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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

East St. John Wildcats need to win to keep playoff hopes in reach

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  • 11/1/18 6:12pm

East St. John coach Brandon Brown would like nothing better than to see a traffic jam on Airline Highway near Joe Keller Stadium on football Friday nights. “We talk about BUA – Back Up Airline,” Brown said. “Year’s past, even when I played under coach (Larry) Dauterive, we had some really good teams and you couldn’t drive down Airline Highway because it was backed up. We talked about... Keep Reading

East St. John seeks first home win while in fight for playoff spot

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  • 10/25/18 5:32pm

When East St. John defeated Hahnville 21-7 last week to improve to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in District 7-5A, it kept the Wildcats’ playoff hopes alive. “We talked about being district champs and that didn’t work out for us,” first-year East St. John coach Brandon Brown said. “One of our goal also was playoff aspirations. Our kids, coaches, everyone, understands that to make the playoffs, we have to... Keep Reading

Brown wants team in early playoff mode if ESJ is to make postseason

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  • 10/17/18 12:26pm

Missed opportunities early hurt East St. John in its 33-12 loss last week to unbeaten Terrebonne. “We didn’t capitalize early. I think it should have been at least 21-0 early-on. We drove the ball well but didn’t capitalize in the red zone. Defensively, I think we started off pretty good. However, we kind of gave up some big plays. It happened one time on fourth down. Our guy attempted to... Keep Reading

Oh so close ESJ Wildcats host undefeated Terrebonne Tigers

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  • 10/11/18 5:21pm

The 2018 season has been a year of “oh so close,” for the East St. John Wildcats. Nothing demonstrated that more than East St. John’s 35-34 loss to Destrehan a week ago. Add the result to 16-14 loss to John McDonogh and a 7-6 defeat at the hands of H.L. Bourgeois and ESJ is oh so close to be being 5-1 on the season. Instead, the Wildcats are 2-4 overall and ... Keep Reading