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St. Paul’s upsets Destrehan to start 2020 season

St. Paul's defensive lineman Jacob Frolich secures a tackle for loss against Destrehan
St. Paul's defensive lineman Jacob Frolich secures a tackle for loss against Destrehan(WVUE, Lance Washington)
Updated: Oct. 3, 2020 at 8:26 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The 2020 high school football season kicked off with a 22-14 upset victory for St. Paul’s over Destrehan Friday at Hunter Stadium in Covington.

The 2020 high school football season kicked off with a 22-14 upset victory for St. Paul’s over Destrehan Friday at Hunter Stadium in Covington.

The Wildcats reached the 2019 Class 5A Championship Game but got off to the wrong start this season thanks to an opportunistic Wolves team. St. Paul’s led 17-14 after a Ben Knobloch touchdown run then forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return to set up a field goal. It was the Wolves' special teams unit that capped off the scoring as they chased down Destrehan’s punter to force a safety and make the score, 22-14.

St. Paul’s will look to improve to 2-0 as they start league play next Friday against Slidell. Destrehan’s schedule doesn’t let up one bit as they face the defending Class 3A champions, St. James.

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