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SJH coach Valdez anxious to see how players respond to ‘The Pit’

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  • 9/27/18 11:12am

The St. James Wildcats got past the rivalry trio of West St. John, Lutcher and E.D. White in good shape with a win over visiting Wossman last week to run their record to 3-1 on the season. Still, there were some concerns early in a battle of Wildcats. “They take the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and I’m on the sideline, ‘Oh, Lord, here we go.’ I&rsquo... Keep Reading

Strong ground game allows SJH to race past visiting Wossman 45-28

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  • 9/22/18 9:54am

In a battle of Wildcats on Friday night in Vacherie, speed won out over size. St. James ran past Wossman 45-28 over the visitors from Monroe. The win allowed SJH, the ninth-ranked team in Class 3A, to bounce back from a one-point loss to rival E.D. White a week ago. SHJ’s backfield combined for six touchdowns, with running back Sean Lebeouf and quarterback Shamar Smith each scoring on a pair of runs. ... Keep Reading

St. James in battle of Wildcats when hosting Wossman on Friday

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  • 9/20/18 2:58pm

St. James coach Robert Valdez sounded like a boxing analyst in the aftermath of the Wildcats’ 8-27 loss last Friday at rival E.D. White. “We just couldn’t give them the knockout blow,” Valdez said. St. James led 21-14 but was unable to add another score to make it a two-possession game and allow for a bit of breathing room. “I was always afraid with Brandon Legendre at quarterback... Keep Reading

Wildcats unable to take rivaly sweep with 29-27 loss to EDW

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  • 9/16/18 9:45am

The St. James Wildcats finally found themselves on the opposite end of a rivalry thriller, falling 28-27 to E.D. White on Friday night in Thibodaux. Trailing 28-21, quarterback Shamar Smith and receiver Tyshon Williams – who connected in the final seconds of the Wildcats’ 29-26 thriller over Lutcher a week earlier – hooked up on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 1:03 left in the game to pull St. James to within one point. The... Keep Reading

SJH can pull off another rivalry trifecta with a win over EDW

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  • 9/12/18 8:40am

For the second year in a row, the St. James Wildcats have a chance to capture a rivalry trifecta. St. James swept rivals West St. John, Lutcher and E.D. White to open the 2017 season. The Wildcats can make it a repeat after defeating West St. John and Lutcher going into Friday night’s game at E.D. White (1-1) in Thibodaux. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. St. James had... Keep Reading