Wolves Reclaim Little Brown Jug

Miniature replicas of the Little Brown Jug line the Athletic Department office, one jug for each year the prize was won. (file photo)

Miniature replicas of the Little Brown Jug line the desks of Head Football Coach Ken Sears and Athletic Director Craig Ketelsen, one jug for each year the prize was won. (file photo)

(COVINGTON, La.) — The St. Paul’s Wolves defeated the Covington High Lions 27-10 on Oct. 24 to reclaim the Little Brown Jug, which is given annually to the winner of the rivalry between the Wolves and the Lions.

Junior running backs Domnic Davenport and Mason Hebert, and senior wide receiver Jalen McCleskey led the Wolves’ offense. Davenport carried the ball 25 times for 136 yards, while Hebert carried it eight times for 79, and each scored a touchdown. McCleskey caught six passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns, including an incredible play during which he out-jumped a Lion defender to make the catch and then outran the defense to the endzone.

The Wolves defense made big plays throughout the game, holding Covington to just 187 yards and turning the Lions over four times, including two late turnovers in the fourth quarter that helped seal the victory–a diving interception by junior Dylan Davis and a fumble recovery by junior Deonte’ Sorapuru with a few seconds left on the clock.

The win returns the prized Little Brown Jug to St. Paul’s in a heated rivalry that goes back nearly 100 years. St. Paul’s lost the jug to Covington last season.

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Read related story on the history of the Little Brown Jug.

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