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Trip to Ruston unfriendly as ESJ Wildcats knocked out of playoffs

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  • 11/11/17 8:06am

A 21-point surge by Ruston starting in the second quarter proved to be too much for visiting East St. John to overcome in a 35-25 loss Friday night that eliminated the Wildcats from the Class 5A playoff in the opening round. East St. John, the No. 26 seed, ended its season 5-6. Ruston, the No. 7 seed, advances to host Hahnville. The Tigers, the No. 10 seed, defeated No. 23 Denham Springs 42-21. The ESJ-Ruston game was tied 7-7... Keep Reading

River Parish players major factor in quick turnaround for Nicholls

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  • 11/9/17 1:12pm

THIBODAUX - A lot was on the line in Nicholls’ game last Saturday against Houston Baptist at Guidry Stadium. A 38-31 triumph the previous week at Incarnate Word gave the Colonels six wins and guaranteed Nicholls its first winning season since a 6-5 finish in 2007. A victory over Houston Baptist would allow NSU to finish unbeaten at home for only the third time in school history while solidifying its ranking in the Top 25 while... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats face tough trip to open Class 5A playoffs at Ruston

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  • 11/8/17 3:15pm

A Week 10 win over South Lafourche earned East St. John a spot in the Class 5A playoffs as the No. 26 seed. That means the Wildcats have to travel to north Louisiana to take on No. 7 seed Ruston on Friday night. It’s a trip East St. John coach Alden Foster doesn’t seem to mind. “In order to win it, you have to beat them all anyway. Everybody is 1-0 right now,... Keep Reading

All River Parish teams make playoffs for second-straight year

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  • 11/5/17 12:31pm

All eight River Parish teams have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs for the second year in a row. Two teams – West St. John and St. Charles Catholic – have garnered opening-round byes. West St. John, the No. 1 seed and champions of District 8-1A, has an opening-round bye since South Cameron decided not to participate in the playoffs, leaving the 32-team bracket one team shy of being filled. The Rams... Keep Reading

ESJ assures playoff spot with 40-8 beatdown of South Lafourche

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  • 11/3/17 11:28pm

The way East St. John played Friday night against South Lafourche you would think they were trying to seal a playoff berth. They were. With a 40-8 convincing win over the Tarpons, the Wildcats improved to 5-5 on the season and all but assured themselves a spot in the 5A post-season. "We had a good plan and we executed on both sides of the football," said East St. John coach Alden Foster. "Our backs were... Keep Reading