Top-ranked Comets defeat Vandy convincingly

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2011

The early returns are indicating that a very special season could be on the way for the St. Charles Comets.

For the second consecutive week, SCC toppled an upper classification team in decisive fashion on the road, this time victimizing Vandebilt Catholic by a score of 48-7.

“We were able to put together a balanced attack, which was important,” said SCC coach Frank Monica. “We knew we couldn’t just go out and run on them every down. Donnie (Savoie) had a strong night throwing the ball. He was accurate … it’s a big win, especially against a team that we’ve had a few back and forth fights with over the past few years.”

Savoie completed eight of his nine pass attempts and threw touchdown passes on each of the first two SCC possessions, the first to Chris Millet from 10 yards out, the next a 35 yarder to Sammy Miller to make it 14-0 with less than a minute left in the first quarter.

Elijah McGuire’s 10-yard touchdown run cut the Comet lead in half, but SCC would create breathing room – and then some – with two more scores before halftime, thanks in large part by two big Marcus Hall plays: the first a 61-yard run that set up a 4-yard Lazedrick Thompson score, and the second a pass from Savoie to Hall for a 59-yard touchdown.

Thompson’s 20-yard touchdown run capped off the opening drive of the second half for SCC and made it 35-7.

Hall and Adam Weber each added touchdown runs before the night was over.

SCC forced two fumbles on returns in the game.