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SJH Wildcats maintain sharp edge in 54-0 domination of Haynes

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  • Team:
  • St. James
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  • 10/14/17 2:21am

St. James took advantage of a young, overmatched Hayes Academy squad to post a 54-0 Homecoming win Friday night in Vacherie. “We came in and handled the Homecoming distractions and did what we had to do,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. “We had a chance to see a lot of young kids. “In the first half offensively we had three, one-play drives. In games like this you just have to... Keep Reading

St. Charles builds early lead and rolls past Donaldsonville 35-12

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
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  • 10/14/17 12:50am

In a loose translation, a school's homecoming generally means a reunion of sorts for alumni. But for St. Charles, it was senior running back Narquez Jones' return to the playing field that made the biggest splash for the Comets in a 35-12 homecoming win over Donaldsonville. Seeing his first action since injuring his knee September 15 against Wilkinson, Mississippi, Jones rushed for 76 yards on 10 carries and added two touchdowns along the way. "It was a... Keep Reading

Riverside Academy falls short to Newman losing 31-30 in overtime

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • Riverside
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  • 10/14/17 12:25am

Riverside Academy and Newman have had some classic battles in recent years. For the most part, the Rebels have come out on top – until Friday night in New Orleans. Riverside matched Newman’s touchdown to open overtime but the Rebels’ extra-point attempt was wide left, dropping RA to 1-4 on the season. “It was a typical Riverside-Newman game. It shook out the same way all of them have in a very... Keep Reading

Destrehan goes into game with Trojans without top two runners

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  • Team:
  • Destrehan
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  • 10/12/17 12:43pm

Destrehan’s narrow 35-34 overtime victory over East St. John last week left a few questions for coach Stephen Robicheaux and his Wildcats. “You are excited for the win and excited that the kids played hard and that it was a big district win in overtime but then looking at the penalties and the mistakes we made, you are sort of like, ‘what’s going on?’ and we sort of... Keep Reading

St.James looking to keep edge while hosting winless Haynes

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • St. James
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  • 10/11/17 6:10pm

Following a 26-22 triumph over Donaldsonville last Friday, the St. James Wildcats pulled off a sweep of four rivals. All of the wins came in dramatic fashion but a runaway or two would have been just fine for Wildcats coach Robert Valdez. “These games have been real exciting for fans to watch. I would like for them to not be as much fun but I will take it,” the St. James coach said. ... Keep Reading

Covenant Christian up next as West St. John Rams continue to roll

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • West St. John
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  • 10/11/17 5:22pm

The West St. John Rams are on a roll. Although West St. John more than held its own against higher-classification teams, the Rams have been dominant since starting to play schools on their own Class 1A level. The Rams scored 35 points in the first quarter in a runaway victory over non-league foe White Castle two weeks ago and followed that up with a 33-point opening quarter performance in a 62-0 thrashing of previously unbeaten Houma... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats can ill afford to dwell on loss with tough foe up next

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • East St. John
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  • 10/11/17 4:58pm

In all of Alden Foster’s years as a high school football coach, including stints as head coach at Amite and East St. John, no loss was harder to take than ESJ’s 35-34 loss to Destrehan. “I’ve been doing this for 21 years and none have ever been that bad. We played in three state championships (at Amite) but to have it snatched away from your kids after you win... Keep Reading

Rebels finally back in action against unbeaten Newman

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 10/11/17 4:38pm

Riverside Academy faced a gut-check when it took on the Newman Greenies a year ago. The Rebels fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter before ultimately taking a hard-fought 32-24 victory. “I think that was a turning point in our season,” said Chris Lachney, Riverside’s head coach, who was the team’s defensive coordinator a year ago. “Our series with Newman has always told a lot about us as... Keep Reading

Hahnville keeping ‘eye on the prize’ toward a district championship

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  • Team:
  • Hahnville
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  • 10/10/17 6:55pm

It’s the time of year where coaches start to pull out one of those fill-in-the-blank quotes such as: “blank” is the best “blank” team in the state. You can fill in any team and any record you like. Hahnville’s Nick Saltaformaggio used a bit of a variation to the cliché earlier in the week. “Thibodaux is way better than their record,” Saltaformaggio said. For... Keep Reading

Bulldogs taking ‘one-game season’ approach for final four games

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  • Feature Story
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  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 10/10/17 6:40pm

When a program such as Lutcher falls to 1-5, maybe it’s time to take a different sort of approach to the season. “We just have to understand that everything for us now is a one-week season. We have to figure out a way over the next four weeks to go 1-0. It has to start this week. It’s just getting our kids up for the game and believe and play,... Keep Reading