BHS' Isaaiah Williams, left, and Connor Campbell pursue a Donaldsonville player during Friday's District 9-3A contest. Donaldsonville defeated Berwick, 42-18. (The Daily Review/Greg Roussel)
Donaldsonville defeats Berwick, 42-18
The Donaldsonville High School Tigers’ run game, along with Berwick turnovers, were too much for the Panthers to overcome in their 42-18 loss in District 9-3A action in Donaldsonville.
Donaldsonville had 444 yards on the ground, with all of its touchdowns coming via its ground game.
The Tigers also converted an onside kick, intercepted three passes and recovered another fumble.
While Donaldsonville eventually converted the onside kick recovery and one of the interceptions into touchdowns, the others ended opportunities for Berwick to score.
Berwick took its only lead of the game on its second possession.
After stopping Donaldsonville at the Berwick 34, the Panthers moved down the field and capped the drive with a 28-yard field goal by Seth Canty for a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Tigers’ first score came after an interception of Berwick quarterback Reed Gonzales.
On offense, the Tigers turned the turnover into points on a 28-yard run. The point-after attempt was no good for a 6-3 Donaldsonville lead in the first.
Donaldsonville recovered the ensuing onside kick and went down and scored on 13-yard run by Raeland Johnson for a 14-3 advantage in the second period.
The teams traded touchdowns later in the period as Keyon Singleton scored on a 34-yard run for Berwick, while Jaquaivus Tenner followed with a 10-yard touchdown run for Donaldsonville for a 20-10 lead for the Tigers.
Donaldsonville added a touchdown run in the third period to extend its lead to 28-10 after a two-point conversion, and the Tigers scored twice in the fourth period. The two fourth-quarter scores were a 91-yard touchdown run by Johnson and Randell Oatis’ 7-yard run later after Donaldsonville took over because Berwick’s onside kick attempt didn’t travel far enough.
For Berwick, Singleton led the run game with 21 carries for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
Gonzales completed 6 of 22 passes for 71 yards with three interceptions, while Kaeden Thomas had two receptions for 26 yards.