By Peter Pasqua
DONALDSONVILLE – Donaldsonville High School outscored White Castle by three touchdowns in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit and claim a 42-26 non-district victory Friday night at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers (3-1), under coach Brian Richardson, out-rushed their River Road rivals 316-256 and closed out the game with a defensive touchdown on an interception.
Jaquavious Tenner and Raeland Johnson each rushed for two touchdowns to lead Donaldsonville and quarterback Treveyon Brown threw for one touchdown on 4-of-7 passing.
Marcus Williams led White Castle (2-2) with three touchdowns rushing including on runs from 6 and 10 yards out that gave the Bulldogs a 12-6 halftime lead.
Jamarcus Miller’s 31-yard touchdown reception from Brown and Rashad Landry’s conversion run put the Tigers ahead 14-12 to open the second half. Tenner then added a 24-yard touchdown run and the conversion before Javier Batiste’s 68-yard scoring run cut it to 22-18 going into the fourth quarter.
Johnson’s second touchdown run from 5-yards out opened the final stanza but Williams added his third score on a 3-yard run and the conversion trimmed the lead to 28-26.
However, Donaldsonville finished strong and Tenner added a 3-yard touchdown run and Datjuan Harris returned an interception 65 yards for a score to pull away.
The Tigers travel to Class 5A Woodlawn of Baton Rouge (1-3) Friday night for their Week 5 matchup.