Wolves Look to Down Bulldogs for Higher Playoff Seed

SPS vs. FHS

Week Ten: Fontainebleau Bulldogs (5-4, 4-2) vs. St. Paul’s Wolves (5-5, 5-1)

(COVINGTON, La.) — St. Paul’s and Fontainebleau will face off in the Wolves final regular season game at Hunter Stadium. Last year the Wolves soundly defeated the Bulldogs 42-28. St. Paul’s won last week against Mandeville 14-10, keeping a chance at sharing the district championship if Slidell loses to Northshore. The Bulldogs lost to undefeated Slidell by 12 in last weeks game.  The Bulldogs last win against the Wolves was in 2006, and it was also their last time winning district. This game will be one of the most important games of the season for both teams as they are looking for a higher playoff seed.

BULLDOGS PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Offense Defense
QB 5 Joshua Bailey

RB 8 Iverson Celestine

WR 4 Dwayne Bernard

WR 10 Brett Johnson

WR 3 Jaden Davenport

WR 23 Jacolby Kirby

OL 75 Douglas Schuler

OL 77 Issac Gray

OL 71 Brayden Goodreau

OL 76 David Leblanc

OL 69 Griffin Clements

DE 90 Dammon Warren

DE 52 Greyson Froberg

DT 74 Brandon Clouatre

LB 34 Colin Gagnon

LB 45 Grant Saizon

LB 48 Christian Bobo

LB 51 Hug Cole

CB 25 Sonny Silvas

CB 28 Erin Diamond

SS 20 Trey Prestenbach

FS 1 Marvin Lange

For the first time in twelve years the Bulldogs look to come out on top against the Wolves. Phenom running back, Iverson Celestine, is Fontainebleau’s main weapon on offense. He was one of the district’s leading rushers in his freshman year. After recently picking up an offer from the University of Virginia, Celestine is the leader in rushing yards once again in his sophomore campaign. The Bulldogs have a chance to finish with their best season since the 2011 season where they went 7-4. With a win this Friday night the Bulldogs will have a 6-4 on the season. If the Bulldogs win, they will be the runner ups in district play.

WOLVES PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP

Offense Defense
QB 8 Jack Mashburn
RB 22 Carter Elie 

RB 26 Mitchell Smith

WR 10 Will Robinson

WR 82 Nick Stanton

WR 9 Wayne Galloway

OL 67 Jeb Juge

OL 74 Bear Palazzo

OL 73 Jared Kreeger

OL 78 Owen Hnatyshyn

OL 71 Matthew Algero

DE 90 Spencer Fox

DE 94 Michael Crockett

DT 99 Chandara Kim

DT 38 Jordan Eberts

LB 44 Michael Phillippe

LB 31 Rhett Barker

LB 37 Miles Biggs

SS 20 Kyle Conigliaro

FS 9 Wayne Galloway

CB 4 Robert Buquoi

CB 6 Michael Ward

St. Paul’s is coming off a big win against district rival Mandeville. Without quarterback Jack Mashburn, Caleb Frost came in and ran the offense. He threw a touchdown in the first half to Wayne Galloway. Mitchell Smith scored the other touchdown on a short run from inside the five and has his first game over 100 rushing yards in his young football career for the Wolves. The defense stepped up big allowing only one touchdown and a field goal. Connor Eikel had a big deflection at the end of the game that broke up a possibly touchdown for Mandeville. St. Paul’s has not lost to Fontainebleau since 2006 and seeks to keep it the same way. The Wolves got the ball back and ran the clock out for yet another district win. If Slidell loses their match-up against Northshore, and the Wolves beat Fountainebleu, they will have a share for the district title.

The Wolves offense lines up against Holy Cross during last year’s playoff game at Hunter Stadium (photo- Brandon Gallego).

 

There is a chance of Friday’s game being the last of the season for the Wolves in Hunter Stadium. The seniors are also playing their final regular season game in their high school career. Senior DE Jordan Eberts was asked how he feels about playing in his last game. “For me it is sad because I have to close this chapter of my life, but I will always keep the memories made in Hunter Stadium,” said Eberts, a four-year varsity player who plays both sides of the ball.  “My favorite memory during my career was at Nicholls State University for team camp when offensive lineman Jacob Pyburn caught a 50 yard punt,” said Eberts, who has totaled three sacks with 13 tackles this year. Eberts has 34 tackles in his career and one forced fumble, racking up five sacks in his career. A fullback, Eberts has caught three passes in his career for 53 yards. He plans on attending University of Louisiana at Lafayette and wants to major in business.

Senior DE Spencer Fox will also be playing his last regular season game at Hunter Stadium. He said, “beating Holy Cross in the playoffs last year was the best memory I have had in Hunter Stadium, because I used to go to Holy Cross. It felt really good to break the curse of losing in the first round.” Fox has been on varsity since freshman year, and has gotten playing time since sophomore year. Fox has seven sacks in his career and has 31 tackles. He has one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He has picked up three football scholarships from Rhodes College, Louisiana College, and Culver-Stockton College. He plans to attend University of Mississippi and major in public policy leadership. Fox’s senior year has been plagued with injuries because of shoulder problems.

Senior WR Nick Stanton said, “going to Memphis and balling out against Christian Brothers” was his favorite memory the past four years. He has one football scholarship to Louisiana College. He is closing in on 1,000 receiving yards for his career. He has 69 catches and 962 yards with seven touchdowns in three years. Stanton, who has 500 receiving yards this year alone, plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in construction management or science.

RB Corey Williamson celebrates with OL Owen Hnatyshyn after a Williamson TD last week against Christian Brothers. (Photo by Brandon Gallego)

If the Wolves win, they have a chance to play at home against Holy Cross or Brother Martin. Holy Cross has won seven games and only lost three, but last year the Wolves beat them 27-24. In last year’s game, Jack Mashburn threw for 268 yards and rushed for 127 yards while totaling three touchdowns. WR Will Robinson had seven catches for 107 yards and one touchdown in last years match up between the two teams. Brother Martin has won six games while losing four matches. The Wolves look to move on to the second round for a second consecutive year. The team has never made it to the state championship game, but it is every team’s goal at the beginning of the year and the Wolves still have a chance to make it.

 

 

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