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Destrehan dominated district opponent Terrebonne in a 63-7 home win Friday night. Destrehan’s Tyler Morton *Nicholls St commit* was a jack of all trades on defense and special teams. He picked off two passes while also returning two punts for touchdowns.
The Wildcats scored on their first possession after Razan Keller scored on a 46 yard run to go up 7-0. Morton made it 14-0 in the first quarter after he returned a punt for a 60 yard touchdown.The Wildcats went up 21-0 after defensive end Quinton Clark returned an interception for a touchdown.
Talented sophomore Jai Eugene would take matters into his own hands & score on a 10 yard keeper in the second quarter to extend the lead to 28-0.
Terrebonne’s only touchdown would come late in the second from Jaylin Lucas on a 4 yard touchdown run to make the score 28-7 at the half. The Wildcats defense was magnificent the whole night keeping the electric Lucas under 40 yards rushing on the night.
The Wildcats would continue to run the score up in the second half going up 63-7 with 3:05 left in the third quarter after a scoop & score from Caleb Burks.
Wildcats head coach Marcus Scott turned to his second string players the rest of the game with a running clock the whole fourth quarter.
Destrehan improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in district & will travel to undefeated East St. John on Friday. Terrebonne falls to 2-2 overall, 1-2 in district & will host H.L Bourgeois.
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Written by Jonrell Jones
Big-time players make big-time plays, in big-time moments. St. James had a couple of players
that stepped up during the 4th quarter. Wildcats big play guy Shazz Preston, who is the No. 1 receiver in the state for 2022 according to 247Sports came through with some big third down catches. Senior receiver Jonathan Wilson was another player that shined when his moment was called. With Lutcher hanging on to a 14-10 lead late in the 4th
quarter, Wilson caught a toe drag touchdown pass from Marquell Bergeron to put the Wildcats up 17-14 with 1:58 left. “I did this all for my grandpa. He raised me since I was young. I wanted to make him proud and I know I did tonight. As the season goes on, I will continue to make him proud,” said Wilson.
Another wildcat that came up big in the late game stretch was Senior defensive end and *LSU commit* Savion Jones who applied constant pressure on the quarterback all night long, but particularly on the Lutcher's final drive. On back to back plays Jones drove his way in the Bulldogs backfield to stop a pair of Bulldogs for no gain. Jones also recorded an interception on the night. “On the last drive, the community and my team depended on me. I had to put the team on my back and make plays,” said Jones.
Lutcher drove to the St. James 21-yard line with 7 seconds left. Noah Detillier, who is also the kicker, entered the game to attempt to send the game into overtime. Wildcats head coach Robert Valdez called all three timeouts in an attempt to ice Detillier. Valdez plan worked in the end because Detillier kick would go wide left, sending the Wildcats sideline into a wild celebration.
The Wildcats had two touchdowns runs by Kaden Williams that were called back because of a holding penalty early in the first quarter. The Wildcats came away with no points after a missed field goal kick by Alec Mahler. On the Wildcats next drive, another touchdown run by Williams was called back because of a penalty. Mahler would kick a field goal to make the score 3-0, but they would score their first touchdown of the game with a three-yard run by senior linebacker Kaleb Brown to take a 10-0 lead.
Lutcher got on the board before halftime with a 37-yard run by Ra’saun Storks to cut the deficit 10-7. Storks was an absolute monster on the ground leading all rushers with 145 yards on 21 carries.
Even though Lutcher didn’t win the game, their future looks bright and they look to make noise in 3A this year. “We executed on offense and defense in the crunch & I’m proud of my family," Lutcher quarterback D'Wanye Winfield said. "I believe that me and my brothers will bounce back from this loss & win the state championship this year."
Lutcher falls to 2-2 & looks to rebound from this emotional loss next week against Berwick. St.
James improves to 3-1 & will square off in another rivalry game when they take on Tigers of Donaldsonville at Nicholls St University.
YWhen you think about the successful head football coaches in the state of Louisiana, Brice Brown is the first name that comes to mind.
The 34-year old coach has won four state championships in the row & it surely looks like he’s on his way to five with how his team has been playing thus far. If that happens they will be only the second school in the history of Louisiana High School football to do so. John Curtis is the lone school in the state to win five state championships in a row.
Coach Brown did a zoom interview with G-Sportz discussing keys to building a successful program, his aspirations before he calls it quits, & much more.
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Newman continue their hot start to the season defeating Booker T. Washington 55-22 last Thursday night that was aired on ESPN2.
The Greenies struck first with a 4 yard touchdown run by Joseph Pleasant to go up 7-0. The Lions came right back with a 51 yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Arnold Barnes. Coryell Pierce would convert on a short run for the two point conversion to put his team up 8-7 in the first.
Arch Manning & Sterling Scott *Harvard commit* would score the Greenies next two touchdowns giving their team a 21-8 lead with 3:03 left in first. Scott scored on an interception return & Manning on a 1 yard sneak.
Arizona commit Tyrese Johnson would keep his team in it with a 42 yard touchdown run along with converting the two point conversion to cut it to 21-16.
The talented junior receiver A.J Johnson would make his presence felt being on the receiving end of a terrific side arm throw from Manning for a 14 yard touchdown. The Greenies would lead at the half 28-16.
Sterling Scott would take his talents to offense in the second half scoring on runs of 22 & 33 yards for the Greenies.
The Greenies would run away with it midway through the fourth quarter after Manning scored his third touchdown of the game on another 1 yard sneak to extend their lead to 41-22. Manning finished the game with 253 yards passing, 3 touchdowns, & 2 INTs for the Greenies.
Barnes finished the game with 145 yards rushing & 1 touchdown for the Lions. Newman will host St. Thomas Aquinas & Booker T. Washington will face Douglas.
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In the history of high school football, there has only been two public schools that have beaten John Curtis. O.P Walker & Edna Karr, but the Cougars are lone public school to do it twice.
What’s even more impressive is that Cougars head coach Brice Brown & many of his assistant coaches has beaten the Patriots as a player & as coaches. This was also the first time the Patriots have lost back to back games in the same season since the 1970s.
That second time the Cougars would beat the Patriots came on Saturday night winning in dramatic fashion 36-33. The Patriots got off to a good start after a 63 yard touchdown run by Buddy Taylor on the first possession of the game to go up 7-0.
But of course the quick strike offense of the Cougars would respond with a 23 touchdown pass from A.J Samuel to Destyn Hill to tie it at 7.
The Patriots would go into the half with all the momentum after scoring runs from Buddy Taylor & Trey LeBranch to lead the Cougars 26-14 at the break.
In the fourth quarter Samuel scored on a 6 yard run on 4th and goal to make it 26-21 after going scoreless in the third quarter.
The Cougars would come right back again with a 17 yard touchdown pass from A.J Samuel to Aaron Anderson over two defenders. Two point conversion would be successful giving the Cougars a 29-26 lead with less than four minutes left in the game.
The Patriots marched right back down the field & would score on a 18 yard touchdown run by Ronald Poole to give them a 33-29 lead with less than two minutes left in the game.
After a big kickoff return by Aaron Anderson to get his team all the way down to the Patriots 34 yard line, A.J Samuel would hook up with Destyn Hill once again for the winning touchdown.
“We knew it was going to be a dog fight against them especially after coming off of a loss,” head coach Brice Brown said. “Games like this build character in your kids & I like how they responded tonight.”
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Written by Jonrell Jones
The East St. John Wildcats dominated the Hahnville Tigers from start to finish. The Wildcat’s size
was too much to handle for the Tigers. East St. John was showed a steady mix of pass and run
plays to drive down the field each possession. Marcus Johnson led the Wildcat’s offense completing 12 of 14 for 216 yards and 3 touchdowns. Junior receiver Kylon Harris accounted for
all three touchdowns. Harris had jaw breaking spectacular catch that extended the Wildcats
lead to 30-8.
Hahnville received the opening kickoff but was stalled out by the monster Wildcats
defense. The Wildcat’s offense flashed it's dominance with a 16-play drive that finished with a
Marcus Jackson run. The drive took more than 7 minutes off the clock. The Wildcats led 6-0
after that point. The Wildcats got the ball back with a short field after Hahnville fail to convert
on a 4th down attempt.
The Wildcats got the ball back with a short field after Hahnville fail to convert
on a 4th down attempt. The Wildcats then follow up with a touchdown pass from Jackson to
Harris to make it 12-0. Cortez Fisher cap the scoring for the first half for the wildcats with a 2-
yard touchdown run to make it 18-0. The Hahnville Tigers finally put a perfect drive together in
a 2-minute drill only to run out of time at the 1-yard line.
On 4th down Fisher took a fake punt 70 yards to make the score 24-0. Harris accounted for the other scores for the Wildcats in the 2nd half with two touchdown grabs.
Hahnville had a bright spot from running back Trey LaBranch who finished with 149 yards rushing & 1 touchdown. The Wildcats would go on to win convincingly 38-16 to improve to 3-0 on the year & Hahnville falls to 2-1.
Hahnville will host Thibodaux & East St. John will travel to Higgins.
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Acadiana came into the game 1-0 & fresh off of a Class 5A title last season. Curtis came into the game 1-0 as well & has been one of the most consistent programs in Louisiana for over twenty years.
The Rams were able to minimize the Patriots offense for much of the game forcing 3 turnovers along with holding their potent rushing attack to just 136 yards for the game. Two sport athlete Ian Montz was responsible for 2 interceptions, which one was on the final play in the end zone to win the game.
Acadiana’s ground game was a different story racking up 306 yards. Omiri Wiggins rushed for 113 yards & 2 touchdowns while his counterpart Keven Williams rushed for 101 yards & 1 touchdown. The Rams only passed for 2 yards the entire game.
John Curtis was in control majority of the first half out-gaining the Rams 167-119 & went into halftime up 13-7. The Patriots got touchdown runs from quarterback Buddy Taylor for six yards & running back Charles Quinn for seven yards.
The Rams front seven was terrific in the second half against Curtis’s midline option led by defensive end Cam George *UL-Lafayette commit*, defensive tackle Atravon Bossier, & Derreck Bercier.
Two touchdowns by running back Omiri Wiggins in the second half would be all the Rams need to go on & beat the Patriots 21-13.
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Written by Jonrell Jones
In “ The Battle of the Wildcats”, it was the Wildcats of Destrehan that came out on top. It was a
night where offensive yards were hard to come by. This game showcases two of the state's
most dominant defenses. This was ultimately decided by a key special teams play. St. James
first got on the board with a safety, after an errant snap sail of Destrehan Quarterback Jai
Eugene, heading,to make the score 2-0. The score would hold until a 10-yard pass from
Eugene, to Receiver Daniel Blood ,to make the score 7-2 at halftime.
The defensive slugfest continued into the second quarter. The St. James Wildcats were
leading a promising drive, until they stalled out in the red zone , leading to a block field goal
attempt. Tyler Morton, made the play of the game , taking a punt return 70 yards to make the
score 14-2. Morton stated, “I knew I had a big return coming up. I saw the hole had great blocks
and took it to the house”.
The following drive, Destrehan star linebacker Dylan Gibbs forced a St.
James turnover. This led to a Shane Lee score, to cap out the final score of 21-2.
Both offenses failed to achieve more than 175 of total offense.
Destrehan Jai Eugene , accounted for most of the Wildcats yardage, after starting running back
Razan Keller went down with an injury.
“Anything to win, if putting the offense on my shoulder
every game is what it takes, I’ll do so. We didn’t start too good, then we had 3 starters go down
from cramps, so it was my job to keep those guys focused”, said Eugene.
Both teams face another tough test next week. St. James welcomes the Assumption Mustangs, while Destrehan faces another “ battle of wildcats” when they travel to the wildcats of East St. John.
St. James underrated linebacker Kaleb Brown stated, “ We have another big test this week ; we have to rebound quickly. We have to work on staying focused, staying the course. On defense we have to tackle better & on offense we have to block better."
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