River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2013

ESJ holds off Rams for 21-12 jamboree win over parish rival

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  • 8/31/13 12:33am

After being successful on one of two earlier on-side kick attempts, the West St. John Rams needed one more try at it. Following a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Austin Howard to running back Jeremy Jackson to rally West St. John to within 21-12, the Rams, with only one timeout remaining, needed to get the ball back with 2:18 left in the game. The Rams failed to come up with the football on their third on-side... Keep Reading

Jamborees provide final tune-up before regular season action

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  • 8/28/13 6:01pm

River Parish football teams will look to build upon last week’s scrimmages as teams get one final tune-up before the start of the regular season with Friday’s jamborees. “We are working on things based on what we did in the scrimmage,” said Riverside Academy coach Bill Stubbs, whose Rebels play at St. Charles Catholic. “Hopefully, moving forward you will see some positive results from the work you did... Keep Reading

‘Comfortable’ feeling led to Lewis’ decision to verbally commit to LSU

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  • 8/27/13 6:34pm

For Xavier Lewis it was a matter of feeling comfortable. The multi-talented East St. John Wildcat was so comfortable with LSU and the coaching staff, Lewis decided to verbally commit to the Tigers on Monday despite just beginning his junior season of high school. “I know the coaches very well and I just felt comfortable with them and I felt like it was the right time going into the season so I didn&rsquo... Keep Reading

Scrimmages help teams measure progress as season gets closer

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  • 8/22/13 11:56pm

Getting in quality work against a quality opponent was the theme for most of the River Parish coaches taking part in scrimmages on Thursday. “We got a lot of things on film that we can go in and coach tomorrow and prepare for practice on Saturday and get ready for the West St. John Rams and our jamboree next week,” said East St. John coach Phillip Banko, who’s Wildcats hosted Bonnabel. ... Keep Reading

Overcoming obstacles just part of ‘new normal’ for ESJ Wildcats

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  • 8/21/13 11:28pm

A year after Hurricane Isaac’s flood waters left both East St. John High School’s academic and athletic building in shambles; the Wildcats’ football team has grown accustomed to their new normal. Instead of a state-of-the art athletic facility, the Wildcats now meet, dress out, and work out in a couple of small, portable buildings at their home-away-from-home on the campus of Leon Godchaux Junior High. A year ago, the Wildcats... Keep Reading