River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2015

New River Parish coaches still seek first win after jamboree outings

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  • 8/28/15 1:11am

The two new head coaches in the River Parishes are still seeking their first victories of the season. Brandon Walters’ West St. John Rams took advantage of numerous penalties by Amite to score on a 70-yard drive, took advantage of a short field for another score and came up with a big defensive stand to salvage a 14-14 tie in the first game of the East St. John Jamboree on Thursday night at Joe... Keep Reading

Jamborees provide dress rehearsal for start to another football season

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  • Feature Story
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  • 8/27/15 6:18am

Former Hahnville coach Lou Valdin used to call the jamboree a dress rehearsal for special teams. Most of the current River Parish coaches follow that mantra. “Now we will involve special teams. We have to get our special teams cranked up. We need to get them organized and get them ready for the first ball game. Special teams plays a big part of field position,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. Monica... Keep Reading

New ESJ coach Foster preaching confidence to young Wildcats

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  • 8/26/15 9:16pm

With a first-year head coach, different schemes on both sides of the ball and the loss of 18 seniors from a 6-6 team a year ago; it truly is a new era at East St. John. So much change and youth has new coach Alden Foster preaching confidence going into the start of the 2015 season. “This group is going to be real good when they really get some self confidence. A lot of these guys... Keep Reading

Scrimmages provide teams with first action versus an opponent

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  • Game Preview
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  • 8/19/15 9:57pm

If there is anything all eight River Parish football coaches can agree on concerning scrimmages taking place Thursday and Friday, it’s the desire to come out of the games injury free. That sentiment may be strongest at St. James. The Wildcats go into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. scrimmage at Patterson already down several key players. Quarterback Lowell Narcisse, a verbal commitment to Auburn, will miss his entire junior year with a knee... Keep Reading

ESJ Wildcats experience number of firsts with start of football practice

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  • 8/10/15 9:40pm

Alden Foster didn’t have much trouble recognizing his Wildcat football players on the first day of school at East St. John on Monday. “When I first got here, you couldn’t tell the football players from the regular students. Today, you could tell when you walked on campus, this kid must be a part of something He has no earring, not that all East St. John kids are like that. I... Keep Reading