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Rams top McMain; SJH, ESJ capture out-of-state spring game wins

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  • 5/13/17 2:27pm

It may only be spring but it looks like West St. John already has found the latest in the long line of workhorse running backs. Nico Davis powered his way to 149 yards on 20 carries as the Rams defeated McMain 21-8 in West St. John spring game Saturday in Edgard. “We definitely have a next-man-up philosophy here and he’s been tearing it up this spring. Our guys don’t want to tackle... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats show competitive spirit on first day of spring practice

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  • 5/1/17 7:08pm

Third-year coach Alden Foster liked what he saw of his East St. John squad on the Wildcats’ first day of spring football practice Monday afternoon. “You like to see the kids competing,” Foster said. “We are young but we are competing. There are some licks being blown but that’s the result of the weight room and the kids being confident in knowing the system.” The Wildcats were enthusiastically... Keep Reading

ESJ shows resiliency, defensive prowess versus McDonogh 35

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  • 5/17/16 10:06pm

NEW ORLEANS – East St. John showed a few leftover traits from a year ago while demonstrating what the Wildcats hope to become in 2016 in ESJ’s spring game Tuesday versus McDonogh 35 at Pan American Stadium. Only three plays into the opening 12-play possession, a pass by East St. John quarterback Marquise Darensbourg was tipped and returned for a touchdown by McDonogh 35’s Rick Riley. Unlike early last season, the Wildcats showed early... Keep Reading

Foster, Wildcats certain better days are ahead for East St. John

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  • 5/4/16 3:01pm

If there is one thing that is certain at East St. John, it’s that things should be less uncertain for the Wildcats in 2016 than it was last season. A year ago, Alden Foster was in his first year at East St. John and he didn’t know the Wildcat players and he didn’t know them. Compounding a scenario involving a new coach and new system was the uncertainty involved the... Keep Reading

Spring game learning experience for both ESJ, McDonogh 35

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  • 5/22/15 10:28pm

East St. John and McDonogh 35 each used Friday’s spring game at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve for the learning experience it was meant to be. “We are learning the kids and they are learning us. Personnel grouping and game planning, all that will make a difference in the future,” said Alden Foster, East St. John’s first-year coach. “We learned a whole lot. The coaching staff learned a whole... Keep Reading