Comets win scrimmage, but turnovers an issue

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 21, 2010



BATON ROUGE — St. Charles’s first team outscored St. Michael’s four touchdowns to none in a Thursday night scrimmage in Baton Rouge, but Comets coach Frank Monica said that much improvement must be made between now and the beginning of the regular season in two weeks.

Monica said that SCC committed too many turnovers, noting a fumbling concern in particular.

“We put it on the ground,” said Monica. “We had a number of fumbles, bad snap exchanges, an interception, all caused by various things. Just too many mistakes. We really need to improve that if we’re going to compete with anyone on our schedule.”

The Comets scored four times behind its first team, including three rushing touchdowns. Marcus Hall scored twice, while Lazedrick Thompson added another.

The SCC one’s scored once through the air on a Donnie Savoie pass to tight end Harley Scioneaux.

Defensively, Monica noted a number of areas he was pleased with, notably the team’s tackling and positioning throughout the contest.

Strong safety Brady Hitt intercepted two passes. Monica praised his effort, as well as that of defensive ends LaJaylin Smith and Ross Authement Each tallied a pair of sacks.

“Those guys played really well,” said Monica. “We were able to put a lot of pressure on their quarterback.”

SCC’s final “dress rehearsal” will come Thursday against East St. John at the River Parishes Jamboree.