River Parish Football

River Parish Alumni

Former Hahnville quarterback Melancon has early success at LC

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/1/13 3:18pm

It all seems to have come together quite quickly for Easton Melancon in his collegiate career. The former Hahnville High quarterback saw action in Louisiana College’s season opener earlier in the season as a freshman. Not only did he see action in the Division III Wildcats’ 38-7 win over Belhaven, his first-ever college pass went for a touchdown when his sophomore teammate, Ladarius Gardner, turned the screen pass into a 27-yard score. ... Keep Reading

Former WSJ standout Joseph shines in win over Prairie View

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 9/20/13 12:42pm

It was a game for the ages and a performance for the ages as well. As Southern and Prairie View battled into the night on Sept. 15, through regulation and into two overtimes, Southern quarterback Dray Joseph put up some incredible numbers .The former West St. John standout completed 30 of 48 passes for a career-high 480 yards and six touchdowns (also a career-high) with no interceptions as Southern outlasted Prairie View 62-59. He completed passes to 11 different receivers,... Keep Reading

Former ESJ standout Henderson sees first action as a Colonel

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 9/5/13 5:44pm

When it was announced in July that former East St. John standout quarterback Kalen Henderson had decided to transfer from the University of Tulsa to Nicholls State University, some may have questioned why. All one had to do was turn on their TV on Saturday to see find out. Henderson, who hails from Mount Airy in St. John the Baptist Parish, went from the tiny town of Thibodaux to the University of Oregon with his... Keep Reading

Former Destrehan baseball star Sam Carriere transfers from ULL to UNO

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 8/19/13 7:03pm

They say home is where the heart is. That certainly is true for Sam Carriere. The former Destrehan standout shortstop has let his love for baseball lead him throughout the state and even the country over the last three years.  It took him from his home in Norco to Eunice, where he became a member of the LSU Eunice baseball team.  In turn, it took him to Enid, Oklahoma, where the Bengals won... Keep Reading

River Parish alumni making impact at LSU

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville, Lutcher, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/13/13 9:45pm

The leading receiver is from Lutcher. One of the top running backs graduated from Hahnville. And one of the most talked about freshmen is a Destrehan graduate. Yes, River Parish football will again be well represented at LSU in 2013. "There's nothing like river parish football," said junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry. "I'll say river parish football is king of Louisiana. It's every Friday night, packed stadiums.  It's kind of like... Keep Reading

Scioneaux ‘back in the game’ for ULM after battle with cancer

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 7/30/13 10:35am

As the dog days of summer trickle by, football players across the country are counting the days to the start of the 2013 season and chomping at the bit to get back on the field. No one is more anxious than Louisiana-Monroe sophomore tight end Harley Scioneaux. It’s been a long, hard eight months since the former River Parishes standout has been able to play the game he loves for the team – and... Keep Reading

Auburn’s attraction for Williams no surprise to his former coach

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 7/26/13 12:25am

Larry Dauterive has an inkling as to why D’haquille Williams recently committed to Auburn as part of the recruiting class of 2014. The former East St. John football coach knows why the Tigers wanted the talented receiver. “The best in America, hands down,” Dauterive said of Williams. “Not only does he have my admiration, but nationwide, he’s the No. 1 junior college player in America.” Dauterive’s admiration... Keep Reading

Ex-Lutcher standout Washington pre-season FCS All-American

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 7/22/13 3:05pm

When Todd Washington was a football player at Lutcher, he dreamed of going off to find his future. A standout defensive back, Washington recorded 40 tackles and three interceptions as a junior, helping the Bulldogs take the Class 3A state title with a 12-2 record. As a senior, he amassed 48 tackles, 18 pass break-ups and three interceptions as the Dogs put together a 13-1 season, which ended in the 2009 Class 4A state semifinals. He was named to... Keep Reading

Ex-ESJ quarterback Henderson coming home to play for Nicholls

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 7/18/13 1:12pm

Kalen Henderson is coming home. The former East St. John High School quarterback has transferred from the University of Tulsa to Nicholls State in Thibodaux. By transferring from a Football Bowl Subdivision program to a Football Championship Subdivision school, the junior signal caller will be able to play this fall and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. “I just thought it was the best opportunity for me to come in and play right... Keep Reading