By Peter Pasqua
De La Salle too much for Donaldsonville DONALDSONVILLE – De La Salle High School built a 22-point halftime lead and never looked back on the way to a 47-20 District 10-3A victory over Donaldsonville Friday night at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium.
The Cavaliers (6-3, 3-1), the No. 11 ranked team in the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association Class 3A poll, only out-gained Donaldsonville in total yardage 374- 357 with 277 of it coming on 42 rushing attempts and finish as district runners-up to St. Charles Catholic.
The Fighting Tigers (5-5, 1-3), coached by Brian Richardson, passed for 198 yards with Treveyon Brown completing 12-of-23 attempts and added 159 yards rushing on 24 attempts.
De La Salle went ahead on Montrell Johnson’s 25-yard run and Bryan Phillips 2-yard run before Brown connected with Jeffery Johnson for a 94-yard touchdown reception to cut it to 14-6. But the Cavaliers added a pair of touchdowns before the half on an 8-yard run by Fisher Rojas and a 50-yard interception return from Joseph Husband to take a 28-6 lead.
Jaques Juneau’s 19-yard run and Ivan Paz’s 37-yard reception for Rojas sandwiched Jaquanus Tenner’s 74-yard touchdown run for Donaldsonville in the third quarter as the Cavaliers built a 40-12 lead.
Rojas added a 19-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and Brown followed with a 15-yard scoring run with Randell Oatis reflecting the final tally on the two-point conversion.
Donaldsonville enters the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs as the No. 24 seed and travel to west bank and district rival St. James (6-4, 2-2) Friday night for a first round matchup.
The Tigers upset Union Parish on the road last season in the bi-district round before falling to top-seed Sterlington in the regionals.