In a recreation that featured two groups who aren’t accustomed to each other, it appeared like each defenses knew simply what to do to close down the opposing staff’s offense.
Following a scoreless first half between No. four Lafayette Christian and No. 6 Ascension Catholic, a subject objective and interception return for a landing helped the Knights seal a ten-zero victory over the Bulldogs in Thursday’s Division IV State Championship Recreation.
After forcing punts on the primary two Bulldog drives, the Knights have been trying to put some factors on the board, however a fumble pressured and recovered by Ascension Catholic’s Brock Acosta put an finish to the drive.
The subsequent Knights drive led to comparable style as a fumble, halted a promising drive. The turnover got here on a 24-yard move play from Errol Rogers Jr to Sage Ryan the place Ryan fumbled the ball contained in the pink zone.
Following the turnover, the Bulldogs marched down subject however their prolonged drive was additionally stopped because of a turnover within the pink zone. Ryan made up for the fumble by flattening the John Mire cross on the two-yard line and returning it 37 yards.
Every staff would commerce a possession early within the third quarter earlier than Lafayette Christian put collectively a ten-play, seventy four-yard drive fueled by a 27-yard run by Rogers on a threerd and 15. The factors got here on a 43yd area objective by Colin LaHaye, placing the Knights forward three-zero late within the third quarter.
The Bulldogs seemed to reply however a Kevin Gautreau Jr. move was intercepted by Calib Watts and returned forty six yards for a landing, giving Lafayette Christian a ten-zero lead.
From there, the Knights’ protection continued to close down the Bulldogs’ assault sealing the victory.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Ascension Catholic — zero | zero | zero | zero | zero
Lafayette Christian — zero | zero | three | 7 | 10
Ascension Catholic: ninety eight yards of complete offense: eighty four dashing; 14 passing
Lafayette Christian: 162 yards of complete offense: sixty eight dashing; ninety four passing
ASCENSION CATHOLIC INDIVIDUAL STATS
Dashing: Jai Williams, 15-ninety three; Maon Zeringue, 12-27; Gautreau, four-zero; John Mire, 5-7
Receiving: Nick Milano, 2-2; Michael Medine III, 1-eleven; Williams, 1-1
Passing: Mire, 2-9 1yd, 2 INT; Gautreau, 2-eight 13yd, 2 INT
LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN INDIVIDUAL STATS
Dashing: Rogers, eleven-fifty one; Logan Gabriel 10-33; Ryan, 2-12; Montreal Felix, 1-four; Trey Breaux, 6-10
Receiving: Ryan, 5-37; Breaux, three-22; Anthony Richard, 1-36; Jordan Corridor, 1-2; Felix, 1-(-three)
Passing: Rogers, eleven-17, ninety four
LC – LaHaye forty three subject aim, 1;04, zero-three
LC – Watts forty six interception return, (LaHaye kick), four:19, zero-10
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