Tigers surge to second victory in last three games

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

Donaldsonville got a much-need victory last Friday night as they rolled past Glen Oaks, 38-28, at Floyd Boutte stadium for Homecoming.

The victory upped the Tigers' district record to 3-3 after an 0-3 start in non-district play.

Donaldsonville has played well ever since falling into a two-game league skid.

In those two contests, the Tigers hit the road to face West Feliciana--a team that beat them handily in last year's playoffs. The result was very similar to the postseason defeat as the Saints pulled away with the 45-22 victory.

The next week, Donaldsonville lost another road matchup to Port Allen. The Pelicans overpowered them late in the game, pulling away with a 44-29 win.

Those two double-digit losses dropped them to just 1-5 overall and 1-2 in district play.

Ever since, the Tigers have turned things around--winning two of their last three games and evening their record within the league.

The run started with a 27-14 victory over Baker.

Donaldsonville fended off the Buffalos despite being out-gained, 368-312.

Quarterback Tyler Brown accounted for 258 total yards and two touchdowns, while receivers Jaylin Williams and Jeffery Johnson had 97 and 77 yards, respectively.

In their next outing, the Tigers hit the road and lost to perennial power Parkview Baptist, 66-32.

Donaldsonville hung tough with the Eagles early on, but critical turnovers forced the game to get out of hand late. Parkview feasted on two pick-sixes.

Stephen Sullivan had a huge game as he made seven grabs for 167 yards and a score.

Hosting their Homecoming game, the Tigers responded well with a 38-28 victory over struggling Glen Oaks.

The passing game was on point once again.

Williams provided a few of the big highlights as he totaled 80 yards receiving on just three catches. One of the grabs went for a 28-yard score off of a deflection.

Heading into that contest, Sullivan--who is being heavily recruited by LSU, TCU and others--was one of the leading receivers in the state with 51 catches for 914 yards and nine touchdowns.

The victory over Glen Oaks was a good one for Donaldsonville, but the finale will pit them against their toughest opponent of the season.

On Friday night, they hit the road to face 8-1 University Lab. The Cubs are the defending Division II champions.

Their only loss this season was in the season opener when they dropped a 24-7 contest to 5A's top-ranked team in Archbishop Rummel.

The Cubs have stormed through the district with a 6-0 record. In week seven, they beat Parkview, 29-21.