High expectations surround Destrehan’s football team in 2022

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) — Last season, Destrehan was one step away from the Superdome, falling to eventual state champion Zachary in the state semifinals. With a joint effort on and off the field, the Wildcats are focused on a winning culture.

“Well, it’s always good to be somewhere where there are high expectations. Here, it is more of a concerted effort of everyone involved. In terms of district, staff, as well as campus administration. It basically allows us to do a good job. Because we have everything we need to put a good product on the pitch,” said Destrehan’s head football coach, Marcus Scott.

“I don’t take it as pressure. I just focus on us. Focus on improving my teammates every day and building. Eventually, that time will come. I would just be happy to see us grow. Obviously we want to win. All growth is awesome. You want to take it to the next level and make it to the semi-finals,” said senior Jai Eugene, Jr.

Destrehan can rely on quarterback Jai Eugene, Jr.’s experience this season. The Tulane commit is one piece of a possible winning puzzle.

“He saw a lot of shots. He has a lot of experience in big games. It obviously makes me feel good. Every coach in the state is optimistic this time of year. So we have to do all the little things and take them one at a time,” Scott said.

The Wildcats open their 2022 season against the Bonnabel Bruins in Destrehan.

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