Donaldsonville officially begins fall practice

Kyle Riviere
Donaldsonville is preparing for their fall scrimmage with Country Day on Aug. 21.
Photo by Kyle Riviere

Students from across the parish went back to school on Monday, and the Donaldsonville Tigers went back to preparing for the 2015 football season.

The Tigers officially started their fall practice this week as they brace themselves for a new season in a new district.

District 6-3A will be quite the challenge this season. It contains the likes of defending Division-II champion University High, Division-II runner-up Parkview Baptist, heavyweight West Feliciana, Brusly, Baker, Glen Oaks and Port Allen.

Third-year head coach Benny Guilbeaux would have liked to have scheduled more parish teams during the year, but he's confident when it comes to the competition.

Though they'll have to deal with U-High and Parkview during the regular season, those two schools will be competing in a different bracket come playoff time.

Coach Guilbeaux thinks that his squad will be able to compete favorably with the other teams within the league.

Heading into preparation for the season, Donaldsonville will be trying to alter their offensive attack to cater to the most seasoned part of their roster: the offensive line.

All five starters return in the trenches, prompting Coach Guilbeaux to transition to more of a downhill ground attack in 2015.

He believes the experience of both the offensive and defensive lines will give the Tigers a great edge heading into the season.

Donaldsonville will see their first action next Friday, Aug. 21., against Country Day in their fall scrimmage.

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Tigers will officially start the 2015 season as they go on the road to face St. James in their jamboree.