River Parish Football

News Archives in April 2015

Lutcher Bulldogs working from the stretch to open spring practice

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 4/30/15 5:54pm

The Lutcher Bulldogs will be working from the stretch in 2015. The first day of spring football practice tend to be pretty much the same year after year, especially with established coaches and programs. Yet, for Lutcher, there was a bit of twist to Thursday’s initial day of workout. “We changed our stretching,” Lutcher coach Tim Detillier said. “I guess I’m getting a little older. My coaches wanted to... Keep Reading

Destrehan wins Region III Track and Field Title

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 4/29/15 9:50pm

The winning equation for a regional championship in track and field generally includes a star performance, a strong showing in field events, and a clutch performance to seal the victory. Destrehan got all three elements at Thibodaux High School, claiming the Boys Region III Championship. “Winning a regional championship is a testament to all the hard work these guys have put in this year,” said Destrehan head coach Tim Taffi. “It is... Keep Reading

Non-district opponents hard to come by for resurgent Destrehan

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 4/28/15 6:40pm

The resurgence of Destrehan has left the powerhouse with an old problem – fewer and fewer people want to play the Wildcats. With District 7-5A now being a seven-team league after South Lafourche’s drop to Class 3A, the odd number meant each team had a bye in its district schedule. For Destrehan, the bye came in Week 10 and the Wildcats are still searching for an opponent for the final week of the... Keep Reading

Riverside schedule designed to enhance deep postseason run

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 4/26/15 8:19am

Riverside Academy’s 45-13 loss to Calvary Baptist in the Division III semifinals still weighs heavily on coach Bill Stubbs and his Rebels. Undefeated going into the contest, the Rebels allowed two Calvary runners to top 100 yards each while Riverside’s potent offense was limited to 39 yards on the ground to go with four turnovers against the defending state champions. With that in mind, Stubbs put together a non-district schedule he said should... Keep Reading

WSJ faces new classification but familiar territory next season

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 4/25/15 9:33am

West St. John may be in a new classification and a different district but the Rams know the neighborhood. By moving up from Class 1A to Class 2A, the Rams find themselves in familiar territory with West St. John now in District 12-2A along with River Parish rivals Riverside Academy and St. Charles. Not only will the West St. John play against Riverside and St. Charles for supremacy in District 12-2A, the Rams... Keep Reading

New classification, district mean new challenges for St. Charles

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 4/24/15 11:02am

  A move to District 12-2A means no more John Curtis as a league foe for St. Charles Catholic. Still, the Comets’ schedule comes with its share of challenges. Including the jamboree against St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Charles will be on the road for the first three games of the season. The Comets will play three-straight district games at home starting in Week 6 before concluding the season with the final two games on... Keep Reading

Second-year Hahnville coach builds schedule with a purpose

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 4/23/15 12:56pm

Nick Saltaformaggio was looking for something specific when putting together Hahnville’s 2015 schedule. “It’s a very difficult schedule. It’s what I believe in,” the second-year Tigers coach said. “I’m not one of those guys that coaches to win. There are a lot of high school coaches that go out searching for wins. I just want to play teams that will, No. 1, make us better for... Keep Reading

SJH fans have calendars circled for Week 7 showdown with Lutcher

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 4/23/15 9:40am

St. James fans already have October 16 circled on their calendars. That’s the day the Wildcats face rival Lutcher for the first time since 2004. “As soon as it came out that we were definitely going to be in the district together, there were constant phone calls to our front office from people trying to find out what day the Lutcher-St. James game would be so they could make their vacation requests and start... Keep Reading

Lutcher back where it belongs for start of 2015 football season

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 4/22/15 6:27pm

It’s like it’s supposed to be at Lutcher High School. When the Bulldogs take the football field in 2015, it will be as a Class 3A program. “I just excited that Lutcher High School is 3A again. It’s where we are supposed to be,” veteran Bulldogs coach Tim Detillier said. In the recent past, Lutcher has been in Class 4A. Although the Bulldogs were able to hold their... Keep Reading

Pre-district slate will let new ESJ coach make quick assessment

  • Tags:
  • Schedule Preview
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 4/22/15 7:46am

First-year East St. John coach Alden Foster will get a quick assessment of his team long before the start of District 7-5A begins. That’s because his Wildcats open with a tough pre-district schedule that includes the likes of Shaw, John Ehret and Madison Prep. ESJ will open with the first two games on the road before its home debut in Week 3 against Madison Prep. “You want to see where you stand,... Keep Reading