2023 Louisiana Prep Football Preview: Donaldsonville High School

Donaldsonville Fighting Tigers

By Lee Brecheen

Head Coach: Brian Richardson (7 years)

2022 Record: 3-7

Class & District: Class 3A (District 8)

The Tigers have a 2-3 record on the season. It’s still early and I think this program might make a run before it’s said and done to finish for a playoff berth in the end.

The program has some quality players with experience to lead the younger guys. The key leadership this year is from these players. Four-year starter DB/ATH Raiyen Oatis (6-0, 180, Sr.) who is a DI sleeper recruit with big-time talent and 4 years starting experience, second-year starter RB/LB Quinton Dabney (6-0, 180) who is a playmaker on both sides of the football, three-year starter RB/LB Blake Turner (5-10, 175), DB/Athlete Trae Spurlock (5-8, 165), DB/ATH Jarid Richardson (5-9, 160), RB/DB Jaden Allen (5-10, 180), OL/DL Ray Shawn Dunham (5-11, 245), OL/DL Tre'Shawn Dunham (5-11, 245), OL/DL Terrill Nicholas (6-2, 240), OL/DL Ashton Green (6-1, 285) and TE/LB Jai Green (6-2, 255). The surprises so far of the team in 2023 are the play of DT/RB Brian Smith ( 6-2, 235, Sr,) averaging 7 tackles a game in 2023, QB/CB Donald Brown (5-8, 150) r and MLB/Safety Zyon Davis (5-11, 180) who has had two sacks in 2023.

Head Coach Brian Richardson is one of the best coaches in Louisiana year in and year out. Coach Richardson and his staff care about their players and do a great job in developing and cross-training a lot of these kids to play both sides of the football and they do it as well as anyone in the state not just in Class 3A.

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