'Jacks to host Class 2A Catholic High-New Iberia
By CORWIN MURRAY
Patterson is making minor adjustments with Catholic High-New Iberia coming to the Sugar Dome Friday.
The Lumberjacks are not panicking despite their 0-2 start.
Class 3A Patterson dropped a 66-32 decision to East Ascension Friday, the second time in as many weeks the Lumberjacks have fallen to a Class 5A opponent. Patterson opened the season with a 21-12 loss to Brother Martin.
“We played two good football teams, and that will make us better in the long run,” Patterson head coach Tommy Minton said.
Patterson did tweak a couple things on both sides of the ball.
“We’ve worked hard at getting better in areas we need to improve on,” Minton said. “On offense, we have to cut down the turnovers, and on defense, we’ve had too many missed tackles.”
Patterson recorded 400 yards of total offense Friday but had four turnovers. Quarterback Spencer Landry had another good night throwing the ball as he completed 20 of 37 passes for 302 yards with four touchdowns. The senior has completed 46 of 81 passes for 631 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions in two games.
His big target Friday was sophomore standout Mykel Jones. Jones caught nine passes for 192 yards and four touchdowns. He has 17 receptions for 296 yards and four scores through two games.
The ’Jacks other big receiving threat, Daylon Charlot had just one catch Friday as East Ascension doubled-teamed the junior.
However, that one catch was for a 22-yard touchdown.
For the season, Charlot has 13 receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
Patterson has amassed 150 yards rushing and 631 yards passing for 781 yards of total offense.
Larry Turner is the leading rusher with 83 yards on 12 carries, while Deontay Jones has 11 carries for 46 yards and a score.
“We also worked on our alignments this week,” Minton said. “We had some problems that cost us Friday.”
Catholic High (1-1) enters the contest as the No. 3 ranked team in the latest Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 2A poll.
On Friday, the squad beat Erath 55-10 on the road. Gabe Fuselier rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns and added a fourth score on a 77-yard pass reception as the Panthers amassed 651 total yards of offense.
Andre Bellefontaine rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns and Jason Pellerin completed eight of nine passes for 179 yards and a score.
“They’re a Wing-T team and Fuselier (a ULL commitment) is a good football player,” Minton said. “The quarterback (Pellerin) can also hurt you. But we’re better than them upfront and that’s the first time we can say that in two weeks. Our kids have been battling huge lines on both sides of the ball.”
Friday’s kickoff is set for 7 p.m.