River Parish Football

News Archives in January 2014

All five classifications vote to retain split in football playoffs

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  • 1/30/14 7:45pm

A vote my member schools of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Thursday seemed to give some River Parish football coaches a sense of resignation. “Before, people thought it was just a knee-jerk reaction and it was something that would be temporary. The reality is setting in that this is here to stay,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. What seems to be here to stay is a split between select... Keep Reading

Russell posthumously honored with RPF.com Nick Forsythe Courage Award

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  • 1/20/14 7:23pm

The moment 20-month-old Stryker Russell laid eyes on Nick Forsythe, the son of the late Jeff Russell stretched out his little arms for Forsysthe who, without hesitation picked up Stryker into his arms. “That’s the first time in my life that’s ever happened,” Forsythe would later say about his introduction to Stryker. The meeting took place at Munholland United Methodist Church in Metairie. That’s where the trophy... Keep Reading

ESJ rolls by H.L. Bourgeois by 25 in key district win

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  • 1/14/14 10:53pm

They called their shot. A day after East St. John coach Yussef Jasmin and several Wildcat players predicted a commanding victory over their co-leaders of District 7-5A, East St. John delivered with a 80-55 win marking their highest scoring total of the season. “The significance is major,” said Jasmine. “To make a statement like we made tonight, I think once we go into anybody’s gym now, they’ll... Keep Reading

East St. John basketball prepares for district showdown with HLB

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  • 1/13/14 10:32pm

It's safe to say there is not a lack of confidence for the East St. John basketball team. The Wildcats will host H.L. Bourgeois Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with undefeated District 7-5A records. East St. John has won four district titles in the past five years, six in the past seven, and feel extremely confident about their matchup with the Braves. “I really don’t think it... Keep Reading