It was a take-care-of-business type outing for Destrehan in the Wildcats’ 45-7 win over visiting H.L. Bourgeois in DHS’ District 7-5A opener a week ago.
Destrehan (2-1 overall, 1-0 in district) got strong performances by running backs Razan Keller and Shane Lee, along with a pair of touchdown passes from Jai Eugene to Calvin Bullock as the Wildcats built a 31-0 halftime lead to cruise to the victory.
“It was good to get Calvin back in the flow of things. He was out with a medical issue and we were just taking a precaution with him. Razan and Shane both ran hard. I thought Jai made plays with both his legs and his arm,” Destrehan coach Marcus Scott said.
The business at hand for Destrehan against visiting Terrebonne at 7 p.m. Friday will be to try and containing the Tigers’ electric Jaylin Lucas.
Terrebonne (2-1 overall, 1-1) overall managed to win its game 10-7 last week over Thibodaux despite Lucas being held to 57 yards on 29 carries.
The Wildcats are well aware of Lucas’ potential after he ran for 220 yards on 13 carries and four touchdowns in Terrebonne’s 47-40 Week 2 loss to Hahnville.
“He’s an unbelievable player. I’m a fan of his. I like watching him play,” Scott said of Lucas. “It’s a nightmare trying to defend him but how hard he plays every down and the load he carries for their team is every impressive.
“It’s tough because they move him around so much to try to get the ball to him, and they also have other kids that are very capable of making plays, as well.”
Another runner for Terrebonne is Doniver Harris.
“They have a complement of skilled players that are very capable of really creating some problems,” said Scott.
Terrebonne plays two quarterbacks in D’brendon Hill and Kyrin Robinson
“I don’t think there’s a drop off with either one. They both are very capable of hurting you in the passing game as well as the run game,” Scott said.
Like with Lucas on offense, defensive lineman Maason Smith is the focal point of the Terrebonne defense.
“We’ve been able to play against Sai’Vion Jones of St. James, another big-time player, and this kid is the same level of player,” said Scott. “He has everybody in the country recruiting him, and for good reason. He has great feet, great explosion. He’s really good against the run and he’s a dominant pass rusher, as well.”
“You can game plan. You can write all the stuff you want on the board, it’s a matter of when you put the ball down, it’s a matter of will you be able to face the challenge that he and the rest of those kids provide,” Scott continued.
Others joining Smith up front on defense for Terrebonne are Kaden Lewis and Tylan Matthews.
Roaming the secondary for Terrebonne is high-regarded Aavion Pierce, a transfer from Florida.
“He’s a tall, rangy player. He’s a good-looking kid who can make a lot of plays,” Scott said of Pierce.