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Preston named RPF.com Co-Athlete of the Year

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

Pooka Williams signs with Kansas

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 12/22/17 10:08am

Staying true to his verbal commitment, Hahnville's Anthony "Pooka" Williams signed his National Letter of Intent with Kansas Friday morning at The River Room in Luling. "I just wanted to get it over with," said Williams. "I've been just feeling Kansas, that's where my heart was. I stayed true to my commitment since Day One. I managed to be a man of my word." Williams rushed for over 3,100 yards in his senior... Keep Reading

Preston signs in Early Period with Mississippi State

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 12/20/17 9:53am

As the 2017 season progressed Shawn Preston became more of a two-way player, but on the first day of the new Early Signing Period, the St. James product had a one-track mind, signing his National Letter of Intent to play at Mississippi State. "It's a special day," said Preston. "First of all, I'm happy that the recruiting process is over for me and I can just go to school now. I'm happy that... Keep Reading

State Championship observations

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  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • West St. John, Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 12/14/17 1:25pm

With the 2017 football season officially ending last week, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on another eventful week for River Parish Football. State Championship Format Although I stand firmly in the crowd that despises the split between the public and private schools, I much prefer the format of playing all of the state championship games in one weekend like the LHSAA went back to this year. Emotion is still the overriding part of... Keep Reading

Lack of passing game catches up with Tigers in title game loss

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 12/9/17 6:37pm

NEW ORLEANS - Someone finally forced Hahnville to throw the football and someone kept Anthony “Pooka” Williams from breaking any highlight reel-type runs. That someone was Zachary and the Broncos are state champs for the second time in three years. Zachary spotted Hahnville an early 7-0 lead but built a 27-7 halftime advantage on its way to a 34-14 victory to capture the Class 5A state title Saturday night at the Superdome. &ldquo... Keep Reading

West St. John claims 1A State Championship with 20-14 win

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/7/17 6:30pm

NEW ORLEANS - Yes, defense still wins championships. In an age of high-powered scoring machines featuring spread offenses, the old adage of defense winning championships was never more on display than in West St. John’s 20-14 victory over Kentwood in the Class 1A title game Thursday afternoon in the Superdome. Offense was hard to come by as two championship-caliber defenses squared off. West St. John’s defense actually built the Rams’... Keep Reading

Offensive line leads the way for potent Hahnville rushing attack

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 12/7/17 7:32am

If ever an offensive line could be defined as “eclectic” it would be the group of blockers for the Hahnville Tigers in 2017. It’s not like the entire group has been together since junior high. Some have been around a long time, others are relative new to the position and they vary in experience and size. Like most offensive lines, taken individually, they might not be remarkable. Put them together as a... Keep Reading