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Williams tops 300 yards again in Hahnville’s 38-27 win over Lions

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  • 11/24/17 11:41pm

Anthony “Pooka” Williams lost the regular season rushing title to Covington’s Devin Brumfield. He may just have to settle for being a 1,000-yard rusher – in the postseason. Williams rushed for more than 300 yards for the third playoff game in a row and the Hahnville running back is less than 100 away from 1,000 in the postseason. Oh, and by the way, Williams is going to the Class 5A semifinals along with all... Keep Reading

Williams, Brumfield showcase 5A quarterfinal playoff encounter

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  • 11/22/17 2:07pm

Ever since Nick Saltaformaggio arrived in Hahnville four years ago, the Tigers have yearned to host a Class 5A quarterfinal game at home. The Tigers were of the belief that in order to get it, they likely would have to earn a Top 8 seed in the playoffs. Getting a Top 8 seed also likely meant a win over rival Destrehan along the way. Hahnville defeated Destrehan and finished the regular season 8-2. The Tigers ended up... Keep Reading

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