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T1-11~ PONCHATOULA TIMES, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, PAGE 2 John Dudek Found: Tenacious NFL By JOHN DUDEK Times Columnist A couple of weeks back, I wrote a column about how the Saints defense was missing. This past Sunday, they were found, in the Louisiana Super- dome. The defense busted out in a big way against the Chicago Bears, constantly putting pres- sure on quarterback Jay Cutler, en route to six sacks. Chicago, which usually relies on a hard hitting running game, was pretty much stopped in their tracks. In fact, the Bears' lone touch- down came on the game's open- ing series, which was twice aided by questionable penalties against the home team that kept the drive alive. After that, it was a mixture of well-timed blitzes and great coverage by the Saints defensive backs that kept the Bears off balance all afternoon. Saints quarterback Drew Brees was his usual superhuman self, completing 26 of 37 passes for 270 yards and three touch- downs. Devery Henderson and Jim- my Graham were Drew's top targets, as Henderson hauled in a 79 yard strike for a score, and Graham grabbed six passes for 79 yards on the afternoon. Rookie running back Mark Ingram led the team's bal- anced rushing attack with 51 yards on 14 carries. All in all, it was a great performance by everyone in the Saint's 30-13 victory over the Bears. Next up for the Black & Gold, a red hot Houston team that finally has a great defense of their own, to go along with their high octane offense. The Texans passed and ran over the Saints a few weeks ago in the preseason, but, like I always say, it's just the preseason. Let's hope it isn't a repeat of that dreadful game, or it is going to be a long day in the Dome. My prediction, Saints win, 38 to 35, in a wild game that keeps us all on the edge of our seats. Katie Arbour PHS looking unstoppable as Northshore takes a try By KATIE ARBOUR Times Columnist The PHS Green Wave foot- ball team has 3-0 record (or 4-0 if you count Jamboree) and is off to a really great season. This Friday night, PHS will be going up against Northshore, which didn't do too well against Chalmette or St. Charles in their last two games. Now, East Jefferson, whom we played in last week's game, was another story. "This team is very a very good team, and will be a very good game," Coach Hank Tier- ney told me while the boys did their warm ups. "I think we are ready for this," he said confi- dently on a last note before the game began. Ponchatoula began the game with a first down on the 34 yard line and before the game had even really started, East Jeff had its first injury. At the end of the first quar- ter, the score was tied 0-0, but PHS was quick to jump up, run- ning clear across the field for a first down on the 3rd yard line! Number 24, Dana Hendrix, scored the first toachdown in the game, while Cole Cummings got PHS the extra point. East Jefferson tried to make a comeback and send the ball flying across the field, but it dropped to the ground. Pon- chatoula almost immediately made yet another touchdown, making the score 14-0. There were a couple out-ofibounds in the game, passing from sideline to sideline instead of end zone to end zone. Number 34, Will Thompson, then took the ball about 50 yards down the field to the 25 yard line, setting us up for our next touchdown. PHS got to the 1 yard line when E. Jeff took a timeout, but no matter what they talked about, it didn't work. PHS still got the touch- down and extra point. Like the guys like to brag, "The game was over at half- time," but they were in for a rude awakening. The East Jef- ferson Warriors finally woke up after the band performed a Fantastic halftime with Man- gione Opener, a Wavette dailce to The Horse, and a drum fea- ture titled Echano. Almost im- mediately, the Warriors scored a touchdown and extra point with 7:58 left in the third quar- ter, bumping the score up to 21- 7. They had some great tack- les on PHS's side, but it wasn't enough to stop E. Jeff from. another touchdown and extra point. The fans began to worry as the Warriors scored again, but this time failing to make the extra point. Number 2, Chris Cross of the Green Wave got a cramp or char- ley horse in his leg, and took a break and get it stretched out. I PLEASE SEE PAGE 4 Happy Anniversary September 22 - Frank & Robin DePaula September 23 - Mark & Lynn Keith September 24 - Mark & Sta- cy Watts September 25 - Norman & Ja- net Basso, Pert & Betty Guidry September 26 - Ed & Toni Riley, Darrell & Denise Hoover, Brandon & Starlyn Nickens, Stewart & Teri Gegenheimer, Chad & Lenita Turner September 27 - Milton, Sr. & Dot Hill, David & Ann Vitter, Everett & Laurie Ramsey September 28 - Steve & Ash- ley Notariano, Gene & Elaine Tallo, Junior & Susan Hanna Happy Birthday September 22 - Becky Sance, Cassidy Fulmer, Courtney Ken- nedy, Courtney Lemoine, David Lusk, Ellie Jackson, Fr. Bob Bordenkircher, Fr. Richard Ar- cher, Hayley Bertucci, John Teaurlin Turnage, Kathy Alost, Kim Branch, Kim Robertson, Kitty Guagliardo, Melvin Louis Lusk, Mike Scott Sr., Nora Tra- vis, Roselia Gautreaux, Stepha- nie Brothers, John Teaurlin September 23 -Anthony W. 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Box 743, Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 We accept VlSNMastercard OFFICIAL JOURNAL City of Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula Area Recreation District, Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, Louisiana Furnishing Industries Association MEMBER Louisiana Press Association, Gulf States Automo- five Writers Association, Texas Auto Writers Association HONORS Louisiana Press Association Freedom of Information Award, 1 st Place investigative Reporting, 1 st p ace Editorial Writing, Gibbs Adams Award for Investigative Reporting, Brown Pelican Award for Environmental Reporting OFFICE HOURS K9 winner Sergeant David Williams and his K-9 partner Gator appeared at the Ponchatoula Rotary Club meeting Thurs- day, September 8 to demon- strate the skills that earned them a spot in the national finals of United States Police Canine Association Field Trials held September 17-23 in Minnesota. Sergeant Wil- lianas credited Police Chief Bry Layrisson as a leader in the team's success. "The chief worked as a canine officer, he understands the time needed to train law en- PLEASE SEE PAGE 4 :ditor@ponchatoula.com