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A lot at stake for Hahnville, ESJ in District 7-5A encounter Friday

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  • 10/19/17 1:34pm

A lot is riding on the outcome for both Hahnville and East St. John in their encounter Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. “If we can get this win, we will be in a very good spot. Also this week, it’s about power points,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “We are 5-2 and we actually lost two spots in the power rating. We went from nine to eleven.... Keep Reading

ESJ seeks to slow down Williams, Jackson in key district showdown

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  • 10/18/17 7:31pm

When East St. John coach Alden Foster was asked to talk about Destrehan’s offense prior to the Week 6 battle of Wildcats, the ESJ coach said, “John Emery, John Emery, John Emery, John Emery.” He may have been tempted to utter “Pooka” four times when talking about Hahnville’s offense – East St. John’s opponent in a key District 7-5A showdown Friday night at Joe Keller... Keep Reading

ESJ rallies past Terrebonne to stay in hunt for district championship

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  • 10/14/17 9:32am

East St. John quarterback Dasmain Crosby tossed five touchdown passes and the Wildcats needed every one of them in a 36-28 victory over Terrebonne in District 7-5A play Friday night at Tom B. Smith Stadium in Houma. “We needed all of them and Javon Antonio had the big game we’ve been waiting for him to have. We battled through it and overcame a sluggish start against a good football team,”... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats can ill afford to dwell on loss with tough foe up next

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  • 10/11/17 4:58pm

In all of Alden Foster’s years as a high school football coach, including stints as head coach at Amite and East St. John, no loss was harder to take than ESJ’s 35-34 loss to Destrehan. “I’ve been doing this for 21 years and none have ever been that bad. We played in three state championships (at Amite) but to have it snatched away from your kids after you win... Keep Reading

Destrehan wins 35-34 overtime thriller over East St. John

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  • 10/7/17 1:39am

It was a game where the classic ABC show "Wide World of Sports" could have found video for both their "Thrill of Victory" and the "Agony of Defeat" opening shots in the same game. Following Phillip Stratton's game-winning extra point in overtime giving Destrehan a wild 35-34 homecoming win over East St. John, the moods on each sideline could not have been more different. "We're just lucky to get out of here with... Keep Reading