Destrehan vs. Hahnville has become known as one of the most heated rivalries in Louisiana. Throughout the years, students from the two schools have executed several escalating pranks on the other in the week leading up to the game.
Fans can expect standing room only at this game. Last season, Hahnville topped Destrehan 20-13 to take home the bragging rights. Destrehan will be looking to regain the upper hand in this “Cross River Rivalry.”
Austin has played football and participated in track at the Varsity level for all four years at Hahnville, while earning Cum Laude honors. He also participates in Beta and National Honor Society along with helping foster children in St. Charles Parish. Austin is most proud of his community involvement as a member of Dat’s Dad Club from Luling, LA that fundraises for the benefit of local families who have been affected by cacncer. Austin is a true team player who leads by example and excels in the classroom. He is the epitome of a “student-athlete”.
Ronal is a 3-year letterman on the varsity football team and a 2-year letterman in track. Ronal is also a member of the Beta Club. He plans to attend South Central Louisiana Technical College and pursue an associate degree in Instrumentation.
HALL OF FAME
Easton started in the Hahnville-Destrehan rivalry his junior and senior years. As quarterback of the 2011 and 2012 team, the Hahnville tigers went on to win 34-3 in 2011 and a overtime thriller in 2012, 47-44. After high school, Easton went on to play quarterback at Louisiana College where he started all 4 years. In doing so, he received American Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year award in 2013 American Southwest Conference Offensive player of the year in 2014 and was invited to play on Team USA in the summer of 2014 to play in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) tournament in Kuwait where he won a Gold medal. He is one of only 5 quarterbacks in the state of Louisiana to throw for over 10,000 yards in his career. Now, Easton returned to his alma mater after college to coach football and help young athletes with his same dream to become successful in life.
John Emery Sr.
John Emery, Sr. is a 1992 graduate of Destrehan High School. John led in tackles in the 1991 Destrehan vs Hahnville rivalary, and led his team to victory. He went on to attend the University of Tennessee and Nicolls State University. John pursued several professional football opportunities including the Houston Oilers. He currently works as a youth advocate for Youth Empowerment Project and a student advocate for the St. Charles Parish Public School System. Both of John’s sons carried the tradition of Wildcat football, with his youngest son, John Emery, Jr. who is a senior playing in tonights game! John Emery, Sr. is a caring and active St. Charles parish community member with a heart for family and football.
This "Cross town Rivalry," or "The Battle for St. Charles Parrish" is a classic Great American Rivalry. Featuring top class football and real animosity, these two teams always put on a show. This year, Destrehan came in with a score to settle. Last season, Hahnville defeated them to end their six year streak.
And Destrehan came out of the gates firing, scoring an early touchdown to go up 7-0. From there, superstar Georgia commit John Emery Jr. helped control the clock and pace of the game for Destrehan, rushing for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
Destrehan would take back the bragging rights in this rivalry with a 28-15 win in an attempt to start another streak over arch rival Hahnville.
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