River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2013

ESJ gives fans something to remember in loss to Parkway

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  • 11/23/13 1:25am

East St. John didn’t give its fans a victory Friday night, but it sure gave them something to remember. Trailing 45-12 and failing miserably to move the ball or to prevent the Parkway Panthers from doing so, East St. John called on unheralded third-string quarterback Gerald Munoz to try to make something happen. That, he did. Munoz led the Wildcats on a 19-point fourth-quarter rally, throwing three touchdown passes to Jarrod Jackson in... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats face tough test trying to contend with Parkway’s Harris

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  • 11/21/13 8:16am

Like many coaches before him, East St. John coach Phil Banko is spending a lot of time this week trying to come up with a plan to stop Parkway quarterback Brandon Harris. The high-touted Harris, who not only has already signed to play for LSU, he received a personalized home visit from his future college coach Les Miles last week to do so, is coming to Reserve on Friday night with the undefeated and No. 2... Keep Reading

Late interception return secures first-round playoff win for ESJ

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  • 11/16/13 12:15am

By Kamel Benyahia The defense saved the day for East St. John. With St. Amant trailing 13-7 and the Gators driving for a potential go-ahead score with less than a minute remaining, East St. John defender Amani Martin returned an interception 91 yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats a 19-7 home win Friday night in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs. With the win, East St. John, the No. 15 seed, improved to ... Keep Reading

Tough schedules have prepared ESJ, St. Amant for postseason

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  • 11/14/13 9:30am

Neither East St. John nor St. Amant shies away from tough competition. As a result, both teams are a deceptive 6-4 going into the Class 5A playoffs but are battle tested. East St. John’s record includes three losses to open the season to the likes of Rummel, Scotlandville and John Curtis. St. Amant, meanwhile, lost four games by a total of eight points. The Gators’ losses were: 31-28 to Warren Easton; 28-27... Keep Reading

All eight River Parish football teams qualify for 2013 playoffs

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  • Championship
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  • 11/10/13 10:50am

All eight River Parish football teams qualified for the playoffs, with the area’s top seed receiving an opening-round bye. By virtue of an 8-2 overall record and tough pre-district schedule, West St. John will have a week off before the Rams begin their pursuit of a Class 1A state champions among non-select schools. The 2013 postseason is the first year teams have been divided into select and non-select brackets. As a result, nine state... Keep Reading