River Parish Football

News Archives in June 2016

Former Hahnville quarterback Melancon measures up at MPA

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  • 6/29/16 7:45pm

THIBODAUX - Try as they might, big-name college quarterback after big-name college quarterback were unable to hit all three targets of the Air-It-Out competition on Saturday night at the Manning Passing Academy on the Nicholls State University campus. Then, Easton Melancon of Division III Louisiana College showed them how it was done. The moving targets were golf carts. The first moved across the field from one sideline to the other from 15 yards away. A second... Keep Reading

Grandson of former Saints guard Kupp takes part in 2016 MPA

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  • 6/25/16 8:09pm

THIBODAUX - Cooper Kupp’s participation at the Manning Passing Academy was not the Washington state native’s first visit to Louisiana. So, he knew what to expect but dealing with it was something different. “This is a different kind of heat,” the Eastern Washington University receiver said. “You step outside…last night it was beautiful but I was still sweating, sweating so much because this humidity is something... Keep Reading

Life a bit different for Manning family with retirement of Peyton

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  • 6/25/16 6:56am

THIBODAUX – At any given moment the past few days, thousands of footballs were seen hovering over the airspace of Nicholls State’s University’s campus. Only one of those passes was thrown by Peyton Manning. “I threw one pass to a tight end and under-threw him by about five yards. That’s a good reminder I don’t need to be throwing anymore but I’m still as... Keep Reading

Former All-Pro Mawae among those helping out at Line Camp

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  • 6/21/16 8:11pm

THIBODAUX - Why would a former 16-year NFL veteran and seven-time All-Pro choose to spend a few days of his summer in Thibodaux? The short answer – Mawae not? Mawae was in Thibodaux this week to help out a former coach at the Offensive/Defensive Line Camp on the Nicholls State University campus. “Kenny Ferro is one of my favorite all-time offensive line coaches. He’s coached a lot of the coaches that... Keep Reading

Area coaches not mincing words after LHSAA select/non-select vote

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  • 6/8/16 7:42pm

Members of the River Parishes’ high school football coaching community weren’t mincing words following Wednesday’s action by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. “They have some bona fide idiots that have gotten themselves into the management of athletics and have not a clue. They are only concerned about protecting one little corner of the world. They certainly are not looking at the overall picture and the good of Louisiana... Keep Reading