Ensminger, Hahnville dominate Sarah Reed, 56-0

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 15, 2009



Sarah Reed wasn’t expected to give second-ranked Hahnville a run for its money. And the Tigers, indeed, had little trouble in a dominating 56-0 win in Boutte.

But what’s scary for potential Hahnville foes is the brutal efficiency the Tigers have operated at in outscoring Reed and John Ehret 98-0 to begin the season.

Once again, Hahnville ran the ball well – Alfred Blue generated 125 yards and a touchdown on only eight carries to lead a Tigers rushing attack that piled up 232 yards. And for the second straight week, Hahnville recorded a shutout.

But junior quarterback Brien Ensminger was the star of the night – he completed 13-of-16 passes for 210 yard five touchdowns with no interceptions in only his second career start.

All five of Ensminger’s touchdown passes came in the first half, as the Tigers led 42-0 after two quarters.

Hahnville coach Lou Valdin said Ensminger didn’t get much of a chance to show his stuff a week prior at Ehret. In the days leading up to the Reed game, Valdin said that he and his staff decided to change things up.

“We ran it early against Ehret and sort of jumped on them,” said Valdin. “We didn’t want to really throw it around with a big lead, people think you’re running it up. This week, we felt like we maybe had a chance to jump on Reed early. We threw early on, and then ran to kill the clock.”

He says the young quarterback has been “almost perfect” thus far this season.

“He’s thrown no interceptions, he’s spreading it around,” said Valdin. “We’ve protected him.

He got hit a couple of times against Ehret, but maybe that was good. He probably needed to get popped.”

Blue added two catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns in addition to his rushing totals.

He would score the first touchdown of the night in that fashion, taking a pass from Ensminger in from 24 yards out in the first quarter to put HHS ahead 7-0.

Ensminger’s second touchdown of the quarter came via a 15-yard scoring strike to Byron Gauthier that doubled the Tiger lead.

Blue made it 21-0 on a 3-yard touchdown plunge.

From there, the Tigers rolled.

Derek Howard hauled in a 34-yard scoring pass in the second quarter.

Lloyd Richard would score twice, once on a short pass and once on a 46-yard run.

James Butler hauled in five catches for 76 yards to lead HHS.

Hahnville held Sarah Reed to 12 total yards of offense.

“The biggest thing is we’ve got guys swarming to the football,” said Valdin.

“We’re stopping the inside run, which was an early concern since we’re not really big.”