River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2016

ESJ hoping for much better start in season opener against Shaw

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  • 8/30/16 1:15pm

There was a bit of the good and the bad for East St. John in its jamboree last week against St. Augustine. The Wildcats failed to score and mistakes led to the Purple Knights’ two scores. That was the bad part. The good part was the play of the East St. John defense. The two scores allowed by ESJ came on a fumble return after a blindside sack of quarterback Marquis Darensbourg and a... Keep Reading

Slate of jamborees help to kick off 2016 high school football season

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  • 8/25/16 5:48pm

The aims of jamborees are basically the same for most football coaches. In the case of West St. John and Lutcher, however, the focus may be a bit different from their brethren after not being able to participate in scrimmages last week because of flooding concerns in the area. “We definitely wanted to get a game in to see where we are,” said West St. John coach Bandon Walters, whose team will host... Keep Reading

More experienced ESJ Wildcats look for better results in 2016

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  • 8/22/16 7:37pm

It was an all-around learning experience for Alden Foster and his East St. John Wildcats a year ago. In his first year at East St. John following a successful stint at Amite, Foster inherited a mostly inexperienced team after heavy losses due to graduation. It didn’t help any that the learning curve started out with non-district foes like Shaw, John Ehret, Madison Prep before taking on District 7-5A rivals Destrehan and Hahnville. ... Keep Reading

Tough outing on turf debut in ESJ’s scrimmage against Karr Cougars

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  • 8/19/16 12:05am

Big plays hurt East St. John in its scrimmage Thursday against Edna Karr at Joe Keller Stadium. In the closing 20-minute running-time quarter, the Wildcats allowed two long touchdown passes. Earlier in the controlled portion of scrimmage, East St. John’s defense was two plays away from getting off the field when it allowed its first long touchdown pass of the night. “We have to minimize big plays and make them drive and... Keep Reading

Scrimmages still on despite ongoing flood concerns in area

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  • 8/17/16 3:01pm

“Unfortunately, the weather has just hasn’t cooperated at all for the beginning of a football year. I think that might be a little eye-opening. Nobody is using that as an excuse but we are able to gauge from previous years how far along we are based on practices and the things we are doing. We’ve tried to adjust as much as possible because of weather,” Riverside Academy coach Bill... Keep Reading