Hanson Memorial Tigers defeat AES in District 8-A

LAFAYETTE _ Chase Businelle and Broc Buckner scored touchdowns, leading the Hanson Memorial Tigers to a 48-33 victory over the Ascension Episcopal School Blue Gators here Friday in District 8-A action.

Businelle scored on a 9-yard reception from Drake Rodriguez before Kole Fluke converted the two-point conversion, giving HMS an 8-0 lead with 9:15 showing on the clock in the initial period.

Nearly eight minutes later, Businelle scored on a 45-yard pass reception as the Tigers built a 14-0 at the 1:55 mark of the first quarter.

Broc Buckner hauled in another Rodriguez scoring strike on a 23-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, sending HMS outfront by a 20-0 advantage.

Joey Greco scored the Blue Gators first touchdown on a three-yard run before Myles Lee’s kick as AES trailed HMS by a 20-7 margin with 6:40 showing on the clock.

Businelle extended the Tigers lead to 26-7 on an 81-yard return on the ensuing kickoff at the 6:16 mark of the second quarter.

Greco added his second score on a one-yard, enabling AES to crawl back within a 26-13 margin.

Hanson’s Beau Ancona got in on the scoring with a 12-yard run while Fluke tacked on the two-point conversion, sending the Tigers outfront by a 34-13 score.

AES’ Greco scored again before Hanson’s Fluke ran over from 40 yards out as the Tigers rolled to a 40-27 score.

Ancona closed out the Tigers’ scoring on a 12-yard scamper and Collin Broussard scored on the two-point conversion, leading Hanson Memorial to the 48-33 victory.

Hanson (6-2, 1-1) will play host to the Central Catholic Eagles Friday at McCloskey Field at 7 p.m.

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