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

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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

St. James coach Valdez expects ‘slugfest’ against Madison Prep

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  • 11/15/17 9:08pm

The deeper teams get into the high school football playoffs the more likely games won’t be the decided until the fourth quarter, many coaches seem to agree. Although his team won its Class 3A playoff opener handily over Marksville 39-0 last week, you can count St. James coach Robert Valdez with the aforementioned sentiment as his Wildcats prepare to travel to Baton Rouge to take on Madison Prep on Friday. “It will... Keep Reading

River Parish players major factor in quick turnaround for Nicholls

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  • 11/9/17 1:12pm

THIBODAUX - A lot was on the line in Nicholls’ game last Saturday against Houston Baptist at Guidry Stadium. A 38-31 triumph the previous week at Incarnate Word gave the Colonels six wins and guaranteed Nicholls its first winning season since a 6-5 finish in 2007. A victory over Houston Baptist would allow NSU to finish unbeaten at home for only the third time in school history while solidifying its ranking in the Top 25 while... Keep Reading

SJH opens ‘single-elimination tournament’ versus Marksville

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  • 11/8/17 2:31pm

When Week 11 arrives in high school football, you can call it whatever you want - either playoffs or postseason. Robert Valdez has his own term. “I call it the single-elimination tournament,” the St. James coach said. One loss at any point in the tournament means you are out. So, it helps if you go into it well prepared. St. James is one of those well-prepared teams. At 7-3, the Wildcats earned the No. 4... Keep Reading

St. Charles Comets shut out St. James in regular season finale

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  • 11/4/17 1:05am

In a battle of Top 10 teams, it simply came down to one team making a few more plays than the other in St. Charles Catholic’s 14-0 win over visiting St. James in a District 10-3A showdown Friday night in Laplace. With both teams playing stellar defense, St. James, ranked No. 10 in Class 3A, appeared to be headed for the locker room at halftime down only 7-0 and scheduled to receive the football... Keep Reading