HHS run ends in loss to Rams

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Tiger quarterback unable to overcome hobbled run game

LAFAYETTE–¬†Acadiana’s Wrecking Rams (13-1) scratched Hahnville’s Tigers off of the list of 5A playoff teams with a 31-7 final in Lafayette last Friday.

Hobbled by injuries, the Tigers struggled as they were missing two starters on the offensive line and receiver Laron Byrd. Running back Terrance Isaac was also not at 100 percent and managed only 14 yards on eight carries.

Quarterback Early-Larry James got a lot of passing yards, 182, but went 14-of-34 with one interception.

Hahnville was still in this one at halftime, trailing 10-7 after a James pass went to Brian Singleton for a 25-yard TD with 5:36 remaining in the second.

But Acadiana’s offense was a great form of defensive play, as the Rams running game ground out small but consistent chunks of yardage and effectively

exhausted the game clock with each possession. They were led by backs Jacob Armstrong and Jordan Figaro, who combined for 291 yards.

The win for Acadiana advances them to the state finals on Friday against West Monroe, which is coming off of a shutout victory over top-seeded Catholic.

Hahnville ends their season with a 10-3 record.