Hahnville clinches district crown over ESJ

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2009


Alfred Blue rushed for 150 of Hahnville’s 240 rushing yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 42-21 District 6-5A victory over East St. John in Boutte on Friday night.

The Tigers clinched the district crown outright with the win. East St. John would have clinched a share of the title with a victory.

East St. John (7-3, 3-2) took charge early, scoring on the opening possession. The Wildcats capped an 80-yard drive with a D’haquille Williams 31-yard touchdown run make it 7-0 early on.

All Hahnville (9-1, 5-0) did from there was put five unanswered touchdowns on the board on its first five possessions.

The first came on a 46-yard Blue touchdown run. The second came via James’ Butler’s 31-yard reception from Brian Ensminger. Lloyd Richard got in on the act with a 37-yard scoring run.

Blue added his second score on a 4-yard run, then his third a little over a minute into the second quarter, this time through the air — 33-yard reception from Ensminger.

ESJ scored twice more – both on Williams receptions from Kalen Henderson – and pulled within 14 early in the second half. But Hahnville allowed their rivals to draw no closer, and defeated ESJ for the first time in four years.

For more details, see Wednesday’s issue of L’Observateur.