Tigers suffer first district loss against Saints

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Photo by DKMoon Photography.

Donaldsonville fought off a three-game losing streak to earn their first District 6-3A victory last week against Brusly, but they came down hard the next week against West Feliciana.

On the road, the Tigers were blindsided by a huge first-half flurry by the Saints. They fell down 38-7 at halftime, and even with a solid second-half showing, Donaldsonville suffered their fourth loss of the year, 45-22.

The Tigers actually got off to a fast start.

They drove 60 yards in just four plays. They then took the opening 7-0 lead with a 49-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Brown to Jaylin Williams.

Unfortunately for Donaldsonville, from that point on, it was all West Feliciana for the rest of the first half.

The Saints had five first-half possessions, and they scored touchdowns all five times.

West Feliciana took the lead after an eight-play, 64-yard drive that ended with quarterback Derrick Turner taking it in from one yard out. A successful two-point try followed to give the Saints an 8-7 advantage.

On their next drive, they marched 51 yards and extended the lead to 16-7 after a two-yard touchdown run by Ronald Sims.

Three more West Feliciana touchdowns followed by the break.

After an interception, Turner launched a 69-yard touchdown strike.

After a Tiger fumble at their own 21-yard line, West Feliciana went up 38-7 with a five-yard touchdown run by Josh Morrison.

They kept up the scoring in the second half as Treyonte Cummings broke loose on a 30-yard touchdown run to put the Saints up 45-7 midway through the third quarter.

Finally, in the fourth quarter, Donaldsonville got back into the end zone.

With Brown sidelined, Williams took over at QB and hit Stephen Sullivan for a 39-yard score.

Williams added a two-yard touchdown pass to Je'Mon Pleasant later to make the final score look a little more respectable at 45-22.

The Saints' rushing attack gave Donaldsonville fits throughout. They totaled 152 yards and five scores on the ground.

The Tigers were held to just 278 total yards.

Sullivan carried them on offense as he collected six catches for 115 yards and a score. He also rushed for a team-leading 42 yards.