Donaldsonville Tigers and ACHS Bulldogs Garner Playoff Berths
The Ascension Catholic Bulldogs have waited seven years to see their name on the big screen at the LHSAA meetings on the Sunday before the playoffs begin, the wait it over. ACHS garnered the #32 seed and will face #1 Ouachita Christian from Monroe in the first round of the playoffs.
The Donaldsonville Tigers missed out on a home game as they were selected as the #17 seed (top 16 host) and they will travel to face the Marksville Tigers in the first round. ACHS finished the season at 4-6 overall in a very tough 9A district, quality opponents in the non-district schedule helped the Bulldogs grab a spot in the playoffs.
Coach Rick Bolotte was very excited after seeing his team make the playoffs said, “It’s an honor to be chosen as 1 of the 32 teams and this is a goal that we set before the season began”. Bolotte added “our team understands the challenge of facing the #1 team in 1A, we must practice hard this week and prepare for a good team.”
“I am very excited for the Seniors and the underclassmen as we hope to start a tradition of playoff appearances, we have some young talent on this team mixed in with some good Senior leadership.”
The Donaldsonville Tigers finished 5-5 in a tough 3A district that saw five of the six teams make the playoffs. DHS must travel in the first round, but if they are victorious, they will have a chance to host #1 seeded Farmerville in the second round.
“We will continue to work hard and our guys will give it there best,” said DHS Head Coach Terence Williams.
Class 3A is loaded with talented teams including district foe and champion St. Charles. DHS has a high scoring offense and an opportunistic defense with experience. Follow the Tigers and the Bulldogs on KKAY 1590 AM and globalradiokkay.com in the 2011 playoffs.
Donaldsonville High quarterback Devon Breaux had the metro area’s biggest offensive night of the season in Thursday’s 54-40 win over St. James.
Breaux, a Tulane commitment, passed for 270 yards and ran for 307, giving him 577 yards total offense. He rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three TDs.