Even with a new set of characters, the 2019 Destrehan offense showed it’s capable of scoring a bunch of points like the Wildcats of a year ago following a 38-16 home win over Bonnabel on Friday.
Kyle Edwards, now the featured running back, rushed for 84 yards on three carries. New starting quarterback Damaruis Jackson tossed for 64 yards and a touchdown. Razan Keller, another emerging running back, topped 100 yards rushing.
Destrehan scored on every possession in the opening half and led 38-0 at halftime.
The Wildcats needed less than a minute to score their first touchdown when Edwards, an Alabama commitment, raced 63 yards for a touchdown two plays into the game.
After a 34-yard field goal by Will Bryant gave Destrehan a 10-0 lead, Jackson connected with Ryan Walker for a 17-yard touchdown toss and a 17-0 first-quarter advantage.
The Wildcats defense got into the scoring act as well when Lynard Harris returned an interception by Bonnabel quarterback 35 yards for a touchdown and a 24-0 Destrehan lead.
Still seeking their first points of the season, the Bruins reached deep into Destrehan territory before Wildcat defender Jaden Harding intercepted a pass at the 1-yard line. On the next play, Keller galloped 99 yards for a touchdown and a 31-0 Destrehan lead.
Destrehan’s special teams also provided points for the Wildcats.
A blocked punt by Destrehan’s Dylan Gibbs in the closing seconds of the second quarter was returned for a touchdown by Erron Bias to put the Wildcats on top 38-0 at halftime.
Bonnabel’s Deaune Nicholas provided the only two touchdowns of the second half on a 5-yard run to open the third quarter and a 66-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. The Bruins added two-point conversions after each touchdown to account for the 38-16 final.