SCC rolls over Homer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009



Lazedrick Thompson ran for 117 yards and two scores on six carries, and Jeffrey Hall added 105 yards on 12 attempts as St. Charles rolled past bi-district foe Homer on Friday night, 49-6, in LaPlace.

“We got off to a good start, and it snowballed,” said St. Charles coach Frank Monica. “It’s important to get off to a good start in the playoffs. A lot of these teams, you haven’t seen. You have no idea how good people are. I was pleased that our kids came out wanting to raise their game to another level.”

St. Charles will host No. 13 seed Springfield in the regional round.

Despite it’s 29 seed, Homer (5-6) entered its bi-district game with St. Charles having given some highly seeded playoff teams a run for their money during the regular season.

The Comets (10-1) were well aware of that fact.

“Our players respected them,” said St. Charles coach Frank Monica. “We knew that they’re a good football team if you let them get out the gate with confidence. When we took the momentum early, it really helped us.”

While the Comets running game was buzzing to the tune of 192 yards, its passing game was also finely tuned. Henri Faucheux completed nine-of-10 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns.

The first of those scores got SCC on the board in the first quarter, when Faucheux found Tyler Roussel for a 7-yard touchdown pass.

Faucheux made it a 14-0 lead by finding Jeffrey Hall for a 20-yard touchdown.

Thompson made it 21-0 after the first quarter when he crossed the goalline after a 15-yard run.

The sophomore, who saw his playing time extended after a late season injury to fellow tailback Marcus Hall, has been coming on in recent weeks.

“He gives us another dimension, a bigger back to run inside with,” said Monica. “he’s getting better and better each week.”

SCC extended its lead to 35-0 at halftime on Michael Brock’s 9-yard touchdown run and a 66-yard romp by Thompson.

Zach Goodwin and Brock would each add scores in the third quarter to round things out for SCC.

Homer’s lone score came on the legs of tailback Tony Casey, who got loose for a 76-yard score in the fourth quarter.

That came against Comet subs though – Casey had a tough time getting going before that.

That was by design, Monica says. Casey, who gained over 2,000 total yards during the regular season, was the focus of the Comets’ defensive efforts.

“We had to take him away and make them one-dimensional,” said Monica. “You want to take away a team’s strength. We took away the run, got ahead early, and it forced them to pass. It put them out of their element.”