River Parish Football

News Archives in July 2014

Merritt back to work after winning SPARQ at The Opening

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 7/22/14 10:16pm

Two weeks ago to the day that Kirk Merritt emphatically stamped his name on the national high school football landscape, he was back to work at Destrehan, going through summer drills with his Wildcat teammates. “It was a great experience just going against the best-of-the-best, top 162 players in the nation, it was a great experience, “ said Merritt. It was at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon, that Merritt became the third south Louisiana player... Keep Reading

RPF.com Recruting Profile: Lowell Narcisse

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 7/19/14 2:09pm

St. James dual-threat quarterback Lowell Narcisse has already received one scholarship offer from a BCS program when Illinois offered in June, and by next week, LSU could follow suit. That’s when Narcisse will participate in Session 2 of the LSU Football Camp beginning July 24. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was one of several Division I college coaches who visited St. James during spring practice to see first hand the 6-2 lefty many feel is... Keep Reading

Melancon Helps USA to Gold at IFAF World Championships

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 7/17/14 3:09am

Just days after the World Cup wrapped in Brazil, Former Hahnville quarterback Easton Melancon was in Kuwait kissing another international trophy that had a lot more meaning to him.  “Best feeling in the world!” Melancon posted on Twitter late Wednesday after helping the U.S. Under-19 National Team to a 40-17 victory over Canada, winning the International Federation of American Football U19 World Championship at Al-Nasr Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Melancon... Keep Reading

Monica’s relationship with Mannings established before MPA

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 7/11/14 2:48pm

THIBODAUX, La. - The focus, as expected, at the annual Manning Passing Academy, is on the Manning family and top college quarterbacks such as Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, who take part in the event. The unsung heroes of the camp, which just concluded its 19th year overall and 10th at Nicholls State University, may be the legion of high school coaches from around the country who offer their services each summer. “We are... Keep Reading

Landry, Beckham familiar fixtures at Manning Passing Academy

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 7/10/14 7:38pm

THIBODAUX, La. – High school players from around the country have converged on the Nicholls State University campus for the annual Manning Passing Academy. Along with the prep athletes, a couple of players who could be classified as both old veterans and young pros are among the participants. Attending the camp are former LSU receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. Both have been regulars for years at the academy put on by the Manning... Keep Reading

7-on-7 football continues to appeal to River Parish schools

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • St. Charles, Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 7/9/14 12:01pm

The reasons for the growth of 7-on-7 passing leagues among high school football programs is about as varied as the number of teams participating in the offseason activity. “For a small school, our numbers are always small so it’s always good to go out and work against other people. We kind of got away from the league thing. We just do tournaments and go somewhere else. It gives us a chance to... Keep Reading