Destrehan Puts A Wrap on Spring Drills

Destrehan head coach Steve Robichaux figures to have one of the top teams in Class in Class 5A for the 2007 campaign and fans got to see a glimpse of the future as the Wildcats wrapped up spring drills with a controlled scrimmage.

Starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson missed all of spring rehabbing from a broken wrist and taking over in his absence was Ramal Ellis.

 

Wildcat fans knew that they had two top-flight receivers in Timothy Molton and Damaris Johnson but it was junior wide out Brandon Armstrong that came up big in the scrimmage.

 

The 5-7, 165-pounder had a huge game with four touchdown catches that all covered 40 yards or more. He took short passes and turned them all into big gains which opened up a few eyes and had some high-fives being exchanged in the stands

 

Molton made his presence felt with a nice touchdown catch from about 20 yards out where he had to make a leaping grab on the sideline, and got not one but both feet down before going out of bounds. He also caught two to three short passes and made something out of nothing with his ability to run after the catch.

 

Keeping up with his teammates, Johnson turned in some nice plays as well with a touchdown catch where he was wide open going across the middle. He also broke off a few long runs after the catch, with one of them covering more than 50 yards before he was caught from behind.

 

The Fontainebleau front seven did a good job of keeping Jerico Nelson in check as he had a tough time finding running room The offense looks like its going to be very similar to the 2006 version and lined up mostly in the shotgun with a lot of three and four wide receiver sets. They are going to spread the field and look to take advantage of their speed and athleticism at the skill positions.

 

Starting. He had a 20 yard scoring run where he turned it up the sideline and dove for the pylon, and also had a short one yard scoring run. Nelson is a big threat catching the ball out of the backfield and he caught a screen out in the flat that he took for another touchdown from about 20 yards out.

 

Defensively, Destrehan has some work to do but there will not be many times this unit will have to face an offense as explosive as the one it goes up against day in and day out in practice.

 

Junior defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore had a nice game as he was in the backfield a lot pressuring the quarterback and had a couple of fumble recoveries.

 

Returning senior starter at safety Trey Watkins didn't play in the game because he missed all of spring playing centerfield on the baseball team but he will be back in the fall and that should shore up the secondary.

 

All in all, the Wildcats looked like they are going to be very tough to stop on the offensive side of the ball and with the athletes they have on defense they should be okay by the time August rolls around.

 

You can bet that head coach Steve Robichaux will make sure of that.


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