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Wildcats face different sort of Wing-T attack against Kaplan

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  • 11/22/17 2:39pm

When St. James takes on Kaplan in the Class 3A quarterfinals Friday night in Vacherie, the Wildcats will have some experience facing the Pirates’ style of offense. Kaplan runs the Wing-T, a defense the Wildcats have faced against the E.D. White Cardinals and Marksville Tigers. The two times St. James has faced the Wing-T, the Wildcats fared well. SJH handed E.D. White its only regular-season loss with a 27-21 overtime win while... 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

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

Numbers indicate evenly-matched St. James-SCC encounter Friday

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  • 11/1/17 6:50pm

The numbers show just how even St. James and St. Charles Catholic are going into Friday’s encounter Friday night in Laplace. Both teams are 7-2 overall and 3-1 in District 10-3A with losses to top-ranked De La Salle. St. James’ non-district loss was to St. Amant and St. Charles lost to East Ascension – a pair of Class 5A powers. St. Charles is ranked No. 7 in the Class 3A poll and... Keep Reading

Valdez finds silver lining coming off lopsided loss to De La Salle

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  • 10/25/17 7:31pm

It was a loss by 56 points that cost St. James a spot in the Top 10 rankings and the No. 1 spot in the Class 3A power ratings but the defeat at the hands of top-ranked De La Salle last week still left Wildcats coach Robert Valdez with a few positive vibes. “The silver lining is that we are still in the season and we can correct those mistakes, and hopefully, we can have those things... Keep Reading