River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2016

Chips lead to solid foundation as SCC one win away from state title

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/30/16 12:03pm

Members of the St. Charles Catholic Comets are rather defensive. “A lot of these kids have a chip on their shoulders. Last year we lost 26 seniors. It was supposed to be the best team we had since the championship (in 2011). It didn’t end the way everybody wanted. Everybody told these kids that this is when St. Charles will start to fall. These kids were like, ‘we’re not going to... Keep Reading

Lutcher Bulldogs have to hold off Marksville after building early lead

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/16 3:16am

By Tate Roussel Despite having an impressive first half that gave them a 29-0 lead going into the break, the fourth-seeded Lutcher Bulldogs had to come up with a defensive stop in the final two minutes of the game to take down visiting Marksville 35-28 in the Class 3A quarterfinals Friday. “We made too many mistakes on our chances that we had to take them out in the second half,” said Lutcher coach... Keep Reading

Improbable journey leads to Superdome for St. Charles Comets

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/16 2:37am

By Hunter Dawkins CROWLEY, La. – An improbable journey continues. A team that had to replace 20 of 22 starters from a year ago continues to defy the odds all the way to the Superdome and the Division III state championship game after the St. Charles Catholic Comets knocked defending champion Notre Dame out of the playoffs with a 21-10 road win. The Comets did so despite only 125 yards of total offense by taking advantage of five... Keep Reading

Revenge-minded Many Tigers eliminate Rams from 2A playoffs

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/16 1:36am

The Many Tigers got the revenge they were seeking, defeating visiting West St. John 44-30 Friday night to eliminate the Rams from the Class 2A playoffs. A year ago, West St. John upset top-seeded Many 34-30 in the second round of the playoffs. This time around, the Tigers, unbeaten and again the No. 1 seed beat WSJ, the No. 24 seed in the quarterfinals. “We felt they would come with every chip they could find on... Keep Reading

Destrehan back in 5A Semifinals after 21-14 win over Ehret

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/16 12:50am

This time they didn't need a miracle. Top-seed Destrehan used a power running game combined with a shutdown defense to defeat No.9 seed John Ehret to advance to the 5A Semifinals where they will host No.5 seed Landry-Walker. "Our defense came up big," said Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux. "We've been talking about it all year, that we had to replace nine starters and they came up extremely big. They gave up two big... Keep Reading

Win over CHNI sends Rebels to title game against rival St. Charles

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/26/16 12:41am

They’re going back. A 40-14 home victory over Catholic High of New Iberia in the Division III semifinals on Friday sends the Riverside Academy Rebels back to the state championship game for the second year in row. “Last year was tough. It was very, very hard on the kids but I think what they decided to do in December coming back and working for this opportunity, this is what it’s... Keep Reading

Top-seeded Rebels face formidable challenge against CHNI Panthers

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/24/16 11:24am

Each team has one loss against top competition. Top-seeded Riverside Academy is 10-1 on the season and riding a 10-game winning streak after losing 16-13 to John Ehret in the season opener. The Patriots, a state finalist from a year ago, is still alive and will compete in the Class 5A quarterfinals. Catholic High of New Iberia, the No. 4 seed, is 11-1, with the Panthers’ only defeat being a Week 10 loss to Notre Dame... Keep Reading

Stopping diminutive Mingo tall task for defending state champions

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/16 12:53pm

If you are looking for an example of good things coming in small packages, all you have to do is gaze at Marksville. Despite his small physical stature, Marksville’s Qway Mingo has come up big again and again. “I’d be hard-pressed to find a player better than him in the state that’s under 5-8 and under 170 pounds. I think pound for pound, he might be the best football... Keep Reading

Destrehan faces rematch against Ehret’s improved passing game

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/16 6:59pm

The John Ehret Patriots have run roughshod over teams from the River Parishes. Ehret already owned wins this season over Riverside Academy and East St. John before knocking Hahnville out of the playoffs last week with a 35-28 triumph in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. A state finalist a year ago, the Patriots only have two losses this season – one to Destrehan in Week 3. The Patriots get another shot at the... Keep Reading

Comets searching hard to find any weaknesses in defending champs

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/22/16 4:20pm

How do you describe a defending state champion that is undefeated going into the Division III semifinals? “They have no weaknesses that we can exploit,” lamented St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica, referring to Notre Dame of Crowley. “They are sound on both sides of the football. You know where they are going to line up. You just have to try to defeat them.” That goes for both the Pioneers’... Keep Reading