, resulting in a 30-0 lead for St. James.

Davis’s 2-yard touchdown run at 2:15 made the halftime score 37-0.

&#8220We focused on execution all week long, simply focusing on the job at hand,” said Gaille. &#8220We did it from the beginning Friday. We showed consistency and took things play to play, staying in the present, and not looking forward or back.”

Gaille says that he expects his team to prepare for every opponent the same way, not emphasizing one opponent over another, allowing his team to not come out flat.

But while this remains true for Curtis, he knows what his team must be ready for, and the problems that the Patriots present for a team.

&#8220They have great players at every position, and they’re well schooled in what they do,” said Gaille. &#8220It makes it very difficult. That’s why they’ve had a top program for decades.”

Each team is undefeated in district play, and the winner will likely represent District 10-2A as champion.