Hammond wears down South Terrebonne
HAMMOND – When in doubt, run the football.
Coming in hot, the Hammond Tornados have been wearing teams down with their ground and pound run-first style offense.
Hammond High showed why they might be a District 6-5A contender, scoring an impressive 32-10 victory over South Terrebonne at home Friday night.
With pre-game rain made the ball slippery and with playing conditions less than ideal, the Tornadoes came out running the ball.
The one primary exception to running the ball in the opening quarter was when freshman quarterback Terin Jones connected with senior receiver Leon Winsberry on a 52-yard touchdown pass.
In the second quarter, both defenses showed off their impressive skills with the only score being a last second field goal by Hammond kicker Devon Short.
The third quarter saw Broc Price catch a 33-yard touchdown pass for the Gators.
With just 15 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Eli Johnson scored his second touchdown of the day, but he was not finished.
Johnson would tack on two more rushing touchdowns to put the game away for Hammond. Johnson entered the game with 345 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, which were both in the top ten in the state. He added to that total in a huge way, rushing 25 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns.
“We had at least 150 yards on the ground in mind,” Johnson said.
While pleased with the win, Hammond coach Dorsett Buckles said there is still work to do.
“I just feel like there were too many penalties,” Buckels said. “So we have to go back to the drawing board on Monday.
Both teams will open district play next week as Hammond will play Fontainebleau, and South Terrebonne will square off with South Lafourche.
Hammond High 7 0 12 13 – 32
South Terrebonne 0 3 7 0 – 10
1 Eli Johnson- 25 carries for 212 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns.
7 Terin Jones- 3 for 11 passing with 68 yards, and 4 rushes for 38 yards.
22 Jermaine Davis- 2 carries for 36 rushing yards, 3 pass breakups and 6 tackles.
Broc Price- 2 receptions for 40 yards and 1 receiving touchdown
Brodie Dupree- 10 carries for 48 yards
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Born and raised in the Metairie area, Jacob Senat is a 2023 graduate of Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy. He is currently attending Southeastern Louisiana University majoring in Sports Broadcasting and analytics.