Haughton senior quarterback Will Haines ran for four touchdowns and passed for another as the Bucs stayed undefeated with a 38-17 homecoming victory over the Captain Shreve Gators Friday night in Haughton.
Haughton improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in District 1-5A. Captain Shreve dropped to 3-5 and 0-3 with its fifth straight loss.
Haughton plays Parkway (6-2, 2-1) in a key district contest Thursday at Preston Crownover Stadium. The Panthers lost to Byrd 24-17 in overtime Thursday night.
Haughton amassed 435 yards rushing as three Bucs went over the 100-yard mark. Kei’Untre Nornandin, Bossier Parish’s leading rusher, led the way with 120 on 10 carries. Haines had 110 on eight and D’Kovin Ware 105 on 11.
Haughton finished the game with 505 total yards.
The Bucs jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a 28-yard Nico Broadway field goal and a 22-yard TD run by Haines.
The Gators briefly looked like the might make a game of it, cutting the lead to three with a 28-yard TD pass with 2:43 left in the first quarter. But Haughton answered quickly as Haines ran 17 yards for his second touchdown of the night with 1:14 left in the first quarter.
The Bucs then blew the game open with three second-quarter touchdowns. Haines scored on runs of 20 and 23 yards. He completed a 22-yard pass to Hunter Hunsucker for the final TD with 1:25 left in the half. Broadway’s fifth PAT made it 38-7.
The Haughton defense did its part, holding the Gators to 194 total yards.
Harrison Voight led the Bucs with five tackles. Jesus Santos had five, Duncan Smith 4.5 and Jeremiah Wilson 3.5.