High School Sports

Blue Jays visit rival Trojans

VILLE PLATTE – Its easy to understand what makes the St. Edmund – Sacred Heart of Ville Platte clash a rivalry game.
The two towns are around 20 miles apart and many of the players know each other.
But for St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder, he is hopeful his Blue Jays treat it like any other game.
“The fans take it a little bit more of a rivalry game than we do.
“As coaches, it is business as usual,” he said. “We want to win every week.”
Sacred Heart is coming off a 20-7 win over the Ville Platte Bulldogs in Tee Cotton XV.

Bobcats maul Tigers, 53-24

OPELOUSAS – The Eunice High Bobcats took an early lead against the Opelousas High Tigers and continued to put pressure on the Tiger defense and offense to claim a 53-24 victory.
The game was interrupted for 50 minutes by a lightning delay in the second quarter.
Prior to the delay, the Bobcats appeared to be in control as they held off an offensive threat by the Tigers with 8:02 left in the first quarter.

Blue Jays soar past Hanson

The Blue Jays grabbed control of the game early as St. Edmund jumped out to a 38-0 halftime advantage and finished with a 45-12 win over Hanson Memorial.
“It is always good to win the first one,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “We had a good beginning on offense, defense and special teams.
“We needed to get somemomentum heading in the rivalry war with Sacred Heart,” the Blue Jay coach said.
The St. Edmund defense stood firm in the game’s opening drive, sacking the Hanson quarterback twice to force a punt from the Tiger 4.

Blue Jays face Tigers in opener

The St. Emund Blue Jays open the 2018 season at home Friday night against Hanson Memorial.
The Blue Jays rolled to a 35-6 win over the Tigers in last year’s season opener en route to a 10-2 overall finish.
St. Edmund earned a 12-7 win over the Notre Dame junior varsity in the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.
A 25-yarder by Jack Miller and an 18-yard run by Brad Miller accounted for the Blue Jay points.
Kaden Fontenot snared an interception on the game’s final play to seal the win over the Pioneers.

Bobcats visit OHS

The Eunice Bobcats look to start the 2018 season with a road win over the Opelousas High Tigers.
“Every body wants to start their season on a high note,” EHS head coach Paul Trosclair said. “Hopefully we will play well.”
Eunice battled for a 6-0 win over Opelousas Catholic as the two defenses ruled the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.
After a scoreless first half, the Bobcats pushed across the game’s only touchdown when Simeon Ardoin found Tyler Darbonne open in the end zone on a fourth down play from the OC 7.

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