For the second straight week, Hahnville went into triple overtime.
They didn’t let this one slip away.
Hahnville stopped Landry-Walker on fourth down from the 4-yard line to escape Behrman Stadium with a thrilling and controversial 45-39 victory.
Class 5A Hahnville bounced back after last week’s triple-overtime loss to Rummel.
Landry-Walker, the No. 4-ranked team in Class 4A, fell short in its bid to beat the Tigers in overtime for a second straight season after winning 13-7 in 2013.
The controversy came in the third overtime, when Hahnville backup quarterback was headed into the end zone and fumbled.
A Landry-Walker defender came out of the pile with the ball in his hand, but the referees ruled it a Tigers’ touchdown.
“The good Lord takes care of fools, and I’m a fool,” first-year Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “He was shining on me there.”
The teams traded touchdowns in the first two overtimes after the game ended tied 27-27.
But neither team could make its PAT.
Hahnville missed a pair of kicks, and Landry-Walker had one kick blocked and had a pass fall incomplete on the other.
CATHOLIC-BR 35, DENHAM SPRINGS 13: Catholic running back Derrius Guice rolled up more than 200 all-purpose yards for the third straight week as the Bears (3-0) rolled.
The versatile senior ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 13 attempts. He also caught three passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears to victory.
Denham Springs running back Tyre Golman ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
PLAQUEMINE 35, WOODLAWN 21: The Green Devils trailed by double digits twice in the first quarter, but rebounded nicely to take a 35-21 win and continue a perfect 3-0 start to the 2014 season.
A defense that made adjustments in the passing game and an offense that used its rushing attack to chew up clock made the difference.
Plaquemine running back Austin Mitchell, seeing his first action of the regular season, had 126 yards on only eight carries to lead a balanced ground game that finished with 299 yards. Senior Louis Conerly subbed for quarterback D’Morea Wicks, the star of Plaquemine’s victory over rival Brusly a week earlier, after Wicks left with a hamstring injury and helped the Green Devils keep Woodlawn’s offense off the field in the second half.
JOHN CURTIS 45, EAST ST. JOHN 13: Top-ranked ohn Curtis utilized the run to dominate East St. John, its stable of running backs leading an easy nondistrict victory at Muss Bertolino Stadium.
Led by senior Myles Washington, the Patriots proved to be too much for East St. John, also a run-first offense. After countering Curtis’ opening scoring drive, the Wildcats allowed 35 points before responding during the final minutes.
That was enough to allow Curtis, last season’s Division II state champions, to improve to 3-0.
Washington rushed six times for 53 yards, including a 1-yard score in the second quarter.
ST. AMANT 55, H.L. BOURGEOIS 12: The Gators didn’t gain solid traction against the Braves until midway through the second quarter — but once they did, it was all St. Amant.
For a brief moment, the Braves looked as if they would try to outsmart St. Amant, storming to an early lead in the second quarter thanks to a 50-yard fake punt from Jude Lecompte, followed by a 70-yard bomb from quarterback Todd Adkins to wide receiver Ritney Coleman.
That was where their luck at The Pit ran out. St. Amant rolled up 435 yards from scrimmage.