- Feature Story
- Game Recap
- RPF Staff
- October 28, 2017 - 2:45am
There seems to be no stopping the Hahnville’s dynamic duo.
Running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams rushed for three touchdowns and quarterback Jha’Quan Jackson accounted for four more scores as the Tigers walloped visiting Central Lafourche 62-27 in District 7-5A action Friday night.
The Tigers improved to 7-2 overall and clinched no worse than a share of the District 7-5A title with the triumph. A victory next week at home over H.L. Bourgeois would give Hahnville the outright title.
“When I got this job four years ago, I knew what the potential was because of the history of the school and the history of the program. It seems like we kind of got it going back again with that kind of effort and play on Friday nights,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said.
Central Lafourche dropped to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in district play.
Williams rushed for 195 yards on seven carries and had touchdown runs of 59, 37 and 69 yards. Jackson ran for 101 yards on eight carries with scoring runs of 67, 18 and 1 yard. The Hahnville quarterback also tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Johnson.
Jackson was 4 of 6 passing for 99 yards, hitting four different receivers.
“We are at about 350 yards passing for the year on only 16 completions. Even our passing game is giving us big-play potential. What that means is people aren’t going to be able to keep giving us eight- and nine-man boxes and it just opens up those run lanes,” said Saltaformaggio.
Hahnville rolled up 568 yards of total offense, including 469 rushing.
“The unsung heroes in all of this is our offensive line. Our offensive linemen had just been completely dominant,” Saltaformaggio said.
Central Lafourche was limited to 228 total yards, including only 52 rushing.
Jackson broke loose for 67 yards on the opening play from scrimmage for a quick score as the Tigers would go on to lead 42-7 at halftime.
Williams countered with his first two touchdowns of the game to give Hahnville a 21-0 lead after one quarter.
Taking advantage of favorable field position on a failed fake punt by Central Lafourche at its own 44-yard line, Jackson scored from 18 yards out to make it 28-0 less than two minutes into the second quarter.
When Jackson hooked up with Johnson on their 20-yard touchdown toss, the Tigers were up 35-0.
Williams’ final touchdown run of the game from 59 yards out made it 42-0 with 1:24 remaining before halftime.
Central Lafourche finally got on the scoreboard right before halftime on an 8-yard pass from quarterback Jacob Barker to Raquan Samuels to make it 42-7.
Am 18-yard run by Termon Nash made it 49-7 before Central Lafourche’s David Robinson Jr. returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown as the Trojans trailed 49-13 with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The score was the first of three-straight touchdowns Central Lafourche. Robinson blocked a punt that was recovered by the Trojans for a touchdown and a 2-yard run by Zachary Kraemer made it 49-27.
The final two scores of the game came on touchdown runs by Jackson and Brandon Comardelle.