River Parish Football

News Archives in January 2015

Area coaches agree to give Bonine time to find possible solutions

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  • 1/31/15 1:34pm

The vote by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Friday, as far as football was concerned, was much ado about nothing. The LHSAA tabled a proposal to alter the football postseason playoff brackets between select and non-select schools, meaning it’s the status quo for at least another year. That leaves football with five non-select championship brackets and a four-bracket setup for select schools. “I think it was the best thing to... Keep Reading

Banko dismissed following 2014 season after leading ESJ to playoffs

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  • 1/24/15 6:22pm

A typically-tough pre-district schedule greeted East St. John for the start of the 2014 season. The Wildcats faced one of the toughest Week 1 tests when East St. John opened the season against Rummel, a two-time defending state champion. East St. John was unable to stop Raiders running back Maurice Bailey, who topped 100 yards rushing and quarterback Chase Fourcade, who accounted for three touchdowns in Rummel’s 39-0 blanking of the Wildcats. It was the second-consecutive... Keep Reading

Foster talks about new position at East St. John

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  • 1/21/15 10:33pm

The official announcement was made this morning, but newly named East St. John athletic director and football coach Alden Foster is already making plans to put the Wildcats back on the high school football map. “It’s truly a blessing because of all the hard work that you put in but truly a blessing because its one of the best programs in the state,” said Foster. “It’s a challenge... Keep Reading

East St. John hires Foster as head football coach and athletic director

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  • 1/21/15 10:42am

The St. John the Baptist Public School District has hired Alden Foster as East St. John head football coach and athletic director. An email was sent out to teachers and school board members announcing the decision. Foster, the head coach at Amite High, has guided both of his last two teams to state championship appearances. “This process produced an excellent coach that we believe will produce victories on and off the field,” Superintendent... Keep Reading

Source: Amite’s Foster leading candidate to be new ESJ coach

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  • 1/16/15 11:57pm

Sources have informed RiverParishFootball.com that Amite head coach Alden Foster is the leading candidate to become the next head coach at East St. John and could be named to the position by as early as Tuesday. RPF.com has learned that four candidates were interviewed Friday by St. John Parish superintendent Kevin George: Foster of Amite; Robert Valdez, head coach of West St.  John; Cyril Crutchfield, most recently the head coach of St.... Keep Reading