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Trip to Ruston unfriendly as ESJ Wildcats knocked out of playoffs

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  • 11/11/17 8:06am

A 21-point surge by Ruston starting in the second quarter proved to be too much for visiting East St. John to overcome in a 35-25 loss Friday night that eliminated the Wildcats from the Class 5A playoff in the opening round. East St. John, the No. 26 seed, ended its season 5-6. Ruston, the No. 7 seed, advances to host Hahnville. The Tigers, the No. 10 seed, defeated No. 23 Denham Springs 42-21. The ESJ-Ruston game was tied 7-7... 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

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

Hahnville takes control of 7-5A with 27-0 win at East St. John

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  • 10/20/17 10:49pm

Powered by over 300 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns from Pooka Williams, combined with a dominating performance on defense, Hahnville left Joe Keller Stadium with a 27-0 win and control of District 7-5A. "We're really playing good, and we're playing really really good defensively," said Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio. "When you can run the ball, play good defense, and get enough in the passing game you got a shot, and we got a... Keep Reading

ESJ rallies past Terrebonne to stay in hunt for district championship

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  • 10/14/17 9:32am

East St. John quarterback Dasmain Crosby tossed five touchdown passes and the Wildcats needed every one of them in a 36-28 victory over Terrebonne in District 7-5A play Friday night at Tom B. Smith Stadium in Houma. “We needed all of them and Javon Antonio had the big game we’ve been waiting for him to have. We battled through it and overcame a sluggish start against a good football team,”... Keep Reading