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St. James scores with eight seconds left to top Lutcher 29-26

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  • 9/7/18 10:58pm

Tyshone Williams proved the old football adage that you, “play the way you practice.” With St. James trailing the rival Bulldogs 26-21 and only seconds remaining in the game, Williams was the go-to guy on a comeback route, making a sliding catch just past the front, left pylon from 5 yards out to rally the Wildcats to a 29-26 triumph Friday night in Lutcher. “I think Coach (Robert Valdez) put me out there... Keep Reading

St. James Wildcats seek quick start against another rivalry opponent

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  • 9/6/18 9:00am

When you beat your rival as badly as St. James did with its 43-0 thumping of West St. John last week, there’s not much a coach can say. “We had one of those nights,” a succinct St. James coach Robert Valdez said. An interception on the first play from scrimmage set up a quick touchdown for St. James and after West St. John lost the ball on the ensuing kickoff, another... Keep Reading

Opportunistic St. James dominates Rams 43-0 in Railroad Classic

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  • 9/1/18 2:07am

Before you could count to 10, Robert Valdez was on his way to being 5-0 in the Railroad Classic and the St. James Wildcats won their third game in a row in the series in a 43-0 domination of visiting nearby rival West St. John on Friday night. “I think it’s a great game for the community. I happy and excited. I’m really happy because this is a young group of... Keep Reading

Valdez, Wildcats seek to maintain grip on Railroad Classic trophy

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  • 8/29/18 11:06am

Back in the 1970s, many football players used to put Stickum on their hands. It has long been legislated out of the game but if you manage to get a glimpse of old NFL Films highlights of the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s, a recurring scene is receiver Fred Bilentnikoff putting globs of sticky stuff on his hands. Robert Valdez must still have an old jar of Stickum hidden in his closet. He seems to... Keep Reading