Tigers cruise to second victory in three games

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Jemon Pleasant had 181 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the Tigers' win over Glen Oaks. Photo by Chuck Montero.

After suffering through three straight losses, the Donaldsonville Tigers have hit their stride late in the season and won two of their last three games.

Donaldsonville went on the road last Friday night and rolled to their most emphatic victory of the season—a 56-0 drubbing of district foe Glen Oaks.

The Tigers began this hot stretch last month when they ended their three-game losing streak with a hard-fought 26-22 road victory against Baker—their first district win of the year.

Donaldsonville lost their next game to defending Division II champion Parkview Baptist, but they responded nicely on Friday night.

The Tigers took command right from the start as they jumped out to a 22-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The scoring began with a 60-yard touchdown run by Christian Bell. Jemon Pleasant ran in the ensuing 2-point try.

The Donaldsonville defense then got into the act as Jeffery Johnson came through with a 30-yard pick-six, and quarterback Jaylin Williams ran in the 2-point try to make it 16-0.

To end the first-quarter scoring, Williams connected with Ladarius Jackson for a 74-yard touchdown.

To start the second period, Tahj Brown rumbled for a 26-yard touchdown run.

That was followed by another rushing touchdown from Bell as he crossed the goal line from nine yards out. Pleasant converted the 2-point try.

Finally, to end the first-half explosion, Pleasant scored on a six-yard touchdown run to give Donaldsonville a dominant 42-0 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, Pleasant continued his big game as he broke loose on a 22-yard touchdown run, and Williams converted the 2-point try.

To conclude the Tiger scoring, Donaldsonville scored one last touchdown in the fourth quarter. Jaquaivus Tenner found the end zone from four yards out to put the Tigers up 56-0.

In the blowout victory, Williams only had to throw the ball 10 times. He completed five of those passes for 144 yards and a score. He also rushed for 36 yards.

However, it was Pleasant that had the biggest game for the Tigers. He had 181 yards rushing and two scores. Bell chipped in with 84 yards and two touchdowns.

The victory improved Donaldsonville to 4-5 overall and 2-4 in District 6-3A play. The four wins have already surpassed the Tigers’ win total from last season.

Though, they’ll have a very tough home matchup for the regular-season finale. They’ll play 5-4 University Lab.