River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2014

Destrehan advances to semis with 24-12 playoff win over Hahnville

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  • 11/28/14 9:07am

If it works one time, why not try it again. Destrehan and Hahnville were slugging it out in a defensive battle through much of their Class 5A quarterfinal game Friday in Destrehan as the Wildcats were clinging to a 10-6 halftime lead. It was reminiscent of the regular-season matchup between the teams in which Destrehan was held to three points in the first half before the Wildcats wore down the Tigers on their way 24-6... Keep Reading

Saltaformaggio: Tigers have to ‘emphatically believe’ they can win

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  • 11/25/14 9:14pm

What will determine the outcome in Friday night’s game between Hahnville and Destrehan in the Class 5A quarterfinals? Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio can rattle off the factors. “The difference in the game is going to be real simple; it’s the hardest thing in sports. They believe they are going to win,” Saltaformaggio said. “They absolutely, emphatically believe they are going to win. It has nothing to do with... Keep Reading

Shuttle service set up for Hahnville-Destrehan game

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  • 11/24/14 5:49pm

Anticipating a large crowd for the Hahnville at Destrehan playoff game Friday, a shuttle service has been set up, the St. Charles Parish Public Schools system has announced. A shuttle service will be provided from the Jerusalem Temple on Ormond Blvd. beginning at 5 p.m., where alternate parking has been designated. Busses will begin transporting fans from Jerusalem Temple to Wildcats Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. The busses will run every 30 minutes, beginning at 5... Keep Reading

Hahnville registers road playoff win at Haughton

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  • 11/21/14 4:44pm

By Kirk Copeland HAUGHTON, La. – No. 12-seed Hahnville’s season was 3:35 from ending after a missed extra point attempt left fifth-seeded Haughton with a 14-13 lead and one of the state’s most potent offenses to run out the clock. Then, a little luck and a great defensive play intervened. After Haughton smothered the ensuing onside kick, linemen Stephen Cloud and Fred Brown popped the ball free from Bucs quarterback Will Haines.... Keep Reading

Confident Hahnville Tigers take long playoff trek to Haughton

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  • 11/19/14 8:08pm

There’s a lot for Nick Saltaformaggio to like about his football team, particularly after Hahnville’s 61-14 thrashing of Natchitoches Central last week in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs, but in the first-year coach is always looking for a bit more. “We played as well as we played the entire year,” Saltaformaggio said. “I still think we can get better. I there are things we can... Keep Reading