River Parish Football

News Archives in 2012

West St. John Rams fall one point short of return trip to title game

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/30/12 8:34pm

West St. John seemed to be on the verge of a knockout blow. The Rams built a 22-6 lead in the first quarter and after allowing a 34-yard touchdown run by Haynesville’s CaVontae Critton to make the score 22-15, West St. John took the ensuing possession at its own 40. To that point in the game, West St. John had halted two Golden Tornado drives – one at the Rams’ 2-yard line and... Keep Reading

West St. John Rams roll to 41-20 victory in road playoff rematch

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/12 8:16pm

ABBEVILLE, La. - West St. John coach Robert Valdez said he had trouble sleeping worrying about his team’s return to Vermilion Catholic for Friday night’s quarterfinal playoff game. . Last year’s semifinal was a shootout, ending in a 54-41 victory for the Rams, who went on to lose the Class 1A championship game in the Superdome. This year’s game was no contest. West St. John dominated Vermilion Catholic... Keep Reading

Huge second quarter for Patriots bring Riverside’s season to an end

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/12 9:44am

KENNER – The John Curtis Christian Patriots have left a lot of opposing coaches scratching their heads. You can count Riverside Academy’s Bill Stubbs among them. “I’m wondering where I let them down,” the first-year Rebels coach said. “I need to do an evaluation on my side on what I need to do. I don’t know how prepared we were emotionally.” Riverside’s prolific... Keep Reading

Rams dominate in 48-12 win over White Castle to reach quarterfinals

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/16/12 8:10pm

As the final seconds ticked off West St. John’s 48-12 victory over White Castle Friday night, there was little celebration on the field. It wasn’t that the Rams’ faithful weren’t happy with the win, it’s just that this team is on a mission. And after a slow start, West St. John scored on its next three possessions and seven of its next  eight  to... Keep Reading

Comets’ reign atop Class 3A ends in regional loss to Notre Dame

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/16/12 1:45pm

St. Charles Catholic did what it had to do to open the second half of its Class 3A regional playoff game at home against Notre Dame. Trailing 14-0 at halftime and playing defense to start the third quarter, the Comets knew they could not give up another score. “We felt we could come back from a two-touchdown deficit but not a three-touchdown deficit,” Comets coach Frank Monica said. After allowing two first downs,... Keep Reading

Hahnville’s season comes to end with playoff loss to Parkway

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/16/12 1:42pm

By V. K. Jones Hahnville’s remarkable late-season run finally came to an end with a 31-28 home loss Friday night to Parkway in the Class 5A regionals. A 2-yard touchdown run by Sergio Medina, his fourth of the game, gave the Tigers their first lead of the contest at 28-24 with 6:35 left in the game before Parkway rallied on an 11-yard touchdown run by quarterback Brandon Harris with 3:44 left in the game. The... Keep Reading

Victory over Episcopal leads to rematch with Curtis for Riverside

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/16/12 9:32am

By Evan Pelas Riverside Academy continued to make its presence felt in the playoffs Friday night as quarterback Deuce Wallace led a dramatic game-winning drive in the final seconds to lift the Rebels to a 28-22 victory over the Episcopal Knights in the Class 2A regionals. Wallace took the field for the final possession of the game and made several clutch throws to help push the Rebels (6-5) down the field. Wallace connected with Herb... Keep Reading

Late rally by East St. John falls short in playoff loss to Airline

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/9/12 8:39pm

By Art Carmody BOSSIER CITY – A late rally by East St. John came up short in the Wildcats’ 30-20 loss at Airline in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night. East St. John began to battle back from a 30-6 deficit. Darren Darenburg intercepted a Hayden Hildebrand screen pass attempt to set up a first-and-goal at the 5-yard line. Leonard Davis hit Amani Martin on the next play to make... Keep Reading

Rams strike quick, often in 53-13 victory over Opelousas Catholic

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/9/12 7:58pm

West St. John made its intentions quite clear only 22 seconds into the game. Jeremy Jackson scored on a 36-yard run on the first play from scrimmage for a quick 8-0 lead and from that point on, it was just a matter of the Rams naming the score in a 53-13 home win Friday night over Opelousas Catholic in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs. Kylum Favorite returned the opening kickoff to his own 49... Keep Reading

Lutcher Bulldogs upset 30-29 in opening round of Class 4A playoffs

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 11/9/12 3:32pm

Sometimes, a made field goal isn’t what it appears to be. Lutcher kicker Spencer Roussel kicked a 26-yard field goal with time running down for what appeared to be a game-winning kick for the Bulldogs. On the play, however, St. Martinville was penalized for being offside. Despite the made field goal, by rule, a five-yard penalty was assessed and the kick had to be re-tried. Roussel’s next attempt from 21 yards out... Keep Reading