Berwick High School's Dale Turner
(The Daily Review/Mico Aloisio)
Berwick will travel to face Donaldsonville in league play
Berwick High School will travel to face Donaldsonville Friday in what likely will be the Panthers’ regular-season finale.
Berwick (3-6 overall, 1-3 in district) enters the contest ranked No. 39 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A power rankings, and while it’s a longshot the Panthers would make the playoffs with a win, Walker said it’s still mathematically possible.
A week ago, Berwick fell to E.D. White, 37-7, while Donaldsonville (6-3, 2-2) lost to Lutcher, 25-18.
The Tigers are led on offense by running back Jaquavius Tenner and quarterback Treveyon Brown. Tenner has carried the football 129 times for 827 yards and nine touchdowns, while Brown has completed 64 of 120 attempts for 1,018 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Raeland Johnson also has carried the football 135 times for 591 yards and four touchdowns.
“No. 1, they’re very athletic on offense,” Berwick coach Mike Walker said. “Very athletic at the skill positions. Big upfront. On their defense, they’re athletic and fly around pretty good to the ball, and I think overall they’re a very athletic team. Their team speed is definitely apparent on film.”
The Donaldsonville offense will run the most out of the Wing-T, Walker said, but he said they also will use a spread or I formation or use two tight ends.
Defensively, Walker said he thinks the Panthers will see a 4-2 look from Donaldsonville with seven or eight players at the line of scrimmage attempting to stop Berwick’s run game.
Berwick is led by its run game as Keyon Singleton has carried the ball 156 times for 814 yards and nine touchdowns, while quarterback Reed Gonzales also has contributed 86 carries for 365 yards and eight touchdowns.
Gonzales also has completed 61 of 126 passes for 667 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions.
Seth Canty is Berwick’s leading receiver with 31 catches for 284 yards and one touchdown, while Singleton has 12 catches for 183 yards and a score.
Additional reporting by www.theadvocate.com/sports.