St. James’ run ends in quarterfinals at Kinder

Published 4:48 am Saturday, November 30, 2013


LAPLACE – St. James’ Cinderella run finally came to an end Friday night. But as the Wildcats have established well this season, it wouldn’t be without a fight.
But Khalil LeBlanc’s interception of Lowell Narcisse as time dwindled down sealed a 21-13 victory for Kinder, holding off a furious St. James rally.
Kinder led 21-7 and was driving deep in St. James territory with less than two minutes remaining, but the Wildcats forced and recovered a fumble at the SJH 3 with 1:49 left to play.
SJH drove 97 yards to score and pull within a touchdown with 29 seconds remaining, Narcisse rushing for a 9-yard touchdown to make it 21-13. Narcisse connected with D’kwan Sandolph on a 57-yard completion to set it up.
The Wildcats recovered the ensuing onside kick, but Narcisse was pressured into throwing an interception on the first play following the onside kick.
SJH had three turnovers in Kinder territory.
Jordan Vickers led Kinder, rushing for 167 yards on 17 carries.
Narcisse completed 8 of 18 passes for 171 yards and had two total touchdowns. Sandolph hauled in four passes for 82 yards.
The Wildcats finish the season with a 6-7 overall record, after ending what was a 25-game losing streak earlier this season. SJH began the year 0-4 before finishing with six wins in its final nine games.