River Parish Football

News Archives in December 2014

Rebowe turns full attention to Nicholls after New Orleans Bowl victory

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/28/14 8:44pm

As one chapter of the Timmy Rebowe coaching career ended last Saturday, another got underway. After 11 years as an assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette, Rebowe's UL tenure came to an end as the Ragin Cajuns defeated Nevada 16-3, claiming their fourth straight R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl victory. "First of all I want to say I'm happy for these guys," said Rebowe. "I'm so proud for them to win four bowl championships. Sometimes... Keep Reading

Robicheaux: loss doesn’t diminish accomplishments of Wildcats

  • Tags:
  • Championship
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/14/14 11:11am

By Michael Hotard NEW ORLEANS - Destrehan football coach Stephen Robicheaux experienced a feeling he has never felt before. He watched his Wildcats fall in the class Class 5A state title game Saturday night in the Superdome. Most of the fans and alumni can remember the 2007 and 2008 season where Destrehan notched undefeated seasons. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the 2014 season did not have the same storybook ending after losing to familiar playoff foe Acadiana 23-7. The... Keep Reading

Robicheaux: loss doesn’t diminish accomplishments of Wildcats

  • Tags:
  • Championship
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/14/14 11:08am

By Michael Hotard NEW ORLEANS - Destrehan football coach Stephen Robicheaux experienced a feeling he has never felt before. He watched his Wildcats fall in the class Class 5A state title game Saturday night in the Superdome. Most of the fans and alumni can remember the 2007 and 2008 season where Destrehan notched undefeated seasons. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the 2014 season did not have the same storybook ending after losing to familiar playoff foe Acadiana 23-7. The... Keep Reading

Destrehan falls to Acadiana 23-7 in Class 5A state championship

  • Tags:
  • Championship
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/13/14 9:02pm

NEW ORLEANS – The opening drive told the story of the type of night it was going to be for the Destrehan Wildcats in the Class 5A state championship game Saturday in the Superdome. Constantly feeding the ball to running back Will Matthews, the Wildcats used up almost half of the first quarter on the opening drive of the game. Destrehan successfully managed to move the football, converting on third down on three occasions and... Keep Reading

Experienced Destrehan defense veering up for Acadiana offense

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/12/14 7:09pm

This time around, the Destrehan defense knows what to expect. A year ago, the Wildcats fell short in their quest to reach the Superdome and the Class 5A state championship team as Destrehan was unable to stop the veer offense of eventual champion Acadiana, falling 35-7 in the semifinals. It’s been a long road back, but the Wildcats get another chance at Acadiana, this time in the state championship when the two teams... Keep Reading

Destrehan gets ‘Dome experience in preparation for 5A State Finals

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/12/14 6:24pm

On the eve of their 5A State Championship matchup with Acadiana, the Destrehan Wildcats went through a short practice and photo session at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. "It's Unexplainable," said Destrehan senior running back Will Matthews. "It's an amazing feeling." The Wildcats bring a perfect 14-0 record into action for the scheduled 7:00 p.m. kickoff with the Rams who knocked Destrehan out of the playoffs last season in the 5A semifinals. "It's... Keep Reading

Matthews sings praises of Destrehan offensive line

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/11/14 6:28pm

Whenever Destrehan’s football team needs a big, game-changing scamper or a pounding run into the heart of the defense to pick up an all-important third-down conversion, the Wildcats generally turn to Will Matthews. The perennial 1,000-yard rusher is certain to get the call when Destrehan takes on Acadiana in the Class 5A state championship game Saturday night at the Superdome in New Orleans. The senior running back has the confidence of his coaches... Keep Reading

‘One more’ game has finally arrived for wishful Destrehan Wildcats

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/10/14 6:20pm

One more. That’s all the Destrehan Wildcats asked for. It sounds simple but it’s been a long time in coming and it took a lot of blood and sweat to reach this point, but it’s finally here. Ever since Destrehan lost to Acadiana 35-7 in the 2013 Class 5A semifinals, the Wildcats have yearned for one more. The Wildcats get their shot at one more game than they played a... Keep Reading

Destrehan punches its ticket to state finals with 27-22 triumph

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  • Game Recap
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/5/14 11:40pm

Holding a 21-3 halftime lead and forcing a West Monroe fumble on the Rebels’ first play from scrimmage in the third quarter, the Destrehan Wildcats seemed on the verge of a blowout victory in their Class 5A semifinal game Friday night in Destrehan. When the Wildcats failed to score after the fumble, a Destrehan punt was downed at the 1-yard line. West Monroe went 99 yards in slightly more than minute to get back in... Keep Reading

West St. John falls to Haynesville 26-13 in Class 1A semifinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/5/14 11:27pm

After jumping out to a 7-0 halftime lead, West St. John could not stop the big play from Haynesville as the Golden Tornado rushed for four second-half touchdowns, all for at least 20 yards, on its way to a 26-13 win over the Rams on a wet night in Haynesville. Haynesville rolled up 267 of its 323 total yards in the second half. The Golden Tornado rushed for 254 yards after halftime to eliminate West St. John. A 1-yard... Keep Reading