Destrehan's Devon Walker (3) and Antonio Parker (14) tackle Higgins running back Leon Smith (23) during the Wildcats' quarterfinal win. The Wildcats' defense guided Destrehan to a 14-3 win in the championship game, the school's second in a row.
Teammates celebrate with Higgins quarterback Edward Bernard after he scored Friday night. The Hurricanes fell 27-18 to Destrehan in a Class 5A quarterfinal.
Destrehan quarterback Wynrick Smothers (17) is tackled by Higgins cornerback Jermaine Ambrose during the Wildcats' 27-18 win Friday night.