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SCC’s Monica not mincing words during early days of fall practice

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 8/9/18 11:53am

 St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica was not in a mood to mince words coming off the practice field Wednesday morning. “We are absolutely pitiful right now,” the longtime coach declared. “We are a bad football team right now. We have no zip, we have no hustle, we don’t know our formations, we don’t know our plays. We are lazy. There is not a superlative I can... Keep Reading

WSJ Rams seeking to retain hunger as defending state champions

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/8/18 8:15am

In a bit of departure from the norm for West St. John, the Rebels had a week of camp workouts before taking a week off in anticipation of fall practice. “We just tried to change it up a little bit and break the monotony a little bit,” West St. John coach Brandon Walters said. “The guys have been working real hard this summer. We just ended up giving them days off last... Keep Reading

Jenkins, Bulldogs looking forward to new season after 4-7 mark

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 8/7/18 11:51am

If any team was looking forward to the sports calendar turning to the year 2018. After back-to-back state championships, a young Lutcher football team went through the growing pains of an un-Bulldogs-like 4-7 season. As they say, that was last year. “To be back on the field and have those high expectations again – that’s one of the things we’ve known will always be here regardless of what happens the year... Keep Reading

Dizer showing the way as Rebels open drills for upcoming season

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 8/7/18 7:55am

A sprinkling earlier in the day left the field damp and the skies were threatening at Riverside Academy’s practice on Monday to open drills for the 2018 season. The practice field conditions seemed almost pristine compared to what the Rebels faced a year ago. “Last fall, it was super muddy. It rained all last fall. We slopped around in the mud the whole time,” Kevin Dizer recalled. “Regardless of the weather... Keep Reading

GiveBack event one reason that keeps Landry coming back home

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 7/20/18 7:43pm

As he was conducting the fourth annual Jarvis Landry GiveBack event at Lutcher High School on Friday morning, the former Bulldog great and all the young campers were dealing with a heat index approaching 110 degrees and a field temperature much higher on the artificial turf. That can be typical of a July morning for the River Parishes native. It’s a stark contrast from him new NFL home in Cleveland. “It was snowing... Keep Reading

Former St. James Wildcat coach Gaille dead after battle with cancer

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 7/1/18 2:26pm

Rick Gaille, who won 169 games as head coach of St. James from 1992-2010 and led the Wildcats to three appearances in the state championship game, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer, his wife, Elaine, announced via his Facebook account. “As you all know my husband has always been a competitor in everything he has ever done,” she wrote. “And yes, he fought until the very last breath he took today. “Our family... Keep Reading

Monica, Jenkins feel the allure of the Manning Passing Academy

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  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 6/26/18 6:58pm

THIBODAUX - Each year, more than 1,000 young football players take part in the Manning Passing Academy held on the Nicholls campus. For the most part, the players are all new faces from year to year. What has perhaps gone unnoticed by many observers is that many of the coaches take part in the camp year after year. Few have been around more than Frank Monica. The St. Charles Catholic football coach has been almost a... Keep Reading

MPA lives up to expectations for pair of River Parish quarterbacks

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  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Hahnville, Lutcher
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  • 6/25/18 8:25am

THIBODAUX – The Manning Passing Academy lived up to the hype for a pair of River Parish high school quarterbacks. “My expectations were pretty high. I expected to learn a lot and meet a lot of good college quarterbacks and Peyton himself. When I got there, it definitely matched my expectations,” said Kolby Bourgeois, who will be a senior at Lutcher for the 2018 season. “The expectation is you are going to go... Keep Reading

Mission accomplished at Line Camp despite weather conditions

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  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, Riverside, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 6/19/18 4:10pm

THIBODAUX – The football gods forced one of the greatest audibles in history on the Nicholls campus over the past few days. Daily rain, plus lightning strikes, caused coaches, staff and campers at the annual Offensive-Defensive Line Camp to scamper all over the Thibodaux campus. “Every practice, there was a question mark whether it be rain or no rain or lightning. It came out right. In the long run, the kids got the quality... Keep Reading

Veteran coach Rodrigue wears new cap as head of Lineman Camp

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 6/18/18 11:32am

THIBODAUX  - During a 40-year coaching career, Don Rodrigue has worn many hats, including those of Rayne, H.L. Bourgeois, St. James and Vandebilt Catholic, along with another from Nicholls. Rodrigue was back on the Thibodaux campus Monday after taking over as the camp director of the Offensive-Defensive Line camp. A longtime coach at the camp – and just like the different hats he’s worn- Rodrigue finds himself with a different role. ... Keep Reading