Brusly takes 49-0 win over Ascension Catholic

Michael Tortorich
Ascension Catholic's Parris Stewart reaches for the ball against Brusly.

Brusly proved to be too much for Ascension Catholic Thursday night as the Panthers claimed a 49-0 victory at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium.

Brusly (2-2) compiled 646 yards, including 404 rushing yards, while its defense collected three turnovers. The Bulldogs (0-4) were limited to 98 yards.

Marlon Reed led the Panthers with 169 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Jay Christophe threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns.

Brusly took a 13-0 first-quarter lead on consecutive scoring drives. Reed ran for a 54-yard touchdown, then Christophe threw a 62-yard scoring pass to Sherrod Patterson.

Following a fumble recovery, Reed capped the 24-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Christophe threw to Reed on the two-point conversion to extend the Brusly lead to 21-0 at the 5:09 mark in the second quarter.

Ascension Catholic put together its best drive with backup quarterback D.J. Latino. The freshman threw a 23-yard pass to Wade Bailey that advanced the Bulldogs into Brusly's red zone. On fourth-and-goal from the 7-yard line, Latino's pass to Bailey fell incomplete.

Brusly came out in the second half with a 92-yard drive, capped by Keith Washington's 3-yard touchdown catch.

The Panthers took a 34-0 lead after capitalizing on an interception. Reed scored for the third time on a 25-yard touchdown run.

Ascension Catholic head coach Rick Bolotte acknowledged the Bulldogs early mistakes.

"In the second half, they just wore us down," he said. "We battled though, and we're getting better."

Brusly head coach Tait Dupont said all of the teams the Panthers have played so far have been tough.

"Ascension Catholic battled all night and put us up to the test and we came through," he said.