River Parish Football

News Archives in September 2013

East St. John pulls off dramatic comeback for first win of season

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  • 9/27/13 11:51pm

East St. John’s Nigel Anderson threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Lewis with four seconds left and Eric Joseph kicked a 25-yard extra point to give the Wildcats their first win of the season, opening up District 7-5A play with a thrilling 35-34 win Friday at South Lafourche. “It was one for the ages,” said East St. John coach Phillip Banko. “ Going down to South Lafourche is very... Keep Reading

East St. John seeks first win in district opener at South Lafourche

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  • 9/26/13 9:23am

A brutal pre-district schedule, concluding with a 39-7 loss last week against John Curtis, has left East St. John with a 0-3 record. Still, the Wildcats are a better team than when they opened the season. That’s the assessment of East St. coach Phillip Banko. “I think we are better personnel-wise – having the right personnel on the field,” the East St. John coach said. “There is things offensively, defensively... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats unable to keep Curtis ‘down’ in 39-7 loss to the Patriots

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  • 9/21/13 12:13pm

Perhaps the East St. John Wildcats were hoping to kick John Curtis while the Patriots were down Friday night. Of course, “down” is a relative term when it comes to the Patriots. Even after suffering its first loss since 2009 and breaking a 29-game winning streak last week, and playing without star receiver Malachi Dupre, Curtis showed why it is the powerhouse that it is by taking a 39-7 victory over East St. John... Keep Reading

East St. John faces Curtis team coming off regular-season loss

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  • 9/19/13 12:43pm

East St. John quarterback Xavier Lewis knows what everyone is thinking. The standout sophomore quarterback of the Wildcats knows that everyone thinks he and his team have absolutely no chance of beating perennial powerhouse John Curtis on Friday night when the two meet at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. He knows that the 0-2 Wildcats are a many-point underdog and that some people think it’s not just going to end in an East... Keep Reading

Hornets sting East St. John as Wildcats’ lack of scoring continues

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  • 9/14/13 1:44am

By Kamel Benyahia Only one touchdown in eight quarters to open the season helped to drop East St. John to 0-2 on the season. After dropping their season opener 14-0 at Bonnabel last Saturday, the Wildcats only managed a single touchdown in East St. John’s 21-7 home loss to Scotlandville on Friday night. Like with the loss to Bonnabel, the Wildcats moved the ball at times but were unable to finish drives. &ldquo... Keep Reading