It was just a spring game, but Terrebonne High’s football team looked like it was in regular-season mode during Thursday’s drills with St. Charles Catholic.

Terrebonne dominated all phases of the spring game held at Thomas B. Smith Stadium in Houma.

The Tigers offense scored six touchdowns, getting four scores from its first-unit stars and two more from its second team.

Terrebonne’s defense prevented St. Charles from scoring a touchdown during the entire scrimmage, which consisted of a controlled format where both teams rotated their first and second team units.

Terrebonne coach Gary Hill said it was an impressive showing against one of the state’s most successful football programs in St. Charles, which is led by longtime coach Frank Monica.

“They are always fundamentally sound and well-coached," Hill said. "We always try to go against them so we can fix our mistakes. We did a lot of good things, but they are a young team.”

Monica said the Comets, which lost a large senior class from last year’s Division II state semifinal round playoff team, had no answers for Terrebonne.

“We had no answers for their speed. They were a lot farther along than we were. We were very sluggish and very poorly prepared,” Monica said. “We just took a severe butt kicking. I don’t know if we have any answers right now. We lost a lot of good football players from last year. Right now I’m just trying to see who can break the huddle because we are a God awful football team right now.”

Terrebonne’s offense set the tone early and often during Thursday’s spring game.

The Tigers scored touchdowns on three of their first four offensive drives, getting a 30-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jakhi Douglas to senior KeShawn James, a 1-yard touchdown run from James and a 20-yard touchdown pass from Douglas to senior receiver Treveon Johnson.

Terrebonne’s second-team offense got in on the fun when both junior Kwan Allen and junior Randall Hartman used their speed and elusiveness to evade tackles and run for a pair of long touchdowns.

The Tigers ended the scrimmage with James finding a wide-open Douglas for an easy sideline touchdown grab. Both James and Douglas rotated from quarterback to receiver during the scrimmage. Senior running back Chaz Ward also had several chain moving runs.

James said the Tigers wanted to send out a message with their spring game performance.

“We wanted to come out and get a victory,” James said. “We’re making a statement right here. It’s our senior year. We have to go out with a bang.”

Despite the offensive success, Hill said he believes the Tigers still have room to improve.

“We scored six touchdowns, so I really can’t complain about that,” Hill said. “I was pleased with how we did execute. I would like to see us get back to being more physical in the same process.”

Terrebonne’s defense forced five three-and-outs and got constant pressure on the quarterbacks. The Comets moved the ball into Terrebonne territory on several occasions, but the Tigers defense stood tall with key stops on fourth downs.

“Defensively I thought we tackled better than we did last year,” Hill said. “We gave up some passing yards early, but we worked out some coverages and forced a few bad throws to get us off the field. They got in scoring position in three drives and we kind of tightened it up and didn’t allow them to get in.”

Terrebonne’s defenders who made big stops were linebackers Cullen Butler, Dillion Babin and Colby Clement, defensive lineman William Robinson and defensive backs Kwan Allen, Jakobe Carter and TJ Ruffin.

Butler, who will enter his senior season this fall, said the Tigers defense was ready to get after it on Thursday.

“It all starts on the practice field for us,” Butler said. “We’ve been coming out to work every day, and it showed on the field (Thursday)."

Monica said St. Charles struggled to contain Terrebonne’s defensive pressure.

“We had no consistency,” Monica said. “They gave us some looks. They came after us a little bit with a lot of pressure. We weren’t prepared for that. We weren’t very physical. We didn’t line up properly.”

Hill said both teams ended the scrimmage without any major injuries.

For Terrebonne, the goal will be to continue to improve over the summer. The Tigers went 7-4 overall last season and have big expectations to contend for a District 7-5A title and make a deep playoff run.

“It’s a long ways ahead,” Hill said. “It’s a long way to go, but it seems like we’re ahead of the curve of where we usually start going into summer. Hopefully we catch some momentum and keep it going this fall.”