Lions looking to respond after back-to-back losses

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Photo by DKMoon Photography.

The Ascension Christian Lions raced out to a 3-2 start, but ever since, they've had to suffer through back-to-back district losses.

After dropping their season opener to Gueydan, the Lions caught fire and won three of their next four games to improve to 3-2. It was their best start in school history.

However, district play began with a trip to Donaldsonville to face parish and league foe Ascension Catholic. The Bulldogs blanked them, 48-0.

The Ascension Christian offense was stuck in neutral all night as they were held to just 91 total yards, while Ascension Catholic exploded for 517.

The Lions were not able to shake off the disappointment.

They hosted St. John on Friday night and were roughed up, 57-12.

The two straight district defeats dropped them to 3-4 overall. It's the first time they've had a losing record since dropping the season opener.

Ascension Christian has lost both games by a combined margin of 105-12.

They'll be looking to end the dubious streak and finally get back in the win column this Friday night as they visit 1-3 Ecole Classique.

Their lone victory came to a non-varsity foe.

When it comes to common opponents, they lost to Ridgewood, 40-6. Ascension Christian beat Ridgewood, 34-14.

The two teams are very familiar with each other. They played in this season's jamboree.

If the Lions can collect the road victory, they will make school history. The four wins will be the most Ascension Christian has ever earned in a single season.