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Fourcade, Colonels make history with second-straight playoff berth

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  • 11/19/18 5:34pm

THIBODAUX - When Chase Fourcade was on the Nicholls sideline while being recruited by the Colonels out of Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, there weren’t quite so many fans in the stands. During Fourcade’s junior year at Rummel, the Colonels were in the midst of a 0-12 season. Three years after his arrival, Nicholls is in the postseason for the second-consecutive year after capturing a share of the Southland Conference championship and... Keep Reading

Nicholls to play visiting Toreros in opening round of FCS playoffs

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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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  • 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

All eight River Parish teams once again qualify for state playoffs

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  • 11/4/18 8:45am

All eight River Parish teams have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs for the third year in a row. Two teams, defending Class 1A state champion West St. John, and St. Charles Catholic in Division II, received opening-round byes in their respective brackets. West St. John, which garnered the No. 5 seed in non-select Class 1A, will take on the winner of No. 12 seed Homer and Elton, the No. 21 seed. St. Charles Catholic,... Keep Reading

Thrilling finish finally goes Bulldogs’ way in double-overtime

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  • 9/22/18 1:32am

With Lutcher leading 31-28 and St. Amant in possession of the ball in the second overtime, it came as no surprise that the Gators’ K.J. Franklin got the call on first down. Franklin had score twice earlier in the game and was perhaps the top nemesis the Lutcher defense faced all night. Franklin fumbled the ball on first down and Lutcher defensive back Rashaud Long recovered, allowing the Bulldogs to claim a three-point... Keep Reading