CHS Football Team Defeats East Ascension 34-6 in District Opener
The Bears outscored the East Ascension Spartans 34-6 on Friday, October 13 to open District 5-5A play with a 1-0 record. The Bears scored touchdowns on two of its first three possessions in the first quarter and converted a field goal on the last drive of the half to build an insurmountable 17-0 halftime lead.
The Bears have won four in a row after a slow 0-2 start and helped Dale Weiner capture victory number 301.
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Junior RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire amassed 318 total yards and scored three touchdowns, along with 222 yards on the ground; the highlight of the night was a 98 yard touchdown run in the third quarter to quiet an EA comeback.
Senior safety Tristan Welch had three tackles to go with two pass breakups and a caused fumble on a jarring hit at the goalline to force a huge turnover; Welch also had a key pass breakup in the endzone to prevent another EA touchdown.
Junior kicker Parker Fontenot converted four extra points to go with two field goals on the evening. Fontenot is the second leading scorer for the Bears this season.
Quarterback Ian Brian threw a touchdown pass to fellow senior Blair Bogan for four yards. The Bear offensive line consisting of seniors Mason Mann, Lawrence Hamilton and Braeden Smith, along with juniors Jacob Martin and Zach Tom, did not allow a sack versus EA. The Bear O-line, which was missing starting center Brett Fontaine due to an injury, has not surrendered a sack all season. Senior Daniel Guilbeau and Jesse Theriot each had interceptions to thwart East Ascension drives. Junior James DeLee had a caused fumble and two punt pressures on special teams. Senior defensive lineman K.J. Wilson blocked EA’s extra point attempt after their only touchdown. Senior linebacker Denver Denison had a fumble recovery on special teams.
The Bears (4-2, 1-0) will face the Broadmoor Bucs (0-6, 0-1) in district contest number two. Kickoff is for 7 p.m. on Friday, October 16 at Olympia Stadium.
The Bucs are coming off of a 48-8 loss to 5-5A heavyweight Dutchtown. Broadmoor has faced teams with a combined record of 17-7 in its last four outings. The Bucs are engineered by first year head coach, Elliott Wilkins, now in his 19th year at the school and a graduate of the class of 1990. Rusty Price, the Broadmoor head coach for three decades who led his program to two playoff wins over national power John Curtis, remains on staff as the coordinator of the Bucs’ veer offense. Price is also the school’s athletic director. Tyler Woods, a transfer from Belaire, is the quarterback. Henry Williams is the leading returning rusher for BHS with 225 yards on the ground. Jamil Abdul-Aziz heads both the offensive and defensive lines and checks in at 275 pounds. Chris Bland is the defensive coordinator for Broadmoor.