Comets roll past Thomas Jefferson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 3, 2009



After a painfully close loss to John Curtis a week earlier, St. Charles picked itself up off the canvas on Friday night to nail down a convincing 47-0 victory over District 9-2A foe Thomas Jefferson in LaPlace.

The Comets (8-1, 5-1) led 33-0 after a quarter and scored all 47 of their points before halftime. The second half saw SCC insert its bench into the game.

“I thought it was important for us to get some of our momentum back,” said Monica. “We had to knock the cobwebs out from the previous week, and to do the little things right.”

Monica said that the plan was to run the football, and that’s exactly what SCC did, to the tune of 196 yards and three touchdowns. The passing game, while not leaned upon, was highly efficient as Henri Faucheux completed all four of his passes for 40 yards and three touchdowns.

SCC forced Thomas Jefferson (1-8, 1-5) into five turnovers. Brady Hitt, Jared Keating and Paul Cupit all secured interceptions, and Lajaylin Smith returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

“The early scoring came about because we were able to work on some short fields,” said Monica. “Our defense had a good job of giving our offense good starting position.”

Trenton Dunn led SCC rushers, carrying eight times for 78 yards and a score.

The St. Charles defense held Thomas Jefferson to 39 total yards.

Jeffrey Hall got SCC kickstarted in the first quarter by rushing for a 2-yard score. That came after a blocked punt by Keating that set SCC up on a short field.

Faucheux followed that up with his first touchdown pass, an 11-yarder to Cameron Singleton that made it 14-0.

Zach Goodwin got in on the act next, scoring on a 12-yard pass from Faucheux to make it 20-0.

SCC would add two more scores before the end of the first – a six-yard pass from Faucheux to Brandon Becker, then a 21-yard fumble recovery and return by Smith.

Keith White and Dunn each added rushing scores in the second quarter to round out the scoring margin.

“Once the score was up there, we kept the ball on the ground,” said Monica. “We were able to play some young guys, get them into a varsity game. It’s a good thing…those guys practice just as hard during the week.”