Last season, East Ascension's offense was blanked in their meeting with St. Charles. This year, they returned the favor.

Last season, East Ascension's offense was blanked in their meeting with St. Charles. This year, they returned the favor.

After giving up 31 points to Cecilia in week four, the Spartan defense returned to form and absolutely dominated the Comet offense, holding them scoreless for the night.

The only points St. Charles was able to muster came on a safety. As a result, East Ascension rolled to a 21-2 victory.

Though the Comets are in Class 3A, the Spartans were not overlooking them in Friday night's home matchup.

St. Charles came into the contest undefeated and ranked No. 3 in 3A. Also, last season, the Comets shut out East Ascension, 22-0.

That wasn't happening this year--not with Jimel London steadily coming into his own and becoming one of the best players in the area.

The two-way Spartan star already had two gems in four weeks.

In week one against Lutcher, he scored three touchdowns--one on a punt return, one on a kick return and one on the ground. He also came away with an interception on defense.

In week four against Cecilia, he piled up 249 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Against the Comets, he showed no signs of slowing down.

London made an immediate impact as he intercepted St. Charles quarterback Justin Dumas on just the fourth play of the game. He returned it for a touchdown, but a penalty negated the score.

That didn't faze London. He later scored on a 51-yard touchdown run to give East Ascension an early 7-0 lead.

The only thing that hurt the Spartans in the game were turnovers.

They recovered an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, but they squandered the scoring opportunity after putting the ball on the ground.

To start the second quarter, the East Ascension offense went on their best drive of the game. They spanned 84 yards in 12 plays.

The drive was highlighted by a 42-yard connection from quarterback Jason Wakefield to receiver Shaivonn Robinson. Robinson had 74 yards receiving on the drive.

The Spartans finished things off with a 17-yard touchdown run by London to give them a 14-0 lead.

St. Charles' best chance to score came right before the half.

They drove inside the Spartan 20-yard line, but the East Ascension defense held up and forced them to try a 30-yard field goal.

Kicker Cameron Fabre missed the kick, allowing the Spartans to take the 14-0 advantage into the break.

In the second half, East Ascension finished off their scoring with a 90-yard touchdown hookup from Wakefield to Shemar Thompson.

Wakefield finished the game with 13 completions on 17 attempts for 215 yards and the one score.

On the ground, London had 77 yards and two touchdowns.

The only negative for the Spartan offense was that they committed three turnovers.

St. Charles was shut out, despite having the ball for 31 of the 48 minutes.

Their two quarterbacks combined to go just 9-17 for 110 yards with two interceptions. They were sacked eight times.

The Comets were held to just 49 rushing yards.

The victory improved East Ascension to 4-1.

They are now set for District 5-5A play. In their first matchup, they'll go on the road to face parish foe Dutchtown (3-2).