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Destrehan’s season comes to end with 22-14 loss to Buccaneers

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  • Destrehan
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  • 11/18/17 9:43am

Even with his team down 22-0 early in the second half, Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said he felt his team still had a chance in the Wildcats’ 22-14 second-round Class 5A playoff loss against visiting Barbe on Friday night. “We were moving the football but we were just shooting ourselves in the foot. I thought we could get it close and we did,” Robicheaux said. Three lost fumbles in the first half... Keep Reading

Rams advance to quarterfinals with 44-2 win over East Iberville

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  • West St. John
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  • 11/18/17 7:49am

West St. John will be home for the holidays. The Rams’ 44-2 victory over visiting East Iberville advanced West St. John to the Class 1A quarterfinals next week. It past years, the Rams almost always seemed to be taking a long road trip for a game the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks to being the No. 1 seed, West St. John will be at home when it takes on Jonesboro-Hodge next Friday in Edgard. West St.... Keep Reading

Hahnville earns quarterfinal home game after 23-21 win over Ruston

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  • Hahnville
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  • 11/18/17 3:11am

Nick Saltaformaggio had an inkling Hahnville’s Class 5A second-round playoff game at Ruston on Friday night would come down to the fourth quarter – he just didn’t expect it to come down to the final seconds. The Tigers were clinging to a 23-21 lead after a 24-yard Thomas Rasco field goal and just trying to hold on. Ruston’s defense forced a pair of Hahnville punts late in the game... Keep Reading

St. James blanks another foe to reach Class 3A quarterfinals

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  • St. James
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  • 11/18/17 2:56am

St. James won in dominating fashion for the second week in a row in the Class 3A playoffs, defeating Madison Prep Academy 50-0 Friday night in Baton Rouge. “We came out and played as complete a game as we could play. I’m very proud of how our guys went on the road and took a business-like approach. I was very impressed with that,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said of his... Keep Reading

Familiar formula of strong running game, defense works again for SCC

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  • St. Charles
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  • 11/18/17 2:36am

Three different backs combined for five rushing touchdowns as St. Charles Catholic defeated the visiting St. Louis Saints 42-10 in the Division II quarterfinals Friday night in Laplace. The win advances St. Charles, the No. 3 seed, to the semifinals next week at University High. U-High, the No. 2 seed, eliminated No. 7 seed Teurlings Catholic 35-9. The St. Charles offense managed to rush for 280 yards and took advantage of excellent field position provided by the Comets’... Keep Reading

Riverside changes venues then beats Dunham 62-42

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  • Riverside
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  • 11/18/17 2:28am

A bizarre season took another strange twist for Riverside when a power outage just before kickoff of their Division III Quarterfinal game at Dunham forced a change of venues. Following their second road trip of the night, the Rebels got off the bus at Parkview Baptist and proceeded to pull off a 62-42 comeback win over Dunham that featured a 46-point second half. In a season where the Rebels had to change dates and venues... Keep Reading

Trip to Ruston unfriendly as ESJ Wildcats knocked out of playoffs

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  • Team:
  • East St. John
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  • 11/11/17 8:06am

A 21-point surge by Ruston starting in the second quarter proved to be too much for visiting East St. John to overcome in a 35-25 loss Friday night that eliminated the Wildcats from the Class 5A playoff in the opening round. East St. John, the No. 26 seed, ended its season 5-6. Ruston, the No. 7 seed, advances to host Hahnville. The Tigers, the No. 10 seed, defeated No. 23 Denham Springs 42-21. The ESJ-Ruston game was tied 7-7... Keep Reading

Lutcher’s reign comes to an end with 34-30 loss to Spartans

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  • Team:
  • Lutcher
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  • 11/11/17 7:44am

When quarterback Kolby Bourgeois connected on a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Williams to put Lutcher back on top of Slidell with what appeared to be 57 seconds remaining on the clock, the Bulldogs looked like they had found a way to extend what had been a very trying season. After the score, the officials added time to bring the clock to 1:04 and the Salmen Spartans took full advantage of those extra few ticks when quarterback... Keep Reading

Riverside opens playoffs with 42-21 win over Northlake Christian

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  • Riverside
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  • 11/11/17 12:30am

Whenever Riverside Academy needed it most, Garland Robertson Jr. came up with something special. After Northlake Christian scored a touchdown to pull to make it a six-point game at 27-21 less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, Robertson raced 79 yards with the ensuing kickoff to extend the Rebels’ lead to 35-21. Earlier in the game, he returned a punt 63 yards to set up a touchdown that allowed Riverside to tie the game 7-7... Keep Reading

St James registers 39-0 shutout over Marksville in playoff opener

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  • St. James
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  • 11/11/17 12:08am

Seeing his first full-time action since suffering midseason knee and ankle injuries, Demarcus Williams appeared to be in prime form in St. James’ Class 3A playoff opener Friday night against visiting Marksville. Williams passed for a pair of touchdown passes as St. James, the No. 4 seed, cruised to a 39-0 victory over the Tigers, the No. 29 seed. St. James (8-3) will play at Madison Prep next Friday. Madison Prep, the No 20 seed, defeated No. 13... Keep Reading