River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2015

New River Parish coaches still seek first win after jamboree outings

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  • 8/28/15 1:11am

The two new head coaches in the River Parishes are still seeking their first victories of the season. Brandon Walters’ West St. John Rams took advantage of numerous penalties by Amite to score on a 70-yard drive, took advantage of a short field for another score and came up with a big defensive stand to salvage a 14-14 tie in the first game of the East St. John Jamboree on Thursday night at Joe... Keep Reading

Jamborees provide dress rehearsal for start to another football season

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  • 8/27/15 6:18am

Former Hahnville coach Lou Valdin used to call the jamboree a dress rehearsal for special teams. Most of the current River Parish coaches follow that mantra. “Now we will involve special teams. We have to get our special teams cranked up. We need to get them organized and get them ready for the first ball game. Special teams plays a big part of field position,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. Monica... Keep Reading

Hahnville Tigers run out of options in switching offensive styles

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  • 8/26/15 10:18pm

Hahnville’s offense appears to be out of options for the 2015 football season. “I’m a big believer in the double-shot option game but it didn’t fit what we were doing,” second-year Tigers coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “From a personnel standpoint, we didn’t have the dynamic, kind of fast-twitch muscle quarterback and we didn’t have the tall, fast fullback we need to run it. ... Keep Reading

Riverside gets better of Terriers on both sides of ball in scrimmage

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  • 8/21/15 10:55pm

THIBODAUX –  Riverside Academy got the better of Vandebilt Catholic in both the controlled portion of the Rebels’ scrimmage against the Terriers and in a 15-minute live quarter, but Bill Stubbs – ever the perfectionist – said his team can play with more consistency than it showed Friday night. “We played up, we played down. I think conditioning got us a little bit. There are a lots and lots of work to... Keep Reading

Scrimmages provide teams with first action versus an opponent

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  • 8/19/15 9:57pm

If there is anything all eight River Parish football coaches can agree on concerning scrimmages taking place Thursday and Friday, it’s the desire to come out of the games injury free. That sentiment may be strongest at St. James. The Wildcats go into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. scrimmage at Patterson already down several key players. Quarterback Lowell Narcisse, a verbal commitment to Auburn, will miss his entire junior year with a knee... Keep Reading