Donaldsonville ends season with lop-sided loss to University

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Donaldsonville finishes with the regular season with a 3-7 record. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

After winning two of their previous three games, Donaldsonville's season ended on a sour note as they were throttled by district champion University Lab on the road Thursday night.

The Cub offense was far too much for Donaldsonville to handle as they exploded for 49 first-half points, allowing them to cruise to an easy 56-22 victory.

The Tigers were coming off of a 38-28 Homecoming victory over Glen Oaks, but the Cubs were their toughest competition of the year. University is the defending Division II champions and the only team from the district that hasn't lost a game.

They certainly looked the part early on as quarterback DJ White hit Mike Hollins for a 45-yard connection to start the game. Soon afterward, White hit Chris Raymond for a 13-yard score to put the Cubs up 7-0.

Donaldsonville had a promising drive, but they fumbled the ball away in the red zone.

The mistake was costly as White tossed a screen to Hollins, and he took it 86 yards for another University touchdown.

They kept scoring. They were able to take a commanding 28-0 lead after White tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Malik Antoine and another score to Hollins--this one from 24 yards out.

Donaldsonville finally got on the board when Koby Bozeman reeled off a 34-yard run. That scamper set up a 43-yard connection from Tyler Brown to Stephen Sullivan.

Davon Johnson finished off the drive with a touchdown run to cut it to 28-7.

However, the Tiger defense could not stand up to the Cubs' high-powered offensive attack.

They rapidly marched downfield and extended their lead with a seven-yard touchdown run by Hollins.

The Tigers answered back with another Brown to Sullivan connection. This one went for 76 yards.

But that was only followed by two more University touchdowns to end the half.

Jordan Davis contributed a three-yard touchdown run. And after a Brown interception was returned inside the Tiger 10-yard line, Hollins scored from seven yards out to give the Cubs a 49-14 halftime advantage.

To start the third quarter, Davis broke loose on a 29-yard touchdown run for their final score of the game.

Donaldsonville's final touchdown of the season came in the fourth quarter when Johnson scored on a 13-yard run to make the final 56-22.

White was spectacular for University as he threw for 246 yards and four scores.

Hollins was a two-way terror as he had 52 yards rushing with three scores, and through the air, he made three catches for 155 yards and one touchdown.

Davis led the Cubs with a game-high 83 yards rushing and two scores.

As for Donaldsonville, Brown went 9-20 for 231 yards and a touchdown, but he was picked off twice.

Sullivan--who recently received a scholarship offer from Texas--ended his tremendous senior season with another huge outing. He made four catches for 163 yards and a score.

Bozeman led the Tiger ground attack with 79 yards, and Johnson added 47 yards and two touchdowns.

Facing a brutal schedule and the immensely-challenging new district, Donaldsonville finished the regular season at 3-7 overall. All of their wins came in league play.