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Former ESJ star Martin epitomizes ‘a football player’ at Nicholls

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  • Feature Story
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  • 11/15/18 8:23am

THIBODAUX - As Ahmani Martin prepares to take part in his final regular-season game in a Nicholls uniform against visiting Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night, the nationally-ranked Colonels are on the verge of a Southland Conference championship and an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. None of those things were part of the same sentence when Martin was a senior at East St. John High School four years ago and was being recruited... Keep Reading

Two defensive scores not quite enough in ESJ’s loss to Spartans

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  • 11/10/18 12:12am

By Tate Roussel GONZALES - Despite two defensive touchdowns, the No. 28 seed East St. John Wildcats were defeated in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs for the second year in a row, falling 17-13 to East Ascension, the No. 5 seed, Friday night. “Our kids came out and played hard. We had our chances, but we just never capitalized. At the end, hats off to our defense. We continued to get the ball... 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

All eight River Parish teams once again qualify for state playoffs

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  • 11/4/18 8:45am

All eight River Parish teams have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs for the third year in a row. Two teams, defending Class 1A state champion West St. John, and St. Charles Catholic in Division II, received opening-round byes in their respective brackets. West St. John, which garnered the No. 5 seed in non-select Class 1A, will take on the winner of No. 12 seed Homer and Elton, the No. 21 seed. St. Charles Catholic,... Keep Reading

‘No going back’ for ESJ after 50-0 blanking of South Lafourche

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  • 11/3/18 9:10am

There’s no going back for the East St. John Wildcats. First-year Wildcats coach Brandon Brown spoke earlier in the week of his team’s need to win Friday night at South Lafourche in order to finish 5-5 and not take a step back in terms of seasonal wins from a year ago. East St. John did that in grand fashion with a 50-0 blanking of the South Lafourche Tarpons in Galliano. The... Keep Reading