River Parish Football

News Archives in December 2013

Jenkins named RPF.com Coach of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 12/31/13 6:44am

It did not take long for Dwain Jenkins to make his mark as a head coach. After leading St. James to a remarkable one-year turnaround in his rookie season, Dwain Jenkins has been named the Riverparishfootball.com Coach of the Year. “For me it’s just a great honor, knowing what River Parish Football represents,” said Jenkins. “Understanding that we have eight great quality football coaches in this area that all... Keep Reading

Jackson named RPF.com Athlete of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/29/13 11:53pm

From the very first year that Riverparishfootball.com was in existence, we’ve witnessed No. 22 for West St. John run through, by, and around defenders. Four years later, we were finally able to do something most defenses have yet to master, stopping Jeremy Jackson, as he was presented with the 2013 Riverparishfootball.com Athlete of the Year trophy. “It means a lot,” said Jackson. “It just lets me know in my head... Keep Reading

Marbley named RPF.com Defensive Player of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/28/13 6:42pm

As a junior Rae Juan Marbley become the first defensive player to win the Riverparishfootball.com Player of the Week after a four sack performance against West Jefferson. The Destrehan linebacker has once again left his mark, finishing his season as the Riverparishfootball.com Defensive Player of the Year. “It’s really exciting,” said Marbley. “We had a pretty good season, finished the season with 137 tackles so you know it&rsquo... Keep Reading

Isom named RPF.com Offensive Player of the Year

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/27/13 8:18pm

After leading the River Parishes in passing yards (2,021), touchdowns (26), and completion percentage (65%), Destrehan quarterback Donovan Isom has been named the 2013 Riverparishfootball.com Offensive Player of the Year. "This is truly a blessing and an honor," said Isom. "There's a lot of great players to come from the River Parishes. Just to look back at it and know that I got Offensive Player of the Year, this is truly a blessing." Isom helped lead Destrehan... Keep Reading

RPF.com Coach of the Year finalists announced

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/25/13 8:13pm

Although for the third time in four years since Riverparishfootball.com has been in existence, no teams from RPF made it the state championships, there were still excellent seasons for many teams highlighted by a pair of remarkable turnarounds and three district titles. Here are the six finalists for the Riverparishfootball.com Coach of the Year: Phillip Banko (East St. John)- Over a year since Hurricane Isaac ravaged East St. John’s fieldhouse... Keep Reading

RPF.com Athlete of the Year finalists announced

  • Tags:
  • Classification
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • East St. John, St. Charles, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/23/13 8:28pm

Versatility is an asset on the football field, and for the annual Riverparishfootball.com Athlete of the Year award, it’s a must. Not just playing more than one position qualifies a player for the award, but rather excelling at more than one position is the prerequisite. The following are the finalists for the 2013 Riverparishfootball.com Athlete of the Year: Nigel Anderson (RB/LB/P/QB) East St. John- Anderson has excelled both as... Keep Reading

Defensive Player of the Year finalists announced

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Lutcher, Riverside, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 12/21/13 12:56pm

In every era, producing stellar defensive talent has been a theme for River Parish Football. Players like A.J. Duhe (Godchaux/ESJ), Lionel Washington (Lutcher), and Burnell Dent (Destrehan) had standout NFL careers. Currently players like Tyson Jackson (WSJ) and LaRon Landry (Hahnville) are making their marks in the NFL, with Ed Reed (Destrehan) surely headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2013, defensive play was again very special in the River Parishes. The... Keep Reading

RPF.com Offensive Player of the Year finalists announced

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/20/13 12:04pm

In the season of giving, it’s time for RPF.com to hand out its annual post-season awards. Over the next four days we will announce our finalists for Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Athlete of the Year, and Coach of the Year. Each day beginning Friday December 27, we will announce one of the winners of the four awards plus the annual Nick Forsythe Courage Award. Today we begin... Keep Reading

Rams’ season ends in semifinals for second consecutive year

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/7/13 4:11am

MANGHAM, La. - For a very brief moment in their Class 1A semifinal game, the West St. John Rams looked like they might be on the verge of another patented scoring spree A pair of first-half interceptions allowed Mangham to build a 21-12 lead at the break and the Dragons received the ball to open the third quarter. Mangham’s Trei Criff went on a tackle-breaking run three plays into the opening possession of... Keep Reading

Destrehan Wildcats fall short in semifinals at Acadiana 35-7

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/7/13 2:18am

LAFAYETTE, La. - As emphatic as Destrehan’s return to the playoffs was this season, its exit was every bit as pronounced. Unable to slow the Acadiana Rams powerful veer offense while their own offense struggled mightily, the Wildcats first taste of losing on the field in 2013 resulted in a 35-7 loss in the Class 5A state semifinals at Acadiana. “It’s tough,” said Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux. “ It&rsquo... Keep Reading