Webster’s seven scores lead LHS past Warren Easton

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009



Led by quarterback Gavin Webster, Lutcher rushed for 495 yards and nine touchdowns on Friday night as it defeated Warren Easton in a Class 4A bi-district playoff game, 69-30, at Lutcher.

Webster rushed for 260 yards and six touchdowns on only 11 carries to lead the Bulldogs to victory.

Lutcher is set to host St. Louis on Friday.

Much like the previous game between the two teams this season – Friday night’s game was a rematch of a 69-37 Lutcher win on Sept. 25 – this one was a track meet from start to finish.

There were eight scoring plays of 30 yards or more, and 1,071 total offensive yards (601 gained by Lutcher).

“We saw them play O. Perry Walker after we played them, and they couldn’t do anything to really stop them either,” said Lutcher coach Tim Detillier. “When we left, I told my assistant, ‘Warren-Easton is gonna beat someone they aren’t supposed to.’

“Then I saw the bracket and hoped I was wrong.”

Daniel Taylor gained 193 yards on 13 carries for Lutcher (11-0) while scoring two touchdowns. He also hauled in five catches for 81 yards and a score.

Webster completed eight of his 13 passes for 106 yards, a touchdown with no interceptions.

It took almost five minutes for the game’s first score, but there were few breaks after that.

Webster got the ball rolling at 7:34 of the first quarter on a 52-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0.

The Eagles (4-7) responded 27 seconds later on a 69-yard touchdown pass from Maurice Rothschild to Jaron Miller, making it 7-6.

Lutcher scored twice more in the final five minutes of the first, on Jarvis Landry’s 33-yard run and a 20-yarder by Webster.

Warren Easton scored again early in the second quarter on Rothschild’s 32-yard pass to Terrance Tyler, making it 21-12. Taylor and Webster quickly pushed the lead to 23 points on 3-yard and 23-yard touchdown runs respectively.

But the Eagles showed their own quick strike capability, scoring twice in the final 2:21 of the half – first on a 1-yard Rothschild run, then on a 26-yard pass to Jaron Miller, making it 35-24 at halftime.

“It was a tennis match in the first half,” said Detillier.

Rothschild finished with 243 yards and three touchdowns passing, with two interceptions. He’d add two scores on the ground.

“Their little quarterback really makes things difficult on you,” said Detillier.

But Lutcher blew open the game with a 34-point third quarter, including four unanswered touchdowns in the first 5:34 of the second half.

First, Webster scored on a 15-yard run 24 seconds in.

Only 36 seconds later, it was Taylor scoring on a 52-yard run to make it 48-24.

Webster added a 31-yard scoring run and a 35-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Taylor before ending the scoring fest with the longest play of the night, an 81-yard jaunt.