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Playoff journey takes St. James Wildcats to Arkansas border

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  • 11/15/18 12:08pm

How close is Springhill, Louisiana, the site of the St. James Wildcats’ second-round Class 3A playoff game against North Webster, to the Arkansas border? “I think you could throw a rock and hit Arkansas,” said St. James coach Robert Valdez. It’s not quite that close, but is, in fact, less than five miles from the border. St. James in the No. 9 seed and will take on North Webster, the No. 8... 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

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

St. James faces Lusher week before showdown with SCC Comets

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  • 10/25/18 1:29pm

St. James was oh so close to pulling off a miracle finish last week against De La Salle. The Wildcats trailed 21-6 with less than three minutes left in the game and pulled to within 21-19 and was within a two-point conversion of sending the game to overtime. St. James was off the mark and ultimately loss the contest. They might have won something else. “We challenged our kids to compete and play their... Keep Reading

SJH Wildcats face biggest test of season against visiting De La Salle

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  • 10/18/18 3:51pm

The St. James Wildcats went into their game last week against an undermanned Haynes Academy team just looking to work out some kinks. “We kind of went in there with the mentality of fine tuning some of the things with needed to work on,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. “We have young receivers. Everybody knows that. We were aggressively trying to throw the football and trying to spread the ball around... Keep Reading