Lewis’ 4 TDs pace Comets to 56-13 victory

Published 3:41 am Saturday, November 16, 2013


LAPLACE – Erron Lewis led the charge with another four-touchdown performance Friday night as St. Charles Catholic eliminated district rival De La Salle, 56-13.

After an opening 3-and-out by the Comets, sophomore defensive back Eric Lewis brought in an interception of a Victor Gaines pass and the Comets took over at the Cavalier 39. Five plays later, Erron Lewis would score his first touchdown of the evening and put St. Charles on the board. 

After a shanked punt by DeLaSalle that cleared only 5 yards, the Comets took over in Cavalier territory. A play later Erron Lewis would score his second touchdown of the evening, this one from 49 yards to put SCC ahead 14-0.

The St. Charles defense held the Cavaliers on 4th down on their ensuing posession and took over on a short field. Austin Weber would be the next to find paydirt on a 31-yard run two-plays later.

De La Salle was again frustrated by a dominant Comet defense that forced a three and out and a bad punt that only cleared 7 yards. The next play, Erron Lewis broke yet another big touchdown run, this time for 33 yards. Lewis get his 4th touchdown run of one yard in the 4th quarter. Lewis would finish the evening with 169 yards on 14 carries.

“He’s still got a lot to learn,” said Coach Frank Monica about his running back “He’s smart and he’s brought a good work ethic all along. He’s a kid that doesn’t go down easily.”

The Comet defense was dominant as well as they had three interceptions including a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jordan favorite. Linebacker Gregory Vicknair and defensive back Eric Lewis also had interceptions on the evening. They defensive crew also got to De La Salle quarterback Victor Gaines, notching sacks by Jonathan Scarpero and Christian Bailey.

The Comets are looking at a rematch with perennial juggernaut John Curtis next week a team that defeated St. Charles decisively 46-13 last month. Comets did jump out to an early 7-0 lead after a Curtis fumble. The matchup will like take place at Muss Bertolino playground.

“You see a team that’s good in every aspect, there’s no weaknesses.” said Monica about the Patriots, “You need to not turn over the football, and you need to find a way to keep their offense off the field. The most important aspect is the confidence aspect of it.”