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Defense rules in SJH Wildcats’ playoff win over Donaldsonville

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  • 11/10/18 3:01am

It might not have exactly been a “defense wins championships” type of game, but defense certainly won a playoff opener for St. James on Friday night in Vacherie. The Wildcats played top-notch defense all night, allowing St. James to maintain a 2-0 lead through halftime before pulling away for a 25-0 win over rival Donaldsonville in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs. “Our defense played lights out. It’s... Keep Reading

Donaldsonville provides familar foe as SJH opens Class 3A playoffs

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  • 11/8/18 9:16am

It’s a good thing St. James has at least one more game to play. “I just want to get back on the field and shake that off,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. Valdez was referring to the bad taste in the mouths of his Wildcats after St. James’ 13-6 loss to St. Charles Catholic last week with the District 10-3A championship in the balance. St. James led 7-0... Keep Reading

All eight River Parish teams once again qualify for state playoffs

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  • 11/4/18 8:45am

All eight River Parish teams have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs for the third year in a row. Two teams, defending Class 1A state champion West St. John, and St. Charles Catholic in Division II, received opening-round byes in their respective brackets. West St. John, which garnered the No. 5 seed in non-select Class 1A, will take on the winner of No. 12 seed Homer and Elton, the No. 21 seed. St. Charles Catholic,... Keep Reading

Comets capture 10-3A title with 13-7 overtime win over St. James

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  • 11/2/18 10:38pm

St. Charles Catholic has won a lot of hard-fought games over the years by waiting for an opponent to make a mistake and then being able to capitalize. For most of Friday night’s game at St. James, it appeared as though that mistake might ever come. But one play after St. James halted a Comets drive when a pass to tight end Jacob Ganote came up a yard short or fourth-and-8 at the... Keep Reading

SJH can claim share of district title win win over St. Charles Comets

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  • 11/1/18 9:13am

When the blue-and-gold clad St. Charles Catholic Comets invade Wildcat Stadium in Vacherie on Friday night, St. James coach Robert Valdez is hoping to see as sea of black-garbed fans in the stands. “Everything right now is about stopping this wave of Comets that are coming this way and everything they bring with them. For the fans, it gives them an extra week of real good football. Friday night, it should really be rocking.... Keep Reading