Costly turnovers allow Eagles to soar past Tigers

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

Donaldsonville played hard Friday night against Parkview Baptist, but costly turnovers allowed the hosting Eagles to explode for 66 points and hand the Tigers their third district loss.

Donaldsonville came into the contest with some confidence after ending a two-game skid and getting their second league victory against Baker.

The Tigers showed no intimidation as they went on the road to face perennial power Parkview.

After the Eagles went downfield and scored on their opening possession, Donaldsonville responded with a promising drive of their own.

Quarterback Tyler Brown hooked up with receiver Stephen Sullivan for a big gain, but the march was squandered when Brown was picked off in the end zone.

That red zone interception was a terrible sign of things to come for the Tigers.

The two offenses went back and forth in the first half, but Parkview had a 37-20 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, with Donaldsonville still hanging around at 44-26, critical turnovers came in bunches.

On two straight Tiger possessions, Brown was picked off, and each time, the Eagles were able to return the interceptions for touchdowns.

The pick-sixes took a competitive 44-26 affair to a 59-26 blowout.

With the large lead, Parkview was able to cruise the rest of the way and claim the 66-32 victory.

The Eagle rushing attack was too much for Donaldsonville to handle as they rolled up 383 yards on the ground and 451 yards overall.

A host of Parkview runners had big contributions.

Conner Joffrion had 77 yards and three scores on just seven carries. Trent Kavanaugh had 67 yards and two scores on just three carries.

Kayin White had 82 yards on nine carries, and Reginald Hayes added 75 yards.

As for the Tigers, the passing game is where they had the most success.

Brown completed 14 of 30 passes for 268 yards and three scores. However, he was picked off five times--with two of those interception going for touchdowns for the Eagles.

Parkview's Caleb Meaux came away with three of the five picks.

Sullivan had a big game through the air for Donaldsonville as he came away with seven catches for 167 yards and one score.

The loss dropped the Tigers to just 2-6 overall and 2-3 in district play.

Donaldsonville will have a chance to even their league record this Friday night as they host Glen Oaks.

Glen Oaks has struggled all season. They stand at just 1-7, and they have lost six straight games.