Head Coach Brandon Brown has been preaching since he got the job at East St. John last year that he wanted to change the culture. Well, the culture looks like it is slowly changing in his second year as head coach at his alma mater. Senior kicker Alexis Reyes connected from 27 yards out as time expired to give the Wildcats a 15-13 win over the Tigers.
The Wildcats struck first with a 3 yard touchdown run by running back C.J Gardner to give his team a 6-0 lead with 2:24 left in second quarter. Their next score would come when quarterback Sean Shelby hit Dontae Fleming *UL commit* for a 12 yard touchdown pass to give them a 12-0 lead with 9:02 left in the 3rd quarter.
Terrebonne’s dynamic athlete Ja’Khi Douglas *Florida St commit* would finally get his team on the board with a 5 yard touchdown run that would cut the lead to 12-6 with 6:00 minutes left in the third quarter. Douglas lead his team down the field once again on 75-yard drive, which ended in him connecting with A.J Walter for a 6 yard touchdown pass. The Tigers would take a 13-12 lead with 3:17 left in the the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats would start the next drive on their own 30 yard line. Quarterback Sean Shelby would connect with Rydell Jackson for a 35 yard pass between three defenders to get them down to the Tigers’ 35 yard line. Two questionable pass interference calls on the Tigers would put the Wildcats in the 10 yard line, which led to the game-winning field goal by Reyes.
Terrebonne ATH Ja’Khi Douglas finished the game with 97 yards rushing & 2 touchdowns (running & throwing). Terrebonne defensive back Kwan Allen had a big interception in the fourth quarter that led to the Tigers’ scoring on their next possession.
East St. John quarterback Sean Shelby finished the game with 192 yards passing & 1 touchdown. Receiver Markel August made his presence felt all night finishing with 9 catches for 90 yards. East St. John defensive backs Kevon Breaux came up with 1 interception & Shawn Sterling finished with 2 interceptions on the night. Defensive lineman Welland Williams caused havoc all night finishing the game with 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, & 5 tackles.
East St. John improves to 7-2 overall & 4-1 in district play. They will take on Thibodaux Friday night at home with a shot to share the district title.
Terrebonne falls to 4-5 overall & 2-3 in district. They will take on Central Lafourche Friday night at home.
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