NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Destrehan possesses one of the most deadliest weapons in Louisiana high school football, and they unleashed it on Landry-Walker Friday night. John Emery, Jr. rushed for touchdowns of four and seven yards, and also returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score.
The three touchdowns helped Destrehan get by Landry-Walker, 31-26. The Wildcats next faceoff with Terrebonne, in the third round of the Class 5A playoffs. Destrehan beat the Tigers in the regular season, 49-20.
The Wildcats haven’t won a state title since 2008. After beating Landry-Walker, Emery said every week the team has a “Meet me in the Dome” mentality.