ACHS's Tramonte signs with Louisiana College

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Brennan Tramonte is joined by friends and family as he signs with Louisiana College.

He may be a senior, but this will not be the end for Brennan Tramonte. In fact, it’s only the beginning.

The Ascension Christian community celebrated last week as one of the best football players in the program’s history took the next step in his athletic career. Among family, friends and coaches, Tramonte officially signed with Louisiana College.

Lion football didn’t get started until 2009. That season, Ascension Christian only played junior varsity. The following season, they established a varsity squad, but they played just five games.

From 2010-2013, the program had a combined record of 4-30. This included back-to-back winless campaigns in 2011 and 2012.

In 2014, during Josh Puryear’s second season as the head coach, the tide began to turn for Ascension Christian.

They won three games that season and reached the playoffs. One of their victories was a 26-0 shutout win over East Iberville that earned them their first ever district victory.

Over the next three seasons, the Lions went 21-9 overall. This included a school record eight wins in 2016.

This past season, Ascension Christian finished with a solid 7-3 record.

Tramonte was a part of this emergence by the Lion football program. He started all four years, and in that time, Ascension Christian went 24-17.

As a starter, Tramonte put up huge numbers throughout his career. As a result, he owns many single-game, single-season and career records at the school.

He has the school record for most tackles in a game with 18 against Gueydan in 2016. He also has the record for most tackles for loss in a single game with six against Ben Franklin this past season.

When it comes to a single season, Tramonte holds the school record for most sacks with four—a record he set this year. He also has the record for most tackles with 112, a mark he set in 2016.

Tramonte holds three career records for the Lions.

He has accumulated the most career tackles with 456, the most sacks with 8.5 and the most fumble recoveries with nine.

In his senior year, Tramonte finished with 105 total tackles—16 of those coming for losses. Also, he came up with four sacks, two interceptions and five fumble recoveries.

Unfortunately, with Ascension Christian not playing a district schedule during the past three seasons, he was ineligible to receive all-district honors. However, Tramonte has been a second-team All-Parish selection two years in a row.

He hasn’t just excelled in football. Tramonte has played three sports during his time at Ascension Christian.

In addition to football, he has been an all-district performer in both soccer and baseball. He was a first-team selection in soccer and was named the 2016-17 district Defensive MVP.