Donaldsonville looking to end two-game district skid

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

The Donaldsonville Tigers will be trying to regroup this Friday night after suffering their second straight loss in their new district.

The Tigers kicked off District 6-3A play with a bang as they put up 61 points in a shootout victory over Brusly.

However, ever since, Donaldsonville has dropped back-to-back games.

They first fell to West Feliciana (the same team that had eliminated them from the playoffs in 2014) on the road by a score of 45-22.

That was followed by another road loss last Friday night against Port Allen.

The game was a much closer affair with the Tigers claiming a 22-20 lead at halftime.

Donaldsonville carried that advantage into the latter stages of the game. In the fourth quarter, they led by one.

It was then that the Pelicans made a run that devastated the Tigers.

They stormed back to take a 36-29 lead with just seven minutes remaining in the game, and they eventually added another score for assurance to defeat Donaldsonville, 44-29.

The loss continued what has been a difficult year for the Tigers. They now stand at just 1-5 overall and 1-2 in district play.

Donaldsonville has been explosive throughout much of the year. They currently average 30 points per game.

Unfortunately, the Tigers have been giving up plenty of points in return. Through six games, Donaldsonville is surrendering a hefty 46 per contest.

The Tigers are hoping to change all of that this Friday night as they host Baker in another key district tussle.

The Buffalos have had an up-and-down season. They have won three games, but none of their victories have come in consecutive weeks.

Baker is 3-3 overall with a 1-2 mark in district play, but both of those losses have come to district heavyweights Parkview Baptist and University High.

Those defeats were by a combined margin of 101-21.

The Buffalos' lone league win came against Glen Oaks back on Oct. 2, when they toughed out a win by a score of 14-6.