Furious Destrehan comeback falls short at jamboree

Lutcher coach Tim Detillier is fond of saying “they should collect the money on the way out” after exciting Friday night fare, and he had reason to say it again this time around.

 Lutcher coach Tim Detillier is fond of saying “they should collect the money on the way out” after exciting Friday night fare, and he had reason to say it again this time around.

The Bulldogs led by 19 at one point and survived a huge second half surge by host Destrehan to earn a 26-21 victory at the annual Ed Reed River Parishes jamboree.

“You look at us, and you look at them, and this wasn’t supposed to happen,” Detillier said. “And I knew they wouldn’t quit. We knew there’s no quit there. But my guys didn’t quit either. It’s not supposed to be like this this early. The crowd really got treated to a midseason type game.”

Destrehan’s Mike Young hauled in a sideline reception in the Lutcher redzone with 11 seconds left, but officials ruled he was tackled inbounds and time ran out on DHS, which had no time outs remaining. Destrehan had driven from its own 20, a drive that began with 2:30 left to play.

Lutcher’s Al’Dontre Davis was the night’s superstar, scoring on two long touchdown receptions from quarterback Jontre Kirklin of 78 and 81 yards and then returning the second half kickoff 91 yards to paydirt.

“We came back and played hard. We made it a game at the end,” Robicheaux said. “But you can’t give up the big plays, and make the mistakes. You have to score when you get down in the redzone, and we weren’t able to get that done tonight.”

Destrehan starting quarterback Kohen Granier missed the second half after suffering a minor ankle injury. With his team trailing 26-7, backup quarterback Will Sirmon took over and sparked a near comeback victory. Karon Taylor’s 11-yard touchdown run cut Lutcher’s lead to 26-21 with 3:24 remaining in the second half. Sirmon’s 1-yard touchdown keeper with 9:09 left to play capped a 59-yard drive to begin the second half.

“Will came in and did a good job for us. Kohen tweaked his ankle and we didn’t want to push that. But Will came in and did a good job. He made some good passes for us. We expect it out of Will. He’s a senior who’s been through our program. He did a tremendous job.”

Destrehan’s mammoth defensive line anchored by Gerald Wilbon and Glen Logan loomed large in the comeback effort, as Detillier admitted he knew his team would have little luck simply running through the middle at the bigger Wildcats.

“We don’t have anyone committed to Texas or LSU. Man, you look at who we played with … man, I know this isn’t a Rocky movie, but that was a great exhibition of guts and stamina. We had players that didn’t have a cramp in one leg, but both legs. And they refused to come out. I haven’t had a player do that … but they did that.”

Check out pictures of tonight’s action at https://www.heraldguide.com/siphotos/2015/08/28/dhs-hosts-lutcher

 

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