River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2015

Jamboree sparks midseason passion in Lutcher’s 26-21 win

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  • 8/29/15 12:56am

“You look at us and you look at them and that’s not supposed to happen – and I knew they wouldn’t quit,” Lutcher coach Tim Detillier said after the Bulldogs’ jamboree game Friday night at Destrehan, looking at a scoreboard that read: Bulldogs 26, Wildcats 21. Although it was a jamboree, Detillier rarely demonstrates outward emotion he showed Friday night. “I’m passionate about my team,” the... Keep Reading

Jamborees provide dress rehearsal for start to another football season

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  • 8/27/15 6:18am

Former Hahnville coach Lou Valdin used to call the jamboree a dress rehearsal for special teams. Most of the current River Parish coaches follow that mantra. “Now we will involve special teams. We have to get our special teams cranked up. We need to get them organized and get them ready for the first ball game. Special teams plays a big part of field position,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. Monica... Keep Reading

Defense likely key to another deep playoff run for Destrehan Wildcats

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  • 8/26/15 11:04pm

Whenever a team loses the offensive firepower the likes of Kirk Merritt, Alfred Smith and Will Matthews, plus its entire starting offensive line like Destrehan, no ordinary team could expect a return trip to the state finals. Most opponents agree, Destrehan is no ordinary team. Whether or not the Wildcats make another long playoff run in 2015 remains to be seen but all Destrehan fans have to do is look at the other side of the... Keep Reading

Riverside gets better of Terriers on both sides of ball in scrimmage

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  • 8/21/15 10:55pm

THIBODAUX –  Riverside Academy got the better of Vandebilt Catholic in both the controlled portion of the Rebels’ scrimmage against the Terriers and in a 15-minute live quarter, but Bill Stubbs – ever the perfectionist – said his team can play with more consistency than it showed Friday night. “We played up, we played down. I think conditioning got us a little bit. There are a lots and lots of work to... Keep Reading

Scrimmages provide teams with first action versus an opponent

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  • 8/19/15 9:57pm

If there is anything all eight River Parish football coaches can agree on concerning scrimmages taking place Thursday and Friday, it’s the desire to come out of the games injury free. That sentiment may be strongest at St. James. The Wildcats go into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. scrimmage at Patterson already down several key players. Quarterback Lowell Narcisse, a verbal commitment to Auburn, will miss his entire junior year with a knee... Keep Reading