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

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 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

St. James Wildcats host top-ranked De La Salle in key district clash

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 10/19/17 11:42am

“This is it. You can’t ask for better than that; taking on the No. 1 team in the state,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. That pretty much sums things up as St. James gets ready to host top-ranked De La Salle on Friday night to start a three-week round-robin showdown in District 10-3A. St. James, which is ranked No. 8 in Class 3A, takes on De La Salle, the No. 1 team... Keep Reading

Head-scratching season for Destrehan continues at HLB

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 10/19/17 10:06am

Not many coaches would be scratching their heads with his team 5-2 overall, including 3-1 in district play. “I can’t put my finger on it. I don’t think we like success. It’s way too many penalties and way too many mistakes. I’m just not doing a very good job of coaching this team up. We just have to be better,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. ... Keep Reading

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

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  • Classification
  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 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

Comets look to return to basics against winless Haynes Academy

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 10/18/17 7:18pm

Facing a winless Haynes Academy team on Friday night at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie gives the St. Charles Comets a chance to return to basics. “It’s a great week for us to get back to our fundamentals. The last couple of weeks we kind of voided our fundamentals just to try and get people lined up to stop or make plays. Now, it’s a good week for us to... Keep Reading

Rebels moving on after tough overtime loss to Newman Greenies

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 10/17/17 8:27pm

Riverside Academy’s dramatic 31-30 overtime loss to Newman last Friday might look a bit different to the beholder depending on where he happened to be in the stadium. “As a fan, there was a lot to appreciate. As a coach, you look back and see things you could have done better. Just like after a win, you have to move on,” Riverside coach Chris Lachney said. The Rebels move on to... Keep Reading

West St. John Rams battle visiting Varnado in district showdown

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 10/17/17 8:11pm

It’s cool around West St. John. “I was dreaming that it was snowing. We won’t take it that far but I appreciate the breeze,” Rams coach Brandon Walters said. Cooler temperatures and low humidity, coupled with morning practices because the school is on fall break, had Walters and his Rams, many of whom have to play on offense, defense and special teams, enjoying practice. “The heat, playing on... Keep Reading

Season-laden Woodlawn squad latest challenge for Bulldogs

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 10/17/17 7:55pm

It seems even Mother Nature notices when the Lutcher Bulldogs win a football game. “The weather this morning finally makes it feel like football season,” Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins said Monday morning with his team coming off a 41-0 victory over St. Michael’s last Friday for only the Bulldogs’ second win of the season. The win couldn’t help but bring some positive vibes to the Bulldogs, Jenkins said. ... Keep Reading

Improved passing makes HHS more dynamic in 41-13 win

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 10/14/17 10:26am

Hahnville seems to be clicking in all the right areas going into the stretch drive of the 2017 season. HHS topped 40 points in a game for the fifth time this season, continued to run the ball and threw it a little while not allowed Thibodaux to score until the second half in taking a 41-13 road in District 7-5A action Friday night. Running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams rushed for 140 yards on 14 carries and... Keep Reading

Bulldogs find bit of confidence in 41-0 blanking of St. Michael

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 10/14/17 10:09am

The Lutcher Bulldogs were able to take out a season’s worth of frustration with a 41-0 District 6-4A win over St. Michael the Archangel on Friday night at Woodlawn in Baton Rouge. “We believe we are better than a 2-5 team. Our schedule, I don’t think many people would trade with us to play the people we played early this season. We just have to find some confidence, and... Keep Reading