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St. Charles makes quick work of Haynes in 42-0 District 10-3A win

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  • October 20, 2018 - 2:43am

Photo by Sean McDonaldKeenan Gauff (27) rushed for 105 yards for St. Charles Catholic in the Comets' 42-0 District 10-3A win Friday night over Haynes Academy.

In their last home game of the regular season, St. Charles Catholic put on a dominant showing in a 42-0 blowout over Haynes Academy in District 10-3A action Friday night in Laplace.

A dominant Comet defensive allowed just 36 total yards of offense and Haynes crossed over into St. Charles territory only once in the game.

This defensive performance set up great opportunities for the Comet offense as they found themselves with an average starting field position of the Yellow Jacket 42-yard line. 

The scoring started early for the Comets (5-3 overall, 3-0 in district) thanks to a special teams play by Mandel Eugene. 

As the Yellow Jackets attempted a punt from their own 10-yard line, Eugene blocked the kick, causing the ball to roll out the back of the end zone for a 2-0 Comet lead at the 7:24 mark of the opening quarter. 

The Yellow Jacket free kick provided great field position for the Comets, who found the scoreboard again less than a minute later. This time, a 10-yard run by Keenan Gauff made it 9-0.

Gauff would finish as the game’s leading rusher with 105 yards on 12 attempts. 

At the 2:18 mark of the first quarter, the Comets extended their lead to 16-0 thanks to a 3-yard run by Phillip Tran. 

On the first play of the second quarter, Justin Dumas took a designed quarterback run 28 yards for another Comet score and extended the lead to 23-0.

It didn’t take long for the Comet’s next score to come. A 16-yard run by Tran for his second rushing touchdown of the night gave the Comets a 30-0 advantage. 

The final score of the first half came through the air as Zack Vicknair connect with Kendall Harris for an 18-yard pass and a 37-0 lead at the break.

The second half, which was played on a running clock, saw just one score. 

With 6:01 remaining in the game, Danilk Reed punched in a 3-yard run to account for the 42-0 final.

Haynes fell to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in district play with the loss.

St. Charles closes out the regular season with games at De La Salle and St. James.

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