Donaldsonville football shines over the weekend

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Donaldsonville alum Stephen Sullivan caught his first collegiate touchdown in LSU's win over Syracuse. Photo by

It was a big weekend for current and former Donaldsonville football players.

For the current Tigers, they celebrated yet another victory. This time, they cruised past Morgan City at home by a score of 44-6 to improve to a perfect 4-0 for the season.

Donaldsonville’s offense began fast as they scored 22 first-quarter points.

No one scored in the second period, so the Tigers took a 22-6 lead into halftime.

In the second half, it was all Donaldsonville as they scored 22 unanswered points—14 in the third quarter and 8 in the fourth.

With no Jemon Pleasant, freshman Rae’land Johnson stepped up at running back. He had a huge game for the Tigers as he rushed for a game-high 183 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

Quarterback Jaylin Williams threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns on just nine completions.

Tyrese Ester caught a 43-yard touchdown pass, and Acquindas Levy had two catches for 46 yards.

Overall, Donaldsonville finished the game with 401 yards of total offense.

Their defense looked good as well.

Kadarrion Jones finished with four tackles and two sacks, and Tulane commit Davon Wright had three tackles and a sack.

Savon Landry came away with an interception.

This 4-0 start is Donaldsonville’s best since 2010. That year, the Tigers finished 8-2.

In these four victories, the Tigers have outscored their opponents by a 174-54 margin.

This week, Donaldsonville will hit the road to face an opponent from Class 4A in Livonia.

The Wildcats are 1-3 and have lost three straight games. Last Friday night, they lost to 5A McKinley, 35-22.

It was also a great weekend for a former Tiger in LSU sophomore receiver Stephen Sullivan.

Sullivan scored the first touchdown of his collegiate career on Saturday as LSU escaped Syracuse, 35-26.

Sullivan caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from Danny Etling right before the half that gave the Tigers a 14-3 lead at the break.

Sullivan, a former all-district and All-Parish performer at Donaldsonville, has caught two passes this year—both going for over 40 yards.