River Parish Football

News Archives in May 2015

Cautious timetable planned as Narcisse recovers from torn ACL

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 5/27/15 3:26pm

St. James quarterback Lowell Narcisse is going to the Rivals Five-Star Challenge in Baltimore next week as planned - but the plan sure has changed. A recent second opinion confirmed the diagnosis that Narcisse has suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the entire 2015 football season. “He was invited to go to the Rivals Five-Star camp in Baltimore next weekend, which he still will attend but... Keep Reading

Rams execute passing game in win over St. Helena Central Hawks

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 5/23/15 8:38pm

St. Helena Central drove right down the field on its opening possession of the Hawks’ spring game at West St. John on Saturday afternoon. A 31-yard run by St. Helena Central quarterback Ricky Travis two plays into the game and pass interference call moments later against the Rams gave the Hawks a first down at the West St. John 11-yard line. It took awhile, but the Hawks eventually scored on a 2-yard run by... Keep Reading

Spring game learning experience for both ESJ, McDonogh 35

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 5/22/15 10:28pm

East St. John and McDonogh 35 each used Friday’s spring game at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve for the learning experience it was meant to be. “We are learning the kids and they are learning us. Personnel grouping and game planning, all that will make a difference in the future,” said Alden Foster, East St. John’s first-year coach. “We learned a whole lot. The coaching staff learned a whole... Keep Reading

St. Charles, Terrebonne each show some positive, negative traits

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 5/20/15 9:33pm

St. Charles Catholic and Terrebonne each showed positive and negative traits in Wednesday’s spring game in Laplace. For St. Charles, the positives came by getting off to a quick start and being opportunistic. The Comets’ first unit scored on two of their first three drives. The first came on an 8-yard pass from quarterback Patrick Ratliff to Dane Authement five plays after Terrebonne fumbled the ball away at its own 25 to open... Keep Reading

St. James’ Narcisse carried from field after apparent knee injury

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 5/19/15 9:37pm

For most of St. James’ spring game against visiting Chalmette on Tuesday, the Wildcats’ biggest concern seemed to be an ineffective run defense. That was until quarterback Lowell Narcisse has horse collared. On the Wildcats’ final series of the spring game, Narcisse, the star St. James quarterback, scrambled to his left. He was roughly brought down to the ground with a horse collar tackle by a Chalmette defender. “It’s... Keep Reading

Bulldogs make most of rain-filled opportunity versus Broadmoor

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 5/15/15 10:14pm

Poor weather conditions caused a delay – and then a shortening – of Lutcher’s spring game against visiting Broadmoor, but the Bulldogs made the most of a limited opportunity Friday. A continuing, mostly daylong rain backed up the game for about an hour. Finally playing throughout a light rain, the first units of each team got in six possessions. The Bulldogs scored on five of the six possessions in a 33-0 win over... Keep Reading

Hahnville offense non-existent in spring game versus John Ehret

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 5/14/15 10:03pm

HARVEY, La. – Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio was quick and to the point about his team’s performance in the Tigers’ spring game Thursday against John Ehret at Hoss Memtsas Stadium. “We’re as bad an offensive team as I’ve coached. That’s embarrassing,” Saltaformaggio summed up. “Basically we lose three offensive football players (to graduation) and we can’t get a first down. That... Keep Reading

WSJ coach sends early message to Rams to open spring practice

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 5/12/15 10:47am

Sometimes in life, you have to earn you stripes. At West St. John’s opening day of football spring practice Monday, a lot of Rams were looking to earn their jersey numbers. A number of players were out on the practice field after forgetting to bring their practice jerseys. The numeral-less shirts helped West St. John coach Robert Valdez send an early message to his Rams. “The ones that forgot their practice jerseys,... Keep Reading

Business as usual for Comets despite limited number of players

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 5/9/15 1:03pm

St. Charles Catholic’s success in baseball, coupled with several injuries, had the Comets a bit shorthanded the first week of football spring practice. Yet, don’t expect the current lack of numbers to cause Frank Monica to let up on his team. “We have some guys that are injured and they won’t be going through spring but we will practice, even if it’s two people. We are... Keep Reading

Questions abound for younger, less experienced Destrehan Wildcats

  • Tags:
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 5/7/15 8:11pm

Destrehan’s recent success, which included a trip to the Class 5A championship game a year ago, has had a lot of Wildcat foes searching for answers. This spring, however, it is Destrehan looking for answers. With the loss of offensive firepower in the form of running back Will Matthews and receivers Kirk Merritt and Alfred Smith, along with five senior offensive linemen, Destrehan has some reloading to do. “We have a lot... Keep Reading