Crescent City Sports to live stream East St. John-Destrehan, H.L. Bourgeois-Jesuit this weekend

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NEW ORLEANS – A pair of Class 5A games featuring district leaders and championship contenders will be live streamed by Crescent City Sports this weekend.

CCS has the District 7-5A matchup between East St. John and undefeated and homestanding Destrehan Friday night at 7 p.m., followed by a Saturday 5 p.m. non-district game as District 9-5A leader Jesuit plays host to H.L. Bourgeois at Joe Yenni Stadium. The coverage at a few minutes prior to kickoff, and Saturday’s broadcast will be a simulcast of radio coverage on NASH ICON 106.1 FM.

In Friday night’s battle of Wildcats, Destrehan (4-0) can wrap up the outright 7-5A title with a victory. East St. John (3-2) is one of four teams with two district losses.

The game also has major playoff ramifications. Destrehan enters the penultimate week of the season at No. 5 in the unofficial Class 5A power rankings, while ESJ is at No. 34, just on the outside of the 32-team 5A bracket.

Ken Berthelot and Wayde Keiser will describe the action from Destrehan on Friday.

With a Week 4 forfeit erasing its only on-field loss of the season, Jesuit (6-0) suddenly finds itself in the driver’s seat in District 9-5A, but Saturday’s non-district matchup is just as big for playoff seeding as it looks to preserve a top-four position and a first-round bye in the Division I bracket. The Blue Jays are currently tied for third in the Division I power rankings.

H.L. Bourgeois (3-2) has had to overcome the impacts of Hurricane Ida in the Bayou region and an 11th-hour coaching change, but still goes into Week 9 in a second-place tie in 7-5A. The Braves sit 17th in the 5A power rankings and can position themselves to play at home in the first round of the playoffs with a victory.

Ken Trahan and Jude Young of CCS will be joined by Terry Ursin on Saturday’s broadcast.

The Crescent City Sports team is in its 11th season of producing live broadcasts for television and internet, having produced more than 340 live streams since 2012, and is continuing its extensive commitment to prep sports coverage on its website for 2021-22. CCS will also produce additional events that will both be televised by Cox Communications and streamed on the site.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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