River Parish Football

News Archives in October 2013

St. James Wildcats starting to pass tests in season’s closing stretch

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  • St. James
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  • 10/31/13 2:52pm

There are some tests coaches would rather not face, yet are eager to see how a team responds. In St. James’ game last week against Sophie B. Wright, a season-long bug-a-boo showed its head once again as the Wildcats committed three first-quarter turnovers. “When we came out at the start of the game, in many ways like in many of our road games this year, we made a lot of mistakes early on.... Keep Reading

Terrebonne latest challenge for soaring East St. John Wildcats

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  • East St. John
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  • 10/31/13 9:51am

If you are going to remain unbeaten in district play late in the season, you eventually have to go through a gut-check type game like East St. John had last week against Thibodaux. The Wildcats fell behind several times in the game, the last coming Thibodaux’s Amik Robertson returned an errant East St. John pitch 70 yards for a touchdown and ESJ trailed 19-17. With quarterback Xavier Lewis and running back Nigel Anderson leading... Keep Reading

RA Rebels seek to rebound after upset loss to South Plaquemines

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  • Riverside
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  • 10/30/13 8:01pm

“You can sit here and make excuses all day long but that will not feed the Bulldog. If you are expected to win, you better go out and win,” said Riverside Academy coach Bill Stubbs. That was Stubbs’ folksy way of saying his team, which was ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, seemed ill prepared in the Rebels’ surprising 12-6 District 8-2A loss at South Plaquemines. With gun-slinging quarterback Deuce Wallace... Keep Reading

Rams face St. John in rare 2013 home outing for West St. John

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  • West St. John
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  • 10/30/13 6:17pm

A reverse for a touchdown on the opening play from scrimmage is nothing unusual for a game involving the West St. John Rams. Normally, though, it’s the Rams doing the scoring. “We’ve been playing a couple of easy ones and they come out on the first play and run a reverse for a touchdown. Now, they have our attention,” West St. John coach Robert Valdez said. After wins of 6... Keep Reading

Destrehan faces different sort of challenge against winless HLB

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  • Destrehan
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  • 10/29/13 11:38pm

Destrehan only trailed once in its seven previous games, so it was a bit of an eye-opener when the Wildcats fell behind 22-21 with less than two minutes remaining in the first half at South Lafourche. A long pass from quarterback Donovan Isom to Kirk Merritt led to a 10-yard touchdown run by Isom and Destrehan claimed a 28-22 lead with 33 seconds left in the second quarter. After the offense did its part late in... Keep Reading

Hahnville seeking strong finish in order to earn 2013 playoff berth

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  • Hahnville
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  • 10/29/13 10:48pm

For Lou Valdin and the Hahnville Tigers, it’s one down and two to go. After falling to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in District 7-5A play, Valdin said his Tigers likely had to win their final three games of the regular season in order to make the playoffs. With a 48-6 victory last week over winless H.L. Bourgeois in which the Tigers rushed for more than 400 yards, Hahnville is one step closer... Keep Reading

‘Playing better on road’ rallying cry for Comets versus Lusher

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  • St. Charles
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  • 10/29/13 8:14pm

Frank Monica couldn’t have scripted the start to St. Charles Catholic’s 41-0 District 11-3A last week over McMain much better than the actual outcome. “We had a good kickoff in the end zone and the defense held. A short punt gave the offense a short field to play on and we scored early. It happened like that on three different possessions,” the St. Charles coach said. “We... Keep Reading

Bulldogs face sense of ‘urgency’ going into final two contests

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  • Team:
  • Lutcher
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  • 10/29/13 6:56pm

It’s a very unusual time to be a Lutcher Bulldog. “We are not assured a playoff spot. Usually around this time, we are feeling pretty because we know we will be in,” Lutcher coach Tim Detillier said. “That is my message to the team is that it’s (22 years straight) in the playoffs and we have to do something about that. I don’t want to be on... Keep Reading

SJH wins 43-0 over Warriors despite numerous turnovers

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
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  • 10/26/13 4:44am

By Kamel Benyahia NEW ORLEANS - St. James scored in a variety of ways as the Wildcats shut out a District 8-2A opponent for the second week in a row with a 43-0 win over the Sophie B. Wright Warriors on Friday night at Pan American Stadium. The Wildcats came up with two touchdowns from the special teams and defense. Individually, Curtlan Johnson scored three touchdowns for St. James. St. James won by a... Keep Reading

Destrehan wins 49-24 at South Lafourche to remain unbeaten

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
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  • 10/26/13 3:59am

Editor's note: A ruling by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association that some members of the Destrehan football coaching staff improperly viewed South Lafourche practice video via the Hudl website led to a forfeit, giving the Tarpons a 2-0 win. Below is the original account of the game in which the Wildcats defeated South Lafourche 49-24. Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux often talks about how difficult it is to play at South Lafourche. The Wildcats... Keep Reading