Destrehan celebrates homecoming with rout of Central Lafourche

Destrehan's Brandon Freeman on one of his two carries Friday night - both went for long touchdown runs.

Destrehan continues to leave wreckage in its wake.  

The Wildcats finished Central Lafourche early on Friday night, taking a 42-point lead into halftime of its homecoming game at Wildcat Stadium, ultimately defeating the Trojans 49-0 to move to an undefeated 6-0 mark (3-0 in District 7-5A).  

DHS scored every which way Friday night, even finding some unique methods that hadn’t yet found its way onto the game tape. After Destrehan hurried and partially blocked Central Lafourche punt, the kick traveled only a short distance and dropped into the arms of defensive end Kolaj Cobbins, who wasn’t about to let this chance go to waste. Cobbins shook free of some would-be tacklers en route to his first career punt return touchdown, which made it 28-0 with 2:58 left in the first quarter.  

There were plenty of fireworks both on the ground and through the air, as observers of the top-ranked ‘Cats have come to expect. Shane Lee scored twice, as did Brandon Freeman. Jai Eugene threw a touchdown pass to Leslie Jefferson, while Jackson Fields scored a touchdown as well.  

Lee got Destrehan started with back-to-back touchdown runs to start the night, the second of those a 26-yard touchdown to make it 14-0 with 6:10 left in the first.  

Central Lafourche faked a punt to try and generate some momentum, but a pass downfield was broken up by Dejai Smith, giving Destrehan the ball on the Central 41.  

That was all Brandon Freeman needed. He took the ball to the house on the first play of the possession to make it a 21-0 Destrehan lead. 

Perhaps inspired by his punt return score, Cobbins flew like a missile into ballcarrier Ceontray Raymond to cause a 6-yard loss. Jairin McCall knifed into the backfield to make a tackle for loss of his own, forcing Central to punt again. 

Raymond made one of the more impressive plays of the night on Central’s next possession, a one-handed catch and hurdle of a tackler surely among the best of the night’s highlight reel. But Central simply could not find footing against a Destrehan defense that’s allowed just nine offensive points all season. 

Freeman ripped off another long touchdown run, while Eugene dialed up Jefferson for a 41-yard score to give Destrehan a 42-0 lead at halftime. 

It took just two carries for Freeman to finish with a 102-yard night. Eugene went 7-for-12 on his pass attempts for 92 yards, while adding 43 rushing yards.  

Central Lafourche dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in District 7-5A.  

TALLIED UP – Destrehan’s total point differential continues to skyrocket upward every week. It has now outscored opponents 270-11 over its first six games.


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