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East St. John Wildcat slate features early four-game homestand

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  • 4/25/17 1:34pm

East St. John managed to reach the .500 mark to conclude the 2016 regular season before falling to Barbe in the opening round of the playoffs to conclude 5-6. An early season stretch may be the key for the Wildcats to improve upon those numbers this year under third-year coach Alden Foster. After opening the season at Plaquemine, East St. John played the next two non-district games at home against West Jefferson and McDonogh 35. “Plaquemine is... Keep Reading

East St. John opens 2016 season with four-straight home games

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  • 8/3/16 11:36am

East St. John fans will get an early, first-hand look to find out just how much the Wildcats may have improved from a year ago. The Wildcats open the season by playing all their first four games at home, including the opening three pre-district contests. A year ago, stadium availability caused a quirk in the schedule that led to East St. John opening the season on a Saturday against Archbishop Shaw at Hoss Memtas Stadium.... Keep Reading

Pre-district slate will let new ESJ coach make quick assessment

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  • 4/22/15 7:46am

First-year East St. John coach Alden Foster will get a quick assessment of his team long before the start of District 7-5A begins. That’s because his Wildcats open with a tough pre-district schedule that includes the likes of Shaw, John Ehret and Madison Prep. ESJ will open with the first two games on the road before its home debut in Week 3 against Madison Prep. “You want to see where you stand,... Keep Reading

East St. John uses strong ground game in 49-28 win over Braves

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  • 10/10/14 5:26pm

Nigel Anderson and Xavier Lewis combined for 270 yards rushing and four touchdowns as East St. John’s offense continued its high-scoring ways with a 49-28 District 7-5A win over H.L. Bourgeois on Friday night in Houma. The win improved the Wildcats to 4-2 overall and in a two-way tie for first place in the district with Destrehan. H.L. Bourgeois fell to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in league play. “We played... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats battle early, fall late in 42-13 defeat to John Curtis

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  • 9/20/14 1:52pm

When Ahmani Martin scored on a 2-yard run late in the first quarter, East St. John tied up John Curtis 7-7 after one quarter. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Patriots would go on the score the next 35 points on Curtis’ way to a 42-13 win over East St. John on Friday night at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner. Toughness and finishing is what East St. John coach Phillip Banko stressed to his team after... Keep Reading