Message from the
May 11, 2013
As a prideful follower of St. James Football
basically all of my life, to say that the last two years wasn't
disheartening would be a vastly huge understatement.
As a new era at St. James begins, I call on each
fellow member of our fan base to not only reunite but to also grow. The
St. James fan base is one that when united becomes second-to-none. "One
school, one community, and one heart beat" as former coach Donald "Rod"
Rodrigue once stated in referring to the Wildcat fan base.
Newly hired Head Coach and Athletic Director Dwain
Jenkins has already began his quest to reestablish the football team,
the school, and the community. The football team will undergo their
first assignment, when they host Miller McCoy in a scrimmage this
Thursday evening (May 16, 2013) in Wildcat Stadium. Scrimmage start time
is slated for a tentative time of 6:00pm
After being Booster Club president for eight
years, I decided to step down before last season and Mr. Raymond Gros
took over. Mr. Raymond is doing a fantastic job. Better than I ever did.
He too is on a quest of reestablishment as he tries to get the Booster
Club not only back to what it once was but to also build it further. Mr.
Gros and Coach Jenkins will be on hand for a special "committee drive"
booster meeting which will take place in the Wildcat Den (athletic
building) next Monday evening (May 20, 2013) around 6:00pm. The purpose
of this gathering will be to organize committees for various fund
raising projects, many of which are innovative to our Wildcat community.
Anyone who wants to get involved in any way, both small and large, is
encouraged to attend this meeting.
As for this St. James Wildcats football web site
that I still manage, my plan for now is to make the site as a hub of
information. Along with a St. James Athletics Facebook page, a new
YouTube channel was introduced just this week. There will be links to
those sites from this web site. There will also be links to some of the
media sites from the area.
I don't think I will commit to covering and
writing every single game like I did in the past due to the hours
involved. But I will try and do what I could. (And maybe write a game
story or two along the way, sneak in some new backgrounds... who knows.)
I may also explore going with a new layout and brining back a history
section of the web site.
Kenny Hymel III