River Parish Football

News Archives in 2018

GiveBack event one reason that keeps Landry coming back home

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 7/20/18 7:43pm

As he was conducting the fourth annual Jarvis Landry GiveBack event at Lutcher High School on Friday morning, the former Bulldog great and all the young campers were dealing with a heat index approaching 110 degrees and a field temperature much higher on the artificial turf. That can be typical of a July morning for the River Parishes native. It’s a stark contrast from him new NFL home in Cleveland. “It was snowing... Keep Reading

Former St. James Wildcat coach Gaille dead after battle with cancer

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 7/1/18 2:26pm

Rick Gaille, who won 169 games as head coach of St. James from 1992-2010 and led the Wildcats to three appearances in the state championship game, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer, his wife, Elaine, announced via his Facebook account. “As you all know my husband has always been a competitor in everything he has ever done,” she wrote. “And yes, he fought until the very last breath he took today. “Our family... Keep Reading

Monica, Jenkins feel the allure of the Manning Passing Academy

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 6/26/18 6:58pm

THIBODAUX - Each year, more than 1,000 young football players take part in the Manning Passing Academy held on the Nicholls campus. For the most part, the players are all new faces from year to year. What has perhaps gone unnoticed by many observers is that many of the coaches take part in the camp year after year. Few have been around more than Frank Monica. The St. Charles Catholic football coach has been almost a... Keep Reading

MPA lives up to expectations for pair of River Parish quarterbacks

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Hahnville, Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 6/25/18 8:25am

THIBODAUX – The Manning Passing Academy lived up to the hype for a pair of River Parish high school quarterbacks. “My expectations were pretty high. I expected to learn a lot and meet a lot of good college quarterbacks and Peyton himself. When I got there, it definitely matched my expectations,” said Kolby Bourgeois, who will be a senior at Lutcher for the 2018 season. “The expectation is you are going to go... Keep Reading

Mission accomplished at Line Camp despite weather conditions

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, Riverside, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 6/19/18 4:10pm

THIBODAUX – The football gods forced one of the greatest audibles in history on the Nicholls campus over the past few days. Daily rain, plus lightning strikes, caused coaches, staff and campers at the annual Offensive-Defensive Line Camp to scamper all over the Thibodaux campus. “Every practice, there was a question mark whether it be rain or no rain or lightning. It came out right. In the long run, the kids got the quality... Keep Reading

Veteran coach Rodrigue wears new cap as head of Lineman Camp

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 6/18/18 11:32am

THIBODAUX  - During a 40-year coaching career, Don Rodrigue has worn many hats, including those of Rayne, H.L. Bourgeois, St. James and Vandebilt Catholic, along with another from Nicholls. Rodrigue was back on the Thibodaux campus Monday after taking over as the camp director of the Offensive-Defensive Line camp. A longtime coach at the camp – and just like the different hats he’s worn- Rodrigue finds himself with a different role. ... Keep Reading

Dynamic Vandebilt quarterback Robison transferring to Hahnville

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 5/27/18 8:27pm

Nick Saltaformaggio might be out of his comfort zone during the 2018 football season but he likely will deal willingly with any ill pangs he may feel. When you get a transfer who is a potential offense-changing quarterback you live with any discomfort. Highly-touted quarterback Andrew Robison is officially enrolled at Hahnville and will play his senior season for the Tigers. “I think on Thursday was the last day of exams (at Vandebilt) and that... Keep Reading

Peters hired as East St. John offensive coordinator

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • East St. John, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 5/20/18 4:15pm

One of the top offensive minds in River Parish Football is headed back. After a three-year stay at Scotlandville, former West St. John offensive coordinator Kris Peters has been hired in the same position at East St. John. Peters will be reuniting with Wildcats new head coach Brandon Brown who he was teammates with at Alcorn State (2001-02). "I believe in what Brandon has going on and I have a personal relationship with him," said... Keep Reading

Rebels experience various scenarios early in scrimmage

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Spring Practice
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 5/19/18 12:02pm

Riverside Academy faced a bit of everything early in the Rebels’ final scrimmage Saturday morning to conclude spring practice. Only two plays into scrimmage, the defense came up with a big play on an interception by linebacker Nick Washington. On the next play from scrimmage, the offense responded on an 80-yard touchdown run down the left sideline by running back Chamar Jackson. The offense then marched on a sustained 80-yard drive, including a key... Keep Reading

Bulldogs work on themselves; Terrebonne dominates Comets

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Spring Practice
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 5/18/18 8:53am

Unlike most River Parish football teams, the Lutcher Bulldogs opted to end spring practice with an intra-squad scrimmage Thursday rather than face an opponent. “What it did is it gave us time to teach,” Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins said of no spring game. “What we were able to do on Monday and Tuesday was really slow down and not have to prepare for somebody. We were able to go in and make... Keep Reading