Westgate senior wide receiver Kayshon Boutte showed Friday night why he is the No. 1 recruit in the state.
He and his Tigers teammates scored on big plays throughout on their way to defeating the Vandebilt Catholic Terriers 53-13 at Buddy Marcello Stadium in Houma in nondistrict action.
Boutte, an LSU commit, had five receptions for 204 yards and scored touchdowns on catches of 73 yards and 89 yards and added a 1-yard TD rush.
“It was just big explosive plays on their part,” first-year Vandebilt coach Lance Ledet said. “That team is loaded with great athletes. They’re a very talented team with many D-I players on that roster at receiver and defensive back. And it showed. You have to be perfect on every snap or what you saw is exactly what’s going to happen. With athletes like that you have to keep those guys corralled or it can ugly like it did.”
Westgate (1-1 overall) scored on the third play when quarterback Brennon Landry (7-for-16, 294 yards, 3 TDs) hit a wide-open Boutte for the 73-yard touchdown to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.
Landry connected on a screen pass with Jordan Doucet who scampered down the sideline untouched 63 yards for a touchdown and Westgate led 14-0.
Kevion Sopheus (17 carries, 159 yards, 2 TDs) scored on an 18-yard run to open the second quarter and extended the lead to 21-0.
After adding a field goal, the Tigers defense stopped Vandebilt’s deepest drive of the half when Jaquallen Allen intercepted a Jean Luc Lapeyre (46 yards rushing, 36 yards receiving, 34 yards passing) pass inside the 1-yard line and rambled 99 yards for a touchdown giving Westgate a 30-0 halftime advantage.
Boutte’s 1-yard touchdown run extended the Westgate lead to 36-0 with 7:43 left in the third quarter.
Vandebilt (0-2 overall) struck back on the next possession when Gavin Daigle (6-for-10, 133 yards, TD) hit Hayes Thompson down the left sideline for an 84-yard touchdown to make it 36-7.
Daigle added a 4-yard touchdown run later in the quarter to cut the deficit to 36-13.
“We played well in spurts,” Ledet said. “We moved the ball at times and got in the end zone a couple of times. We had some explosive plays ourselves. Obviously, the scoreboard is not going to show it, but our defense made a couple of stands and got some stops. We got some turnovers and some short fields.”
Boutte’s 89-yard score off a Landry screen pass gave the Tigers a 43-13 lead after three quarters.
Westgate added another field goal and Sopheus scored on an 81-yard run early in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.