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

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  • 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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  • St. Charles
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  • 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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  • Team:
  • Riverside
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  • 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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  • Team:
  • West St. John
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  • 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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  • Team:
  • Lutcher
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

Destrehan overcomes early deficit to defeat Central Lafourche 28-21

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  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 10/14/17 9:48am

For a team that has been accustomed to winning games by a comfortable margin in past seasons, the Destrehan Wildcats have found themselves in a number of nail-biters this season, Friday’s District 7-5A game against Central Lafourche on Friday night in Mathews was a case in point. The Wildcats fell behind 14-0 in the first half and later saw the Trojans score to tie the game at 21-21 before eventually pulling out... Keep Reading

ESJ rallies past Terrebonne to stay in hunt for district championship

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

WSJ Rams again in total control in 53-7 win over Covenant Christian

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  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 10/14/17 2:30am

The opening minute belonged to Covenant Christian but the rest of the game was all West St. John in the Rams’ 53-7 Homecoming win Friday night in Edgard. Devante Johnson broke free from the Lions’ Wing-T offense and sprinted 68 yards along the sideline in front of the Covenant Christian bench to give the visitors from Houma a 7-0 lead one minute into the game. “I think our guys came out flat and... Keep Reading