Sportsline Summer Camp: St. Charles Catholic Comets

Sportsline Summer Camp: St. Charles Catholic Comets - Part 1

LAPLACE, LA (WAFB) - The team that plays LSU running back Nick Brossette's alma mater, U-High, every year in its fall scrimmage, including this Thursday, is St. Charles Catholic, which was stop No. 54 for Sportsline Summer Camp.

Head coach Frank Monica has been serving up a recipe for success every year, even last year when senior starting quarterback Lloyd Nash went down with an injury at the start of the season and didn't return until the playoffs.

The Comets still managed to post a 9-3 season before falling to the state champion Cubs, with converted receiver Justin Dumas at the controls of the offense as a sophomore. Dumas returns to that role as the starter his junior year.

He has plenty of weapons returning, like running back Joseph Chiarella, who's one of 18 seniors. Chiarella and fellow rusher, junior Phillip Tran, both made all-district. Senior wide receiver Taylor Miller is also back.

Even with a young offensive line, Dumas is optimistic.

"It's great; it's really good," said Dumas. "I've been playing here for a while and I feel really connected to the players, the coaches, and I think we could have a breakthrough year."

"Justin played a lot last year, so I'm expecting that experience to pay off," added Monica. "He's pretty cool in the pocket. He's got a fine arm. We've got to get a little bit more aggressive with his reads and be a little quicker with the delivery, but other than that, I'm just asking him to manage the game."

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