NAPOLEONVILLE — For the first time this season, Terrebonne High’s football team took its show on the road and played outside of its home parish. 

And the road Tigers didn’t disappoint during Friday’s nondistrict showdown at Assumption. 

Terrebonne dominated in all three phases of the game as it rolled to a 41-6 win over the Mustangs in a showdown between two 2-0 teams entering Friday. 

The Tigers offensive attack generated 375 total yards and got four touchdowns from senior athlete Keshawn James (two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown). 

Terrebonne’s defensive attack recorded numerous plays behind the line of scrimmage that resulted in minus 26 yards, got a pair of interceptions from senior linebacker Colby Clement and junior defensive back Kwan Allen, two sacks from linebacker Dillion Babin and a defensive pass breakup with big hit over the middle from senior linebacker/defensive back Cullen Butler. 

And Terrebonne’s special teams unit recovered two fumbles on kickoff returns. 

Terrebonne coach Gary Hill said it was mostly an impressive performance on the road. 

“It was a huge win for us. They’ve got a great ball club,” Hill said. “We played awesome on defense and got some turnovers. We just couldn’t grab the momentum early in the game but as the game went on we were able to take it. We played a lot better in the second half with our offense, but overall, it was a great victory against a good ball club. We just have to keep moving on from here.” 

Assumption coach Anthony Paine said the Mustangs (2-1 overall) couldn’t get anything going against Terrebonne (3-0 overall). 

“We gave them short fields. We had special teams issues. We had some turnovers here and there,” Paine said. “You’ve got to play sound football. They are every bit as good as advertised . They played extremely well tonight. They were physical. Hat’s off to them. They did a good job. We’ve got to go back to the fundamentals of football. We had huge breakdowns all over the field. In the end, it cost us this game.” 

In the first half, Terrebonne capitalized on two Assumption turnovers to set up touchdown drives. 

In the first quarter, Clement intercepted a screen pass from Assumption quarterback Tijah Parker on fourth down at the Tigers’ 24.

The Tigers offense took advantage of it when James launched a 78-yard touchdown pass down the field to a wide-open Ja’khi Douglas to put Terrebonne ahead 7-0 with 6:21 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Tigers defense got another interception when Allen dove to catch a short pass from Parker at the Mustangs’ 14.

After a 16-yard run from James and 6-yard run from Chaz Ward, James scrambled and pushed his way into the end zone in between two Assumption defenders to make it 14-0 Terrebonne with 10:09 left in the second quarter.

Terrebonne’s defense dominated for most of the first half, holding the Mustangs to 14 total yards and five plays of negative yardage.

Clement said his interception sparked Terrebonne’s defense, which has six interceptions in the first three weeks of the season.

“It helped us get the momentum and we moved on from there,” Clement said. “We get to wear a turnover chain whenever we get a turnover, so it just help us keep going and making plays all game.”

In the third quarter, Terrebonne added to its lead with a 5-yard touchdown run from Ward, a 30-yard touchdown pass from James to receiver Treveon Johnson and an 15-yard touchdown pass from Douglas to James to go up 34-0.

Assumption got on the scoreboard when Resmond Smith recovered a fumble and returned it 67-yards for a touchdown that cut Terrebonne’s lead to 34-6 (extra point failed) at the end of the third quarter.

Douglas ended the game’s scoring with a 1-yard run with 7:46 left in the game to make it 41-6.

Offensive leaders for Terrebonne were James (10 carries, 70 yards rushing, TD; 3-of-7 passing for 110 yards and two TDs; two catches for 20 yards and a score), Douglas (nine carries, 67 yards, TD; 5-of-11 passing, 53 yards, TD; two catches, 80 yards, TD) and Ward (19 carries, 72 yards, TD).

James, who missed all of fall camp and Week 1 of the season with a foot injury, said the Tigers knew they had to bring it against Assumption.

“The whole week we were telling ourselves that we can’t come out and play like we did during the first two weeks of the season,” James said. “The first two weeks we came out slacking. Assumption is a good team and we both have athletes. We had to come out and play.”