Blue Jays earn second straight 4-1A title

With the song “We are the Chmpions” blaring over the loudspeakers, the Blue Jays celebrated back-to-back District 4-1A championships as St. Edmund cruised to a 42-0 win over Merryville Thursday night.
“I am proud of the way our guys played all year,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said after the win. “We were able to move the ball on offense and play stromg defense and the seniors helped lead the way to their second straight district title.”

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Bearcats, Bears cruise in wins

LAKE CHARLES – The Bearcats sealed second place in District 4-1A as Basile rolled to a 40-6 victory at Hamilton Christian Thursday night.
No. 6 Basile now waits for the Class 1-A bracket to be released to find out who they will face to open the playoffs.
Basile (8-2, 6-1) jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on a 64-yard run and Jose Palacios added the PAT.
The Bearcats took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter after Izzy Drehemsis scored on a 6-yard run.
Reed added touchdown runs of 45- and 35-yards to push Basile’s margin to 27-0 at intermission.

Bobcats, Bulldogs battle for 5-3A title

It all comes down to this – undefeated Iota visits one-loss Eunice with the District 5-3A title on the line.
Eunice’s only loss on the season was a 22-20 loss to then undefeated Church Point, a team Iota would later defeat 15-12.
The Bobcats remained in the district hunt after a 37-14 win over Northwest highlighted by over 300 yards rushing.
“We know we have three good running backs so we try and use them as much as we can,” Trosclair said of Avery Lee, Deon Ardoin and Jeoul Hill. “Coach (Andre) Vige did a good job of mixing it up against the Raiders.”

Jays poised to win district

A Blue Jay win over Merryville tonight will seal a second consecutive District 4-A football title for St. Edmund.
The last time the Jays won-back-to-back district titles was in 2003-04.
“It is always good when you can repeat,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “Repeating is hard to do – the first year it may be a surprise but the second year but you have a bull’s eye on your chest.
“To be able to go through every one’s best shot for the second season and still win, that is a big step for our program.”

Blue Jays soar past Warriors

The Blue Jays sealed a share of the District 4-1A title as St. Edmund rolled to a 49-12 win over Hamilton Christian.
A win over Merryville Friday in the regular season finale will clinch bask-to-back district championships for the first time since 2003-04.
“When they scored, we answered,” Blue Jay head coach Andy Hargroder said. “I am proud of way of the guys responded in a strong way.”
After the Blue Jay defense held on the Warriors’ opening possession, the St. Edmund offense fumbled the ball back three plays later.


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