By Peter Pasqua
PLAQUEMINE – Ascension Catholic High culminated the District 7-1A title with the slaughter of arch rival St. John of Plaquemine 62-6 Thursday night at Andrew Canova Stadium.
The Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0), under coach Benny Saia, finished the regular season unbeaten following two straight Division IV state runners-up finishes the past two seasons.
Senior running back Jai Williams rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries in the St. John win and in the process broke his father’s record for most touchdowns in school history setting the mark at 101. Germaine Williams had set the record at 99 in the late 1980s.
Williams’ touchdowns came on first quarter runs of 26 and 30 yards in the first quarter and a 51-yard run in the second.
Ascension Catholic had six different players score as the Bulldogs built at 56-0 halftime lead. Khai Prean scored twice and Eric Simon and Dorian Barber each added touchdowns. Demontray Harris also had an interception.
The Bulldogs earned the third seed and will host No. 14 Riverside Academy (3-7, 2-1) of 9-1A in the first round Thursday at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium. Ascension Catholic defeated the Rebels 36-25 earlier in the season.