Ascension Catholic earns fourth straight win

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Ascension Catholic has won their last four games by a combined margin of 162-36. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

One month ago, Ascension Catholic was shut out by defending Division IV champion Southern Lab to start district play. They haven’t lost since.

The Bulldogs continued their hot streak last Friday night as they went on the road and notched their fourth straight victory. Like their last two wins, it came with ease as they destroyed St. John, 51-0.

Sixth-ranked Ascension Catholic came into the matchup looking for a bit of revenge. It was just last season that they lost a home heartbreaker to the Eagles, 36-28.

This time around, it was all Bulldogs from the onset.

Early in the game, Ascension Catholic blocked a St. John punt, and Jamar Barber scored a touchdown from eight yards out. A good 2-point try put them on top, 8-0.

When the Bulldog offense got the ball for the first time, they wasted no time scoring. Freshman running back Jai Williams broke loose for a 35-yard score that helped extend the lead to 16-0.

The first-quarter onslaught continued.

The Ascension Catholic passing game was ignited as senior quarterback Javon Yarbrough hit Kebori Hunter for a 65-yard score. Another successful 2-point try stretched the lead to 24-0.

To end the first-quarter scoring, Yarbrough then did it with his legs. He exploded for a 90-yard touchdown run.

The long scamper allowed the Bulldogs to take a dominating 30-0 advantage into the second quarter.

From there, the big plays continued for Ascension Catholic.

This time, Williams got into the end zone for a second time to push the lead to 37-0. This gallop spanned 80 yards.

The Bulldogs’ final score came in the third quarter when Williams secured the hat trick as he scored on a pass from Yarbrough.

The touchdown put Ascension Catholic up 51-0, and they cruised from there.

The victory pushed the Bulldogs to 6-2 overall. That win total has already eclipsed the four wins they collected all of last year.

Most importantly, the blowout extended their district record to 4-1.

In the four straight league victories, Ascension Catholic has been downright dominant. They have outscored their four opponents by a combined margin of 162-36.

However, the competition will get stiff this week for the Bulldogs.

On Friday night, they’ll host 5-3 Kentwood. The fifth-ranked Kangaroos are fresh off of a 48-8 victory over White Castle.

Last season, they beat the Bulldogs, 40-20.