River Parish Football

News Archives in September 2014

Bloggin’ down the river

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  • 9/30/14 12:54pm

Scoring Shootout RPF Style Nothing like getting to a game in progress, turning your camera on, hitting record and the very first play you shoot is a long touchdown pass right at you. That was the scenario that unfolded for me Friday, which clearly was a foreshadowing of what was to come. By the time I got to the Riverside/St. James game (after covering the first quarter of the Lutcher/St. Amant game), there... Keep Reading

Big plays power East St. John past South Lafourche Tarpons 50-19

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  • 9/26/14 5:40pm

East St. John scored 28-straight points in a big-play fourth quarter to pull way from South Lafourche to give the Wildcats a 50-19 victory in the District 7-5A opener Friday night in Reserve. “Real good win,” said East St. John coach Phillip Banko. "It was a good battle but we’ve been in big battles the last four weeks. That’s what I told (my players) at halftime, stick together,... Keep Reading

Tough early foes have ESJ Wildcats ready for start of district play

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  • 9/23/14 7:00pm

A 42-13 final score, a team rushing effort of more than 200 yards in the first half and string of 35-consecutive points all helped to demonstrate the major deficiency in East St. John’s loss last week to the John Curtis Christian Patriots. “Our defense did not tackle the dive. With the triple option, you have to tackle the dive, the quarterback and the pitch. We tackled the pitch and the quarterback and we... Keep Reading

Week No.3 saw its share of firsts

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  • 9/23/14 12:12am

A first test of dealing with adversity, a first win, a first quarter tie with a team ranked first in the nation just two years ago, the first touchdown catch by a 330-pound nose tackle, and the first back-to-back triple overtime games in recent memory. Week three of the season was full of, well, firsts. First adversity I’m sure they might have, but I don’t remember Destrehan trailing a game last... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats battle early, fall late in 42-13 defeat to John Curtis

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  • 9/20/14 1:52pm

When Ahmani Martin scored on a 2-yard run late in the first quarter, East St. John tied up John Curtis 7-7 after one quarter. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Patriots would go on the score the next 35 points on Curtis’ way to a 42-13 win over East St. John on Friday night at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner. Toughness and finishing is what East St. John coach Phillip Banko stressed to his team after... Keep Reading