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West St. John’s championship reign ends with 30-0 loss at Oak Grove

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  • 12/1/18 11:10am

OAK GROVE, La. – The end of the road for West St. John as state champions came in a north Louisiana town in the Class 1A semifinals. Playing in conditions more conducive to a rugby scrum than football, the Rams were never able to gain their traction and fell a game short of reaching the state championship game for the second year in a row with a 30-0 loss to Oak Grove on Friday night. ... Keep Reading

No team more road tested than semifinal-bound West. St. John

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  • 11/28/18 5:19pm

Brandon Walters can give you the short and long versions of West St. John’s dramatic, last-second 24-23 triumph at Logansport last week in the Class 1A quarterfinals. “It was one for the ages,” said Walters. That’s the short version. The longer version involves the Rams rallying from a 17-point deficit early in the fourth quarter with a clutch final drive led by quarterback D’Andre Gaudia and running... Keep Reading

Dramatic come-from-behind win sends Rams to 1A semifinals

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  • 11/24/18 1:18am

By Roy Lang III LOGANSPORT, La. - Despite three failed trips to the red zone Friday night, in the waning moments, defending Class A champion West St. John stood 10 yards from the end zone with a chance to return to the semifinals. There wasn’t really a play call, but an order. “We just told him to get the ball to the playmakers,” Rams coach Brandon Walters said. “Sometimes it&rsquo... Keep Reading

Three River Parish teams moving down with latest reclassification

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  • 11/21/18 8:44pm

Three River Parish teams will be moving down in classification for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years after the release of the final basic district plan released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Tuesday. Lutcher is dropping down from Class 4A to Class 3A, while St. Charles Catholic moves to 2A and Riverside Academy to Class 1A. “I think until the last second, we weren’t counting on being in 3A,... Keep Reading

Playing on the road nothing new for defending champion Rams

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  • 11/21/18 6:52am

People in Logansport may want to beware of West St. John the moment the Rams step off the bus for Friday night’s Class 1A quarterfinal game. “We will play in a hostile environment. We like to say we are down by 14 when we get off the bus. We have to get out swinging and don’t ask any names and start fighting as soon as we get off. That’s... Keep Reading