Yellow flags cost Tigers on 'Pink Night'

DeRon Talley
DHS head coach Terrence Williams questions a call by the referees during the loss against E.D. White.

The DHS football team (1-7) lost to the E.D. White Cardinals 38-22 at home Friday night.In the game the Tigers finished with seven penalties that totaled 76 yards and had three turnovers.

"It was just one of those games where we had a lot of mistakes," said head coach Terrence Williams. "We have to go back to the drawing board on Monday and get all that stuff cleaned up."

The Cardinals (5-2) came out strong on their first two opening drives by scoring on each of them to take an early 14-0 lead against the Tigers. DHS's defense gave up an 89-yard touchdown pass to receiver Colby Masse, who would finish the game with four catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

On offense, the Tigers put up 432 total yards against White, but DHS could never match the Cardinals on the scoreboard.DHS quarterback Leondre James passed for 208 yards and rushed for 119 to carry the offensive load for the Tigers. His work was not enough as the Cardinals continued to rack up the points.

"We have a 24-hour rule, Williams said, you either enjoy this or dislike it for 24 hours and we move on."

Four years ago the Tigers began efforts to help the breast cancer awareness program in the community. Friday night the team dressed in pink accessories and recognized the breast cancer survivors and victims during halftime.For the game's coin toss, Coach Williams' mother, a breast cancer survivor, flipped the coin.

Williams said, "It was great. We have a lot of people in our community and in our country who have died of breast cancer. So whatever we can do to bring awareness and raise money to it, it's just something we want to do to give back."

The Tigers will face the Port Allen Pelicans in their next game on Friday in Port Allen.