After a month of turmoil, both on and off the football field, Hahnville ran into Tiger Stadium Friday night and found some catharsis.
The Tigers controlled the action against visiting Pearl River through its running game and defense — the formula Hahnville supporters have no doubt grown quite fond of over the past few seasons —tallying 329 rushing yards and nearly 400 yards of total offense in a 33-7 non-district victory.
While a non-district contest, Friday’s game represented a much-needed win for Hahnville (2-4), which is attempting to stay alive in the Class 5A postseason picture. It also snapped a four-game losing streak for the Tigers.
Brandon Comardelle shook off an early fumble to be the night’s standout offensive player, generating several big plays en route to a 209 yard rushing performance to go along with two touchdowns on 14 carries. Dominique Curley had a breakout night as well, rushing for two touchdowns of his own to go with 62 yards on seven carries. Jace Meyers also added a touchdown and 42 yards on five carries, while Jha’Quan Jackson mixed in at quarterback to rush for 26 yards.
Drew Naquin completed three of six passes for 41 yards, most of those going to Jerry Spencer, who led Hahnville receivers with two receptions for 31 yards.
Hahnville drove deep into Pearl River territory before fumbling the ball away in the first quarter. However, on the Tigers’ second drive of the game, he capped things off this time with a 19-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 late in the first quarter.
Just before halftime, Curley doubled the Hahnville lead, scoring on a 3-yard run set up by his own runs of 14 and seven yards to make it 14-0 at the half.
Comardelle got back on the board early in the third quarter with a 17-yard score to make it a 21-0 game.
That score stood until the fourth quarter, when Curley punched one in from four yards out to make it 27-0. Meyers added a 5-yard score to push the lead to 33-0.
Pearl River (5-1) scored its lone touchdown late in the game on a run by Corey Warren Jr, who led the Rebels’ Wing-T rushing attack with 161 yards on 31 carries.