Night of the Big Cats: East St. John defeats Hahnville Tigers

Published 9:02 am Saturday, October 2, 2021

RESERVE — Friday night football was in full swing October 1 as the East St. John Wildcats played the Hahnville High Tigers in strong defensive match that ended with the Wildcats on top.

The Wildcats scored first with a 26-yard touchdown from Kylon Harris and a 2-point conversion by Cortez Fisher to make the score 8-0 in favor of East St. John with 2:36 left in the first quarter.

Ironically, those would be the first and last scores for the Wildcats. Both the Tigers and the Wildcats’ defensive teams showed great promise, not allowing either side to score. By halftime, the score was still 8-0 in favor of the Wildcats.

The same defensive tenacity was displayed as the second half continued, and there would not be another score until the fourth quarter. Hahnville’s kicker, Tate White made a 24-yard field goal, which moved the score to 8-3, still in favor of the Wildcats. The Wildcats held off long enough to win the game with a final score of 8-3.

In other River Parish football news, the Destrehan Wildcats played and defeated the H. L. Bourgeois Braves Friday night. The Wildcats took no mercy on the Braves as they started to score right from the gun. Destrehan kept the offensive and defensive pressure on the Braves all night. Destrehan’s offensive assault was just too much for H. L. Bourgeois’ Braves and the final score was 45-0 with Destrehan the victor.

St. James’ Wildcats also played Friday as they took on Edna Karr in downtown Vacherie. The first half was a tough fight as the Cougars and the Wildcats traded scores. However, the Cougars slowly started to break away and by the second half, they took the game. The Wildcats fought a hard battle, but the Cougars overcame them, as the Wildcats were defeated with a final score of 56-14.

Riverside Academy came away victorious Friday night as they accumulated a win against Albany with a final score of 43-34 and Lutcher’s Bulldogs were victorious Thursday night as they defeated South Terrebonne 57-28.

St. Charles Catholic plays Vandebilt Catholic on Saturday, October 2 at the Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve.

Congratulations to all of these extraordinary athletes win or lose. You have survived another week after Hurricane Ida by bringing our recovering communities a sense of normalcy with football, so thank you all! You are spectacular!


By Tara Williams