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Destrehan faces battle-tested Landry-Walker in second round

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  • 11/14/18 8:44am

Destrehan’s 22-0 win over visiting Hammond in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs last week was a bit of a departure for the Wildcats. “You have to be able to win games in different ways and I was happy we able to run the ball and get that win and get out of the first round, especially with the weather conditions Friday night,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. A... Keep Reading

New-concept Hahnville Tigers get another shot at Zachary Broncos

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  • 11/14/18 8:26am

A new dimension has worked wonders for the Hahnville Tigers. “This is the first time since I’ve been here where people can no longer defense us with nine-man boxes,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “Just by the fact that people have to back away from us has made us better on the offensive line with the same kids that weren’t very good a month ago. “Conceptually, we... Keep Reading

Destrehan shuts out Hammond 22-0 in playoff opener

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  • 11/9/18 9:43pm

Survive and advance. It's the motto of any team in the post-season and for 5A No. 2 seed Destrehan, a 22-0 win over No. 31 Hammond they'll be the ones advancing. A wet, windy, cold night led to sloppy execution. That was on display late in the first quarter when Hammond botched a snap during a punt attempt with the ball being kicked and eventually slapped out of the end zone for a safety giving... Keep Reading

ESJ looks to take next step with playoff win over East Ascension

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  • 11/8/18 10:23am

East Ascension has a penchant for defeating River Parish teams and the East St. John Wildcats hope to not be among that number. The Spartans defeated Lutcher 35-7 in Week 1 and St. Charles Catholic 21-2 in Week 5 on the way to a 9-1 season and the No. 5 seed in the Class 5A playoffs. East Ascension will host East St. John, the No. 28 seed, Friday night in Gonzales. When scouting the Spartans, the first thing that... Keep Reading

Donaldsonville provides familar foe as SJH opens Class 3A playoffs

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  • 11/8/18 9:16am

It’s a good thing St. James has at least one more game to play. “I just want to get back on the field and shake that off,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. Valdez was referring to the bad taste in the mouths of his Wildcats after St. James’ 13-6 loss to St. Charles Catholic last week with the District 10-3A championship in the balance. St. James led 7-0... Keep Reading

Win at Breaux Bridge would bring LHS back home for second round

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  • 11/7/18 2:57pm

Dwain Jenkins sees a lot in Breaux Bridge, the Bulldogs’ opponent in Friday night’s Class 4A playoff opener, that reminds him of Lutcher. “Breaux Bridge is a team that is very similar to us in a lot of ways in the size of the school and it’s a community school. It’s a team that over the past five years that’s been 5-5, 6-4, 7-4 and... Keep Reading

Country Day rematch looms if RA gets past Ascension Episcopal

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  • 11/7/18 2:32pm

The No. 10 seed in the Division III playoffs seems to suit the Riverside Academy Rebels just fine. “Coming into this week, we knew we would be 9, 10, or small possibility of 11. At the 9 seed, you would have a good matchup with Episcopal but (in the opening round) if you get past them, then you have to go to Notre Dame. Overall, we thought the 10th seed was the better approach, if we could get there,... Keep Reading

Destrehan Wildcats like playoff positioning heading in postseason

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  • 11/7/18 9:34am

When Destrehan defeated Terrebonne 49-20 last week to show they were again the kingpins of District 7-5A, the Wildcats had more than a league title in mind. “We had been preaching to our kids all week it was more important to keep the No. 2 ranking instead of that district championship,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. “We didn’t put a whole lot of emphasis on it. We just wanted to... Keep Reading

Hahnville Tigers receive ‘an energy boost’ with Robison on the field

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  • 11/7/18 8:36am

What did the presence of quarterback Andrew Robison on the field mean to Hahnville in the Tigers’ 48-0 win last Friday over H.L. Bourgeois in the regular-season finale? “The thing that he gave us was an energy boost,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “I made our kids understand completely that we were in the position we were in because of Andrew Naquin. Andrew got us in the position to be... Keep Reading

East St. John Wildcats need to win to keep playoff hopes in reach

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  • 11/1/18 6:12pm

East St. John coach Brandon Brown would like nothing better than to see a traffic jam on Airline Highway near Joe Keller Stadium on football Friday nights. “We talk about BUA – Back Up Airline,” Brown said. “Year’s past, even when I played under coach (Larry) Dauterive, we had some really good teams and you couldn’t drive down Airline Highway because it was backed up. We talked about... Keep Reading