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Former Riverside coach Lachney feels right at home with SLU Lions

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 2/18/18 6:18pm

When Chris Lachney finished dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s, it ended up helping to spell “Southeastern Louisiana University.” Shortly after announcing his resignation as head coach at Riverside Academy, Lachney has found a new home in the form of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. “All the apprehension you have sometimes in terms of time spent with your family or a new schedule – whatever... Keep Reading

Pooka Williams named Louisiana’s Mr. Football

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 2/11/18 2:09pm

Like his mind-blowing five-week run in the post season, Hahnville senior running back Anthony "Pooka" Williams' dizzying post-season awards tour ended in spectacular fashion Friday in Baton Rouge when he received the Louisiana Farm Bureau/LSWA Mr. Football trophy. "It's a big accomplishment. I came out my senior year and accomplished a goal that I wanted to," said Williams. "It's a blessing, a lot of blessings. I prayed and I kept praying." Williams... Keep Reading

National Signing Day takes on new feel following early signing period

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/7/18 3:40pm

For players like Shawn Preston of St. James and Macon Clark of Destrehan, the drama has been over for a little while. Both took advantage of the new early signing period last December with Preston signing with Mississippi State and Clark with Tulane. They were at their respective high schools on Wednesday to be part of National Signing Day ceremonies along with teammates who officially signed with their college of choice on the traditional signing... Keep Reading

National Signing Day for RPF

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • St. Charles, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/7/18 10:55am

National Signing Day is off an running. Check back to Riverparishfootball.com and our social media platforms for updates throughout the day. Details on signings to follow. Morning signings included:   St. Charles   Lloyd Nash                Nicholls Robert McDonald      Louisiana College   Destrehan   Macon Clark         ... Keep Reading

Lachney resigns as head football coach of Riverside Academy Rebels

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 2/5/18 6:30pm

Chris Lachney has resigned from Riverside Academy on Wednesday after serving one year as head football coach of the Rebels. “I had to make a very tough decision today and had to take into account the long-term factors that affect my family. I’m not just making decisions for me and the dogs anymore. It’s me, the wife and a newborn. I had to put myself in the best position possible... Keep Reading

Robertson named RPF.com Co-Athlete of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 2/4/18 4:57pm

The criteria for the Riverparishfootball.com Athlete of the Year is based on a player's success in multiple positions. In the three phases of the game: offense, defense, and special teams, Riverside senior defensive back/wide receiver Garland Robertson checks off all the boxes and has been named the RPF.com Co-Athlete of the Year. He shares the award with St. James two-way standout Shawn Preston. "It means a lot, it's a special... Keep Reading

Preston named RPF.com Co-Athlete of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/4/18 3:52pm

When St. James coach Robert Valdez decided to move Shawn Preston from strong safety to outside linebacker just before the start of the season, he knew he would be a hard sell. Preston was a highly recruited defensive back and with over 20 college scholarship offers reluctantly made the move. Combine that with the fact that he established himself later in the season on the offensive end when his team was in need of a playmaker... Keep Reading

St. James’ Dumas named RPF.com Defensive Player of the Year

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 1/29/18 4:38pm

Simply put, St. James senior defensive tackle Jason Dumas was a blocking nightmare in 2017. The subject of a season's worth of double-teams, Dumas managed to fill gaps, make tackles and register sacks. Now you can add Riverparishfootball.com Defensive Player of the Year to his long list of achievements. "This award means that hard work pays off," said Dumas after receiving the award outside the St. James fieldhouse Monday afternoon. The double-teams may have... Keep Reading

Pooka named RPF.com Offensive Player of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 1/25/18 5:55pm

After capping off his senior season with a legendary playoff run, it's no surprise that Hahnville senior running back Anthony "Pooka" Williams has been named the Riverparishfootball.com Offensive Player of the Year. "It's a blessing," said Williams. "I put in the work, our team put in the work and I came out with another blessing." Williams rushed for just over 3,100 yards in his senior season alone over 1,300 yards of which came in... Keep Reading

Riverside basketball off to hot start

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 1/8/18 3:31pm

Another year, another blazing start to the season for Riverside who at 22-0 is ranked No.7 in the nation my MaxPreps. The Rebels won the Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic over the weekend with a 61-55 overtime win over Karr in the finals and a 75-70 double overtime victory over Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) in the semifinals. "These are character wins," said Riverside coach Timmy Byrd. "These are wins that not only build character for the... Keep Reading