Lutcher makes short work of Scotlandville

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 15, 2009



As Lutcher coach Tim Detillier puts it, any play involving Bulldogs quarterback Gavin Webster and his top receiver, Jarvis Landry, is a pretty darned good one.

Even on fourth-and-goal from the 25.

That was the scenario right before halftime of Lutcher’s home game with Scotlandville on Friday night. The Bulldogs dominated a half of football, yet led only 7-0. A field goal wasn’t in the cards from over 40-yards away. A desperation heave was in order.

But there was nothing desperate about Webster’s 25-yard scoring toss to Landry with 16 seconds left in the first half. It landed a demoralizing blow to the Hornets (1-1), and Lutcher rolled from there to a 28-0 victory.

“It was Gavin’s best pass of the night,” said Detillier. “Those two are clutch. When you get into big situations, you think about players, not plays. And Gavin Webster to Jarvis Landry is always a good play as far as I’m concerned.”

A Class 5A playoff team a year ago, Scotlandville could get little going against the now second-ranked 4A Bulldogs. The Hornets finished with 47 yards and ran only 35 plays to Lutcher’s 62.

“They were able to gain some yardage, but our defense kept pushing them back for losses,” said Detillier. “We made some mistakes defensively, but then someone would step up and make a play. This team has a knack for that.”

Lutcher (2-0) scored one touchdown in each quarter.

Webster got the Bulldogs going with a 20-yard pass to Trevor Englade with 2:49 left in the first quarter that made it 7-0.

That score stuck until Webster connected with Landry right before halftime, a play that Detillier believes was as much a psychological lift to his squad as deflating to the opposition.

“Fourth and forever, because we made a number of mistakes,” said Detillier. “Again, guys stepping up when we need to recover. Jarvis was running a streak and was the really only the second option on the play – our first was there, but Gavin elected to go to Jarvis. And he put it right where he needed to.”

Webster passed for a third touchdown in the third quarter, this time to Nicholas Dornier from 19 yards away to make it 21-0 with 6:32 left in the period.

Daniel Taylor capped off the scoring with an 8-yard run with 11:20 left in the game.

Lutcher outgained Scotlandville 382-47, and held the Hornets to 1-of-9 on third downs.

Webster finished with 256 yards and three scores, completing 16-of-25 passes.

Landry caught five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown and ran five times for 34 yards. Jordan Batiste led the Bulldogs in tackles with nine.

Detillier said the rainy weather, a large worry in the pregame, did not affect things as much as he expected.

“We cut up the field a little, but it wasn’t a mud bath,” he said. “It wasn’t the factor we thought it would be.”