THIBODAUX — Destrehan and Thibodaux played one exciting District 7-5A football game Friday night.
But a late run-oriented drive by Destrehan that resulted in a touchdown and a Wildcats interception at their 1-yard line as time expired gave them a 21-14 District 7-5A victory over the Tigers (5-1, 2-1).
Will Matthews ran up the middle for a 19-yard touchdown with 34 seconds to play, and the point after put Destrehan (6-0, 3-0) — the No. 2-ranked team in Class 5A — ahead by seven points.
Thibodaux took over at its 34-yard line and in three plays drove to the Destrehan 30. The next play resulted in an incompletion, and the final heave by quarterback Peyton Bonvillain resulted in Thibodaux’s Elray Duncan tipping the ball up at the 1-yard line before it was intercepted by Austin Dickerson and the Wildcats celebrated the win.
But the Thibodaux fans applauded the effort of the ninth-ranked Tigers (5-1, 2-1).
JOHN CURTIS 27, ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC 21: St. Charles, ranked No. 4 in Class 3A, saw No. 2 Curtis take a 20-0 lead in the first quarter — but with 3:04 remaining in the game, the Comets trailed 27-21 and had the ball.
St. Charles could not convert a third-and-12 at its 44-yard line and coach Frank Monica elected to punt. After that, all the Patriots (5-1, 1-0) had to do was grind it out for the final minutes. Three first downs was all it took.
Patriots quarterback Myles Washington rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Devon Benn ran for 90 yards on 10 carries, including a 30-yard touchdown.
St. Charles quarterback Austin Weber survived hit after hit to rush for 95 yards and pass for 130 and three touchdowns.
LANDRY-WALKER 27, KARR 7: Landry-Walker played the 20th game of the school’s brief history on Friday night.
None of the previous 19 was bigger than this one.
Landry-Walker staked its claim to Algiers bragging rights in convincing fashion with an easier-than-expected victory over rival Karr at Behrman Stadium.
Landry-Walker, which formed last season when Landry High and O. Perry Walker merged, improved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in District 9-4A. In the process, the Charging Buccaneers snatched bragging Westbank bragging rights away from Karr, which last lost to O. Perry Walker in 2007.
ASSUMPTION 42, ELLENDER 34: In Napoleonville, D’ontae Williams ran for 179 yards and Dontrez Wiggins had 131 on 22 carries as Assumption (2-4) won its opening game in District 7-4A play.
Wiggins ran for 3 and 18-yard scoring runs, and Williams scored on 4 and 45-yard runs. Wise also scored on 6 and 16 yards for the Mustangs.
Ellender Quarterback Curtis Anderson scored on a 6, 13 and 1-yard runs and tossed a 56-yard scoring strike to running back Justen Harris. Anderson finished with 135 yards rushing and 115 yards passing for Ellender (1-5, 0-1).
ST. THOMAS MORE 63, WESTGATE 13: The No. 4-ranked Cougars found the end zone seven times in its first 14 plays, cruising to a victory over Westgate.
The Cougars (6-0, 1-0) will go for their seventh straight win next week as they host district rival Teurlings Catholic.
St. Thomas More took control of the game early on, as Cougars cornerback James Braun intercepted Westgate quarterback Gerald Broussard on the first play of the game.
Less than a minute later, St. Thomas More junior quarterback William Bellamy delivered a 22-yard touchdown strike to running back Trevor Begue, giving the Cougars their first lead. It was the first of three touchdown tosses for Bellamy.
RAYNE 39, MORGAN CITY 14: John Michael Besse ran for two scores and Donald “T-Jun” Doucet passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Rayne, the ninth-ranked team in Class 4A, improved to 5-1 with a 39-14 nondistrict win Friday night.
Besse scored on runs of 18 and 3 yards while Doucet ran for a 1-yard touchdown and threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Trevon Fontenot. Rayne’s Deontry Wilridge, who led all rushers with 132 yards on 13 carries, also scored on a 45-yard run.
Jacolbi Francis scored on a 21-yard run and Kevon Marsh ran a kickoff back 78 yards for Morgan City (2-4).