River Parish Football

News Archives in April 2013

Competition, continuity key for Destrehan with the start of spring practice

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 4/30/13 2:22pm

The difference between the opening day of spring practice for Destrehan’s football team Monday and from a year ago is starkly different for head coach Stephen Robicheaux and his Wildcats. A year ago at this time, Robicheaux, who led Destrehan to two Class 5A state championships, was beginning his second stint as Wildcats coach. The difference isn’t so much in the players as in the continuity of the coaching staff. &ldquo... Keep Reading

Bulldogs experience ‘typical first day’ with start of spring practice

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 4/30/13 2:17pm

For Lutcher football, the opening day ritual on the start of spring practice is about as steeped in tradition as the Bulldogs’ program. “It was a typical first day. We had to start practice over. I don’t think that in 35 years we’ve ever got it right the first time. We had to get the stretching right before we could even think about defense, offense or special teams,” veteran... Keep Reading

Got (chocolate) milk? Athletes at St. John Parish schools sure do

  • Tags:
  • Players
  • Teams:
  • West St. John, East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 4/30/13 2:11pm

“I felt like it was going to be a lot of question and answer things. Talking to the guys, it was like holding a conversation. It felt normal,” said Trey Nathan, moments after participating in the filming of a video for the ‘Coolers for Coaches’ program. The “Coolers for Coaches” program is sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association. A video crew was on the West St. John... Keep Reading

East St. John Wildcats get chance to feel at home a lot earlier in 2013

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 4/22/13 11:40am

After Hurricane Isaac made road warriors of East St. John last year, Wildcat fans will get a chance to see their favorite team play at home a total of six times in the 2013 regular season. The storm caused East St. John to cancel its season opener at home against Carencro in 2012, putting the Wildcats on the road for the first four games of the year. ESJ will again start the season on the road in 2013,... Keep Reading

ESJ new Week 10 foe for Destrehan rather than old rival Hahnville

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 4/22/13 11:35am

Seeking to end a three-year non-playoff drought, at least the Destrehan Wildcats won't have to face rival Hahnville in an emotional Week 10 encounter with a potential postseason spot on the line. In the recent past, Destrehan and Hahnville have squared off in the final week of the regular season. In 2013, the rivals will meet in Week 2 of the District 7-5A schedule. "We like it where it's at. I'm not a big... Keep Reading