Hannan improves to 5-0 with solid win over St. Michael
BATON ROUGE – Senior quarterback started and finished the scoring for the Hawks in another performance, leading Archbishop Hannan to a 35-21 win against St. Michael to improve to 5-0.
Rabensteiner rushes for 198 yards and two touchdowns on the night, including a 90-yard touchdown romp, leading the Hawks in rushing.
The senior quarterback was joined by junior running back Brendan David (18 carries for 69 and one touchdown) and senior tight end Seth Caillouet (73 total yards and two touchdowns) in a performance that saw the Hawks eclipse 400 yards as a team.
Caillouet in particular left his mark, scoring on an impressive touchdown reception in the first half, and bursting through the line of scrimmage for a 31-yard gain on fourth down late in the game to help secure the result.
Archbishop Hannan coach Scott Wattigny said it’s no secret what the Hawk’s bread and butter on offense was.
“(Seth) is an X-factor for us,” Wattigny said. “It’s no secret that this whole thing is built around (Rabensteiner, David, Dawson Millen and Caillouet). When Chris was going like he was going tonight it just opens up everything even more for the other guys.”
The Hawks took a commanding 22-7 lead into halftime thanks to strong special teams play to end the frame.
Jacob Gaude fired off an impressive punt that bounced deep into Warriors’ territory before deflecting off a St. Michael player.
Nicholas Hughes recovered the fumble and the Hawks’ capitalized on the field position in short order with a 4-yard touchdown from Caillouet.
The Warriors battled back in the second half, but could never get the game within striking distance.
A Hawks’ fumble early in the second half sparked a brief rally and Wattigny said his team would have to cut down the errors heading into district play.
“They did what good teams do and they capitalized on some of our mistakes,” Wattigny said. “We were on pace to score 45, but had some mistakes.”
The Hawks will look to continue their undefeated start to the season next week as they host Sumner in the first district game of the season.
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