River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2013

Odds-defying playoff run ends for St. James in 2A quarterfinal loss

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/30/13 4:50am

KINDER, La. – St. James coach Dwain Jenkins implored his team for one final chance despite the improbable odds. The Wildcats trailed by 14 points with less than two minutes left and desperately needed a stop and the ball back. Leading 21-7, the Kinder Yellowjackets were looking to put a final sting to the Wildcats, attempting to convert on a fourth-and-2 at the St. James 7-yard line. Kinder quarterback Austin Pickle fumbled on a sneak, allowing... Keep Reading

DHS advances to semifinals even without its usual big numbers

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/30/13 2:19am

By Kamel Benyahia GEISMAR, La. – Destrehan’s offense seemed as cold as the 40-degree weather in the first half of the Wildcats’ 23-7 win at Dutchtown in the Class 5A quarterfinals Friday night. The Wildcats, known for their scoring ability, were shut out the first half of the game.  However their defense stepped up and helped win the game with the help of some Dutchtown mistakes. Destrehan improved to 12-1 as... Keep Reading

Rams back in Class 1A semifinals after thrilling victory over Block

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/30/13 1:20am

By Joey Martin JONESVILLE – Jeremy Jackson returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and the West St. John defense stopped Block at the Ram 1-yard line with less than a minute remaining as WSJ defeated the Bears 35-28 Friday night in a Class 1A quarterfinal contest. After stopping West St. John at midfield on fourth-and-2 with five minutes remaining, the Bears moved the ball to the Ram 1-yard line, trailing 35-28. But the West St. John... Keep Reading

Seniors helped to bring Wildcats back where St. James belongs

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/27/13 7:58pm

No one saw it coming – not even the small group of seniors who helped lead the remarkable turnaround. After enduring two winless seasons, the seniors on St. James’ football team have a lot to be thankful for. A day after Thanksgiving, the Wildcats, the No. 22 seed, will be playing at Kinder in the Class 2A quarterfinals. “Nobody thought we would go this far. I don’t think people on the team... Keep Reading

High-octaine WSJ Rams take on old-school Block in quarterfinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/27/13 1:45pm

In West St. John’s second-round Class 1A playoff game a week ago, Elton running back Marcus Lemoine, the state’s rushing leader, ran for 381 yards against the Rams. The Rams, however, proved to be the better team, spreading the wealth around is more balanced fashion in a 68-20 victory. In the triumph, West St. John’s Jeremy Jackson rushed for 198 yards while Lamore Boudoin ran for 75 yards and Bradley Borne 62. Quarterback... Keep Reading

Destrehan defense puts scoreless streak on line versus Dutchtown

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/27/13 9:14am

For two teams with high-scoring offenses, it has been the defense that has shined through the first two games of the playoffs. Destrehan, with an offense averaging a whopping 46.7 points per game, takes its prolific offense to Dutchtown on Friday night in the Class 5A quarterfinals. The Griffins, meanwhile, are averaging slightly less than 30 points per game. Both teams are coming off second-round playoff games in which defense played a major role in victories. &ldquo... Keep Reading

Confident SJH Wildcats travel to Kinder for Class 2A quarterfinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/13 10:50pm

A little confidence sure has gone a long way for the St. James Wildcats. “This team when it gets some confidence early on, good things seem to happen,” St. James coach Dwain Jenkins said. The good things for St. James in its second-round Class 2A playoff game last Friday came late in the first half. The Wildcats were trailing 14-7 with 5:28 left in the second quarter when St. James went on a 28-0... Keep Reading

ESJ gives fans something to remember in loss to Parkway

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/13 1:25am

East St. John didn’t give its fans a victory Friday night, but it sure gave them something to remember. Trailing 45-12 and failing miserably to move the ball or to prevent the Parkway Panthers from doing so, East St. John called on unheralded third-string quarterback Gerald Munoz to try to make something happen. That, he did. Munoz led the Wildcats on a 19-point fourth-quarter rally, throwing three touchdown passes to Jarrod Jackson in... Keep Reading

Hahnville’s home playoff mastery against Barbe Buccaneers ends

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/13 1:04am

By Kamel Benyahia Barbe’s players didn't break any records Friday night, but the Buccaneers did break their two-game losing streak at Hahnville with a 42-14 victory over the Tigers in the Class 5A regionals. Hahnville won the last two playoff matchups when Barbe visited. The loss ended Hahnville’s season at 6-6. Barbe, which improved to 10-2, advances to face top-seeded Acadiana in the quarterfinals. Barbe shut out Hahnville in the... Keep Reading

Destrehan rolls into quarterfinals with 34-7 triumph over Ruston

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/13 12:55am

Destrehan’s defense came up big for the second week in a row in the Wildcats’ 34-7 home win Friday night over Ruston in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. After blanking Terrebonne 44-0 in the opening round of the playoffs, the Wildcats’ defense stretched its scoreless postseason streak to eight quarters. The only points allowed by Destrehan against Ruston came when the Bearcats recovered a fumble by Wildcats quarterback... Keep Reading