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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

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-Thibodaux ‘fighting for playoff lives’ in Week 9 encounter

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  • 10/24/17 6:36pm

Having averaged 34 points per game since the start of District 7-5A play, East St. John’s showdown against Hahnville last Friday had the looks of a potential shootout. Instead, the Wildcats were blanked by Hahnville, the only unbeaten team in district play, to all to 3-2 in the league and 4-4 overall. “We didn’t play well. That is a complement to them,” East St. John coach Alden Foster said... Keep Reading

A lot at stake for Hahnville, ESJ in District 7-5A encounter Friday

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  • 10/19/17 1:34pm

A lot is riding on the outcome for both Hahnville and East St. John in their encounter Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. “If we can get this win, we will be in a very good spot. Also this week, it’s about power points,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “We are 5-2 and we actually lost two spots in the power rating. We went from nine to eleven.... Keep Reading

ESJ seeks to slow down Williams, Jackson in key district showdown

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  • 10/18/17 7:31pm

When East St. John coach Alden Foster was asked to talk about Destrehan’s offense prior to the Week 6 battle of Wildcats, the ESJ coach said, “John Emery, John Emery, John Emery, John Emery.” He may have been tempted to utter “Pooka” four times when talking about Hahnville’s offense – East St. John’s opponent in a key District 7-5A showdown Friday night at Joe Keller... Keep Reading