Destrehan ‘D’ steps up against Ehret

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 29, 2009



Two straight losses after a 30 game winning streak – it made the Destrehan Wildcats a bit hungry, to say the least. John Ehret endured the brunt of that on Friday.

Destrehan held the Patriots to 50 total yards, including minus-13 yards on the ground, on its way to a 35-6 rout at Wildcat Stadium.

“Our defense played real well,” said Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux. “We thought we could get to their quarterback. Our defensive staff did a great job putting our blitz package together.”

Robicheaux said that he felt that even in the two losses, he felt that his defense played fairly well – but it was on the field far too long.

“Even in the Karr game, it was 12-10 pretty late,” said Robicheaux. “But our defense was on the field all game. As long as we just keep getting better though, this defense and this team should be more than okay.”

Henry Lenox scored twice and gained 60 yards on 13 carries for Destrehan. He totaled 104 all-purpose yards. Kevin Smith added a touchdown and 59 yards on 14 attempts. Taylor Dunn completed six-of-12 passes for 92 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Calvin Ursin tallied two sacks.

Destrehan (2-2) took a 10-0 lead after a 27-yard run by Kyron King and a 36-yard field goal by Andrew Wyatt.

Ehret (1-2) answered in the second quarter with its lone score of the night, a 22-yard scoring pass from Curtis Ashford to Mike Alexander, making it 10-6.

But the Wildcats began to truly seize the momentum with a sequence at the end of the half. A bad snap on an Ehret punt led to a safety, making it 12-6. The first play after the safety punt saw Dunn find Lenox on a screen pass for a 44-yard touchdown to make it 18-6.

From there, the Wildcats dominated. Smith’s 7-yard touchdown in the third quarter made it 25-6. Lenox added a rushing touchdown in the quarter from the Ehret 5, after a blocked punt set him up. Wyatt capped the scoring with a 25-yard field goal.

Wyatt’s biggest contribution, though, may have been on kickoffs, where seven of his eight kickoffs went for touchbacks.

“He’s been kind of splitting time. This is his first year,” said Robicheaux. “But he’s creating a little separation. To keep holding them at the 20 on his kickoffs, to me that’s one of the most important keys in the game.”