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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

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

Comets look to return to basics against winless Haynes Academy

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  • 10/18/17 7:18pm

Facing a winless Haynes Academy team on Friday night at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie gives the St. Charles Comets a chance to return to basics. “It’s a great week for us to get back to our fundamentals. The last couple of weeks we kind of voided our fundamentals just to try and get people lined up to stop or make plays. Now, it’s a good week for us to... Keep Reading

Comets face Donaldsonville team filled with offensive weapons

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  • 10/10/17 6:16pm

Facing a team blessed with size, speed and athleticism, the St. Charles Catholic Comets may have to pick and choose which Donaldsonville Tigers they will try to contain when the teams meet Friday in Laplace. “I don’t know if you ever stop them. You just have to try to slow them down,” St. Charles coach Frank Monica said of the Tigers. St. Charles and Donaldsonville enter the game both 5-1 on... Keep Reading