- Game Recap
- Player of the Week
- RPF Staff
- November 21, 2014 - 4:45pm
Playing at home failed to give Lutcher the outcome it desired as Plaquemine defeated the Bulldogs for the second time in 2014, this time 43-28 to knock LHS out of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.
In the earlier meeting in a District 6-4A clash, the Green Devils defeated Lutcher 28-14.
“I can’t say enough about my kids’ effort,” Lutcher coach Tim Detillier said. “They (the Green Devils) are the No. 1 seeded team and it’s no accident. They are good. They are bigger, faster and stronger than us.
“Our kids played as hard as they could.”
Plaquemine was able to control the line of scrimmage, rushing for 419 yards. Austin Mitchell ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns for the Green Devils.
“We just didn’t match up on either side of the ball,” Detillier said.
Mitchell started early, scoring on a 68-yard run on Plaquemine’s opening drive. He added a 12-yard run on the Green Devils’ next possession for a quick 14-0 lead.
Plaquemine would not score again in the first half, allowing the Bulldogs to get back in the game.
A 35-yard field goal by Coy Amato made the score 14-3 late in the first quarter. Lutcher rallied to within 14-9 at halftime on a 16-yard pass from quarterback Jontre Kirklin to receiver Al’Dontre Davis with less than three minutes remaining in the second quarter.
“We felt good because we couldn’t get a break. They got every break there was. We felt we made it a game,” Detillier said of the halftime score.
Plaquemine built a three-touchdown lead before Lutcher closed the gap down the stretch on a pair of touchdown runs by Kirklin.
The Bulldogs ended the season 7-5.
“We ended up with seven wins. Some people didn’t think we would win that with our pre-district schedule. I really like this team. I liked the work ethic and attitude,” Detillier said.
The Lutcher coach said he liked the way his team played late in the season.
“The last three weeks, we played lights out. Tonight, we played hard but we needed some help. We needed Plaquemine to give us some help and they didn’t. We played as hard as we could for 48 minutes,” said Detillier.