River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2017

Hahnville earns quarterfinal home game after 23-21 win over Ruston

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  • 11/18/17 3:11am

Nick Saltaformaggio had an inkling Hahnville’s Class 5A second-round playoff game at Ruston on Friday night would come down to the fourth quarter – he just didn’t expect it to come down to the final seconds. The Tigers were clinging to a 23-21 lead after a 24-yard Thomas Rasco field goal and just trying to hold on. Ruston’s defense forced a pair of Hahnville punts late in the game... Keep Reading

Ruston provides different type of hurdle for Saltaformaggio’s Tigers

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  • 11/15/17 5:03pm

The start of the high school football playoffs had Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio thinking of a different sport. “My favorite race in track is the 110-meter hurdles, not the 110 meters,” Saltaformaggio said. “It’s my favorite race because the guy that wins that has battled through obstacles; it wasn’t a clear lane from start to finish. “Unlike the regular season, the playoffs are a sprint, but it&rsquo... Keep Reading

Pooka Williams rushes for 5 touchdowns in Hahnville’s 42-21 playoff win

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  • 11/10/17 10:41pm

Denham Springs found out the hard way that it’s never good to face Anthony “Pooka” Williams when the Hahnville running back feels a bit slighted. Williams rushed for 305 yards and five touchdowns as Hahnville ran past visiting Denham Springs 42-21 in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night in Boutte. “He lost the rushing crown last week because we only ran him 11 times. We only ran him 18... Keep Reading

Hahnville Tigers ‘believe it’ going into start of prep football playoffs

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  • 11/8/17 2:48pm

Is there something different about this year’s Hahnville football team? “I think the difference between this team going into the playoffs and the previous three teams going into the playoffs is we are able to play better defense. Hopefully, that holds up as we go through the tournament. I think our kids think they have a chance. They realize how good they are playing. That means all the difference in the world... Keep Reading

All River Parish teams make playoffs for second-straight year

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  • 11/5/17 12:31pm

All eight River Parish teams have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs for the second year in a row. Two teams – West St. John and St. Charles Catholic – have garnered opening-round byes. West St. John, the No. 1 seed and champions of District 8-1A, has an opening-round bye since South Cameron decided not to participate in the playoffs, leaving the 32-team bracket one team shy of being filled. The Rams... Keep Reading