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Familiar formula of strong running game, defense works again for SCC

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  • 11/18/17 2:36am

Three different backs combined for five rushing touchdowns as St. Charles Catholic defeated the visiting St. Louis Saints 42-10 in the Division II quarterfinals Friday night in Laplace. The win advances St. Charles, the No. 3 seed, to the semifinals next week at University High. U-High, the No. 2 seed, eliminated No. 7 seed Teurlings Catholic 35-9. The St. Charles offense managed to rush for 280 yards and took advantage of excellent field position provided by the Comets’... Keep Reading

Comets host ‘scrappy’ St. Louis squad in 2017 playoff debut

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  • 11/15/17 3:12pm

As the St. Charles Catholic Comets sat back with an opening-round bye in the Division II playoff, they were trying to get an idea of who they may host in the second round. The Comets were leaning toward one-loss E.D. White but then started to take a closer look at 3-7 St. Louis. When St. Louis rallied to edge the Cardinals 22-21, the Saints started to look a bit more formidable. “We didn... Keep Reading

St. Charles Comets shut out St. James in regular season finale

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  • 11/4/17 1:05am

In a battle of Top 10 teams, it simply came down to one team making a few more plays than the other in St. Charles Catholic’s 14-0 win over visiting St. James in a District 10-3A showdown Friday night in Laplace. With both teams playing stellar defense, St. James, ranked No. 10 in Class 3A, appeared to be headed for the locker room at halftime down only 7-0 and scheduled to receive the football... Keep Reading

Monica, Comets seek to regain momentum entering playoffs

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  • 11/1/17 4:04pm

Someone from Friday’s St. James-St. Charles Catholic game will go into the playoffs coming off a loss – Frank Monica would prefer it not be his Comets Both teams are 7-2 overall and 3-1 in District 10-3A. Each team’s district loss was to top-ranked De La Salle. In the case of St. James, a defeat would mean the Wildcats would have lost two of their final three going into the... Keep Reading

Monica: St. Charles-De La Salle showdown will be ‘trench warfare’

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  • 10/23/17 6:33pm

The thought of playing the De La Salle Cavaliers, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, has St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica thinking back to his younger days. “They remind me of the 1960s when I played for Joe Keller at Reserve High School. They line up and sometimes they use seven offensive linemen and they will run right at you. They will dare you just to do anything else,” Monica said. The... Keep Reading