River Parish Football

News Archives in January 2014

All five classifications vote to retain split in football playoffs

  • Tags:
  • Classification
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 1/30/14 7:45pm

A vote my member schools of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Thursday seemed to give some River Parish football coaches a sense of resignation. “Before, people thought it was just a knee-jerk reaction and it was something that would be temporary. The reality is setting in that this is here to stay,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. What seems to be here to stay is a split between select... Keep Reading

SCC’s Stein among five finalists for Hahnville football coaching job

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Teams:
  • Hahnville, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 1/21/14 9:18am

The St. Charles Parish Schools district has officially announced five finalists for the position of head football coach at Hahnville High School. The finalists include Eric Collins, John Lambert, Derek LaMothe, Dominic Saltaformaggio and Wayne Stein. The interview committee’s recommendation will be included in the personnel items for the February 19 School Board Meeting. The effective date of the position remains March 10. Hahnville is seeking a new coach after Lou Valdin resigned following the 2013... Keep Reading

Russell posthumously honored with RPF.com Nick Forsythe Courage Award

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 1/20/14 7:23pm

The moment 20-month-old Stryker Russell laid eyes on Nick Forsythe, the son of the late Jeff Russell stretched out his little arms for Forsysthe who, without hesitation picked up Stryker into his arms. “That’s the first time in my life that’s ever happened,” Forsythe would later say about his introduction to Stryker. The meeting took place at Munholland United Methodist Church in Metairie. That’s where the trophy... Keep Reading

Hahnville narrows list to five

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 1/17/14 7:06pm

The short list to become the new head football coach at Hahnville is down to five, sources tell Riverparishfootball.com. After dwindling down from 50 applicants to 14, interviews were scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday of this week. A final decision is expected in February. The unconfirmed finalist are Eric Collins, John Lambert, Dominic Saltaformaggio, Malter Scobel, and Wayne Stein. NationalHSFootball.com recently named Saltafromaggio the National High School Football Coach of the Year after... Keep Reading

ESJ rolls by H.L. Bourgeois by 25 in key district win

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 1/14/14 10:53pm

They called their shot. A day after East St. John coach Yussef Jasmin and several Wildcat players predicted a commanding victory over their co-leaders of District 7-5A, East St. John delivered with a 80-55 win marking their highest scoring total of the season. “The significance is major,” said Jasmine. “To make a statement like we made tonight, I think once we go into anybody’s gym now, they’ll... Keep Reading

East St. John basketball prepares for district showdown with HLB

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 1/13/14 10:32pm

It's safe to say there is not a lack of confidence for the East St. John basketball team. The Wildcats will host H.L. Bourgeois Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with undefeated District 7-5A records. East St. John has won four district titles in the past five years, six in the past seven, and feel extremely confident about their matchup with the Braves. “I really don’t think it... Keep Reading

Hahnville wrestling defeats Destrehan 62-14

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Other Sports
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 1/8/14 10:11pm

For the fifth straight meeting, the" Battle of the Bridge" trophy will rest comfortably on the westbank. Powered by eight pins, Hahnville defeated Destrehan 62-14 in the first dual meet of the season.  “Tonight I think was the result of us having a young team at certain weight classes,” said Destrehan coach Clay Harding. “Not having the experience that a lot of the wrestlers that Hahnville have.” Destrehan shot out... Keep Reading

East Jeff’s Saltaformaggio among interviewees for Hahnville job

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 1/8/14 5:52pm

Fresh off a state championship, Dominic Saltaformaggio is among 14 applicants for head football coach at Hahnville High School who will interview for the position. The 14 were selected to be interviewed from among 50 applicants for the position.  Interviews are scheduled for January 13 and January 14. The selection recommendation is slated to be shared with the St. Charles Parish School Board for approval at its February 19 meeting. An effective date for the hiring is March 10. Along with... Keep Reading

Hahnville wrestling prepares for Destrehan

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 1/7/14 11:42pm

There was the usual live wrestling, and situational wrestling at Hahnville today, but make no mistake; this was not just another practice for the Tigers. On the eve of their first home dual meet of the season, Hahnville got in their final preparations for Destrehan who they will host Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. RP All-Access paid a visit to Hahnville’s practice to find out more about the team and to preview their dual... Keep Reading

RP All-Access Destrehan Wrestling

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 1/7/14 12:19am

After four years of almost exclusive coverage of football, Riverparishfootball.com begins a new phase today with RP All-Access. Going behind the scenes, placing microphones on coaches, and getting to know the players in sports other than football is the objective. RP All-Access will begin with the upcoming Destrehan-Hahnville wrestling match. First up was a day at practice with Destrehan. Not just any day. On what was one of the coldest days in recent memory,... Keep Reading