River Parish Football

News Archives in October 2016

ESJ keeps playoff hopes alive going into final week of regular season

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 10/29/16 2:17pm

By Hunter Dawkins East St. John dominated from the start, defeating Franklin 33-6 in non-district action Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve to solidify the Wildcats’ hopes of a postseason berth. “Early on, we took care of a mismatch that we had on film,” East St. John coach Alden Foster said. “We just have to get the killer instinct or we can’t win some playoffs.” The... Keep Reading

Destrehan downs Tigers to finish another regular season unbeaten

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 10/29/16 1:07pm

By Tate Roussel THIBODAUX – It wasn’t as easy as some of the others but the Destrehan Wildcats finished their fourth-consecutive regular season as unbeaten District 7-5A champions. The Wildcats trailed 33-28 with slightly more than four minutes remaining in the third quarter before rallying for a 48-33 win at Thibodaux on Friday night. Playing its final regular-season game because of an open date in Week 10, Destrehan concluded the regular season 9-0... Keep Reading

Riverside Rebels defense lights up Country Day in 32-7 triumph

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 10/29/16 2:45am

METAIRIE, La. – You could call it Friday Night (Temporary) Lights. In order to play Friday night’s District 12-2A clash between Riverside Academy and Country Day in prime time, the Cajuns rented construction lights. Country Day’s home field has no lights, so games are generally played on Friday afternoons. With both teams going into the game 3-0 in district play and the league crown potentially on the line, the contest... Keep Reading

Kirklin has another big night in Bulldogs’ 49-14 win over Lusher

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 10/29/16 12:48am

Jontre Kirklin scored four rushing touchdowns on seven carries and passed for two additional scores as Lutcher dominated visiting Lusher 49-14 in District 9-3A play Friday night. The win sets up a District 9-3A showdown next Friday in Lutcher when the Bulldogs host De La Salle. Both teams are 6-0 in league play, while the Cavaliers, the top-ranked team in Class 3A is 9-0 overall. Second-ranked Lutcher is 8-1. “All year long... Keep Reading

St. James gets back on track with 33-7 win over McMain Mustangs

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 10/28/16 11:58pm

NEW ORLEANS – St. James didn’t have anything to show for an opening 14-play, 72-yard drive that used up 5:25 on the clock when an incomplete pass on fourth-and-goal from the Mustangs’ 3-yard line forced the Wildcats to give up the ball on downs. Actually, it didn’t matter much as a fumbled exchange on McMain’s very next play gave the ball right back to the Wildcats at the Mustangs... Keep Reading

St. Charles grinds out methodic 21-0 win over West St. John

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  • Game Recap
  • Teams:
  • St. Charles, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 10/28/16 10:24pm

Very little flash, but plenty of substance. That was the winning formula for St. Charles, grinding out a 21-0 homecoming victory over West St. John. Phillip Tran, Lloyd Nash, and Narquez Jones each rushed for over 60 yards with a touchdown for the Comets who improved to 7-2 on the season. Tran finished the opening drive of the game with a 5-yard scoring run helping the Comets to an early 7-0 lead. Nash struck next on... Keep Reading

Streaking Hahnville Tigers win fifth straight game with HLB triumph

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 10/27/16 11:30pm

Anthony Williams rushed for two touchdowns and returned a kick for another score to lead Hahnville to a 43-19 District 7-5A win over H.L. Bourgeois on Thursday night at Tom B. Smith Stadium in Houma. Hahnville (7-2 overall, 4-1 in district) scored three minutes into the game on a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Austin Perrin to receiver Michael Gray for an early 7-0 lead. The Braves (3-6 overall, 1-4 in district) answered... Keep Reading

Rebels to play under portable lights in showdown with Cajuns

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 10/27/16 10:32pm

A year ago, Riverside Academy defeated Country Day 43-24 to run its record to 7-1 on the season but Rebels coach Bill Stubbs said at the time that he wasn’t pleased with his team’s effort. “I thought we got out-hit. I thought we got out-physicalled [sic]. I did probably one of the worst jobs I’ve done in getting kids prepped and ready to play,” Stubbs said a... Keep Reading

Rams looking to hit stride late in season heading into playoffs

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 10/27/16 5:31pm

It’s just the West St. John Rams’ luck that after snapping a three-game losing streak, they have to come back and face a St. Charles Catholic squad that is coming off only its second loss of the season and rarely loses back-to-back contests. “We expect them to be extremely hungry. They are a good team with a storied tradition and we definitely expect to get their best,” West St. John... Keep Reading

Destrehan one win away from another undefeated regular season

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 10/27/16 1:11pm

Destrehan has the chance to close out another undefeated regular season with a win Friday at Thibodaux. A win would allow Destrehan to finish unbeaten at 9-0, including 6-0 in District 7-5A play. Thibodaux is 6-2 overall and coming off a 38-20 non-district loss to St. Augustine. Thibodaux is 4-0 in league play and a victory by the Tigers on Friday could give them the district title, depending on the outcome of Thibodaux&rsquo... Keep Reading