River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2017

Riverside Rebels’ opener now on the road against Southern Lab

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 8/30/17 6:58pm

Chris Lachney and his top-ranked Riverside Academy Rebels have spent the week trying to figure out who their foe will be in the season opener. “You might be playing a dragon or you might be playing a butterfly. I’m going to prepare for the dragon because if I prepare for the butterfly, it’s going to be trouble. We will base everything off what the players we see on film right... Keep Reading

Practice conditions, Owls’ Wing-T test St. Charles Catholic’s resolve

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 8/30/17 1:07pm

St. Charles Catholic faces a challenge of not only opening the season on the road at Chalmette but also facing an Owls team that features a Wing-T offense. “We have to make some adjustments because we are playing a Wing-T team,” St. Charles coach Frank Monica said. “It’s hard to duplicate that in practice. What makes matters worse is we can’t get outside on the grass and practice.... Keep Reading

Valdez puts personal record on line in annual Railroad Classic game

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 8/30/17 10:03am

No, they will not change the name of the Railroad Classic Trophy to the Robert Valdez Trophy should St. James defeat rival West St. John on Friday but he pretty much owns the award. Valdez has never lost to his rival since the inception of the award in 2013. He was 2-0 as coach of West St. John and won last year in his debut as St. James coach. The only time Valdez has not possessed... Keep Reading

Hahnville has some concerns going into Friday night’s season opener

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 8/29/17 2:00pm

Nick Saltaformaggio has some concerns as his Hahnville Tigers prepare to play host to West Jefferson on Friday night. “We are still kind of searching,” the fourth-year Hahnville coach said. “I thought we were really, really good about how we played against Northshore (in a scrimmage), which went out and got a really nice jamboree win and then we played Jesuit and we were a penalty-laden, turnover-laden football team. You are not... Keep Reading

West St. John-St. James annual rivalry provides quite a splash

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/29/17 11:35am

With all the rain in the River Parishes this week related to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, West St. John and St. James fans can’t help but harken back to the 2011 season opener. In a game played at St. James in squall-like conditions due to Tropical Storm Lee, the Rams made quite a splash in taking an 18-12 overtime victory. West St. John was trailing 12-6 when Jarius Moll literally dove into a... Keep Reading

Plaquemine offense provides challenges in ESJ’s season opener

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/29/17 9:33am

East St. John coach Alden Foster has a few concerns about his football team entering into the season opener at Plaquemine on Friday night. “We can’t make the same mistakes that we’ve made in the past, so that’s one of the things that has me concerned. But I feel like we have a good football team, it’s just a matter of executing and doing what we... Keep Reading

Bad weather hasn’t stopped Destrehan, Slidell offenses in past

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 8/29/17 6:43am

Inclement weather greeted Destrehan and Slidell in last year’s season opener but the Wildcats still managed to produce 623 yards of total offense in a 45-23 victory. Bad weather in the form of the remnants of Hurricane Harvey is likely to occur again Friday night when the teams meet at 7 p.m. in Destrehan but whether or not the Wildcats can top 600 yards of total offense remains to be seen. In a losing effort,... Keep Reading

Two-time champion Bulldogs open season against East Ascension

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 8/28/17 9:06pm

All the offseason and preseason work has been done and now it counts for real for the two-time reigning champion Lutcher Bulldogs. “One of the things we know that we have to be focused on and we talked about it all throughout the summer is that we really have to find a way to improve every day. We know we are not a finished product. We know that 2016 season which we all been excited... Keep Reading

East St. John ekes past Lake Area; Riverside shuts out Mandeville

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/26/17 9:06pm

NEW ORLEANS – East St. John’s defense saved the day in the Wildcats’ 14-6 win over Lake Area on Saturday afternoon at the St. Augustine Jamboree at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Wildcats seemed to make a season’s worth of mistakes on offense but the East St. John defense continually bailed them out. “They played great and the kept us in the game,” East St. John coach Alden Foster... Keep Reading

Early big plays ignite St. James; Rams nipped by Assumption

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Teams:
  • Hahnville, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/25/17 1:37am

St. James used a pair of big plays on offense and another on defense in the first half and added a late touchdown in the second half for a 25-14 win Thursday over visiting Assumption in the second game of the River Parish Jamboree. “I’m really happy with the way our kids came out and gave a lot of effort,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. “This is a dress... Keep Reading