Joshua Joseph scored twice and Hahnville’s defense and special teams scored three times as the Tigers captured their fourth straight win, 49-13 over visiting Central Lafourche.
The Tigers scored on their first three possessions of the night and never looked back. Hahnville failed to score on just one of their first five possessions, which ended with a missed kick; the Tigers scored touchdowns on the other four.
Calvin Smith got the Tigers started with a 35-yard touchdown run and Titus White’s 2-yard touchdown reception, both in the 1st quarter, gave Hahnville control of the game it wouldn’t relinquish.
The Tigers (4-2, 3-2) have now won four games in a row after starting the season 0-2. The Hahnville defense held Central (0-6, 0-5) to six points, making it a five-game stretch of just 27 points in total allowed to the Tigers’ past five opponents.
The Trojans started the game firing – Carson Orgeron fired a downfield shot to the sideline and hit Connor Richard for a 20-yard gain. But the Hahnville defense stiffened and forced a punt.
That brought the Hahnville offense out onto the field, and one not quite full strength – leading receiver Troy Kendrick was on the sideline for this one. Earlier this month, leading rusher Cole Villasenor was lost for the season with a torn ACL, and his top backup, K’Jon Smith, was also out.
Joseph started the game with Smith, a freshman, mixing in – and Smith made a quick impact in his first extended varsity action. Central Lafourche saw a heavy dose of both backs on the Tigers’ first drive. Hahnville reached midfield when Central Lafourche’s Steven Malbrough came through the line on a blitz and sacked Hahnville passer Donovan Friloux. But a personal foul on the Trojans following the play resulted in a 1st and 10 from the 32.
Smith made them pay – he took the next handoff and raced 32 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-0.
Hahnville’s defense forced an apparent three-and-out on Central’s next possession, but the Trojans faked a punt – an alert Cincere Simmons made the stop just short of the sticks to force a turnover on downs.
Facing a fourth-and-13 at Central’s 32, Hahnville drew Central offsides. On the fourth-and-8, Friloux dropped off a quick screen to Joseph that got more than enough to convert. A 16-yard Joseph run set up a 2-yard jet pass to Titus White for a touchdown that made it 14-0.
Hahnville forced another Central punt, and Hahnville took over on the CLHS 45. Friloux fired a pass downfield to Tate White for 20 yards. Joseph took over from there – he took the next two handoffs for 12 and 6 yards and ultimately capped off the drive with a 6-yard score to make it 21-0.
The Tigers slammed the door with a defensive score when J’syon Joseph scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown midway through the second quarter to make it 28-0.
Central Lafourche answered when Trevor Demetri took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. But it only cut into the lead briefly – Joseph capped off Hahnville’s next drive with his second touchdown of the night, and Devin Douglas intercepted an Orgeron pass and took it back for a touchdown just before halftime to make it 42-6.
Chase Morales jumped a route and rolled into the endzone for a pick six early in the third quarter to add Hahnville’s third defensive score of the night to the tally.