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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

ESJ gets first home win of season to stay in playoff contention

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  • 10/27/18 1:11am

The East St. John Wildcats couldn’t have planned to get their first home win of the season. Going into Friday night’s game at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve, Thibodaux and East St. John were both 3-5 overall, while the Wildcats were 2-3 in District 7-5A play and the Tigers were 1-3. East St. John entered the game No. 31 in the Class 5A power rankings and Thibodaux No. 32. So, the winner... Keep Reading

East St. John seeks first home win while in fight for playoff spot

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  • 10/25/18 5:32pm

When East St. John defeated Hahnville 21-7 last week to improve to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in District 7-5A, it kept the Wildcats’ playoff hopes alive. “We talked about being district champs and that didn’t work out for us,” first-year East St. John coach Brandon Brown said. “One of our goal also was playoff aspirations. Our kids, coaches, everyone, understands that to make the playoffs, we have to... Keep Reading

East St. John rolls past Hahnville 21-7 in key district showdown

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  • 10/20/18 12:04am

By Tate Roussel Big plays on offense by East St. John and a Wildcat defense that held Hahnville to 173 yards while forcing three turnovers, enabled ESJ to take a 21-7 win over the Tigers in District 7-5A action Friday night in Boutte. “We haven’t played our best football all year. I told our guys to come in and let’s play a good football game tonight – and I think... Keep Reading

Brown wants team in early playoff mode if ESJ is to make postseason

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  • 10/17/18 12:26pm

Missed opportunities early hurt East St. John in its 33-12 loss last week to unbeaten Terrebonne. “We didn’t capitalize early. I think it should have been at least 21-0 early-on. We drove the ball well but didn’t capitalize in the red zone. Defensively, I think we started off pretty good. However, we kind of gave up some big plays. It happened one time on fourth down. Our guy attempted to... Keep Reading