Sometimes, it seems like Destrehan’s array of offensive weapons is endless.
One might guess that’s one reason a team might be able to string together 19 wins in a row.
The Wildcats indeed have run their winning streak up to 19, beating H.L. Bourgeois 49-0 on a night where Greg Wilfred and Makylon Smothers had big receiving outputs, one week after Johnnie Thiel IV and Jabari Mack had their own big days through the air. It was also a night where ol’ reliable – running back Shane Lee – punched in three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter alone.
It was the second District 7-5A victory for Destrehan.
“We wanted to see if we could get out to a fast start – an even faster start than last week,” said Destrehan head coach Marcus Scott, alluding to the 14-0 lead the Wildcats took on Hahnville in the first five minutes of play a week ago. “We were able to put together a couple of drives early on and that got us going tonight.”
Destrehan (5-0, 2-0) was indeed on the move quickly in this one – Jackson Fields fired a ball to Greg Wilfred who was in motion pre-snap and Wilfred sprang for a 27-yard gain. Shane Lee punched in a 4-yard touchdown run to make it a 7-0 lead for the Wildcats.
The Wildcat defense set their offense up with a short field after recovering a Bourgeois (2-3. 1-1) fumble. Lee was in the endzone for his second score soon after, making it 14-0 on an 11-yard touchdown run.
The DHS defense again set the table, forcing a punt on a three-and-out. Fields uncorked a deep throw to Wilfred for a 49-yard gain to the 1, then Lee scored his third touchdown of the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Fields rushed for a touchdown from the 3 to make it a 28-0 lead for his team.
With a little less than five minutes to go before halftime, Fields found Smothers over the middle and the latter rapidly separated from the pack, sprinting for an 80-yard score that made it 35-0.
“We spread the ball around – that’s how our offense it set up,” Scott said. “Last week, Thiel and Mack led us in receiving. This week, we had two more lead us. That’s the way it is – sometimes it is your night (to put up numbers), other nights it’s for you to help a teammate to it. We’re going to take what the defense gives us.”
Anthony Robinson III’s 65-yard punt return for a score pushed Destrehan’s lead to 42-0 at the half.
The second half remained scoreless until the final moments of the game, when Caine Lee’s interception return for a score pushed Destrehan to its 49-point final margin of victory.