River Parish Football

News Archives in February 2015

Hahnville’s Jones wins second straight wrestling state title

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  • Feature Story
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  • 2/22/15 8:37pm

For a second straight year, Hahnville wrestler Kendrick Jones has won the LHSAA Division I state championship at the 195-pound weight class. Jones won a 10-8 decision over Jesuit's Guy Patron, Jr at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner. Jones finihed the season with a perfect 69-0 record. Click on the video above for highlights of his match and interview. Keep Reading

Proposed new districts allow for additional River Parish rivalries

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  • Classification
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  • 2/12/15 6:07pm

As it turns out, it’s not your father’s rivalry. With Lutcher dropping down from Class 4A and St. James moving up from Class 2A following the initial reclassification meeting of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Wednesday, the two schools preliminarily have been reunited in District 9-3A, starting with the 2015-16 school year. As District opponents, the two rivals would have each other in the regular season for the... Keep Reading

Louisiana College gives non-Division I players another option

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  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/5/15 6:32pm

College football has long been about the option. In Louisiana, Louisiana College, a Division III school in Pineville, has given prep players an option to pursue and education while continuing to play football. “There are a lot more football players than there are Division I scholarships available in the River Parishes, that’s why we put a high priority for us in recruiting because there are a lot of excellent players that fall... Keep Reading

Smaller schools stock rosters with River Parish football players

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  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/4/15 4:42pm

The River Parishes, as usual, provided its share of players to various college football programs on National Signing Day. Guys like Kirk Merritt going to Oregon and Xavier Lewis to LSU garner the national headlines, but there are a number of players each year from the River Parishes that get to continue their playing career and earn a college education below the Football Bowl Subdivision level. A total of 30 players from around the River Parishes... Keep Reading

River Parishes provide quality, quantity for college programs

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  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/4/15 9:30am

River Parish teams produced another big class on National Signing Day with 30 players Wednesday signing to play football with schools from around the country. Along with quantity, the signing class also boasts a lot of quantity. Of the 12 players to sign with Football Bowl Subdivision schools, seven are headed for schools from the Power 5 conferences. LSU was among the Power 5 conference schools, signing East St. John quarterback and defensive back Xavier Lewis. He is projected... Keep Reading