For the second time this season, Destrehan scored a decisive victory over Terrebonne — this time to advance in the Class 5A playoffs. 5A’s top seed rolled to a 47-7 victory at home in an opening round playoff game, setting up a second round clash between Destrehan and No. 17 Mandeville. Mandeville will host after dominating No. 16 Thibodaux on the road in their first round game, 42-0.
Destrehan (10-0) took a short while to get rolling, perhaps in part to a two-week layoff after having an open date in Week 10. But once the Wildcats got going, there was little Terrebonne could do to keep up.
“We kind of made a few bad plays early on, but the effort was there,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. “The offense did a great job and defensively, it was pretty much a shutout with the ones. Overall, I’m pleased with the effort tonight.”
Destrehan scored on its first three possessions of the night, the first two by Kristian Mosley. Mosley capped an 11-play drive on the Wildcats’ first possession with a 2-yard scoring run. Destrehan’s second drive ended with a 12-yard Mosley run.
The Wildcats’ third touchdown was a significant one, as Kohen Granier’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Carl Lewis with 8:08 remaining in the first half was Granier’s first touchdown pass since Week 4 against Hahnville, in which the senior quarterback injured his knee and was sidelined for almost the entirety of the rest of the regular season. Granier saw action last week against Thibodaux, while this week he alternated series with sophomore J.R. Blood.
“We wanted to get Kohen some more reps and see how his knee responds,” Robicheaux said. “I thought he did a good job. He threw it well and he also ran it well a few times there to pick up a couple firsts. J.R. played well, too. We wanted to see Kohen get after it, but we also know we can count on J.R., so we feel pretty good.”
Rob Hall’s interception ended Terrebonne’s next drive. Destrehan added a 53-yard Mosley touchdown run to make it a 28-0 lead.
The Wildcats led 47-0 before the Tigers added a late touchdown.
Mosley finished the game with 186 yards rushing, while John Emery added 174 yards. Freshman Kyle Edwards added 60 yards on yet another dominant rushing effort for the Wildcats offense.
“When you have two guys top 160 yards rushing, it’s pretty amazing,” Robicheaux said. “Both of them had tremendous games tonight.”
Terrebonne finished the season with a record of 4-7.