DHS, HHS place 23 on All-District team
Squad was chosen by District 7-5A coaches
Donovan Isom and RaeJuan Marbley were selected as the Most Valuable Players for District 7-5A.
Coach of the Year
Stephen Robicheaux, Destrehan
A year after winning his second state championship, Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux stepped away from the game for two seasons.
In his first year back in 2012, the Wildcats just missed making the playoffs. This year the Wildcats returned to form, advancing all the way to the semifinals before falling to eventual state champion Acadiana.
Destrehan cruised through district play with a 6-1 record that secured the team’s first district title in four years. The Wildcats averaged more than 42 points per game in district play and each of their victories were by double digits.
Some of Destrehan’s most impressive district wins included a 45-14 beating of Dutchtown, a 49-0 blanking of rival Hahnville and a 38-14 win over East St. John.
The Wildcats return plenty of talent in 2014 and Robicheaux will be at the helm for what should be another special season.
Donovan Isom, Destrehan, Quarterback
Destrehan senior quarterback Donovan Isom was named the offensive MVP of District 7-5A.
In only his second season as starter, Isom completed 163 of his 248 passes for 2,653 yards and 33 touchdowns. Isom only threw two interceptions in 14 games. On the ground, the big quarterback finished with 530 yards and nine touchdowns on 82 carries.Isom has committed to the University of Utah.“I think Donovan was incredible this season,” Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux said. “He worked so hard all offseason and made himself one of the best quarterbacks in the state.”Robicheaux said that Isom was the team’s leader on offense and will be missed next season.“He committed early, had a great season and we are real excited about his future,” Robicheaux said.
RaeJuan Marbley, Destrehan, Linebacker
Destrehan senior linebacker RaeJuan Marbley was named the defensive MVP of District 7-5A after another spectacular season.Marbley has been a star on the Wildcats defense for the last three years, but saved his best season for last. Marbley led the Wildcats with 137 tackles in 14 games, including 16 tackles for loss. He also recorded a sack, one interception, two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a touchdown.“He is an unbelievable worker, a leader, one of our captains and a great kid,” Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux said. “It was tremendous to have him in our program.”Like Destrehan quarterback Donovan Isom, Marbley committed early in the season. He will play for Tulane next year.
First Team All-District players Class 8-5A
Rickey Davis, Hahnville, Defensive line
Hahnville senior Rickey Davis was his team’s biggest defensive playmaker. Davis finished with 46 unassisted tackles, 11 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Alfred Smith, Destrehan, Receiver
Destrehan junior Alfred Smith led his team in receiving, catching 54 passes for 872 yards and 7 touchdowns. Smith also rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on only six carries.
Larry Boyd, Hahnville, Defensive back
One of the best cornerbacks in the state, Hahnville junior Larry Boyd finished the season with 3 interceptions, a blocked punt and a safety for the Tigers.
Louis Keiffer, Destrehan, Offensive lineman
Destrehan junior offensive tackle Louis Keiffer helped protect quarterback Donovan Isom, which led to more than 2,600 yards through the air. The Wildcats also rushed for close to 2,500 yards.
Denzel Arceneaux, Destrehan, Defensive back
One of the fastest players on the Destrehan football team, senior Denzel Arceneaux also showed that he had great coverage skills by locking down opposing receivers and recording 2 interceptions.
Will Matthews, Destrehan, Running back
Destrehan junior running back Will Matthews had a spectacular year for the Wildcats, rushing for 1,384 yards on 162 carries while scoring 21 touchdowns. He also had 260 receiving yards.
Kyler LeGrange, Destrehan, Kicker
Destrehan senior kickoff specialist Kyler LeGrange forced teams to march down the entire field against his defense after nearly 90 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.
Raekwon Morgan, Destrehan, Defensive back
One of the leaders of the Destrehan defense, junior Raekwon Morgan forced key turnovers throughout the season, including 4 interceptions, while going toe-to-toe with top district receivers.
Craig Ford, Hahnville, Punter
Hannville senior kicker/punter Craig Ford put together a great season for the Tigers, averaging 39.33 yards-per-punt with eight punts downed inside the 20-yard-line.
Kirk Merritt, Destrehan, Receiver
Destrehan junior receiver Kirk Merritt made quite an impression in his first season as a Wildcat. Merritt caught 23 passes for 598 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also rushed for 78 yards.
Second Team All-District players Class 8-5A
Matt Gunter, Destrehan, Defensive lineman
Destrehan senior defensive end Matt Gunter was one of the reasons the Wildcats were so good at stopping the run and applying pressure. Gunter recorded 67 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 6 sacks.
Tyler Lamers, Hahnville, Tight end
Hahnville senior tight end Tyler Lamers was one of his team’s best blockers, but he also showed talent catching the football. Lamers finished with 11 catches for 106 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Glen Logan, Destrehan, Defensive lineman
Only a sophomore, big Destrehan defensive end Glen Logan put up some lofty stats for the Wildcats. Logan recorded 66 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5 sacks and an interception.
Lynn Simmons, Hahnville, Running back
Hahnville senior running back Lynn Simmons had a breakout year for the Tigers. Simmons rushed for 1,447 yards on 227 carries and scored 12 touchdowns.
Malcolm Darensbourg, Destrehan, Linebacker
Destrehan senior linebacker Malcolm Darensbourg helped anchor an impressive defensive unit. Darensbourg finished the season with 82 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, a sack and 2 fumble recoveries.
Hunter Perrin, Hahnville, Offensive lineman
HHS senior Hunter Perrin has starred on the Tiger offensive line since his freshman season. This year, Perrin paved the way for an explosive ground attack that rushed for more than 2,500 yards.
Jamal Smith, Hahnville, Defensive back
Hahnville senior Jamal Smith was a nightmare for district quarterbacks to deal with because of his coverage skills. He finished the season with 2 interceptions while locking down his side of the field.
Justin Sabillon, Destrehan, Offensive lineman
Destrehan senior center Justin Sabillon paved the way for an explosive Wildcat rushing attack that ran for nearly 2,500 yards during the season.
Brandon Scott, Destrehan, Defensive back
Destrehan junior safety Brandon Scott provided plenty of run support and was one of the team’s hardest hitters. He also finished with 2 interceptions during the season.
Korian Reynaud, Destrehan, Defensive back
Destrehan junior defensive back Korian Reynaud was one of the best cover corners in the district and had 3 interceptions for the Wildcats during the season.
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