River Parish Football

News Archives in October 2016

ESJ keeps playoff hopes alive going into final week of regular season

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  • 10/29/16 2:17pm

By Hunter Dawkins East St. John dominated from the start, defeating Franklin 33-6 in non-district action Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve to solidify the Wildcats’ hopes of a postseason berth. “Early on, we took care of a mismatch that we had on film,” East St. John coach Alden Foster said. “We just have to get the killer instinct or we can’t win some playoffs.” The... Keep Reading

East St. John Wildcats looking for strong finish to regular season

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  • 10/27/16 10:05am

East St. John coach Alden Foster knew the moment his team was going to come up with a win last week against Terrebonne. “I actually joked that when we went up 14-0 we would win this one because we broke the jinx,” Foster said. During the previous two weeks, the Wildcats built early 13-0 leads against Destrehan and Hahnville, only to go on and lose. The 14-point margin served ESJ much but it... Keep Reading

Early lead holds up for East St. John in 40-37 win at Terrebonne

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  • 10/22/16 8:04pm

A 14-point lead proved to be much better for East St. John than unlucky 13. In each of the past two weeks, the Wildcats built early leads of 13-0 before eventually falling to Destrehan and Hahnville. The Wildcats built a 14-0 lead over Terrebonne and created a bit of their own luck by leading 40-14 going into the fourth quarter before holding off a furious Tigers rally for a 40-37 District 7-5A victory Friday night... Keep Reading

East St. John’s Foster looking for Wildcats’ playmakers to step up

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  • 10/19/16 6:57pm

East St. John coach Alden Foster may not want his Wildcats to ever spot him a 13-point lead again. For the second week a in a row, East St. John jumped out to a 13-point lead, only to falter in the end in falling to Hahnville 41-20. The Wildcats followed a similar script in losing 39-20 to Destrehan a week earlier. “We have to get hungry on the offensive line. Defensively, we played good... Keep Reading

Another early 13-0 lead slips away again in East St. John’s 41-20 loss

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  • 10/15/16 2:12am

By Tate Roussel The No. 13 is proving to be unlucky for the East St. John Wildcats. For the second week in a row, the Wildcats jumped out to a 13-point lead, only to see in vanish in a 41-20 District 7-5A loss to Hahnville on Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium. A week earlier, East St. John held an early 13-0 lead over Destrehan before falling 39-20. The Wildcats (2-5 overall, 1-3 district) opened... Keep Reading