Hahnville smothers H.L. Bourgeois for its third division win

Hahnville won handily 58-8 in a game against H.L. Bourgeois that, at first, appeared would be a defensive struggle.

This victory puts Hahnville at 5-3 on the season overall, and 3-2 in the division.

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Receiver Brandon Singleton broke the ice with a sudden 40-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter to put the Tigers up 7-0. It only got worse for the Braves after that.

Bourgeois attempted to rally back in the second quarter with a passing game of their own, but they were stuffed by a dominant Tiger defense. Defensive lineman Michael Ceaser chased down the Brave’s quarterback in his own endzone for a safety, after the quarterback’s desperate throw was ruled intentional grounding.

Less than 20 seconds later, Hahnville quarterback Austin Perrin would tuck the ball and sprint 50 yards for the endzone.

Only a few drives after that, Hahnville defensive back Jai Knight scored on a interception returned for a touchdown, followed by Singleton’s second touchdown catch of the night, sending the Tiger to the locker room at halftime at 37 to 0.

The only weakness in Hahnville’s armor was the team’s ability to shut down Bourgeois’ trick plays. The Brave converted a few fourth downs through fake punts, but those moves never resulted in points for H.L. Bourgeois.

Hahnville came into the second half and gave Singleton his third touchdown on the night, an 18-yard catch to put Hahnville up 44-0.

After two more touchdowns, Coach Nick Saltaformaggio elected to send in some of the less heard-from players. A defense rapidly filling with second-stringers allowed the Braves their only touchdown with two-point conversion with only 36 seconds left in the game.

On Hahnville’s last drive, fans received a peak at freshman quarterback Anthony Williams, who scrambled for a first down in the waning seconds of the game.

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