HHS rolls to win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 29, 2009



It didn’t take long for Hahnville to wash the bad taste of a loss to Lutcher out of its mouth.

A week after falling in double overtime to the Bulldogs, the Tigers rolled to a 39-8 victory over O. Perry Walker at Behrman Stadium Friday night.

Alfred Blue and James Butler each scored three times as Hahnville (3-1) jumped out to a big first half lead on its way to a rout.

“We started off on a good note and excelled in all three phases,” said Hahnville coach Lou Valdin. “In the second half, we were a little sloppy offensively. We’ll correct that. But the defense was pretty good all night.”

That defense held the Chargers (2-2) to 69 total yards and forced a pair of turnovers – nearly canceling out three lost fumbles by Hahnville.

“We still need to work on ball security,” said Valdin. “It’s never good until you have no turnovers.”

The Tigers took a 13-0 first quarter lead on a 3-yard scoring run by Blue and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Brian Ensminger to Butler.

Blue extended the lead to 25-0 by halftime with touchdown runs of three and five yards.

That score remained the same until the fourth quarter, when Ensminger dialed Butler up from 63 yards away to make it 32-0, a long distance kill shot that all but sent the Tigers to their third victory.

Hahnville’s second score was set up by a blocked punt, and it was far from the only contribution by the Tiger special teams unit.

Hahnville spent almost the entirety of the first half on Walker’s side of the field, thanks in large part, Valdin says, to the pressure put on Walker’s punt team.

“We did a good job putting some pressure on (Walker punter Dalton Patterson),” said Valdin. “I think he popped a few up due to the heat…he was rushed.”

Walker’s lone score came on a late 6-yard run by Robert Kelley.

Blue finished with 76 rushing yards. Ensminger passed for 181 yards and three touchdowns.

HHS will face Vandebilt Catholic Friday.