Many Bulldogs make all-district football team

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Kaleb Winchester was a first-team all-disrict selection at both running back and defensive back. Photo by Chuck Montero.

After losing many of their starters from the previous year, the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs finished their first season under head coach Drey Trosclair at 3-7.

They had to deal with a very tough schedule that featured eight playoff teams. In fact, the first five games on their schedule featured squads that reached the postseason.

It was also their first year in District 6-1A. Two of the heavyweights they had to clash with in district play were Southern Lab and Kentwood. Southern Lab went on to win the Division-IV state title, and Kentwood won the state championship in Class 1A.

In breaking in the new league, nine Bulldogs were named to the all-district squad that was released last week.

Headlining the team for Ascension Catholic was explosive and versatile senior Kaleb Winchester. Winchester made the first team as both a running back and a defensive back.

Junior DJ Giroir was the Bulldogs' lone first-team selection on the offensive line.

The Bulldogs had two first-teamers in special teams. Senior Collin Landry earned first-team honors as a kicker, and junior Nick Bellina made the first team as a punter.

Three Ascension Catholic players made the second team.

Senior Jacob Lagrange made it at both running back and linebacker. Giroir and senior linebacker Cole Amedee also earned second-team honors.

Finally, three Bulldogs were honorable-mention selections.

Senior Landon Landry made honorable mention at both running back and linebacker. Junior defensive back Kebori Hunter and sophomore offensive lineman Robert Lemann joined him.