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Bulldogs roll past Catholic-P.C.

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
ACHS senior receiver Kenneth Dominique runs the ball to the outside in the ACHS Jamboree last week.

The Ascension Catholic Bulldogs football team may not be the biggest team, but it just may be the fastest. The Bulldogs (1-0) kicked off their 2013 season on the road at Catholic of Pointe Coupee (0-1) in New Roads winning 40-7. In his second season now with ACHS, head coach Doug Moreau said it may look like an offensive powerhouse but the story of the night is the defense.

The Bulldogs forced only turnover in the game, but there were many punts and turnovers on downs.

“I thought the whole defense played good,” Moreau said. “I really like the way we shut down the run, I mean we really flat out shut it down to where they had to throw. Anytime you can do that and they have to throw then it gives you a chance.”

The Bulldogs defense gave the ACHS senior quarterback D.J. Latino 13 possessions for the night, and Latino took advantage of that. The Bulldogs led 27-7 at half, and 40-7 going into fourth quarter.

Latino threw two interceptions in the game, however his composure wasn’t rattled as the Bulldogs continued to pour it on the Hornets.

Moreau said the team’s offensive production was okay and he said the team can do a lot better.

“It was the first game and we had some substitution problems and problems we have to work out that I’ll take blame for,” Moreau said.

“Overall, offensively I think we ran the ball well, but also think we threw the ball real well and the two interceptions we had were played we didn’t execute well,” Moreau said.

Latino threw for well over 100 yards and Moreau said anytime you can do that means “we’re spreading the defense all over the field.”

“The offensive line did a real good job of protecting the quarterback,” Moreau said. “I was real happy with them.”

He said his bigs upfront worked really hard and are smart enough to know how to execute pretty well.

“Considering Catholic is a stunting, blitzing football team and it got to the point to where they didn’t do it anymore because we were picking it up,” Moreau said.

Moreau added: “I think we have plenty room of improvement, but I’m happy for the kids because we worked really hard for this opening game and now the season is on.

I thought we played with real intensity, we marched down the field and scored and defensively as the game wore on we got better and better.”