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Strong finish not quite enough for ESJ in loss to McDonogh 35

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  • 9/17/18 6:13pm

A 16-point first-half deficit was a bit too much for East St. John to overcome in the Wildcats’ 16-14 loss to McDonogh 35 on Friday. “We started off flat, for whatever reason,” East St. John coach Brandon Brown said. The Wildcats coach said he challenged his team at halftime. “I said in order for us to win this game, we can’t allow them to score again. The defense went out... Keep Reading

Personnel moves working as ESJ seeks second-consecutive win

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  • 9/12/18 9:49am

Not a whole lot of coaches get a chance to go back home and win one for the ole alma mater. Brandon Brown was one of the few after his East St. John Wildcats defeated West Jefferson 41-6 last Friday at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Harvey. “It was very emotional,” Brown said. “It was hard for me to just hold back the emotions and once that (scoreboard) went to zero, just to... Keep Reading

Strong ground game, defense spark ESJ to first win under Brown

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  • 9/8/18 9:16am

East St. John ran for 293 yards with five rushing touchdowns as the visiting Wildcats won their first game of the year with a 41-6 victory over West Jefferson on Friday night at Hoss Memtsas Stadium in Harvey. Pershing Toney and C.J. Gardner each had two rushing touchdowns and Reggie Foster ran in for a score as Brandon Brown picked up his first win as East St. John coach. “It is an amazing feeling... Keep Reading

East St. John Wildcats face more conventional foe in West Jefferson

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  • 9/5/18 6:16pm

After Plaquemine scored a pair of touchdowns in the span of two minutes in the second quarter on it way to a 28-0 halftime lead and an eventual 42-20 victory last Friday, East St. John had to alter its strategy. “Playing an offense like that, it’s kind of unconventional. So, what kind of happens is we had to kind of get away from out base stuff and kind of put in some... Keep Reading

Wildcats fall to Plaquemine 42-20 in Brown’s ESJ debut as coach

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  • 9/1/18 7:16am

By Tate Roussel Alumnus and new East St. John head coach Brandon Brown’s debut did not go as hoped as the Plaquemine Green Devils used a dynamic running game to spoil the season opener for the Wildcats 42-20 on Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. “It was a wonderful feeling to be back home,” said Brown. “But it didn’t go as we had hoped.” Led... Keep Reading