Tonight, Hahnville travels to face Central Lafourche for a special Thursday night kickoff in District 7-5A play.
The game was moved from Friday night to Thursday this week, but regardless of the day, Hahnville will be hungry for its second consecutive win as it prepares for the postseason. If HHS (4-4, 2-2) earns wins in each of its final two games, it has a chance to secure a first-round playoff game at home.
The Central Lafourche program has struggled in recent times, off to a 1-7 record and winless in District 7-5A. The Trojans have lost five in a row since a victory over rival South Lafourche in Week 3. Central went winless in 2021.
Longtime defensive coordinator Shelly Vedros is in his first year as the Trojans’ head coach.
“(Vedros) has done a good job bringing stability to that program,” said Hahnville head coach Daniel Luquet. “They have a lot of young kids over there … I thought they played very well to start the season. As the season goes on, with a lot of young players being asked to go from playing five games to playing 10, they’re not used to that, and that’s the challenge he has right now. He has things moving in the right direction over there.”
Vedros guides a team led offensively by running back Ceontray Raymond and receivers Porter Zeringue, Mason Sherrill and Germond Brown.
Raymond is the key to the Trojans’ offense, though, and the player Hahnville will be most keenly locked in on.
“He’s their best player, and when they block up for him, he can make plays,” said Luquet. “In space, he’s very capable of making dynamic plays. If we can create pressure and establish the line of scrimmage, we should be fine.”
Defensively, Central brings back five starters from a year ago, including middle linebacker Kendall Liner as one of the team’s standouts. The secondary is an experienced group for a team that looks to make the offense slowly work up the field.
“They’ll change things up, go from a three-man front to four-man front,” said Luquet. “They’ll mix it up on you.”
Last season, Hahnville defeated Central 49-13. Tigers’ rusher Joshua Joseph will no doubt look to repeat his success from a year ago when he scored twice in the win.
HAHNVILLE 51, H.L. BOURGEOIS 7 – Hahnville excelled in all three phases as it got back in the win column Friday night with a dominant performance at H.L. Bourgeois.
Dakota Williams scored two touchdowns, Calvin Smith rushed for two touchdowns. Ryan Gregson threw a trio of touchdown passes, to Williams, Josh Smith and Titus White respectively. Chase Brooks added a score on the ground.