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Local 5A Football Playoff Report

St. Amant’s Jordan Bennett and East Ascension’s Cameron Jones
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

East Ascension leads local trio into 5A Playoffs

Fifth-seeded East Ascension will headline the local contingent heading to the LHSAA football state playoffs that were announced Sunday morning. The Spartans are the highest ranked 5A team in the Baton Rouge area.

East Ascension (9-1) will host No. 28 East St. John (5-5) in a bidistrict round game Friday night. The Spartans are in the playoffs for a school record sixth straight year, including the past three years under coach Darnell Lee. This will be the second straight year the Spartans open the playoffs at home and fourth time in the last six years.

The Spartans are 19-23 all-time in the postseason, including 12-11 at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans and Wildcats have met nine times with ESJ holding a 7-2 advantage.

No. 17 St. Amant (7-3) will make the long trip to north Louisiana this Friday night to face No. 16 Captain Shreve (7-3) at Lee Hedges Stadium in Shreveport in a battle of teams with the same mascot.

This will be the seventh straight season that the Gators are in the 5A state playoffs under coach David Oliver.

The school record is eight straight years for consecutive playoff appearances (1998-2005).

The Gators are 12-21 all-time in the postseason and will be seeking the first-ever road playoff win in school history. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

No. 29 seed Dutchtown (5-5) will face fourth-seed John Ehret (9-1) at Harold “Hoss” Memtsas Stadium in Harvey in the bidistrict round this Friday night.

The Griffins are 12-13 all-time in the post season and are in the playoffs for 14th time in the past 15 seasons. They are 5-7 all-time on the road in the playoffs.

One of those road wins came at John Ehret in 2013 when the Griffins won 24-16 in a regional round game in the only previous meeting between the two schools.

Prep Football Schedule

Bidistrict Round State Playoffs – Non Select

Friday, 11/9 (Ascension parish schools)

Class 5A

(28) East St. John (5-5) at (5) East Ascension (9-1)

(17) St. Amant (7-3) at (16) Captain Shreve (7-3)

(29) Dutchtown (5-5) at (4) Ehret (9-1)

LHSAA CLASS 5A BIDISTRICT ROUND

NONSELECT

Friday, 11/9

(32) Pineville (4-6) at (1) West Monroe (10-0)

(17) St. Amant (7-3) at (16) Captain Shreve (7-3)

(24) Central (5-5) at (9) Alexandria (7-3)

(25) Comeaux (5-5) at (8) Ruston (7-3)

(28) East St. John (5-5) at (5) East Ascension (9-1)

(21) Central Lafourche (6-4) at (12) Slidell (8-2)

(20) Fontainebleau (6-4) at (13) Haughton (8-2)

(29) Dutchtown (5-5) at (4) Ehret (9-1)

(30) Live Oak (5-5) at (3) Acadiana (9-1)

(19) Denham Springs (6-4) at (14) Sam Houston (8-2)

(22) Hahnville (5-5) at (11) Walker (8-2)

(27) Sulphur (5-5) at (6) Zachary (7-2)

(26) Chalmette (6-4) at (7) Terrebonne (9-1)

(23) Parkway (5-4) at (10) Ouachita Parish (7-3)

(18) Landry-Walker (6-4) at (15) Barbe (8-2)

(31) Hammond (6-4) at (2) Destrehan (9-1)

DIVISION I BIDISTRICT ROUND

SELECT

Friday, 11/9

(1) John Curtis (10-0) has a bye

(9) St. Paul’s (5-5) at (8) Jesuit (5-5)

(12) Archbishop Shaw (2-8) at (5) Evangel Christian (6-3)

(4) Byrd (7-2) has a bye

(3) Archbishop Rummel (8-2) has a bye

(11) Scotlandville (4-5) at (6) Brother Martin (6-4)

(10) St. Augustine (5-5) at (7) Holy Cross (7-3)

(2) Catholic (9-1) has a bye

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