Comets win with ease, top De La Salle 30-2

Published 2:44 am Saturday, October 19, 2013

Contributing Writer

LAPLACE – St Charles looked good in their spiffy new gold uniforms Friday night. And the Comets brought the game to match. 
SCC dominated district foe De La Salle 30-2 Friday night in a District 11-3A game, earning SCC a bounce back victory after a loss against John Curtis last week. 
The Comet defense was in control of this game from the start getting to De La Salle quarterback Victor Gaines three times including a massive sack by senior defensive tackle Shawn Alonzo on third and goal in the first quarter.
The Comet defensive unit held the Cavaliers to 86 yards on the evening, and senior defensive back Tyler Thibodeaux came down with an interception late to put the game away.
“I’m feeling a whole lot more comfortable, as long as my line keeps doing what they’re doing, I gotta give it all up to them,” said dual threat quarterback Austin Weber after the win. The junior racked up 188 all purpose yards and three touchdowns on the evening including a 25-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Jemal Baptiste and two rushing touchdowns of his own.
Comets running back Erron Lewis had a great night on the ground running for 129 yards including an 11-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
“We knew that they were going to run the ball an awful lot so me made sure that he would attack the line of scrimmage a little bit more than we normally do,” said SCC coach Frank Monica after the win, “but still we still need to correct some things on the offensive side of the ball.”
Monica surprised his team with the new look uniforms just before the game. 
“It’s the first time we ever wore those,” said Monica. “They didn’t know about [the uniforms]. We wormed up in our under armor and went in and put the jerseys on, and they actually looked quite nice.”
The 4-3 (1-1 district) Comets look forward to hosting district rivals McMain (5-1, 1-1) team next week. McMain is coming off a 22-20 district victory over Lusher one week after a loss to De La Salle.
[McMain] might have more talent [Than De La Salle] I know they have bigger receivers and their quarterback is 6’4”,” commented Monica, “We’ve got our hands full.”