Rams tackle Ascension Catholic

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2009

A week before its clash with top ranked St. John-Plaquemine, West St. John had to take care of business against Ascension Catholic if it wanted the season’s final game to decide an outright district champion.

The Rams weren’t caught looking ahead.

WSJ’s Xavier Pierre scored a career high four touchdowns on a rainy night in Edgard as the Rams rolled to a 38-12 victory over the Bulldogs.

All four of Pierre’s touchdowns came in the first half, as West St. John looked to pound the ball on a soggy field.

West St. John led 12-6 late in the first quarter when it began to pull away. First, a fumble recovery at the Ascension Catholic 26 led to a one-play scoring drive when Dray Joseph connected with Corey Warmington through the air to make it 18-6.

A fumble on the Bulldogs’ next possession set WSJ up again in good field position, this time on the ACHS 42. Six plays later, Pierre scored on a 2-yard run, and a successful two-point conversion made it 26-6 with 54 seconds left in the first quarter.

Ascension Catholic answered after Myron Dominique took the ensuing kickoff all the way to the WSJ 15. Charles Caballero scored from there on the drive’s second play, and the Bulldogs cut the WSJ lead to 26-12.

But WSJ scored again with 10:57 left in the second quarter on Pierre’s fourth touchdown of the night, a nine-yard, tackle busting romp up the middle for a score to make it 32-12. That touchdown was set up by a long kickoff return by WSJ’s Ravane Owens to the ACHS 9.

Dray Joseph added one more touchdown in the second half on a 40-yard run.

For more details, see Wednesday’s issue of L’Observateur.