Hahnville game at Terrebonne moved to Thibodaux as Saltaformaggio returns to sidelines
With the subplot of Nick Saltaformaggio returning to the sideline after serving a four-game suspension, tonight’s District 7-5A contest pitting Hahnville at Terrebonne has been moved from Thomas B. Smith Stadium in Houma to Tiger Stadium at Thibodaux High due to poor field conditions.
The field at Thomas B. Smith Stadium is natural grass and the heavy rains in the area this week have saturated the field and there was concern that the field would even worsen with expected rain today, particularly after Thursday night’s game at the facility between East St. John and H.L. Bourgeois.
Tiger Stadium had artificial turf installed prior to this season.
H.L. Bourgeois surprised East St. John 7-6 Thursday night as Trevonte’ Walker scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds left and Rodney Bouvier made the extra point to give the Braves the victory on a very sloppy field.
Saltaformaggio returns after his four-game suspension by the LHSAA tonight.
“I understand the field was torn up last night,” Saltaformaggio said. “With Terrebonne’s skill, I almost hope they did not move it. Seriously, it is good that both teams will have a good playing surface to play on.”
Terrebonne is 4-0 while Hahnville is 1-3, having lost its last three games in the midst of the distraction of the ruling of the LHSAA Executive Committee on quarterback Andrew Robison, declaring him ineligible for the season.
“It is a relief to be back,” Saltaformaggio said. “It has been a tough year for everyone here at Hahnville. I am looking forward to it. We are young team looking to get better. I am really excited. I love coaching at Hahnville. To lead our team out of the tunnel tonight, I will be emotional. I feel like I’ve let the program down, to a degree. Mike Silva and our staff have done an unbelievable job. The record does not reflect what kind of job they have done to keep our program together under adverse circumstances.”
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