Lutcher rips through Broadmoor, 48-0

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Sports Editor

That 3-0 loss to Thibodaux three weeks ago seems like a distant memory these days for the Lutcher Bulldogs.

A week after downing East Ascension 47-6, the Bulldogs showed their explosiveness again on Friday night, toppling the Broadmoor Bulldogs 48-0 at Lutcher.

Daniel Taylor rushed 15 times for 113 yards and three touchdowns, and Gavin Webster threw touchdowns to three different receivers in what became a rout only a quarter into the game – Lutcher entered the second frame up 28-0.

Lutcher (3-1) scored on its first four possessions of the night, and Broadmoor (1-2) never seriously threatened.

“It’s not often in football that you can score a touchdown on each of your first four possessions. We were hitting on all cylinders,” said Lutcher coach Tim Detillier.

The Bulldogs seem to be finding their stride just in time, as the team prepares to travel to LaPlace this Friday night to open district play against rival St. Charles Catholic. Lutcher captured District 9-3A last season, edging out the second place Comets.

“We’re definitely getting better each and every week,” said Detillier. “We’re still not completely where we need to be, but I like what I see going into district.”

While Lutcher’s offense is finding its stride, the Bulldogs defense has been nothing short of dominant thus far this season. It’s allowed a combined 23 points through four games.

That’s not entirely a surprise to Detillier, who’s maintained since the preseason that his veteran defense would key the team’s success early on.

“We thought coming in that we were more seasoned on that side of the ball, that our defense would carry us early. It has.”

And all that’s done is take pressure off of the younger offensive unit, which has responded to the tune of 95 points in two weeks.

“Hopefully, it shows the offense that we can just go out and play our game, that we don’t need to press,” said Detillier.

Lutcher immediately took control in the first quarter, when Taylor scored on a 12-yard run with 10:53 left in the first quarter to make it 7-0.

Webster followed with touchdown passes of 51 and 9 yards to Reginald Jackson and Shane Naquin to push the Bulldog advantage to three touchdowns. Taylor’s 14-yard scoring run with a minute left in the first made it 28-0.

Brandon St. Pierre added a 13-yard touchdown reception and a 1-yard scoring run, and Taylor added a final 21-yard scoring jaunt to cap the offense off in the third quarter.

Lutcher outgained Broadmoor in total offense, 337 to 23.

Jackson led all receivers with three catches for 68 yards. Webster was 7-for-12 for 118 yards. Blake Rome led the defense with 10 tackles.