- Game Recap
- RPF Staff
- September 21, 2013 - 5:50am
Destrehan’s 45-14 win at Dutchtown on Friday night was a bit of a departure for the Wildcats.
In the first two contests of the season, the unbeaten Wildcats put their games away with big first-half offensive explosions.
Against the Griffins, Destrehan waited until the start of the second half to explode.
Leading 17-7, the Wildcats scored two plays into their opening possession of the second half on a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Donovan Isom to Kurk Merritt less than two minutes into the third quarter.
A fumble on an attempted reverse by Dutchtown on its first play from scrimmage following Merritt’s touchdown was recovered by Talvin Michael in the end zone and all of a sudden, the Wildcats were leading 31-7.
After Dutchtown scored to make it 31-14, the Wildcats iced the win on a 5-yard run by Will Mathews and an 11-yard run by backup quarterback Rashaud Joseph for the 45-14 final.
The touchdown run by Mathews capped off a big night for the Destrehan running back, who finished with 141 yards rushing. Isom accounted for three touchdowns, two passing and one rushing.
A 38-yard pass from Isom to John Williams staked Destrehan to a 7-0 lead midway in the first quarter.
The Griffins tied the game with less than a minute remaining in the opening quarter when Kajuan Coleman scored on a 1-yard run to cap a 76-yard drive.
Destrehan managed to take a 17-7 halftime lead on a 20-yard Cameron Walsh field goal and a 1-yard run by Isom.