River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2014

Some individuals shine in penalty-filled Wildcats-Rams jamboree

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  • 8/28/14 9:53pm

Individually, Xavier Lewis and Ahmani Martin looked like they were in midseason form in East St. John’s jamboree Thursday night at rival West St. John. Lewis rushed for three touchdowns and had a long punt return to set up a field goal in East St. John’s 24-6 victory. Martin, meanwhile, the Wildcats’ ‘Honey Cat,’ who is seemingly always around the football, intercepted a pass on the game&rsquo... Keep Reading

Rams, pair of Wildcats, get final preparation work with jamborees

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  • 8/26/14 5:44pm

Ask just about any high school coach about the purpose of a jamboree and the response is almost always about it being the final dress rehearsal before the start of the regular season. “You will be able to get live special teams and get live game situations. We play for keeps over here so we want to put ourselves in position to put together a full game – offense, defense and special teams,”... Keep Reading

Senior-laden East St. John squad looking for big things in 2014

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  • 8/22/14 2:08pm

When Phillip Banko, a one-time assistant, returned to East St. John as head coach four years ago, he convinced a group of young players to hang around. Now, those young players are seniors and are poised for big things in 2014. “This is our senior class. When we first got here, we begged them to stay here and not go to the ‘select’ schools or even some of the non-select schools and stay... Keep Reading

Season preparation not quite the norm for East St. John Wildcats

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  • 8/13/14 7:18pm

For a number of high school coaches, when full uniforms are donned by players for the first time Thursday, that’s where the men get separated from the boys. That’s not the philosophy at East St. John. “There is no difference,” East St. John coach Phillip Banko said of going from shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts) to full gear. “The only thing we can do is we can... Keep Reading