River Parish Football

News Archives in October 2017

ESJ’s playoff seeding likely takes hit with 28-18 loss to Thibodaux

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  • 10/28/17 11:55am

In a battle of one team trying to solidify its playoff seeding and the other in a must-win situation to maintain any postseason hopes, the more desperate team won in Thibodaux’s 28-18 victory over visiting East St. John. The result dropped East St. John to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in District 7-5A. Thibodaux improved to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in district. East St. John entered the game No. 24 in the unofficial power... Keep Reading

ESJ-Thibodaux ‘fighting for playoff lives’ in Week 9 encounter

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  • 10/24/17 6:36pm

Having averaged 34 points per game since the start of District 7-5A play, East St. John’s showdown against Hahnville last Friday had the looks of a potential shootout. Instead, the Wildcats were blanked by Hahnville, the only unbeaten team in district play, to all to 3-2 in the league and 4-4 overall. “We didn’t play well. That is a complement to them,” East St. John coach Alden Foster said... Keep Reading

Hahnville takes control of 7-5A with 27-0 win at East St. John

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  • 10/20/17 10:49pm

Powered by over 300 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns from Pooka Williams, combined with a dominating performance on defense, Hahnville left Joe Keller Stadium with a 27-0 win and control of District 7-5A. "We're really playing good, and we're playing really really good defensively," said Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio. "When you can run the ball, play good defense, and get enough in the passing game you got a shot, and we got a... Keep Reading

A lot at stake for Hahnville, ESJ in District 7-5A encounter Friday

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  • 10/19/17 1:34pm

A lot is riding on the outcome for both Hahnville and East St. John in their encounter Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. “If we can get this win, we will be in a very good spot. Also this week, it’s about power points,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “We are 5-2 and we actually lost two spots in the power rating. We went from nine to eleven.... Keep Reading

ESJ seeks to slow down Williams, Jackson in key district showdown

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  • 10/18/17 7:31pm

When East St. John coach Alden Foster was asked to talk about Destrehan’s offense prior to the Week 6 battle of Wildcats, the ESJ coach said, “John Emery, John Emery, John Emery, John Emery.” He may have been tempted to utter “Pooka” four times when talking about Hahnville’s offense – East St. John’s opponent in a key District 7-5A showdown Friday night at Joe Keller... Keep Reading