Last night, the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs traveled a few miles up the river for a matchup with the White Castle Bulldogs. Both teams entered the game with hopes of clinching the district title, but in the end, it was AC who was able to pull away after a pretty even first quarter and come away with a grand 67-26 victory. Ascension Catholic improves to 72, 3-0 in-district, and White Castle falls to 6-2, 2-1 in-district. This district title is AC’s fifth in a row.
Chad Elzy Jr. led the way for Ascension Catholic. He rushed 17 times for 239 yards and scored 5 touchdowns, 4 of which were rushing and the last receiving. He was electric, breaking off several 20+ runs, including his final touchdown run of 75 yards. Elzy is nearing 2,000 rushing yards on the season, and has scored 30 total touchdowns through just nine games.
AC also saw Trevin Simon score on a double-reverse of around 60 yards. Senior quarterback Jake Landry threw a trio of touchdowns, one to Elzy, one to Thomas Nizzo, and one to Jackson Landry on the final play of the first half. AC took a 39-20 lead into the break.
For AC on defense, their biggest contributer was Luke Husers, who made two crucial interceptions, one in each half. These plays stopped White Castle from gaining any momentum and allowed AC to build up a sizeable lead. The clip below is from Husers’ first-half interception:
White Castle still made a number of plays that are worth highlighting. Even though they lost by 41, White Castle still scored 26, and showed a lot of life on offense, and showed fans why they are still a 6-2 team. Quarterback Javon Woods threw a pair of touchdowns, one to Shadrack Allen, and one to Kylei Foster. Allen and Jamaal Brown each returned a kickoff for a touchdown also, with Allen’s going for 59 yards and Brown’s for 85 yards . Brown had the return in the clip below, not Allen, so sorry for the confusion:
AC rounds out their regular-season schedule with a matchup at home vs Ascension Christian (2-7,0-3). White Castle finishes their regular season on the road against East Iberville (3-7,1-2).