NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - You love offense, well you're in for a treat. Destrehan and Terrebonne can break the scoreboard on any given night. The schools will meet up for top seeding in Class 5A, and a district title.
“They have three tremendous athletes on offense, they do a good job. Just guys you have to be ready to play, and really get a lot of guys to the football. Be able to tackle those guys, because they are tremendous athletes. Our defense did a pretty good job against them last year. We’re going to have another good effort again this year. Because they’re so explosive on offense,” said Destrehan Head Coach Stephen Robichaux.
“I think they’re a great offensive team. They got great receivers. They got a great quarterback. They’re loaded at running back. They got the best running back in the country in John Emery. So offensively there everything we’re supposed to be,” said Terrebonne Head Coach Gary Hill.
“Oh yeah, it’s the biggest game of the season right now. We didn’t get it last year, so we got a chip on our shoulder. I’m sure they got a chip on their shoulder because they didn’t beat us last year. It’s going to be a great game, I’m ready,” said Wildcats running back John Emery, Jr.
Terrebonne is undefeated going into this matchup, and have the talent to go very far in the state playoffs. But first things first, they want a district crown.
“A lot of people came out and didn’t think we could get to this point. So the kids are really enjoying the moment of being here. They still know they have work to do. Regardless of what happens on Friday night, wake up on Saturday morning, the following week, every time you step on the field it could be your last game. The big picture is still in their minds, but they’re also ready to play on Friday night. They had that on their card as something to accomplish for themselves,” said Hill.
The last time Terrebonne won a district title was in 2010, and the last time they went to the Dome to play for a state title was way back in 1983.