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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

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, four 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

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

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

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