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No team more road tested than semifinal-bound West. St. John

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  • 11/28/18 5:19pm

Brandon Walters can give you the short and long versions of West St. John’s dramatic, last-second 24-23 triumph at Logansport last week in the Class 1A quarterfinals. “It was one for the ages,” said Walters. That’s the short version. The longer version involves the Rams rallying from a 17-point deficit early in the fourth quarter with a clutch final drive led by quarterback D’Andre Gaudia and running... Keep Reading

Contrasting styles in full display when SCC hosts St. Thomas More

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  • 11/21/18 1:08pm

Something’s gotta give in Laplace on Friday night. Host St. Charles Catholic, the No. 2 seed in the Division III playoffs, enters its semifinal encounter with St. Thomas More allowing only 9.8 points per game. St. Thomas More, the No. 3 seed, is averaging 59.5 points per game. In three of St. Charles’ eight wins this season, the Comets won by scoring 14 points. In another win, SCC won 13-7 in an overtime game against St. James. ... Keep Reading

Destrehan faces Terrrebonne again with Class 5A semifinals at stake

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  • 11/21/18 7:03am

Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux and his Wildcats are well aware of the pitfalls of having to play a team for the second time in a season. In a Week 10 meeting between the teams to decide the District 7-5A championship, Robicheaux’s Wildcats had an easy time showing who was the league’s top ’Cats as Destrehan defeated Gary Hill’s Tigers 49-20. “You don’t like to play... Keep Reading

Playing on the road nothing new for defending champion Rams

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  • 11/21/18 6:52am

People in Logansport may want to beware of West St. John the moment the Rams step off the bus for Friday night’s Class 1A quarterfinal game. “We will play in a hostile environment. We like to say we are down by 14 when we get off the bus. We have to get out swinging and don’t ask any names and start fighting as soon as we get off. That’s... Keep Reading

Parkview brings misleading 5-6 mark into clash with St. Charles

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  • 11/15/18 5:11pm

Football coaches often refer to the best (blank) team in the state. You can take any school and place any number in the blank. In the case of Parkview Baptist, St. Charles Catholic’s second-round opponent in the Division II playoffs Friday in Laplace, the Eagles would be the “best 5-6 team in the state.” Parkview lost its first five games of the season, falling to the likes of Catholic High of... Keep Reading

Well-rest defending champs host Homer Pelicans on Friday night

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  • 11/15/18 2:19pm

Can a football team sometimes get too much of a good thing? Defending champion West St. John earned an opening-round bye in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. It’s generally a welcome outcome for a team heading into the postseason, but with WSJ having had an open date during Week 9, the Rams have only played once in the last three weeks. “It’s new territory,” West St. John... Keep Reading

Playoff journey takes St. James Wildcats to Arkansas border

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  • 11/15/18 12:08pm

How close is Springhill, Louisiana, the site of the St. James Wildcats’ second-round Class 3A playoff game against North Webster, to the Arkansas border? “I think you could throw a rock and hit Arkansas,” said St. James coach Robert Valdez. It’s not quite that close, but is, in fact, less than five miles from the border. St. James in the No. 9 seed and will take on North Webster, the No. 8... Keep Reading

Destrehan faces battle-tested Landry-Walker in second round

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  • 11/14/18 8:44am

Destrehan’s 22-0 win over visiting Hammond in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs last week was a bit of a departure for the Wildcats. “You have to be able to win games in different ways and I was happy we able to run the ball and get that win and get out of the first round, especially with the weather conditions Friday night,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. A... Keep Reading

New-concept Hahnville Tigers get another shot at Zachary Broncos

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  • 11/14/18 8:26am

A new dimension has worked wonders for the Hahnville Tigers. “This is the first time since I’ve been here where people can no longer defense us with nine-man boxes,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “Just by the fact that people have to back away from us has made us better on the offensive line with the same kids that weren’t very good a month ago. “Conceptually, we... Keep Reading

Destrehan shuts out Hammond 22-0 in playoff opener

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  • 11/9/18 9:43pm

Survive and advance. It's the motto of any team in the post-season and for 5A No. 2 seed Destrehan, a 22-0 win over No. 31 Hammond they'll be the ones advancing. A wet, windy, cold night led to sloppy execution. That was on display late in the first quarter when Hammond botched a snap during a punt attempt with the ball being kicked and eventually slapped out of the end zone for a safety giving... Keep Reading