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Foster dismissed as head football coach of East St. John Wildcats

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  • Coaches
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  • 3/16/18 6:25pm

Alden Foster has been dismissed the head football coach at East St. John, St. John Parish Schools Superintendent Kevin George confirmed to RiverParishFootball.com on Friday. “Coach Foster was given the news by me today,” George said. “We just decided it was time to turn the page on the Foster era. We are very thankful for all the service and the countless hours he has put in with our children. We just... Keep Reading

National Signing Day takes on new feel following early signing period

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/7/18 3:40pm

For players like Shawn Preston of St. James and Macon Clark of Destrehan, the drama has been over for a little while. Both took advantage of the new early signing period last December with Preston signing with Mississippi State and Clark with Tulane. They were at their respective high schools on Wednesday to be part of National Signing Day ceremonies along with teammates who officially signed with their college of choice on the traditional signing... Keep Reading

Nicholls wants playoff experience to be more than ‘one-time thing’

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  • Feature Story
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  • 11/26/17 9:31pm

THIBODAUX - A 38-31 home loss to South Dakota in the opening round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday may have brought Nicholls’ season to an end but it was a season of first for the Colonels in many ways. “You never prepare for it to end. You don’t want to think you will go in the locker room and look those 16 seniors in the eye for the last time.... Keep Reading

River Parish players help turn Nicholls into playoff-caliber squad

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  • Feature Story
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  • 11/23/17 12:37pm

THIBODAUX - A philosophy Tim Rebowe brought to Nicholls three years ago was put to the test last Sunday as the Colonels waited to see if they would be in the 24-team field in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. “We always had the mentality that the glass was half full and that’s how we were going to operate,” Rebowe said. Being nationally ranked and sporting an 8-2 record entering the regular-season... Keep Reading

Trip to Ruston unfriendly as ESJ Wildcats knocked out of playoffs

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
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  • 11/11/17 8:06am

A 21-point surge by Ruston starting in the second quarter proved to be too much for visiting East St. John to overcome in a 35-25 loss Friday night that eliminated the Wildcats from the Class 5A playoff in the opening round. East St. John, the No. 26 seed, ended its season 5-6. Ruston, the No. 7 seed, advances to host Hahnville. The Tigers, the No. 10 seed, defeated No. 23 Denham Springs 42-21. The ESJ-Ruston game was tied 7-7... Keep Reading