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Destrehan Takes on Upset Minded Thibodaux Friday

This week’s Louisiana High School football game is a 5A District 7 matchup between the Thibodaux Tigers (2-3) and the Destrehan Wildcats (4-1).

Wildcats Rebuilding or Reloading?

Destrehan made it to the Class 5A state championship game last year and lost in a defensive slugfest to Acadiana 8-3. It was the final game for Steve Robichaux as head coach after 18 years at the helm. Robichaux won 82-percent of his games and back-to-back state titles in 2007 and 2008.

Trying to fill Robichaux’s shoes will be former John Ehret Coach Marcus Scott, who went 20-5 as the Patriots head coach. He’s familiar with Destrehan, as Scott was the defensive coordinator of the Wildcats from 2016-17.

Tigers Looking to Get Back to .500

Thibodaux is led by head coach Chris Dugas and the Tigers are coming off a 7-4 season. They return senior quarterback Luke Alleman, who threw for 2,786 yards and 31 touchdowns last season.

The Thibodaux Tigers have a 2-3 overall record and 1-2 in 5A district 7. They opened the season with a loss to McDonough 35 (14-13), beat Central Lafourche (54-2), lost two straight to Terrebonne (10-7) and Hahnville (64-35).

Last week, the Tigers defeated Breaux Bridge 27-22. Quarterback Luke Alleman threw for two touchdowns and senior running back Ferronte Miller scored two touchdowns – one rushing and one receiving.