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Lack of passing game catches up with Tigers in title game loss

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  • 12/9/17 6:37pm

NEW ORLEANS - Someone finally forced Hahnville to throw the football and someone kept Anthony “Pooka” Williams from breaking any highlight reel-type runs. That someone was Zachary and the Broncos are state champs for the second time in three years. Zachary spotted Hahnville an early 7-0 lead but built a 27-7 halftime advantage on its way to a 34-14 victory to capture the Class 5A state title Saturday night at the Superdome. &ldquo... Keep Reading

Offensive line leads the way for potent Hahnville rushing attack

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  • 12/7/17 7:32am

If ever an offensive line could be defined as “eclectic” it would be the group of blockers for the Hahnville Tigers in 2017. It’s not like the entire group has been together since junior high. Some have been around a long time, others are relative new to the position and they vary in experience and size. Like most offensive lines, taken individually, they might not be remarkable. Put them together as a... Keep Reading

Tenth-seeded Tigers now one win away from claiming state title

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  • 12/6/17 8:57pm

Hahnville trailed Acadiana by 14 points on four occasions in the Tigers’ Class 5A semifinal road game last week. The third such occasion came with Hahnville trailing 21-7 to start the second half and the Tigers perhaps in need of a little divine intervention – and the special talents of Anthony “Pooka” Williams “This is how I know there is a God in Heaven,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio recalled in almost... Keep Reading

Two-point conversion in overtime sends Hahnville to title game

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  • 12/1/17 11:14pm

The legend of "Pooka" just grew exponentially. As if three straight 300+ rushing yard playoff performances hadn't already solidified Hahnville's Anthony "Pooka" Williams as the most dynamic player in the state, his heroics in the 5A State Semifinals which included 212 rushing yards, three more touchdowns (including a 99-yard kickoff return), and a walk-off game-winning two-point conversion led Hahnville into the 5A State Championship Game with a 43-42 overtime win at Acadiana. "All I was... Keep Reading

Veering off course not an option as HHS seeks to advance to title game

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  • 11/29/17 6:57pm

If you are of the belief that you will have to face Acadiana sooner or later in the Class 5A playoffs, you just as soon start preparing for the Rams as early as possible. That’s been the philosophy from the start for Nick Saltaformaggio as his Hahnville squad travels to Acadiana to take on the Rams and their vaunted split-veer option offense in the Class 5A semifinals on Friday night. “We&rsquo... Keep Reading