River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2014

New Nicholls coach Rebowe stakes claim to local recruiting area

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/29/14 8:14pm

“I love the area. I always wanted to be here. I think it can be a special place.” With that Tim Rebowe, the former Destrehan High football coach, staked his claim to Thibodaux and the surrounding environs as the new coach at Nicholls State University. Rebowe, a Norco native, made it clear he plans to recruit between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, with a good helping of that coming from the “between... Keep Reading

Calvary Baptist upends Riverside 45-13 in Division III semifinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/28/14 9:11am

By Kirk Copeland SHREVEPORT – Riverside Academy’s dreams of a perfect season and a Division III state title came crashing down Friday night, as the Calvary Baptist Cavaliers jumped to an early lead and clamped down on the Rebels defensively in a 45-13 semifinal win at Jerry Barker Stadium on the Calvary campus. Calvary (11-1) advances to next Friday’s title game where it will face Catholic-New Iberia at 1:30 p.m. at... Keep Reading

Destrehan advances to semis with 24-12 playoff win over Hahnville

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Spring Practice
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/28/14 9:07am

If it works one time, why not try it again. Destrehan and Hahnville were slugging it out in a defensive battle through much of their Class 5A quarterfinal game Friday in Destrehan as the Wildcats were clinging to a 10-6 halftime lead. It was reminiscent of the regular-season matchup between the teams in which Destrehan was held to three points in the first half before the Wildcats wore down the Tigers on their way 24-6... Keep Reading

St. Charles falls short to Parkview 29-20 in Division II semifinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/28/14 9:06am

By Michael Hotard BATON ROUGE - The book closed on third-seed St. Charles Catholic as a slow start against seventh-seed Parkview Baptist was enough to keep the Comets out of the Superdome to compete for a state title. St. Charles fell Friday night at Parkview with a final score of 29-20. Comets coach Frank Monica was very blunt after his team's defeat in the semifinal matchup. “I thought we stunk. I thought we... Keep Reading

Rams rally from halftime deficit to advance to Class 1A semifinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/28/14 9:04am

West St. John was trailing 20-6 at halftime to Plain Dealing in its Class 1A quarterfinal game Friday night in Edgard when Rams coach Robert Valdez delivered a simple message to his team. “At halftime we just told the kids that we need to get back to playing West St. John football,” Valdez said. “They (the Lions) weren’t doing anything that confused us. They weren’t doing anything that... Keep Reading

SJH Wildcats come up bit short to top-seed Many in 2A quarterfinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/28/14 9:03am

The St. James Wildcats’ playoff journey ended in the Class 2A quarterfinals for the second year in a row, this time falling at home to top-seeded Many 28-14. The score was tied 14-14 as late as the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter before Many pulled away. Many was driving with the score tied when the Wildcats stopped the threat by picking off a Tigers pass in the end zone. It proved to be... Keep Reading

Familar foes face differences in Destrehan-Hahnville rematch

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/27/14 10:41am

There’s a lot that is familiar when it comes to Destrehan and Hahnville. “We know what they do and they know what we do. I think the team that executes well will win the football game,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. Still, there will be differences when Destrehan hosts Hahnville at 7 p.m. Friday in the Class 5A quarterfinals. The Wildcats have had a penchant for jumping out to quick leads.... Keep Reading

Semifinal challenges for St. Charles similar to championship season

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/27/14 8:09am

St. Charles Catholic faces challenges going into its semifinal game against Parkview Baptist similar to when the Comets last made a deep playoff run. When the Comets (9-2) won the state title in 2011, St. Charles Catholic went into its semifinal matchup against Parkview Baptist with a pair of banged-up running backs in Lazedrick Thompson and Marcus Hall. “The last time we did this, when we went to the Superdome, in the semifinal ballgame we... Keep Reading

Rams overcome true adversity while continuing to advance

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/14 7:01pm

Coaches sometimes like to create an “us versus the world mentality.” They talk of overcoming adversity even when they sometimes go undefeated and are never seriously challenged. The word “adversity” should be limited to times like what West St. John High School went through last week, where the Rams had to play a playoff football game one night and bury an assistant coach the next morning. “If it would have... Keep Reading

Source: Banko out as head football coach at East St. John High

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/14 12:26pm

A source has informed RiverParishFootball.com that Phillip Banko is out as East St. John’s head football coach and athletic director. The source informed RPF.com that Banko received a phone call Monday from East St. John High School coach Patricia Triche, who informed him that St. John Schools Superintendent Kevin George wanted to go in a different direction. The source also informed RPF.com that the superintendent wants a replacement in place... Keep Reading