West St. John too much for Donaldsonville

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Donaldsonville will host 0-2 White Castle in their home opener this Friday night. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

Donaldsonville opened up their first season under head coach Brian Richardson with an exciting 30-27 victory over rival Assumption in their road opener.

The Tigers were hoping to keep the momentum going last Friday night as they made yet another road trip—this time to West St. John to face the Rams of Class 2A.

Donaldsonville wasn’t able to contain the West St. John attack. Though they moved the ball well and scored big points, the Rams made the plays when they were asked to do so. They pulled away from the Tigers and locked up a 49-34 victory.

Offensively, Donaldsonville was able to put up some impressive numbers.

Jaylin Williams—a first-year starter at quarterback—only completed 10 of his 23 passes, but those 10 connections went for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately for Williams, he was picked off three times by the Ram defense.

Williams’ favorite target was Acquindus Levy as he brought down five catches for 125 yards and a score. Ladarius Jackson had a nice game as well, snagging three balls for 82 yards.

Williams also did some damage from the ground as he added a rushing score.

However, it was Jemon Pleasant that proved to be the Tigers’ workhorse as he carried the ball 14 times for 133 yards. James Gipson chipped in with 55 yards on just five carries.

The Tigers now stand at 1-1 overall.

This Friday night, they’ll host their home opener against White Castle.

The Bulldogs have struggled in their first two outings. They were crushed by Brusly (a Donaldsonville district foe) in the opener, 41-12. Last Friday night, they were blanked by Madison Prep, 34-0.

The Tigers will be looking for some revenge after White Castle beat them, 40-34, last season.