ST. FRANCISVILLE — West Feliciana coach Robb Odom has told his football team all season that if they put together a complete game, they’d be tough to beat.
Odom’s words proved prophetic as the Saints blitzed visiting Donaldsonville 45-22 Friday night in a District 6-3A contest.
“I’ve told them all season if you do your job and believe in your brother next to you, and they are doing their job, we can be a good football team,” said Odom, whose team improved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in district play.
For Donaldsonville, the game was painful, especially for quarterback Tyler Brown, who left the game after injuring his head in the first half. Coach Benny Guillbeau, whose squad dropped to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in 6-3A, had no comment after the game.
The Saints were paced by quarterback Derrick Turner, who completed 4 of 5 passes for 111 yards and a score. The Saints’ balanced rushing attack totaled 152 yards and five TDs, paced by Ronald Sims’ 66 yards on 10 carries.
Donaldsonville’s Stephen Sullivan had 115 receiving yards on six catches and led his team with 42 rushing yards. The Tigers totaled 278 yards on offense.
Every one of the Saints’ five first-half possessions resulted in a touchdown as they jumped out to a 38-7 lead at halftime.
Donaldsonville jumped out to a 7-0 lead with a four-play, 60-yard drive, highlighted by a 49-yard pass from Brown to Jayline Williams and a PAT by Sullivan.
West Feliciana took an 8-7 lead with an eight-play, 64-yard march with Turner diving for a 1-yard score and adding a two-point run. After a three-and-out by Donaldsonville, West Feliciana drove 51 yards in eight plays as Sims bulling in for a 2-yard score and Turner adding the 2-pointer to make it 16-7.
The Saints needed three plays to increase it to 22-7, with Harris scoring from 21 yards, but the conversion try failed. After an interception by the Saints’ Darius Davis and return to the 31, Turner hit Harris over the middle for a 69-yard TD pass. Turner’s conversion made it 30-7.
The Saints’ Hunter Smith recovered the fumbled kickoff, and his team drove 21 yards in five plays. Josh Morrison scored from the 5 and added the two-point conversion for a 38-7 halftime lead.
The Saints increased their advantage to 45-7 midway through the third period when Treyonte Cummings scampered 30 yards. Zakk McKeehan added the PAT.
The visitors added two scores in the fourth period as ackup QB Jaylin Williams hit Sullivan with a 39-scoring pass and later tossed a 2-yard TD to Je’Mon Pleasant. The two-point conversion completed the scoring.
“Donaldsonville is a good football team. They made some big plays, but we put it all together tonight, and that’s all we could ask of our players,” Odom said.
Both teams have District 6-3A games on the road next week. West Feliciana will travel to Brusly, while Donaldsonville will be at Port Allen.