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Oh so close ESJ Wildcats host undefeated Terrebonne Tigers

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  • East St. John
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  • 10/11/18 5:21pm

The 2018 season has been a year of “oh so close,” for the East St. John Wildcats. Nothing demonstrated that more than East St. John’s 35-34 loss to Destrehan a week ago. Add the result to 16-14 loss to John McDonogh and a 7-6 defeat at the hands of H.L. Bourgeois and ESJ is oh so close to be being 5-1 on the season. Instead, the Wildcats are 2-4 overall and ... Keep Reading

Lutcher Bulldogs host ‘more confident’ St. Michael’s Warriors

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  • 10/11/18 12:38pm

Lutcher didn’t quite heed the warning of coach Dwain Jenkins and the Bulldogs paid the price with a 36-27 loss to previously winless Parkview Baptist in the District 6-4A opener last week. “I just knew that Parkview was so much better than what maybe people were considering. You are talking about a program that is really consistent and that doesn’t happen to them often with the type of start... Keep Reading

Mirror images square off when Thibodaux visits Hahnville

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  • 10/11/18 12:21pm

With five, 15-yard penalties in the first half alone, it was far from pretty, but the Hahnville Tigers will take it. What they will take is the 33-7 non-district win over Pearl River last week that snapped a four-game losing streak. While still unable to throw the football, the Tigers found their running game as Hahnville rushed for 329 yards on the ground, with Brandon Comardelle leading the way with 209 yards. “At the end of... Keep Reading

Could history be repeating itself for defending champion Rams?

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  • West St. John
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  • 10/10/18 4:44pm

 If an entire school were to be cast in the movie Groundhog Day, West St. John would be a good candidate. It was as if the Rams had relived a day from a year earlier when West St. John faced Houma Christian to open District 8-2A play last Friday. Like a year earlier, Houma Christian went into the game sporting an impressive pre-district record of 4-1. By the time the Rams were done,... Keep Reading

Destrehan plays three of final four at home after narrow win over ESJ

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  • 10/10/18 4:16pm

“When you sit back there and it’s late and you have the ball on your own 1-yard line and you make that drive, I think it was kind of a statement. That was key in turning the momentum back in our favor,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said of his team’s game last week against East St. John. The battle of Wildcats was tied 28-28 when Destrehan got the ball... Keep Reading

Rebels looking to make it two in a row with win over visiting Greenies

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  • 10/10/18 3:55pm

Following a brutal schedule against the likes of Southern Lab, Barbe, Rummel and De La Salle, that saw Riverside Academy open the 2018 season 0-4, the Rebels finally picked up their first win of the season last Friday with a 47-14 victory over South Plaquemines in the District 9-2A opener. “After going through the first four weeks of the season and you challenge those kids to beat those type of teams and you don... Keep Reading

St. James plays rare Thursday game against Hayes Academy

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  • 10/10/18 1:11pm

Robert Valdez has had a consistent approach over the years when it comes to taking on a team that might be considered a weaker opponent. “To respect the game of football, you have to go out there and respect every opponent and you have to block and execute. You can’t get caught up looking at their record. They are motivated because they would love to beat a pretty good football team. We... Keep Reading

St. Charles coach Monica: October has to be month of the Comets

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  • 10/10/18 12:52pm

“October has to be the month of the Comets.” So declared St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. After getting off to a 2-3 start, the Comets began the month of October with a 42-0 win over Lusher last week behind a 352-yard rushing effort to open District 10-3A play. “We went into the game about trying to be more downhill oriented. We felt like we accelerated our offense too fast. We... Keep Reading

Destrehan-East St. John a rivalry all its own as teams meet Friday

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  • 10/4/18 4:32pm

The East St. John-Destrehan rivalry may be bigger than a lot of people think. “It’s as good a rivalry as Hahnville-Destrehan,” declared Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux. “To the kids, East St. John is a big rival. They know a lot of the kids over there.” Destrehan is riding high as usual going into the game Friday at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve, sporting a 4-1 record overall and 2-0... Keep Reading

Hahnville looks to rebound against Pearl River whopping 41-0 loss

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  • 10/4/18 12:51pm

Did Hahnville finally bottom out in the struggling Tigers’ 41-0 loss last week to Terrebonne that left a team less than a year removed from playing for the state championship with a 1-4 record? “Somebody sent me a quote that ‘You have to be all the way down to rise up higher than you’ve ever been,’” a reflective Saltaformaggio said. “I think that was it Friday night,... Keep Reading