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Pooka Williams signs with Kansas

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  • 12/22/17 10:08am

Staying true to his verbal commitment, Hahnville's Anthony "Pooka" Williams signed his National Letter of Intent with Kansas Friday morning at The River Room in Luling. "I just wanted to get it over with," said Williams. "I've been just feeling Kansas, that's where my heart was. I stayed true to my commitment since Day One. I managed to be a man of my word." Williams rushed for over 3,100 yards in his senior... Keep Reading

State Championship observations

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  • 12/14/17 1:25pm

With the 2017 football season officially ending last week, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on another eventful week for River Parish Football. State Championship Format Although I stand firmly in the crowd that despises the split between the public and private schools, I much prefer the format of playing all of the state championship games in one weekend like the LHSAA went back to this year. Emotion is still the overriding part of... Keep Reading

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