Destrehan defense racks up interceptions, Wildcats roll past Sulphur

Phillip Wright of Destrehan

Behind four defensive interceptions and Jai Eugene’s four total touchdowns, Destrehan moved to 8-0 Friday night with a powerful showing at Sulphur, 49-10

It was a non-district battle for the Wildcats (8-0), but DHS showed no easing up as it landed a knockout blow early – as it has in the majority of their victories this season.  

Eugene threw three touchdown passes – to Leslie Jefferson, Daniel Blood and Phillip Wright, respectively – and ran for a score as well as the senior passer has continued his strong play in what’s been career best season.  

Jacobi Green intercepted two passes. Kevin Adams picked off another, while Lynard Harris made the biggest defensive splash of the night on his pick six interception for a score.  

Trey Nixon ran for a touchdown, while Jackson Fields threw a touchdown pass to Johnnie Thiel.  

Destrehan head coach Marcus Scott said during the week that the team was taking the approximately three-hour trip as a playoff primer, and he was happy with how his team handled its business.  

“It was a chance to play in a great atmosphere they have at Sulphur, and we were able to get off to a fast start,” said Scott. “We started off with a couple of big plays and it really sparked us.” 

One of those early splash plays came from Jefferson, who hauled in a Eugene pass for an explosive scoring play.

“He got a long touchdown catch and we kind of rode the momentum from there,” Scott said. “He’s really put together a strong senior season. When he’s playing well and stretching the field, it really opens things up for our running game and our other receivers.” 

Destrehan focused on continuing to apply pressure. Sulphur quarterback Gage Trahan led the Tors (2-6) to a comeback win two weeks ago over Barbe after Sulphur fell behind by 21 points.  

“We knew we couldn’t let up,” Scott said. “We tried to pressure him, get him outside of the pocket and throwing on the run … basically what we could do make him uncomfortable.” 

 

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