Destrehan continued its roll Friday night, handily defeating host Terrebonne 42-6 and handing the Tigers their first loss in District 7-5A competition.
The Wildcats (7-0, 4-0) got out the blocks quickly, as they scored 28 first quarter points to land what was essentially an early knockout. In the fourth quarter, Terrebonne (3-4, 2-1) scored just the second touchdown allowed this season against Destrehan, which led 42-0 at that point.
It was a big night for Shane Lee – the junior running back broke loose for three touchdowns, all coming on the ground. Jai Eugene had a strong night of his own, rushing for a score and also connecting on touchdown passes to Trey Nixon and Daniel Blood.
Eugene kicked off the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run that put Destrehan up 7-0. The Wildcats started with good field position after Terrebonne began the game with a surprise onside kick – DHS recovered the ball at Terrebonne’s 42-yard line.
Lynard Harris came up with a big defensive play to stymie Terrebonne’s first possession and again set up Destrehan for points – he recovered a fumble at the THS 11. Lee took it in from there to make it 14-0 on an 11-yard touchdown run.
Destrehan stopped Terrebonne at the THS 46 for a turnover on downs, and for the third time in three chances Destrehan began a possession on Terrebonne’s side of the field. Lee’s 15-yard scoring run capped that drive to make it 21-0.
Eugene put Destrehan ahead 28-0 on a 19-yard pass to Nixon, then dialed up Blood for a 20-yard score to make it a 35-point lead in the second quarter.
Lee capped off the Destrehan scoring in the third quarter on a 42-yard touchdown run.
Kyren Robinson’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Kylan Billiot put Terrebonne on the board in the fourth.
Eugene completed 90-percent of his pass attempts, connecting on 9-of-10 passes for 181 yards, two touchdowns and one interception to go with four carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. Lee scored on three of his four carries, finishing with 85 yards and three scores. Blood hauled in three receptions for 66 yards and a score, while Johnnie Thiel IV caught two passes for 51 yards. Trey Nixon tallied 58 yards and a score on five touches.