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Blue Jays play for district title at Merryville

The Blue Jays have already earned a share of the District 4-1A title.
But St. Edmund can win its first championship since 2014 with a victory Thursday night at Merryville.
“This a very important game,” St. Edmund head coach Andy Hargroder said. “We don’t want to share the district championship with anyone.”
The Panthers (5-4, 4-2) have won four straight district games after falling to Oberlin and Basile.
Merryville has earned wins over Grand Lake (22-14), South Cameron (30-7), Hamilton Christian (22-20) and Elton (36-32).

Blue Jays run past Warriors

LAKE CHARLES – The Blue Jays sealed at least a share of the District 4-1A title Friday night as St. Edmund grabbed a 280-12 win over Hamilton Christian.
After facing a delayed start because of a weather delay, the Jays (8-1, 6-0) punted on their first possession but then stopped the Warriors (2-6, 2-4) on a fourth down run near midfield.
St. Edmund went 52 yards on nine plays, capped by a 9-yard scoring run by quarterback Brad Miller.
Peyton Marcantel’s PAT gave the Jays a 7-0 lead with 5:34 left in the first period.

Bobcats clip Raiders, 14-7

The Eunice High Bobcats rallied for two touchdowns in the second half to claim a 14-7 victory over the Northwest High Raiders in district 5-3A football action at Bobcat Stadium on Thursday.
Defense dominated the first half of the action, with neither team able to put points on the scoreboard in the first quarter.
Both teams had long drives but were unable to score.
The Bobcats had a long drive at the end of the quarter, moving from their own 24 to the 49 of the Raiders before stalling and having to punt.

Blue Jays visit 2-5 Warriors

St. Edmund moved one step closer to the District 4-1A title with a 29-7 homecoming win over Grand Lake.
The Blue Jays (7-1, 5-0) travel to Hamilton Christian (2-5, 2-3) with a chance to seal at least a share of the title.
“We set a goal that we wanted to win out after the loss to Sacred Heart,” St. Edmund head football coach Andy Hargroder said. “We knew the district championship would come if we reach our goal.

Eunice, Northwest clash Thursday at Bobcat Field

Since 2009, the Bobcats are 7-1 over the Raiders, as Eunice has outscored Northwest 293 to 131 points.
But the Raiders grabbed a 14-7 win last season to earn the district title as Northwest rolled to a 12-2 quarterfinal finish.
The two will clash Thursday night at Bobcat Field as No. 25 Eunice (4-4, 3-2) is fighting to stay in the playoff hunt after three straight district wins over Port Barre, Pine Prairie and Mamou.
The two schools agreed to move the game up to avoid the predicted rainy weather Friday.

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