River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2013

Odds-defying playoff run ends for St. James in 2A quarterfinal loss

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  • 11/30/13 4:50am

KINDER, La. – St. James coach Dwain Jenkins implored his team for one final chance despite the improbable odds. The Wildcats trailed by 14 points with less than two minutes left and desperately needed a stop and the ball back. Leading 21-7, the Kinder Yellowjackets were looking to put a final sting to the Wildcats, attempting to convert on a fourth-and-2 at the St. James 7-yard line. Kinder quarterback Austin Pickle fumbled on a sneak, allowing... Keep Reading

Seniors helped to bring Wildcats back where St. James belongs

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  • 11/27/13 7:58pm

No one saw it coming – not even the small group of seniors who helped lead the remarkable turnaround. After enduring two winless seasons, the seniors on St. James’ football team have a lot to be thankful for. A day after Thanksgiving, the Wildcats, the No. 22 seed, will be playing at Kinder in the Class 2A quarterfinals. “Nobody thought we would go this far. I don’t think people on the team... Keep Reading

Confident SJH Wildcats travel to Kinder for Class 2A quarterfinals

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  • 11/26/13 10:50pm

A little confidence sure has gone a long way for the St. James Wildcats. “This team when it gets some confidence early on, good things seem to happen,” St. James coach Dwain Jenkins said. The good things for St. James in its second-round Class 2A playoff game last Friday came late in the first half. The Wildcats were trailing 14-7 with 5:28 left in the second quarter when St. James went on a 28-0... Keep Reading

SJH Wildcats hold off Sterlington 42-40 to reach 2A quarterfinals

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  • 11/23/13 12:03am

The old stadium near the railroad tracks proved to have a little magic left. St. James trailed 14-7 in the second quarter at Wildcats Stadium, the venue SJH has called home since 1949. With a new stadium on the way for 2014, St. James’ Class 2A regional round playoff game at home gave the old stadium one more chance to host a postseason game – the Wildcats’ first home playoff game since 2009. Railroad trains passing... Keep Reading

Are Wildcats back after SJH’s opening-round playoff victory?

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  • 11/19/13 8:13pm

Is the St. James football program back? “I think that’s the feeling,” said first-year Wildcats coach Dwain Jenkins. “At the beginning of the year, if you talked about some of the things that we needed to do to make sure the program was back on track, winning a playoff game would have been high on that list. There is nothing like playoff football. It’s important to this community... Keep Reading