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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

St. James plays rare Thursday game against Hayes Academy

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  • 10/10/18 1:11pm

Robert Valdez has had a consistent approach over the years when it comes to taking on a team that might be considered a weaker opponent. “To respect the game of football, you have to go out there and respect every opponent and you have to block and execute. You can’t get caught up looking at their record. They are motivated because they would love to beat a pretty good football team. We... Keep Reading

Another game, another rival for St. James Wildcats on Friday night

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  • 10/3/18 9:57pm

St. James coach Robert Valdez is still looking for an elusive quick start from his football team. “It can hurt you when you have a young team. You kind of need that burst of confidence,” Valdez said. Following a season-long pattern, the Wildcats fell behind 10-0 before rallying for a 14-10 halftime lead a week ago against St. Amant. St. James had a chance to stretch the advantage to 21-10 before the half... Keep Reading

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

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