The St. Paul’s School varsity football team fell to Covington High School 38-7 last Friday in the Battle for the Little Brown Jug. St. Paul’s trailed Covington 28-0 in the first half, and the loss to the Lions was their first since 2003, marking the end of the Wolves’ 33 game district win-streak.
However, the Wolves do not have time to dwell on the loss because they have a critical game against Ponchatoula High School tonight in which a loss would end their chances for a district 6-5A title.
“We have to get back up and start working again,” Head Coach Ken Sears said, as reported by nola.com.
Currently, four teams, St. Paul’s, Ponchatoula, Covington, and Mandeville, are tied for first place in the district. The Wolves could win the district in two different scenarios.
If the Wolves win their remaining two games, against Ponchatoula High School and Fountainbleau High School, and Covington loses one of their two remaining games, then the Wolves win the district.
However, if the Wolves win against Ponchatoula and fall to Fountainbleau, they will need some help. First, Covington would have to lose to Hammond High School, and Mandeville would have to lose to Northshore High School. Then, Mandeville would have to beat Covington.