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Blue Jays rally for win over Vinton

VINTON – St. Edmund exploded for 26 unanswered points in the second half as the Blue Jays opened the season with a 32-18 win Friday over the Vinton Lions.
“We hurt ourselves just about every way possible in the first half,” St. Ed’s head coach James Shiver said. “We had plenty of chances including a touchdown called back.
“We faced adversity and our guys stepped up in the second half.”
After forcing Vinton to punt on its first possession, the Blue Jays went on a 4-play, 62 yard drive sparked by impressive runs by Clay Miller and Peyton Marcantel.

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Bobcats run past Raiders

PRAIRIE RONDE – What a way to start the season for the reigning Class 3-A state champions.
Trailing 34-31 heading into the fourth quarter Thursday, the Bobcats exploded for 42 points and cruised to a school record 73-34 win over former district rival Northwest.
“We always preach the game lasts four quarters,” EHS head coach Paul Trosclair said after a game filled with injury timeouts because of cramps from the heat.

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Blue Jays visit 2-A Vinton

This week it counts.
After a scrimmage against Pine Prairie and a jamboree contest against Vermilion Catholic, St. Edmund begins the regular season at Vinton Friday night.
First-year head coach James Shiver is excited about seeing what the Blue Jays can do against the Class 2-A Lions.
Vinton finished 4-7 in 2018 including a 54-0 loss to Ferriday in the opening round of the state playoffs.
The Lions fell 20-14 to Grand Lake in the Lake Charles area jamboree last week.

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Bobcats open season at Raiders

After facing Iota in the jamboree, Eunice now takes on another former district foe today as the Bobcats travel to Northwest.
Eunice scored with nine seconds remaining to earn a 14-7 win over Iota in the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree held at Bobcat Stadium.
“I didn’t think we could drive 98 yards in four minutes,” Eunice head coach Paul Trosclair said of the game winning drive. “We never went into the hurry up offense, we just ran our offense.”

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Bobcats clip Bulldogs, 14-7

Trailing 7-6 with 5:07 left the game, Eunice drove 99 yards and scored with six seconds left to grab a 14-7 win over Iota in the Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree held at Bobcat Stadium.
Simeon Ardoin connected with Jeoul Hill on a short 3-yard pass and then Ardoin ran in the two-point conversion to seal the game.
On third down at their own 8-yard line, Ardoin floated a beautiful pass to Traelyn Cooper and a late hit against the Bulldogs helped push the Bobcats to the Iota 39 with 3:10 left.

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