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River Parish players help turn Nicholls into playoff-caliber squad

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  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/17 12:37pm

THIBODAUX - A philosophy Tim Rebowe brought to Nicholls three years ago was put to the test last Sunday as the Colonels waited to see if they would be in the 24-team field in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. “We always had the mentality that the glass was half full and that’s how we were going to operate,” Rebowe said. Being nationally ranked and sporting an 8-2 record entering the regular-season... Keep Reading

RA faces old-school Notre Dame in Division III semifinal encounter

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/17 7:43pm

No matter how many classes, divisions or playoff brackets the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may come up with, you generally can pencil in a Lewis Cook team into the semifinals. In 33 years as a prep head coach, Cook’s teams have made 31 playoff appearances. When his Notre Dame of Crowley team hosts Riverside Academy on Friday, it will mark the 17th time one of his clubs has reached the semifinals. “He&rsquo... Keep Reading

West St. John seeks to get over quarterfinal playoff hump

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/17 2:58pm

West St. John and Jonesboro-Hodge are no strangers when it comes to meeting in the Class 1A playoffs. Over the years, it always seemed that West St. John was the one that had to make the long road trip but for Friday night’s quarterfinal matchup in Edgard, it will be the Tigers who will be looking to their roadmap app in making the journey to south Louisiana. “It’s fortunate we... Keep Reading

Wildcats face different sort of Wing-T attack against Kaplan

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/17 2:39pm

When St. James takes on Kaplan in the Class 3A quarterfinals Friday night in Vacherie, the Wildcats will have some experience facing the Pirates’ style of offense. Kaplan runs the Wing-T, a defense the Wildcats have faced against the E.D. White Cardinals and Marksville Tigers. The two times St. James has faced the Wing-T, the Wildcats fared well. SJH handed E.D. White its only regular-season loss with a 27-21 overtime win while... Keep Reading

Stakes much higher when SCC Comets take on University High

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/17 2:27pm

While St. Charles Catholic is certainly familiar with Division II semifinal opponent University High, the stakes are much higher when the teams meet Friday in Baton Rouge. “We are familiar with them but in a scrimmage, it is kind of controlled. It’s a little bit different. This is for real,” St. Charles coach Frank Monica said. U-High defeated St. Charles in a preseason scrimmage and hasn’t lost since. It... Keep Reading

Williams, Brumfield showcase 5A quarterfinal playoff encounter

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/17 2:07pm

Ever since Nick Saltaformaggio arrived in Hahnville four years ago, the Tigers have yearned to host a Class 5A quarterfinal game at home. The Tigers were of the belief that in order to get it, they likely would have to earn a Top 8 seed in the playoffs. Getting a Top 8 seed also likely meant a win over rival Destrehan along the way. Hahnville defeated Destrehan and finished the regular season 8-2. The Tigers ended up... Keep Reading

Destrehan’s season comes to end with 22-14 loss to Buccaneers

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 9:43am

Even with his team down 22-0 early in the second half, Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said he felt his team still had a chance in the Wildcats’ 22-14 second-round Class 5A playoff loss against visiting Barbe on Friday night. “We were moving the football but we were just shooting ourselves in the foot. I thought we could get it close and we did,” Robicheaux said. Three lost fumbles in the first half... Keep Reading

Rams advance to quarterfinals with 44-2 win over East Iberville

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 7:49am

West St. John will be home for the holidays. The Rams’ 44-2 victory over visiting East Iberville advanced West St. John to the Class 1A quarterfinals next week. It past years, the Rams almost always seemed to be taking a long road trip for a game the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks to being the No. 1 seed, West St. John will be at home when it takes on Jonesboro-Hodge next Friday in Edgard. West St.... Keep Reading

Hahnville earns quarterfinal home game after 23-21 win over Ruston

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 3:11am

Nick Saltaformaggio had an inkling Hahnville’s Class 5A second-round playoff game at Ruston on Friday night would come down to the fourth quarter – he just didn’t expect it to come down to the final seconds. The Tigers were clinging to a 23-21 lead after a 24-yard Thomas Rasco field goal and just trying to hold on. Ruston’s defense forced a pair of Hahnville punts late in the game... Keep Reading

St. James blanks another foe to reach Class 3A quarterfinals

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/18/17 2:56am

St. James won in dominating fashion for the second week in a row in the Class 3A playoffs, defeating Madison Prep Academy 50-0 Friday night in Baton Rouge. “We came out and played as complete a game as we could play. I’m very proud of how our guys went on the road and took a business-like approach. I was very impressed with that,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said of his... Keep Reading