By Shawn White
(Under the Radar NWLA)
The Haynesville Golden Tornado (10-1) advanced to the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive year in the LHSAA playoffs with a 48-22 over 2A General Trass. Haynesville will be attempting to make a third consecutive trip to the semifinals.
Haynesville and General Trass both took to the run game. General Trass had 357 rushing yards to Haynesville’s 309 yards.
Haynesville quarterback Isaiah Washington had a hand in three touchdowns including two passing and one quarterback keeper to the end zone. Alonzo Jackson had 114 yards total offense and had two touchdowns. Donnie Critton, Byruss Burns, and Gary McElroy all had a rushing touchdown. JerMarquis Hampton added a receiving touchdown. The Haynesville defense kept the Panthers back with 5 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions.
Haynesville had a endure the double attack from Ahmoniee Williams who accumulated 18 carries for 173 yards and two touchdowns and Kameron Williams who ran for 15 carries and 134 yards and a touchdown.
Haynesville scored in the first two minutes when Jackson scored on a 13-yard run. Haynesville returned to the red zone later in the first quarter and Byruss Burns finished the drive on a 4-yard touchdown. Haynesville threatened to add another first quarter touchdown but time ran out and led 14-0.
First play of the second quarter, Washington found Jackson for a 19-yard touchdown pass. A little over three minutes later Washington struck again on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Hampton. Haynesville had jumped to a 28-0 lead. Ahmoniee Williams gave the Panthers their only score in the first half by bolting downfield on a 64-yard run. Haynesville ended the half up 28-8.
Critton pushed the lead for Haynesville in the third quarter with a 12-yard run. Haynesville regained possession deep in General Trass’s territory and Washington added a 1-yard touchdown less than 13 seconds later. McElroy scored for the Tornado on a 22-yard run. Haynesville had jumped to a 48-8 lead. Kameron Williams got loose and jetted downfield on a 78-yard touchdown run. Haynesville led 48-16 after three quarters.
Ahmoniee Williams added one more score in the closing seconds.
Haynesville will have their quarterfinal matchup against the No. 5 Jeanerette Tigers (10-2) on Friday night at Red Franklin Field at 7:30 pm.