Destrehan quarterback Jordan Jefferson made it look easy last week.
The senior signal caller threw for three first half touchdowns to help his team storm out to a 31-0 lead over East Ascension. His teammates did the rest, scoring three more touchdowns in the last three minutes of the opening half to stretch that margin to 51-0.
Overall, Jefferson finished with 240 yards while completing 14 of his 17 pass attempts. Two of his scoring strikes alone accounted for 128 of those yards.
"It started off with the o-line blocking and giving me the time I needed," Jefferson said of his successful night. "The receivers also did a great job of catching the ball and the running backs took off the pressure. It was a team effort."
Jefferson was born to be a quarterback and began playing that position from the first time he stepped out on the football field as a 7-year old.
"As a little kid, I always wanted to play," Jefferson said. "I started out as quarterback and I have played it ever since. I just like football. I watch it a lot and I've been around it a lot."
After rising through the ranks of pee-wee and middle school football, Jefferson grabbed a hold of the reigns of the Destrehan offense his freshman year. He hasn't let go since.
"I just like being the main leader on the offensive side of the ball," Jefferson said. "The outcome is in your hands."
And since his first start, Jefferson has only gotten better.
"I've worked hard in practice and I've gone to a lot of football camps over the summer," he said. "I just took the stuff that they told me to work on and I just got better by working hard in those areas."
Because of that hard work, Jefferson now has his Wildcats poised for a state championship run and a chance at an undefeated season record with a win Friday night against Dutchtown.
"We're doing good, like we expected, we just have to get a little bit better to get to where we need to be," Jefferson said. "Our goal is a state championship."