Donaldsonville grabs first win in district shootout

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

After three tough losses to begin the season, the Donaldsonville Tigers earned their first victory on Friday night.

In their first game in District 6-3A, the Tigers fought off Brusly in a wild shootout to earn a 61-41 win at home.

Donaldsonville was desperate for the victory after a rough start to the season.

After a 32-0 loss to St. James in the jamboree, the Tigers dropped their opener to Assumption, 34-14.

They then fell to two highly-talented lower-classifiction teams in West St. John and White Castle to drop to 0-3 overall.

The Tigers were able to turn things around in last Friday night's clash with Brusly.

Though, things didn't come easily. The Panthers got touchdowns from Zavion Bell, Jason Holliday and Avery Grant on their way to a 41-point explosion.

Even 41 points couldn't secure them a victory against a white-hot Donaldsonville offense.

Senior quarterback Tyler Brown led the Tigers to their highest point-total of the year as they dropped 61. That was the most points Donaldsonville had scored since 2009--when they put up 70 against Point Coupee Central.

Brown completed 12 of 20 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, he burned Brusly for 54 yards and three more touchdowns.

The win upped Donaldsonville's record to 1-3, and most importantly, 1-0 in the brutal District 6-3A.

Their next league matchup will be a tough one. They'll go on the road to play 1-3 West Felciana on Friday night.

Their three losses have come to teams that have combined to go 8-4 through the first four weeks.

In addition to trying to start off the district season 2-0, Donaldsonville will be trying to avenge an embarrassing 50-7 second-round playoff defeat to the Saints from last year.