Central Catholic's Khyre Willis intercepts a pass
(The Daily Review/Mico Aloisio)
VC shuts out Central Catholic, 29-0
Vermilion Catholic dominated Central Catholic 29-0 to capture the District 8-1A championship Friday at Tiger Stadium in Morgan City.
Vermilion Catholic standout quarterback Drew Lege left the game with an injury and didn’t return, but the Eagles couldn’t capitalize. The highly-regarded junior has thrown for over 5,000 yards the last three years.
But Andrew Marceaux, the backup quarterback, came into the game and never looked back. He was 4-of-7 passing for 90 yards with two touchdowns.
However, it was turnovers that hampered Central Catholic all night.
“Anytime you have four turnovers against a quality team, you can’t expect to win,” Central Catholic coach Tommy Minton said. “We had two fumbles and two interceptions, and we can’t blame it on a wet ball or field. We just didn’t take care of the football.”
Vermilion Catholic (9-1 overall, 5-0 in district) scored twice in the second quarter to take a 14-0 halftime lead after a touchdown run and a fumble return.
Marceaux had two touchdown passes to push the Screaming Eagles’ lead to 29-0 after third quarters.
Both teams emptied their benches in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles (5-4, 4-1) totaled 201 yards of offense (13 passing and 188 rushing).
Davidyione Bias led the ground game with 21 carries for 94 yards, while Kye Morgel had eight carries for 47 yards. Hugh Hamer added seven carries for 40 yards.
With the regular season complete, Central Catholic enters the postseason at the No. 9 seed in Division IV. The Eagles will travel to face No. 8 Metairie Park Country Day in the first round of the postseason Friday at 7 p.m.
“I told the kids it’s a new season now, and everybody is 0-0 and we have to turn our attention to going to New Orleans and playing Metairie Park Country Day,” Minton said. “We must come work Monday with that mindset.”