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Blue Jays visit Elton

ELTON – The District 4-1A battle will begin to take shape this week as St. Edmund visits Elton.
The Indians lost their first three games against Lake Arthur (42-13), East Beauregard (321-18) and Rosepine (43-20).
Elton then earned district wins over Grand Lake (42-16) and Hamilton Christian (16-0).
“They are very athletic and big up front,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said of the Indians, “They also can spread it out – so we have to plan for anything.
“They pull you in to stop the run and then throw it to their big receiver.”

Bobcats look to rebound

PORT BARRE – Eunice led 20-6 against Church Point as the game moved to the fourth quarter, but the Bears exploded for 16 points in the final period to rally for a 22-20 win over the Bobcats.
“I don’t ever remember us giving up a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said. “But give Church Point credit, they did it.
“We needed one more score – either a field goal or a touchdown,” he said. “I thought we had it but we had a touchdown called back that really hurt.

Blue Jays run

For the third week in a row, the Blue Jay defense recorded a shut out as St. Edmund rolled to a 31-0 homecoming win over South Cameron.
“It was a great job to earn the win,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “The defense played lights out and the offense got a bunch a yards in the first half.
“We need to keep it going the rest of the district run.”
St. Edmund outgained South Cameron 453-53 and limited the Tarpons to just two first downs in the game.

Bears rally past Bobcats

The District 5-3A battle between the Eunice Bobcats and the Church Point Bears saw both teams providing their fans with highlights on both offense and defense, with the Bears finally claiming the victory by a by a 22-20 margin in back-and-forth action in Friday night at Bobcat Field.
The Bears received the opening kickoff and moved the ball down the field from their own 20 to the Bobcat 48-yard line thanks to the running of Rodney Dupuis Tyrin McDade.

Jays face Tarpons for homecoming

Homecoming week is usually filled with festivities and excitement.
But this week as St. Edmund prepares to take on South Cameron, the Blue Jays are also dealing with the death of Gracie Marie Zaunbrecher.
Following a nearly two-year fight with DIPG, a rare and aggressive brain tumor, the eight-year old passed away Monday morning.
“She put up quite a fight,” Hargroder said. “She was relentless for her battle for life – she was always positive.
“We need to keep that same spirit and remember that nothing is promised.

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