Woodlawn struck first after Jayveon Hayes scored on a 5 yard run to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead early in the game.
Destrehan would respond scoring 22 unanswered points. Jai Eugene connected with Daniel Blood for a 28-yard gain that set up the first points for the Wildcats. Eugene would would score from 2 yards out to tie the game 7-7 in the second quarter.
Sophomore running back Brandon Freeman scored next on a 20-yard scamper to put the Wildcats up 13-7 going into the half.
To begin the second half, the Wildcats rolled right down the field with Eugene scoring his second rushing score of the night from 7 yards out. With 9:58 left in the third quarter, the Wildcats were in control up 19-7.
Will Bryant would extend the Wildcats lead with a field goal giving Destrehan a 22-7 lead with 6:41 left in the third.
Woodlawn would not fold after Purdue commit Rickie Collins hit Kyle Jones for a 19-yard touchdown pass cutting the lead to 22-14.
The Woodlawn defense would come up with a big fourth down stop on Destrehan’s next possession. This led to Collins scoring on a 1-yard sneak but the two point conversion was unsuccessful. Destrehan led 22-20 with 4:21 left in the fourth.
Junior running back Shane Lee would put the game away breaking loose for a 34-yard touchdown run to extend Destrehan’s lead to 29-20. That would be the final dagger to put Woodlawn’s season to bed.
No. 4 Destrehan will host No. 5 Ruston this Friday in the 5A quarterfinals.
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Many media members have reported that UL Ragin' Cajuns head coach Billy Napier is the University of Florida's No. 1 candidate after firing Dan Mullen last week. Could LSU be making a mistake if they don't pull out all the stops to keep Napier in the boot??
Sources in the LSU program believe that athletic director Scott Woodward wants a flashy name that holds weight around the state of Louisiana. It's been evident that Billy Napier's name might not be on the same level as a Jimbo Fisher or Lincoln Riley, but he has established great relationships in a rich football state among high school programs, prospects, & parents for that matter.
What's Being Said?? -
Edna Karr head coach Brice Brown - "I think Napier would be fantastic for the job at LSU because he's done it the right way at UL recruiting not only good players, but getting kids of character. And also, he has done a great job of getting really good coaches on his staff like a Jabbar Juluke that can develop & recruit the important areas of the state."
Scotlandville head coach Lester Ricard - "I believe with the relationships that Coach Napier & his staff has created in Louisiana it would only be enhanced at LSU. I would hate to see him leave the boot."
E.D White head coach Kyle Lassaigne - "Coach Napier has been so hospitable to high school athletics in the state that I know he'd continue the trend at LSU. He's been a genuine supporter of high school athletes at E.D White."
St. James head coach Robert Valdez - "I think hiring coach Napier would be a great hire for LSU. He already knows the state really well & his teams are consistent winners."
Liberty head coach Drey Trosclair - "Coach Napier is the best candidate for the job. He took over a program that never won 10 games before & he has three consecutive seasons of doing that. He's got SEC experience under Saban & he has great relationships with high school coaches in Louisiana already established. LSU would be crazy to let Florida get him when he's an hour down the road."
Acadiana head football coach Matt McCullough - "When it comes to recruiting & developing relationships, I think Coach Napier & his staff is as thorough as any program in the country. He's very organized & he has a plan for everything that his program does. I've been impressed with what he has done at UL since he's been there & I think he'd do a great job at LSU or any major program."
Warren Easton head coach Jerry Phillips - "Coach Napier deserves for LSU to consider him. He has put in the work & his resume speaks for itself."
Amite head coach Zephaniah Powell - "He's young & been around some great coaches like Nick Saban & Dabo Swinney. He can recruit which he has shown at UL & he knows the state really well."
St. Augustine head coach Nick Foster - "I really feel Napier should be the front runner for the LSU job. He has UL a close second behind LSU in the state, give him a brand like that & I believe he'll get that program where it needs to be. Might not be the biggest name, but it's not about hiring the big name. It's about hiring the coach that will do right by our kids & keep our guys in the state."
Ellender head coach Jesse Turner - "Napier would be a great fit for LSU. What's he has done in Lafayette is very impressive. He has a great reputation around the state & I think this would be a great hire to get that program on top again."
St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Randell Legette - Napier is a great recruiter in regards to what fits his system. He's a culture guy & he's going to keep the in state talent at home. LSU has to build a wall around the state concerning recruiting to be successful & I believe he knows what it takes to get that done."
Thibodaux head coach Chris Dugas - "Napier would definitely be a great choice. He's done a tremendous job at UL during his tenure & I believe he'd continue that success at LSU."
Woodlawn head coach Marcus Randall - "I believe Napier is very deserving of a power five job with his body of work at UL as a head coach. He's a proven leader & he knows the recruiting landscape of Louisiana."
East St. John head coach Brandon Brown - "Coach Napier's relationships with the high school coaches in Louisiana has been second to none. He runs a first class program & I'm sure he would continue to do an excellent job if he gets a chance at the LSU job."
St. James was able to strike first when senior running back Daniel Jupiter (Air Force commit) broke loose for a 32 yard run, and then on the very next play scored from 2 yards out to put the Wildcats up 7-0.
The Chargers would answer right back with a 12 touchdown run by Zeon Chriss. The play that swung the momentum of the game, is when the junior David Jones picked off a pass & returned it 45 yards to the St. James 11 yard line. Two plays later Chriss would score from 8 yards out to put the Chargers up 14-7 with 8:41 left in the second.
After a 10 yard touchdown run by Tony Lewis the Chargers would go into the half up 21-10. In the second half the Chargers increased their lead with a 26 yard touchdown run by Chriss & a 7 yard touchdown run by Christian Early to make the final score 33-10.
The ground attack was spectacular for the Chargers rushing for over 300 yards in the game. Zeon Chriss finished with a game high 129 yards & 3 touchdowns, while Tony Lewis finished with 122 yards & 1 touchdown.
The Chargers will face the winner out of No. 1 Sterlington & No. 17 Westlake.
The Tigers struck first when quarterback Treveyon Brown connected with Jamarcus Miller on a 66 yard touchdown pass. And with a successful two point conversion, they would go up 8-0 early in the first quarter.
The Lumberjacks would respond when quarterback Caylon Davis hit Kyler Paul on a screen pass for a 29 yard touchdown, but two point conversion would be unsuccessful trailing 8-6 in the second quarter.
The Tigers would get on a roll scoring 20 unanswered points putting them up 28-6 with 1:34 left in the second quarter.
In the second half, the Tigers wouldn’t let up getting touchdowns from Raiyen Oatis (punt return) & Robert Kent(rushing) making the final score 48-14.
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The Patriots was in a hole early down 10-0 to the Gators in the first quarter after a 30 yard field from Shea Pitre & a 1 yard touchdown sneak from Christian Arceneaux.
At the half, the Gators would lead 18-14 & both teams would go scoreless the entire third quarter. But at the start of the fourth, Patriots freshman quarterback Kade Adkins would connect with Louisiana Tech commit O’Ryan James on a 17 yard touchdown pass. This would give Ellender it’s first lead of the game 20-18.
Junior running back Javon Ricks would score from 4 yards out to help the Gators regain the lead 26-20 with 4:27 left in the game.
On fourth down, Kade Adkins would deliver a strike to O’Ryan James for a 21 yard touchdown pass to put the Patriots up 27-26 with 24 seconds left in the game.
Ellender (3-4, 2-3 District 8-4A), which needed a win to seal a playoff berth in class 4-A will play the No. 3 seed Warren Easton on the road Friday night.
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Destrehan was just too much for East St. John on last Friday. It’s suffocating defense held East St. John to just over a 100 yards of total offense, which included forcing 5 turnovers in the game.
Destrehan’s sophomore running back Shane Lee played a major factor in the game finishing with 106 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. He scored on plays of 15, 2 and 64 yards. He also caught a two-point conversion in the second quarter.
Prospects You May Not Know That Stood Out :
Destrehan (Soph.) Safety Anthony Robinson
Destrehan (Soph.) OLB Kolaj Cobbins
Destrehan (SR.) DL Steven Walker
Destrehan (JR.) WR Leslie Jefferson
East St. John (JR.) RB Cortez Fisher
East St. John (SR.) WR Kylon Harris
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