River Parish Football

News Archives in May 2014

ESJ Wildcats battle Landry-Walker to bring spring drills to a close

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  • Spring Practice
  • Posted:
  • 5/23/14 11:31pm

NEW ORLEANS – “I give us maybe a C-plus. In my mind, it’s not as good as it needs to be but we have to realize who we are playing as well,” assessed East St. John football coach Phillip Banko following his team’s spring game Friday against Landry-Walker. Some of the Wildcat players might have found their coach’s grading system fairly lenient. “We have a lot... Keep Reading

Familiarity helping to create consistent winner at East St. John

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  • Spring Practice
  • Posted:
  • 5/6/14 7:33pm

Familiarity, it has been said, can breed contempt. It also can breed a pretty good football team. Phillip Banko is going into his fourth season as East St. John head coach. He knows the players and the players know Banko, his assistants and the coaching staff’s method of operation. That was evident as the Wildcats opened spring football practice Tuesday afternoon. “They know our terminology. They know our coaching buzz words,”... Keep Reading