HAHNVILLE — Points, points and more points.
That was the story Friday night in the 64th edition of the Destrehan-Hahnville rivalry at Tiger Stadium.
In the end, Destrehan, which had 518 total yards, was doing most of the scoring in this District 7-5A opener.
The Wildcats offense was unstoppable for essentially the entire game, scoring on seven of its 10 possessions, excluding its final drive of the game. Junior quarterback Kohen Granier was 16-of-24 passing for 294 yards with four touchdowns while his rushing attack rolled up over 200 yards en route to a resounding 48-23 victory.
“We didn’t have a chance to stop them. I don’t think we even knew how to stop them, but it is what it is. They’re the best team in our parish, and that’s how far we’ve got to go,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said, motioning to the 25-point deficit on the scoreboard.
SAM HOUSTON 31, CARENCRO 28: In Carencro, the Broncos scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, including Justin Cormier’s field goal with 14.1 seconds left, to spoil the Bears’ homecoming.
With 4 seconds left, Duffy took the snap and rolled out trying to find an open receiver downfield but Cole James brought down Duffy as time expired.
Sam Houston (2-2) controlled the game for the first 12 minutes. After being shut out in the first quarter, Carencro (3-1) shook off the sluggish start and seized the lead with a strong second quarter.
Carencro returns to action next Friday hosting Breaux Bridge while Sam Houston hosts Comeaux.
ST. AUGUSTINE 32, JESUIT 20: Before Friday’s Catholic League opener, St. Augustine coach Al Jones was yearning for “a couple of big plays” for his winless team.
His big-play cup runneth over against Jesuit, and his team won its first game of the season, defeating the Blue Jays at Tad Gormley Stadium in a District 9-5A game.
Winless in its first three games, the Knights used two big plays in the second quarter to bolt to a 26-17 lead, then stretched their advantage to 32-20 in the fourth period with an 85-yard TD pass.
The defense chipped in with an interception by Donniel Ward-Magee at the Knights’ 3-yard line with less than four minutes remaining that stopped the Jays last gasp at a comeback.
It was defending state champion Jesuit’s (2-2) fifth turnover of the game that featured 65 passes by both teams and took three hours and 10 minutes to play.
PONCHATOULA 28, COVINGTON 14: Senior quarterback Jeb Kraft threw for three first-half touchdowns to pace the Green Wave to a win over Covington in the District 6-5A opener Friday night.
Kraft finished with 129 yards and three touchdowns on 7-of-11 passing.
Covington sophomore running back Devin Brumfield had 212 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.