Destrehan successfully built upon its sensational opening week with a second dominating effort, this time in the Wildcats’ home opener.
DHS got off to a scalding hot start en route to a 45-0 victory over visiting H.L. Bourgeois in the second District 7-5A game for both teams this season.
The Wildcats (2-0, 2-0) kicked off the scoring with a long touchdown connection between quarterback Jai Eugene and receiver Leslie Jefferson and Destrehan never looked back, scoring four touchdowns in the opening quarter.
Bourgeois (1-1, 1-1) showed well in a victory last week over Terrebonne but couldn’t find its footing against a Destrehan team that, thus far in 2021, looks every bit the part of the threat to march deep into the postseason that the program has represented over the past several years.
DHS head coach Marcus Scott cautioned this week about the danger of becoming complacent in the wake of its 42-7 win over Hahnville last week, and his players appear to have more than take heed of his words.
“We came out with a fast start tonight,” Scott said. “We still have so much that we can improve on, but it was a good effort. We ran the ball well to start the game and (the long pass to Jefferson) kind of got us going.”
Destrehan’s defense forced the Braves into a few turnovers early, then took advantage of the strong field position – when it wasn’t scoring itself. Linebacker Jermaine Stewart and safety Kevin Adams each crossed the goalline for defensive touchdowns to get DHS off and running.
Trey Nixon, Shane Lee and Brandon Freeman each added rushing touchdowns on the night.
After jumping ahead, Destrehan’s pass rushers were free to hunt sacks.
“We wanted to make them one dimensional,” Scott said. “We knew their quarterback was good and that they had some good athletes at wide receiver. So, we really wanted to make them only able to do one thing. The kids came out and played hard.”
While last week’s matchup at Hahnville was a celebration of the return of football to the St. Charles Parish community, this week represented the first action at Wildcat Stadium of the season.
“It was good … a lot of people worked really hard to make this happen tonight,” Scott said. “That allowed us to get back on that field on a Friday night and it’s greatly appreciated by all of us.”