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No need to change now, expect a lot of Pooka in the Dome

Pooka Williams and Hahnville face Zachary Saturday night in the Dome. Source: Jarrod Monaret Pooka Williams and Hahnville face Zachary Saturday night in the Dome. Source: Jarrod Monaret
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Pooka Williams racked up 213 yards rushing, scored four touchdowns, including a 99-yard kickoff return in Hahnville's 43-42 overtime victory over Acadiana in the Class 5A semifinals. Expect more of the same Saturday night in the Superdome against Zachary.

The first three playoff games for Hahnville, Williams ran for over 300 yards in each contest. The Tigers rarely pass the ball, and opposing teams know Pooka will get his touches in.

So will Hahnville Head Coach Nick Saltaformaggio disguise, or change strategies on how to get Williams his carries, not really.

"We've really gotten less creative. Because we're playing such great assignment football. We don't run a variation of plays," said Saltaformaggio. We're a power inside zone, outside zone, toss team.  That's what we're going to Saturday. Hopefully we can block it. If we can block it we'll be in good shape. If not we'll try to find an alternative. Jhaquan (Jackson) has been a great alternative, he's had a good year as well. It may seem like it's a one-horse race, but like I said that horse is Secretariat. So we keep on rolling with what we got.

The Class 5A state title game kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m.

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