Destrehan didn’t need a heart-pounding, come-from-behind win Friday night.
Unlike many of the Wildcats’ games this season, Destrehan built a 21-3 halftime lead and pulled away with three more touchdowns in the third quarter on the way to a 42-3 victory over H.L. Bourgeois at Tom B. Smith Stadium in Houma.
“Our kids played well on both sides of the ball,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. “Obviously, when you score 42 and only give up three, you know you are doing something right.
“I thought we ran the ball well and J.R. (Blood) threw the ball well. It was good night overall to get a win on the road and we’ve won four in a row so hopefully we can keep this roll going.”
Wildcats quarterback J.R. Blood tossed three touchdown passes to pace Destrehan to its fourth-consecutive win.
Destrehan moved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in District 7-5A with the triumph. H.L. Bourgeois fell to 1-7 overall, including 0-4 in district play.
The Wildcats grabbed a 7-0 lead after one quarter on a touchdown run by Ed’Juan Green.
Carl Lewis scored on a jet sweep in the second quarter to extend the lead to 14-0.
Destrehan’s final score of the first half came on a touchdown pass from Blood to Quincy Brown and the Wildcat quickly put the game out of reach with three touchdowns in the third quarter.
“We came out in the third quarter and scored quickly and pretty much iced the game in the fourth quarter. We were able to play a lot of kids,” Robicheaux said.
The Braves’ only points in the game came on a 35-yard Bray Dusenberry field goal in the second quarter. The score was set up by an interception by HLB defensive back Koby Starks.
Destrehan put the game out of reach with three touchdowns in the third quarter.
Blood, who was 11 of 16 for 177 yards, connected with Brown and Quinton Torbor on touchdown passes while Torbor also had a rushing touchdown.
“We did a good job running the ball to keep possessions going. We were able to get Quinton some big plays and Quincy Brown is our little sophomore receiver and he came up with some nice catches,” Robicheaux said.