Wolves to Battle Covington This Friday in Crucial District Rivarly

St. Paul’s football team gets ready to run out against Covington High in a home game in 2012. (Photo by David Grunfeld)

(COVINGTON, LA) The Wolves will take on the Covington Lions for ownership of the 2017 Brown Jug Trophy in a crucial District 6-5A matchup Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at home in Hunter Stadium.

Both teams are undefeated in district play, and analysts predict this game to determine the winner of District 6-5A. Needless to say, both teams will be heated and determined to take home the coveted Brown Jug in a rivalry that spans back over 80 years.

The Wolves are coming off of a 27-7 victory over Hammond last Friday (Sept. 22). The Wolves easily won this game, considering the fact that starting QB Johntae McDowell did not start for the Wolves. Junior QB Jack Mashburn switched from WR to QB, and threw for 128 yards and a touchdown. McDowell is expected to be back starting for the Wolves against Covington in this week’s matchup.

Even though the Wolves were able to put up 27, turnovers still plagued the Wolves’ offense in the Hammond game.

“It was a great defensive performance, but still too many turnovers,” Head Coach Ken Sears told Crescent City Sports. “Too many penalties. We can’t have those.”

The Wolves will look to eliminate these costly turnovers against the Covington defense this week in order to keep the dangerous Lion offense on the sidelines as much as possible.

The Lions are coming off of a 30-10 victory over Slidell. That gives the Lions a 5-0 record heading into Hunter Stadium this Friday.

Covington running back Devin Brumfield, left, and SPS running back Corey Williamson pose side by side as top running backs in the state. (Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Lions are led by senior running back Devin Brumfield. Brumfield has been terrorizing District 6-5A since his freshman year, however, the Wolves have only lost to Covington one time since Brumfield began his career as a Lion in 2014. Many draw comparisons between Brumfield and SPS’s Cory Williamson, two of the best 2018 RBs in the state. Both run with violence and agility, and are insanely difficult to bring down past the line of scrimmage. Brumfield has recently committed to play for Texas Tech next year.

Last year, the Wolves defeated the Lions 31-14 on the road. This year, an extremely talented Lions team will be determined to take home the Brown Jug in Brumfield’s last year as a Lion. Expect an emotional, physical, and exciting game on Friday night under the lights of Hunter Stadium.

The game will also be highlighted by a halftime performance by the Alumni Marching Wolves, who will be joining the current Marching Wolves for their tri-annual combined field performance.

Head coaches Ken Sears (left) of St. Paul’s and Greg Salter of Covington High showcase the “Little Brown Jug” that has passed back and forth between the rival schools for over 80 years. This year’s battle for the jug is also a fight for supremacy in the 6-5A championship race. (Photo: David Folse II/StTammanyFarmer.net)

For live updates from the game this Friday against the Covington Lions, follow @thepaperwolf on Twitter 


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