Travis Mumphrey did it again.
After tossing three touchdowns in a 26-0 win a week ago over Hahnville, Mumphrey accounted for almost 400 yards of total offense and five touchdowns as the John Ehret Patriots toppled River Parish kingpin Destrehan 37-35 Friday night at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Harvey.
Mumphrey rushed for two touchdowns and passed for three more. His pass to tight end Jacoby Windmon with slightly more than two minutes left in the game proved to be the game-winner.
Third-ranked Destrehan (2-1) had taken a 35-31 lead on a 1-yard run by Wildcats quarterback J.R. Blood with 3:17 left in game.
Ehret (2-1 and its only loss being a Week 1 44-20 loss to West Monroe) quickly moved 66 yards for the winning score, coming up with the game-winner when Mumphrey lofted a ball into the end zone that the 6-foot-3 tight end pulled in for the touchdown.
A 2-yard run by Mumphrey with slightly more than one minute remaining in the opening quarter gave the Patriots a 6-0 lead.
Blood countered with 1-yad run in the second quarter to give Destrehan a 7-6 edge.
Another 1-yard run, this one by Ehret’s Damond Leonard allowed the Patriots to regain the lead at 13-7.
A 14-yard touchdown pass from Blood to Carson Rieder with less than two minutes gave Destrehan the lead back at 14-13. The score, which came on fourth-and-5, appeared to give the Wildcats a lead they might hold onto until halftime.
Mumphrey, a University of Nevada-Las Vegas commitment, and the Patriots had other designs. The Ehret quarterback scored on a 4-yard run on the final play of the first half to give the Patriots a 19-14 lead at the break.
The first three touchdowns of the second-half in the high-scoring affair all came through the air.
Ehret extended its lead to 25-14 on a 51-yard toss from Mumphrey to Jordan Pickney.
After Blood hooked up with Quincy Brown from 40 yards out to make it 25-20 after three quarters, Mumphrey and Pickney connected once again. A 16-yard touchdown strike extended Ehret’s lead to 31-20.
Destrehan narrowed the gap to 31-28 to set up yet another thrilling finish involving River Parish team.
Although he didn’t factor in the scoring, Destrehan running back John Emery, a Georgia Bulldogs commitment, topped the 100-yard mark for the third-consecutive week.