The Vandebilt Catholic football team is rolling into the Division II playoffs after a 51-7 District 8-4A victory over Morgan City on Friday night at Buddy Marcello Stadium in Houma that put a cap on the regular season.
With the win, the Terriers improved to 6-4 overall and to 4-1 in district and will await Sunday's playoff pairings release show at 11 a.m. on CST to find out their first round opponent. The brackets will also be available at LHSAA.org.
In the first half on Friday night, Vandebilt took a 7-0 lead after a Caleb Calhoun scoring run followed by an Austin Ledet extra point and a 14-0 lead on another Calhoun run and another extra point from Ledet with 3 minutes to play in the first half.
Both touchdowns were setup by kick returns from Hunter Porche.
Dylan Gaudet later scored another touchdown on the ground for the Terriers after a Braden Heck fumble recovery for a 21-0 Vandebilt lead with 11:52 left in the first half.
Calhoun rushed for his third score of the night for a 28-0 Vandebilt lead with 6:51 left in the first half before the Tigers cut that to a 28-7 lead.
Vandebilt closed the first-half scoring when quarterback Gavin Daigle found Porche for a score and a 35-7 Terriers’ lead.
"I thought we came out fast and took care of business," first-year Terriers coach Lance Ledet said. "We had one turnover early in the first half, but other than that, I thought we played a pretty clean game in all three phases."
In the second half, the Terriers got another scoring run from Dylan Gaudet to make it 42-7, back-to-back tackles for losses from Alex Villavaso that led to a safety and a 44-7 lead and a touchdown run from Kameron Harris to close the scoring late in the third quarter.
"It was a good night, senior night, and a good way to finish the season and head into the playoffs," Ledet said. "Losing that one to Assumption (last week) hurts, but we won a couple here and there and we have a little momentum. We still have a lot of things we have to get better at. We will be playing some top tier teams from here on out, so you have to be perfect."