Eagles soar past Tigers in district clash

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Donaldsonville had 212 total yards in their loss to Parkview Baptist. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

Last Friday night, Donaldsonville tried to earn back-to-back victories for the first time this season, but they couldn’t beat the champs.

The Tigers hosted defending Division II champion Parkview Baptist in a district clash, looking to build on a 26-22 road victory over Baker from the previous week.

However, the Eagles started off hot—racing out to a 52-8 lead at halftime. Donaldsonville played well in the second half, outscoring Parkview 16-0, but the damage was already done. The Eagles collected the 52-24 victory.

Parkview Baptist’s defense set the tone early as Terry Talbot picked off Tiger quarterback Jaylin Williams and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. A successful 2-point try gave them an 8-0 lead.

The Eagles closed out the first quarter with two short touchdown runs to build a 23-0 lead heading into the second.

They kept rolling from there.

Matt Murla ran in an eight-yard score, and McKane Kinchen threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Washington to extend the advantage to 38-0.

Finally, Donaldsonville got on the board when Williams connected with Jeff Johnson for a 72-yard score, and Williams ran in the ensuing 2-point try.

Though, Parkview responded with a Kinchen touchdown pass to Conner Joffrion that helped the Eagles build a dominating 52-8 halftime lead.

In the fourth quarter, the Tigers added two touchdowns—both coming on the ground.

First, Jemon Pleasant scored from 17 yards out. That was followed by Williams hitting Tahj Brown for the 2-point try.

Brown then scored their final touchdown as he reached the end zone from one yard out.

Parkview only had five more first downs than Donaldsonville, and they only out-gained the Tigers, 272-212.

It was turnovers that really hurt Donaldsonville. They committed three of them.

Williams went 8-16 for 132 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He added 30 yards rushing.

Pleasant only carried the ball 10 times, but he accumulated 43 yards and a score on those carries.

The loss dropped Donaldsonville to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in district play.

The Tigers will try to bounce back this week as they go on the road to face 1-7 Glen Oaks.