River Parish Football

News Archives in 2016

Three area schools to compete in new classifications next year

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  • 12/14/16 7:20pm

Three of the eight River Parish schools will be in new classifications for the start of the 2017-18 school year after the final basic districts were announced by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Wednesday in Baton Rouge. One of the schools affected is St. Charles Catholic, which will be moving up from Class 2A to Class 3A. “The way they re-did the numbers, I thought, was totally, totally unfair,” said St.... Keep Reading

Barbe eliminates East St. John with desperation throw in final seconds

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  • 11/12/16 3:52am

The East St. John Wildcats were two seconds away from their first playoff win under second-year coach Alden Foster. Trailing 19-7, Barbe quarterback Gavin Nettles heaved a 50-yard desperation pass into the end zone for a touchdown to eliminate the Wildcats from the Class 5A playoffs with a 23-19 loss Friday night in Lake Charles. East St. John, the No. 23 seed, ended its season 5-6. Barbe, the No. 10 seed, advances to take on Ouachita Parish,... Keep Reading

Battle-tested ESJ Wildcats open playoffs at Barbe Buccaneers

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  • 11/9/16 9:57pm

A 5-5 record against both a tough district and non-district schedule earned East St. John a trip to the Class 5A playoffs in coach Alden Foster’s second year as Wildcats coach. The Wildcats, however, have draw a difficult opening assignment, starting the playoffs at 8-1 Barbe on Friday night in Lake Charles. “It’s a tough assignment. They have a great program. They are fundamentally sound and they will do what... Keep Reading

All eight River Parish teams in hunt for state football championship

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  • 11/6/16 3:07pm

There’s a bit of the expected, unexpected and the familiar for the River Parish football teams with the start of the playoffs next week. As expected, all eight teams in the River Parishes advanced to the postseason. Also as expected, Destrehan garnered the No. 1 seed in the Class 5A playoffs and Riverside Academy earned the No. 1 spot in Division III. Destrehan, the only undefeated team in the River Parishes this season at 9-0... Keep Reading

East St. John secures playoff spot with 48-29 triumph over Trojans

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  • 11/5/16 11:57am

The East St. John Wildcats sealed their playoff hopes with a 48-29 victory over Central Lafourche on Friday night in Mathews. The win allowed the Wildcats to end the regular season 5-5 overall, including 3-3 in District 7-5A. “We played a good, all-around game tonight,” said East St. John coach Alden Foster.  “We’ve been building to accomplish this all year and know we’re really developing as... Keep Reading