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Williams, Brumfield showcase 5A quarterfinal playoff encounter

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  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/17 2:07pm

Ever since Nick Saltaformaggio arrived in Hahnville four years ago, the Tigers have yearned to host a Class 5A quarterfinal game at home. The Tigers were of the belief that in order to get it, they likely would have to earn a Top 8 seed in the playoffs. Getting a Top 8 seed also likely meant a win over rival Destrehan along the way. Hahnville defeated Destrehan and finished the regular season 8-2. The Tigers ended up... Keep Reading

Destrehan’s season comes to end with 22-14 loss to Buccaneers

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  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 9:43am

Even with his team down 22-0 early in the second half, Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said he felt his team still had a chance in the Wildcats’ 22-14 second-round Class 5A playoff loss against visiting Barbe on Friday night. “We were moving the football but we were just shooting ourselves in the foot. I thought we could get it close and we did,” Robicheaux said. Three lost fumbles in the first half... Keep Reading

Rams advance to quarterfinals with 44-2 win over East Iberville

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  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 7:49am

West St. John will be home for the holidays. The Rams’ 44-2 victory over visiting East Iberville advanced West St. John to the Class 1A quarterfinals next week. It past years, the Rams almost always seemed to be taking a long road trip for a game the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks to being the No. 1 seed, West St. John will be at home when it takes on Jonesboro-Hodge next Friday in Edgard. West St.... Keep Reading

Hahnville earns quarterfinal home game after 23-21 win over Ruston

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  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 3:11am

Nick Saltaformaggio had an inkling Hahnville’s Class 5A second-round playoff game at Ruston on Friday night would come down to the fourth quarter – he just didn’t expect it to come down to the final seconds. The Tigers were clinging to a 23-21 lead after a 24-yard Thomas Rasco field goal and just trying to hold on. Ruston’s defense forced a pair of Hahnville punts late in the game... Keep Reading

St. James blanks another foe to reach Class 3A quarterfinals

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 2:56am

St. James won in dominating fashion for the second week in a row in the Class 3A playoffs, defeating Madison Prep Academy 50-0 Friday night in Baton Rouge. “We came out and played as complete a game as we could play. I’m very proud of how our guys went on the road and took a business-like approach. I was very impressed with that,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said of his... Keep Reading

Familiar formula of strong running game, defense works again for SCC

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  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 2:36am

Three different backs combined for five rushing touchdowns as St. Charles Catholic defeated the visiting St. Louis Saints 42-10 in the Division II quarterfinals Friday night in Laplace. The win advances St. Charles, the No. 3 seed, to the semifinals next week at University High. U-High, the No. 2 seed, eliminated No. 7 seed Teurlings Catholic 35-9. The St. Charles offense managed to rush for 280 yards and took advantage of excellent field position provided by the Comets’... Keep Reading

St. James coach Valdez expects ‘slugfest’ against Madison Prep

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  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/17 9:08pm

The deeper teams get into the high school football playoffs the more likely games won’t be the decided until the fourth quarter, many coaches seem to agree. Although his team won its Class 3A playoff opener handily over Marksville 39-0 last week, you can count St. James coach Robert Valdez with the aforementioned sentiment as his Wildcats prepare to travel to Baton Rouge to take on Madison Prep on Friday. “It will... Keep Reading

Top-seeded WSJ Rams face East Iberville after open-round bye

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  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/17 5:12pm

As the No. 1 seed in the Class 1A playoffs, the West St. John Rams earned the opportunity to able to sit back last week and wait to see who they might face in Friday night’s second-round matchup in Edgard but instead took a more proactive approach. “We took two of the days off to kind or rest and heal up a little bit. We had a good week of practice even though... Keep Reading

Ruston provides different type of hurdle for Saltaformaggio’s Tigers

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  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/17 5:03pm

The start of the high school football playoffs had Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio thinking of a different sport. “My favorite race in track is the 110-meter hurdles, not the 110 meters,” Saltaformaggio said. “It’s my favorite race because the guy that wins that has battled through obstacles; it wasn’t a clear lane from start to finish. “Unlike the regular season, the playoffs are a sprint, but it&rsquo... Keep Reading

Destrehan to clash with Barbe in tough second-round matchup

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  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/17 3:44pm

If anyone had mentioned a Destrehan-Barbe postseason matchup at the beginning of the season, many would likely have figured the encounter well after the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Yet, that’s where the teams find themselves when the Wildcats host the Buccaneers on Friday night. Destrehan, the No. 8 seed, is coming off a 33-14 triumph over Alexandria, while Barbe, the No. 9 seed, dominated Parkway 52-6. The Wildcats enter the game at ... Keep Reading