Terrebonne earns statement win against South Terrebonne
Terrebonne’s playmakers made plays and its defense limited a sophisticated, talented offense to just a single touchdown.
And the Tigers looked every bit the part of the local contender they’ve been billed to be.
Terrebonne smashed South Terrebonne 46-7 on Friday night, putting together a dominant 48-minute showing against a Gators team that entered the game unbeaten on the season.
Tigers coach Gary Hill said since a Week 1 loss against Jesuit, Terrebonne has blocked out the outside noise in the community and has focused on two things — execution and discipline.
They did both beautifully on Friday in a dominant win.
“I thought we played well,” Hill said after the win. “I thought it started in our preparation. The kids were focused throughout the week and I thought they played with great energy throughout the game.”
South Terrebonne had no answer for Terrebonne’s offensive playmakers and defensive speed.
The Tigers scored on their second offensive possession when Florida State commitment and Blue Chip senior Jakhi Douglas turned the corner and took it to the house on a 63-yard score.
After a quick defensive stop, the Tigers added to their lead and went up 13-0 when Jaylin Lucas scored.
Both Douglas and Lucas were terrors to the Gators throughout the win — each rushing for more than 100 yards.
Hill said he thought all of the team’s playmakers did well, as well as the offensive line.
“I thought we got everyone involved and it was a great day for all our playmakers,” Hill said. “Up front, we blocked ‘em well and controlled the line of scrimmage. I thought that was probably as well as we’ve played on that side of the ball so far this season.
But for as good as Terrebonne’s offense was, it was their defense that perhaps roared the loudest on Friday night.
South Terrebonne scored 84 points in their first two games — victories against H.L. Bourgeois and Berwick. But they were mostly stymied on Friday night, unable to push the line forward against Terrebonne’s size and unable to turn the corner against their speed.
Junior Maason Smith was mammoth, disrupting all of the Gators’ offensive flow with several sacks and tackles for loss.
But injuries helped the cause, too.
Gators’ standout halfback Colby Chelette missed most of the game with a shoulder injury and several other key players were either out or limited with lingering injuries.
South Terrebonne’s lone score came in the first half on a touchdown strike from quarterback Christian Arceneaux to receiver Peyton Parr, which made the score 13-7.
But after that, it was all Terrebonne.
The Tigers ended the first half with a touchdown pass from Douglas to Lucas to go up 20-7 at half.
In the second half, the water broke and Terrebonne blew it open.
First, Douglas and Lucas connected again on a long touchdown to go up 27-7, then Doniver Harris added a touchdown run to go up 34-7.
Quarterback Ryan Williams got in the act before the third quarter ended with a pass to Keith Robinson to make the lead 40-7, sending the game well out of reach.
In the fourth quarter, Terrebonne added their last touchdown to send the game to its final margin.
Both teams are now 2-1 on the season.
VANDEBILT GETS FIRST WIN OF 2019
After a couple tough losses, the Vandebilt football team roared on Friday night to their first win of the season.
The Terriers beat Berwick 41-14 on Friday, improving to 1-2 on the season and securing the first career win for first-year head coach Lance Ledet.
Vandebilt got a standout effort from quarterback Gavin Daigle. He passed for nearly 200 yards and rushed for more than 100 more in the easy win.
The Terriers’ defense was also dominant, allowing the team to roar out to a 34-0 lead at halftime, before heavily playing reserves in the second half.
E.D. WHITE SUFFERS FIRST 2019 DEFEAT
There have been a lot of questions about the local Class 4A district’s hierarchy.
On Friday night, Assumption let it be known loudly that they’re one of the contenders to win the whole thing.
The Mustangs beat E.D. White 26-7, improving to 3-0 on the season in the win.
The loss drops E.D. White to 2-1 on the year.
The game was mostly close throughout.
The teams were tied at 7-all going to halftime and in the second half, Assumption broke the tie with a touchdown to go up 14-7.
They never looked back.
The Mustangs added two insurance scores — one at the end of the third quarter and another late in the game — to secure the victory.
CLASS 4A/DIVISION II SCOREBOARD
Assumption 26, E.D. White 7
H.L. Bourgeois 46, Ellender 42
Erath 35, Morgan City 7
Central Lafourche 41, South Lafourche 13
Terrebonne 46, South Terrebonne 7
Vandebilt 41, Berwick 14