Landry scores three as Lutcher wins district

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Sports Editor

With no opponent scheduled for this week, Lutcher concluded its regular season in style on Friday night – by clinching the District 9-3A crown.

That’s because Lutcher finished district play undefeated, winning on the road at Plaquemine, 47-23.

And at least one aspect of that surprised Lutcher coach Tim Detillier.

&#8220We didn’t know going in, this is the first time in all of Lutcher’s history that the school has won three straight district titles,” Detillier said. &#8220Lutcher’s won a bunch back to back, but never three in a row. We made a little history there.”

Dexter McCoil had four interceptions and Jarvis Landry caught nine passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Bulldogs (8-1, 4-0)

Marche Michael caught five passes for 115 yards. Blaine Gauthier went 14-of-22 for 248 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed for 73 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. Daniel Taylor ran eight times for 126 yards and a touchdown.

Terrance White and Austin Roussel led the defense with 10 and eight tackles respectively.

Plaquemine (2-7, 2-1) scored on its opening possession on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Travis to Justin Russ, making it 7-v0.

But on Lutcher’s first possession, Gauthier answered by finding Landry for a 4-yard score, tying the game.

From there, the Bulldogs rolled.

A 3-yard Gauthier touchdown made it 13-7. An 8-yard Daniel Taylor touchdown run put the Bulldogs ahead 21-7. Finally, Gauthier found Michael with 39 seconds left in the half to put Lutcher ahead 27-7 at halftime.

No. 4 ranked Lutcher now awaits i8ts playoff seeding, and is expected to host its first round game.

&#8220If you had told me we’d be 8-1 at this point, I’d be tickled pink,” Detillier said. &#8220I just thought we needed to have some early success. The players sensed the expectations on this program and stepped up to the task.”