Desty ‘D’ rises to occasion

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 25, 2010


DESTREHAN — Once again, Destrehan competed in a knock down, drag out defensive game this season. And once again, the Wildcats followed a disappointing loss with an emotional win.

DHS (2-2) denied a John Ehret two-point conversion try that would have tied the game in the third quarter and held on for the rest of the night to wrap up a 14-12 victory at home over the Patriots.

Destrehan scored first on what was the first touchdown pass in the prep career of Dillan Dent, who started in place of Taylor Dunn. Dent connected with De’Ante Armstrong on a 12-yard touchdown pass that followed an Ehret turnover.

DHS led 7-0 at halftime.

The eventual winning points came on the legs of Rickey Jefferson, the younger brother of LSU quarterback Jordan. He returned the opening kickoff 89-yard to make it 14-0.

Ehret (1-3) scored on touchdown runs by Paul Benton and Mike Alexander. The latter touchdown came after Ehret blocked a punt and started its drive on the Wildcats’ 10.