Ascension Catholic wins big

Things are rolling for the Ascension Catholic High School Bulldogs. They’ll take a 4-0 record into their home stadium Friday when they face Episcopal.

The Bulldogs’ early season success continued Friday when they traveled to False River and handed the Gators an old-fashioned whipping, 55-6. After a somewhat slow start, the Bulldogs got rolling midway through the first quarter as the offense scored at will along with some defensive take-aways.

With a halftime score of 48-0, coach Doug Moreau substituted reserves in the second half. For the night, Patrick Butler led the way with three touchdowns, Jaquel Wade added a pair of scores and Cameron Capone added a pick-six.

It’s the first time since 1989 that the Bulldogs open the season with a 4-0 record.

They’re facing an undefeated Episcopal team, so this ought to be a good one.

Action starts at 7 p.m. in Floyd Boutee Stadium in Donaldsonville.

Madison Prep hands stinging loss to Ascension Christian

Looking for their first-ever three-win season, the Ascension Christian Lions had high hopes for Friday night’s game. Things didn’t go as planned for coach Josh Puryear’s Lions as Madison Prep handed them a 54-0 defeat.

The Lions (2-2) look to rebound this Friday night against Ascension Episcopal (3-1) of Lafayette at home. The game’s at 7 p.m. at the Lion field.

Donaldsonville loses squeaker to Southern Lab

Coach Benny Guilbeau’s Donaldsonville Tigers clawed their best but lost out in a tight one Friday night to the Southern Lab Kittens, 28-26. The Kittens came into the game at 0-3 but their record didn’t reflect their team quality as they stayed in all three games until the end. This game, the Kittens prevailed.

The loss gives the Tigers an even 2-2 mark heading into a road trip for Friday night’s 7 p.m. game against the Independence Tigers (2-2).

Dutchtown tops Capt. Shreve

The Griffins came out on top in a big way Friday night as they handed the 3-0 Captain Shreve team a 48-7 walloping in their homecoming game.

Dutchtown improved to a 2-2 record, but their record is not an indicator of this team.

They put it all together on offense and defense as Kajuan Coleman scored a pair of touchdowns, while linebacker Javad Ben returned a fumble 26 yards and Alonzo Craighton blocked a punt.

The Griffins will put it all on the line as they face the Division I state champion and Class 5A’s top-ranked Archbishop Rummel.

The game starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Dutchtown.

East Ascension falls short

In an evenly matched and tightly played game, the East Ascension Spartans came out on the short end of the stick as the Brother Martin Crusaders held on for a 35-26 victory in Spartan stadium Friday night. The Spartans left it all on the field as their record dropped to 3-1. The Crusaders remain undefeated at 4-0.

The Lutcher Bulldogs come to Gonzales on Friday for a game at Spartan field. Both teams sport a 3-1 regular season record and are evenly matched. This one should be a real dog fight, pun intended. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Gators hold on for a win

The (3-1) St. Amant Gators traveled to the “Dog Pound” in Lutcher and scratched out a 31-28 victory in a shootout with the (3-1) Lutcher Bulldogs. Both teams totaled 400-plus yards and the lead changed four times in the game.

Tyler Dixon threw two touchdown passes (two different players were on the receiving end; one went to Ethan Babin and the other to Briggs Bourgeois) while completing 20-of-26 passes for 241 yards. Bourgeois caught three passes for 104 yards and added a field goal and three PAT kicks for the Gators in their third straight win.

St. Amant’s Nathan Taylor added two rushing TDs in the fourth quarter; the last one was the winning score.

Volleyball schedule

Ascension Catholic

5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at home against Franklin

5 p.m. Oct. 7 at False River

6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Notre Dame

6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Catholic-Pointe Coupee

Ascension Christian

5 p.m. Oct. 6 at East St. John

5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Family Christian


5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at White Castle

4 p.m. Oct. 9 at home against Morgan City

4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lutcher


6 p.m. Oct. 6 at home vs. St. Amant

6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Denham Springs

East Ascension

5 p.m. Oct. 6 at home against Ascension Episcopal

5 p.m. Oct. 8 at home vs. O. Perry Walker

4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Hahnville

St. Amant

6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Dunham

4 p.m. Oct. 9 at home vs. University Lab.

Lyle Johnson covers sports for The Ascension Advocate. He can be contacted at or