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Playing on the road nothing new for defending champion Rams

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/21/18 6:52am

People in Logansport may want to beware of West St. John the moment the Rams step off the bus for Friday night’s Class 1A quarterfinal game. “We will play in a hostile environment. We like to say we are down by 14 when we get off the bus. We have to get out swinging and don’t ask any names and start fighting as soon as we get off. That’s... Keep Reading

Fourcade, Colonels make history with second-straight playoff berth

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 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

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 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

Duhe, West St. John dominate in 49-8 playoff win over Homer

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/17/18 1:19pm

The Homer Pelicans held West St. John’s Kylan Duhe to 36 yards in the second half – that’s because the senior running back rushed for 212 yards in the first half – as the Rams cruised to a 49-8 win in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs Friday night in Edgard. Along with 257 yards on the ground, Duhe also had five rushing touchdowns for West St. John (8-2). “He told... Keep Reading

No revenge for Hahnville in 41-20 loss to defending champ Zachary

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/17/18 10:54am

When Hahnville drove the length of the field on the opening drive of its Class 5A second-round playoff match with visiting Zachary, the Tigers seemed poised to get revenge on the team that denied them a state championship a year early. On fourth-and-goal from the Zachary 3-yard line, however, quarterback Andrew Robison was stopped a yard short of the goal line. Hahnville had nothing to show for a 73-yard drive except disappointment while the Broncos... Keep Reading

Three much-need scores by Emery lift Destrehan to 31-26 win

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/17/18 9:02am

Running back John Emery accounted for three touchdowns and the Destrehan Wildcats needed all of them in a 31-26 win over Landry-Walker in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Behrman Stadium in Algiers. Emery, who committed to LSU earlier in the week, scored on runs of 4 and 6 yards and added an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a back-and-forth contest. “We expected that type of game,” Destrehan... Keep Reading

SJH faces long journey home after playoff loss to North Webster

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/17/18 8:52am

By Shawn C. White SPRINGHILL, La. – They St. James Wildcats are headed for a long trip home following a 26-23 loss to North Webster on Friday night at Baucum-Farrar Stadium that knocked them out of the Class 3A playoffs in the second round. “Hats off to North Webster.  They came out with a lot of energy,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. “It just didn’t seem like that... Keep Reading

Streaking Comets again use defense to advance past Parkview

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/17/18 8:04am

It was a familiar sight in the Division II quarterfinal matchup as No. 2 seed St. Charles relied on its defense, just as it has done all season to take down No. 7 seed Parkview Baptist 14-7 Friday night in Laplace. The Comet defense limited Parkview to 140 yards of total offense to advance to the semifinals. St. Charles will host No. 3 seed St. Thomas More, who defeated E.D. White 63-7. “We consider ourselves to be... Keep Reading

River Parish contingent play huge role in Southland title for Nicholls

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Lutcher, St. James, Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 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

Parkview brings misleading 5-6 mark into clash with St. Charles

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/18 5:11pm

Football coaches often refer to the best (blank) team in the state. You can take any school and place any number in the blank. In the case of Parkview Baptist, St. Charles Catholic’s second-round opponent in the Division II playoffs Friday in Laplace, the Eagles would be the “best 5-6 team in the state.” Parkview lost its first five games of the season, falling to the likes of Catholic High of... Keep Reading