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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

East St. John facing must-win scenario against South Lafourche

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  • 11/1/17 3:41pm

When East St. John went into its Week 8 game against Hahnville, the Wildcats were 4-3 overall and 3-1 in District 7-5A play. A win over the Tigers would have allowed ESJ to tie for the district lead and solidify its playoff positioning. After a 27-0 loss to Hahnville and last week’s 28-18 defeat to Thibodaux, the Wildcat are now 4-5 overall and fighting for their postseason lives when they host South Lafourche... Keep Reading

ESJ’s playoff seeding likely takes hit with 28-18 loss to Thibodaux

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  • 10/28/17 11:55am

In a battle of one team trying to solidify its playoff seeding and the other in a must-win situation to maintain any postseason hopes, the more desperate team won in Thibodaux’s 28-18 victory over visiting East St. John. The result dropped East St. John to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in District 7-5A. Thibodaux improved to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in district. East St. John entered the game No. 24 in the unofficial power... Keep Reading