Bulldogs power through Catholic of Pointe Coupee with 41-21 win

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
ACHS’ senior defensive anchors Jacob Caballero, 33, and Delmond Landry, 89, push through Warrior blockers to make an assisted tackle Friday night.

The Ascension Catholic Bulldogs start the 2014 season off the way they hoped, with a win. Friday night at the Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium, ACHS ran the score up on the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Warriors in a 41-21 blowout.

Despite a slow start, the Bulldogs buckled down defensively led by seniors Delmond Landry and Jacob Caballero. Caballero, linebacker, led the team with six tackles on the night, while Landry added five and a sack.

The Bulldogs trailed 6-0 at the end of the first quarter, but scored twice in the second to go up 14-6 at the half. Landry said the team came out slow but the coach gave them a nice talk at halftime.

“It feels good really good to start the year 1-0 but it’s still just one game,” Landry said, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette commit. “Hopefully this sets the tone for the year but we have nine left and we just have to keep working.”

The Bulldogs woes in the first half were mostly self-inflicted, such as accumulating penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct for excessive celebration.

Head coach Doug Moreau assured after the game he’s going to “straighten that out.”

“I promise you that, we’re going to straighten it out real good,” Moreau said. “That was all inexperience of players doing well and watching too much TV.”

In the third quarter though, ACHS got back to Bulldog football as it is known and ran the score up to 34-6 going into the fourth quarter. Most of that load was carried by junior wingback Kaleb Winchester, who put shoulder pads on for the first time in high school.

“He works real hard in practice,” Moreau said about Winchester. “He’s a little biddy guy and he works very hard in practice so I’m not surprised by what he did tonight.”

Winchester rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown, and completed a passing touchdown to Jacoby Stewart. Bulldogs’ senior Patrick Butler also rushed for two touchdowns and 85 yards.

The Bulldogs will host Dunham on Friday at the Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m.