Hahnville wins 5th straight, keeps roll going to cap regular season

Donovan Friloux of Hahnville

Donovan Friloux threw three first half touchdown passes and the Hahnville defense nailed down its third shutout of the season as the Tigers finished the regular season with a 31-0 victory at Terrebonne.  

Friloux connected with Joshua Joseph for two touchdowns and found Titus White for a third in the win, which propelled Hahnville to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in District 7-5A, good for second place in the district.  

“We started off a little sloppy offensively, a couple penalties, a missed block, but after that we regrouped,” said Hahnville head coach Daniel Luquet. “I thought we did a good job getting it to Josh out the backfield, Titus White did a good job, Donovan played well. He did what we asked him to do. It was a win on a Thursday night, which is unorthodox for these kids, but we’ll take it.” 

It was a strong performance for the junior quarterback and first year starter, who was playing in his second game without Tigers’ leading receiver Troy Kendrick. While the team leaned on its running game to put points on the board last week, the passing game took precedence in the redzone on Thursday.  Friloux finished with 154 yards passing, completed six of 14 attempts and added 46 yards rushing. 

“We started off a little sloppy offensively, a couple penalties, a missed block, but after that we regrouped,” said Hahnville head coach Daniel Luquet. “I thought we did a good job getting it to Josh out the backfield, Titus White did a good job, Donovan played well. He did what we asked him to do. It was a win on a Thursday night, which is unorthodox for these kids, but we’ll take it.” 

“I think the game’s slowing down for him … we’re still not fully into his first year as a starter and he’s 5-2. Usually he’d have three more by now. He’s understanding what defenses are trying to do to gameplan us. It’s going to continue next week going into the playoffs. Each game is more pressure, but I like where we’re at. The right kind of energy, the enthusiasm is there.” 

The shutout added to an impressive defensive run for Hahnville, which has now allowed only 29 points over its past six games after allowing 42 in a week one loss to Destrehan. The turnaround was sudden and the momentum has been building ever since.  

“It’s team defense. We talk a lot about pursuit, a lot about angles … our defense does a great job of understanding what the gameplan is. We’re a really good tackling team. Kudos to our defensive staff, they do a great job. We still go through tackling circuits, even though we’re seven weeks in, because that’s just where our strength is,” Luquet said.  

In the second half, Tate White added a field goal, while Cincere Simmons got a taste of the offensive side of the ball – the star defensive lineman powered his way into the endzone after taking the snap at quarterback in the Tigers’ heavy redzone package.

Joseph finished the game with 74 yards on 12 touches. Rommel Hardy and D’Tre Joseph combined for four receptions for 41 yards while White led the pass catchers with 58 yards on three receptions.

 

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