River Parish Football

News Archives in September 2016

Improving ESJ Wildcats seek to contain Thibodaux’s Robertson

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  • 9/28/16 6:43pm

Two wins in four games sounds a whole lot better to East St. John coach Alden Foster than two wins in 10 games. Something else sounds pretty nice as well. “It feels good to be 1-0 in district. To be able to come out and run the ball last week like we did to set up the pass was tremendous, especially when you have your third-string quarterback,” Foster said. In his first year as... Keep Reading

Improvement shows for Wildcats in 33-13 win over HLB Braves

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  • 9/24/16 2:35am

By Hunter Dawkins The East St. John Wildcats wanted to prove how much better they were than last year in Friday night’s Homecoming contest versus H.L. Bourgeois. East St. John proved its point with a 33-13 victory Friday night in the District 7-5A opener at Joe Keller Stadium. “It was a good game and we put them in a hole early by exposing their coverage of our outside receivers,”... Keep Reading

East St. John opens District 7-5A play at home against HLB Braves

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  • 9/21/16 6:09pm

Falling behind 13-0 to Madison Prep can be tough enough. It’s even harder when you are down to your third-team quarterback. That’s the scenario East St. John found itself in during last week’s 16-14 loss the Chargers that dropped the Wildcats to 1-2 on the season. “We are still making a lot of minor mental mistakes. Not as many with penalties and everything but we’re still... Keep Reading

River Parish players have key role in Nicholls State turnaround

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  • 9/18/16 8:29pm

THIBODAUX – Nicholls needed someone to make a final defensive stop. Through three quarters, the Colonels’ defense held visiting University of Incarnate Word to one first down and 23 yards of total offense. An 11-yard pass from freshman quarterback Chase Fourcade to Christian Booker gave Nicholls what seemed like a commanding 35-14 lead with 11:44 left in the game. Yet, touchdown passes from Trent Brittain to Jamari Gilbert covering 40 and 63 yards in a span of less... Keep Reading

ESJ’s quest to go into district play with winning mark falls short

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  • 9/17/16 3:29am

Thunderstorms ran throughout southeast Louisiana on Friday evening, but managed to hold off just as the East St. John Wildcats played host to the Madison Prep Chargers in Joe Keller Stadium. Madison Prep came out firing with quarterback Edwin Kleinpeter hitting his go-to receiver, Brian Savoie, for a 40-yard touchdown pass five minutes into the game to give the Chargers a 6-0 lead. The Chargers (3-0) wasted no time adding to their lead, striking two... Keep Reading