ACHS finishes first spring under Coach Doug Moreau

Allison B. Hudson

Coach Doug Moreau and the ACHS Bulldogs finished spring football with high hopes for the 2012 season.  Coach Moreau and his staff spent the entire 10 days of spring installing the Veer offense and a 4-3 defense that ACHS will use this fall. 

The Bulldogs wrapped up spring with a controlled scrimmage and the players had a chance to show off their talents to the staff.  Coach Moreau was pleased with his team’s effort during spring; a point of emphasis in the offseason will be a team concept first.  ACHS will take off for finals and then begin off season weights and conditioning.  The ACHS boys and girls’ weight rooms were enhanced with flooring and additional weights.  Coach Moreau wanted to thank the Purple and Gold Club plus the many volunteers that helped jump start next season with the improvements at both facilities.  Volunteers, players and Coach Moreau installed a sprinkler system at the practice field as well.  Coach Moreau commented on several players that look to lead ACHS this fall. 

Leaders on offense include junior QB DJ Latino, who will be in charge of the veer offense and making smart decisions.  Freshmen DC Mattingly and Collin Landry took some snaps and look to develop through JV play.  Senior Demond Williams and junior Seville Jacks split time at fullback, which is the key to the veer offense.  Williams is a 6’0 215 lb senior and is expected to be a leader for ACHS. Sophomore James Martin and freshmen Jacob Lagrange are young fullbacks with promise. 

Wing backs for ACHS include junior Kenneth Dominique, sophomore Jaquil Wade, sophomore Patrick Butler  and senior Wade Bailey.  Coach commented that his wings will need to be great blockers and be able to read blocks to be successful.  The offensive line will be key for the veer offense and coming out of spring, seniors Alex Sotile and Mason Matirne expect to lead up front.  Juniors Jamar Walker, Luke Albarado and Dylan Blanchard return with experience.  Sophomores Falcon Mire and Delmond Landry (6’4 245) will be counted on to open holes as well.  Freshmen Cole Amedee will back up at several line positions and looks promising. 

ACHS returns one experienced receiver in senior Thomas Gros, he may also play wing as well.  Newcomers include senior Ryan Gregoire, junior Grant Montero, junior Grant Roussea, sophomore DeAndre Francis and Freshmen Aaron Mckinney.  The tight end position will be in good hands with senior Matt Reed and junior Sam Mattingly.

The ACHS defense will have a new look and several new players to lead.  On the defensive line, sophomore Delmond Landry (all district in 2011) lines up at rush end. 

Senior Alex Sotile will line up at defensive end opposite of Landry with Sam Mattingly and freshmen Landon Daigle providing depth. 

The defensive tackle positions will be manned by junior Jamar Walker, junior Luke Albarado, senior Mason Matirne, sophomore Falcon Mire and sophomore Dylan Blanchard.  The linebackers will be filled with a talented hard working group.  The middle linebacker will be senior Demond Williams backed up by up and comer sophomore James Martin.  The strong side linebackers are junior Seville Jacks, soph Sam Mattingly and senior Matt Reed.  On the weak side look for talented players in junior Kenneth Dominique, sophomore Patrick Butler and freshmen Aaron Mckinney.  The defensive backfield returns a few players with experience in junior Grant Rosseau and senior Thomas Gros.  Newcomers include senior Wade Bailey, senior Ryan Gregoire, junior Grant Montero, sophomore Jaquil Wade, sophomore DeAndre Francis and freshmen Garret Hales.

Coach Moreau has the ability to lead young men and with the rest of the coaching staff could make for an exciting football season this fall.  ACHS will open up at the Redemptorist Jamboree in late August and begin the 2012 season at home vs Hanson Memorial.  Good luck to the Bulldogs.