River Parish Football

News Archives in 2018

River Parish-led defense sets early tone in Nicholls playoff victory

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  • 11/25/18 1:55pm

THIBODAUX – With Nicholls’ Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against visiting San Diego starting off like it might be a trade-for-trade marathon, the River Parish duo of Sully Laiche and Evan Veron, like usual, came up big for the Colonels. After Nicholls had scored to take a 14-0 lead with 7:17 remaining in the opening quarter, the Toreros were on the move again. On first-and-10 from the Nicholls 35, Laiche, a former star defensive lineman from... Keep Reading

Three River Parish teams moving down with latest reclassification

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  • Classification
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  • 11/21/18 8:44pm

Three River Parish teams will be moving down in classification for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years after the release of the final basic district plan released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Tuesday. Lutcher is dropping down from Class 4A to Class 3A, while St. Charles Catholic moves to 2A and Riverside Academy to Class 1A. “I think until the last second, we weren’t counting on being in 3A,... Keep Reading

Nicholls to play visiting Toreros in opening round of FCS playoffs

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  • Feature Story
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  • 11/19/18 7:52am

THIBODAUX – A new Thanksgiving week tradition is developing at Nicholls. For the first time in school history, the Colonels have made the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for consecutive year when it was announced Nicholls would host the University of San Diego at 3 p.m. Saturday at Guidry Stadium – two days after Thanksgiving Day. “The last couple of years, we’ve played a lot of guys when they were young, when they... Keep Reading

River Parish contingent play huge role in Southland title for Nicholls

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  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
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  • 11/16/18 9:55am

THIBODAUX - They denied Sully Laiche a touchdown but not his conference championship. The junior defensive lineman raced 53 yards along the Nicholls sideline in the second quarter after recovering what appeared to be a lateral. The play was called an incomplete pass upon review, wiping out the score by the former star defender from Lutcher. “I saw Evan (Veron) go for the quarterback and then I saw the running back peel out. I said, ... Keep Reading

Former ESJ star Martin epitomizes ‘a football player’ at Nicholls

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  • Alumni
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  • 11/15/18 8:23am

THIBODAUX - As Ahmani Martin prepares to take part in his final regular-season game in a Nicholls uniform against visiting Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night, the nationally-ranked Colonels are on the verge of a Southland Conference championship and an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. None of those things were part of the same sentence when Martin was a senior at East St. John High School four years ago and was being recruited... Keep Reading