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East St. John wins big road game, Rams fall at Plaquemine

RACELAND — East St. John High (2-2) made an emphatic statement Friday night, going on the road to defeat Central Lafourche, 31-0, in convincing fashion.

Following the game, Wildcats coach Brandon Brown said he had to take his hat off for his defense.

“I told those guys to hold it together until our offense got going, and we went out and got a shutout tonight,” Brown said. “I was pleased with our guys’ performance. They played with a lot of passion tonight.”

Brown said the key before the game was limiting the Trojans’ big play potential, and a shutout proved his team was up for the challenge.

Offensively, ESJH started the game with Duke Crosby at quarterback leading a run-heavy attack. Brown said that is particularly difficult against the Central Lafourche (3-1) defensive stack, which necessitated a move to Sean Shelby and more passing.

“We spread them out, and Sean did a really good job throwing the football,” Brown said. “We still have some things to clean up, but I was pleased with our attitude and our effort.”

WSJH – 6, Plaquemine – 31

Plaquemine — The West St. John Rams couldn’t climb a tall test Friday night with a road battle against 4A powerhouse Plaquemine High School (3-1).

Running back Melvin McClay led a strong Green Devils offense, which is averaging more than 30 points per game this season.

The Rams (2-2) return to action next week against White Caste.