River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2018

Monica, St. Charles Comets open season by hosting Chalmette Owls

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 8/30/18 11:48am

St. Charles Catholic had a successful formula for defeating Chalmette 29-0 a year ago. The Comets held onto the ball for 16:02 of the first half and amassed 408 total yards, including 345 rushing to negate the Owls’ Wing-T offense. A bit of that formula was created on the fly. “Some of it was out of necessity. (Lloyd) Nash had gone down in the second quarter in that game and we had to kind of keep... Keep Reading

Destrehan, Slidell feature senior quarterback-led football teams

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
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  • 8/30/18 11:24am

With Division-I college talent all over the field, few programs can compare with Stephen Robicheaux’s 2018 Destrehan Wildcats. A team that might compare with Destrehan in one regard is the Wildcats’ opponent Friday when they travel to open the season at Slidell. “Just as this is a team we were looking forward to, I think it’s the same thing across the lake in Slidell. They have a senior quarterback. They... Keep Reading

Brown wants ESJ Wildcats to just trust themselves in season opener

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • East St. John
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  • 8/29/18 12:06pm

New East St. John coach Brandon Brown is looking for a whole lot of trust out of his team when the Wildcats host Plaquemine on Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. “That’s been a focus. We have been telling our guys since last week is just trust – trust yourself, trust the scheme, trust your teammates and trust the program. We just have to trust ourselves and go out and... Keep Reading

Dizer, Rebels seek ‘back to normal’ type season to start off 2018

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Riverside
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  • 8/29/18 11:34am

Riverside Academy’s Kevin Dizer said he likes his team’s status going into his first game as head coach when the Rebels travel to Baton Rouge to face Southern Lab on Friday night. “The heath deal is a big thing for us seeing how our numbers are low but we’re healthy and we’re coming off a good scrimmage and good jamboree. I’m really pleased with... Keep Reading

Valdez, Wildcats seek to maintain grip on Railroad Classic trophy

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
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  • 8/29/18 11:06am

Back in the 1970s, many football players used to put Stickum on their hands. It has long been legislated out of the game but if you manage to get a glimpse of old NFL Films highlights of the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s, a recurring scene is receiver Fred Bilentnikoff putting globs of sticky stuff on his hands. Robert Valdez must still have an old jar of Stickum hidden in his closet. He seems to... Keep Reading

Walters: Nowhere to hide when it comes to WSJ-St. James rivalry

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
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  • 8/28/18 5:18pm

There’s no way to get around it. It’s Week 1 of the season and that means the West St. John-St. James rivalry. The Rams and Wildcats renew their series when the teams meet Friday night in Vacherie. “Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,” West St. John coach Brandon Walters said of the big rivalry. “There are some pretty good matchups around the state that first week. Us against St.... Keep Reading

HHS’ Saltaformaggio not allowed at games; Jackson back at QB

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 8/28/18 2:30pm

Good Catholics are known for not eating meat on Fridays. At Hahnville, there will be no Salt on Fridays for the next four weeks. As part of sanctions levied by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association against Hahnville last week, Tigers head coach Nick Saltaformaggio is not allowed to coach or attend HHS games for the next four weeks, starting with Friday night’s opener at West Jefferson. Saltaformaggio is allowed to be on... Keep Reading

Emery shows his SEC potential in Destrehan’s win over Lutcher

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 8/25/18 1:09am

It may have been a game that didn’t count but fans at the Ed Reed/Jarvis Landry Jamboree on Friday night in Lutcher quickly realized why Destrehan’s John Emery will be running in the SEC next season. Emery, a Georgia Bulldogs commitment, broke runs of 11, 11, 12, 11 and 4 yards before concluding the drive on a 19-yard touchdown run to cap an 86-yard, 12-play drive that gave Destrehan a 7-0 lead. Emery accounted for 68... Keep Reading

Life without ‘Pooka’ looms larger after sanctions against Hahnville

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  • Coaches
  • Players
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 8/24/18 4:14pm

To many outside observers, the overriding theme for the 2018 Hahnville team is what will life be like for the Tigers after a 12-3 season, a trip to the Class 5A finals, and the departure of all-everything running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams. “I think what people fail to realize is how far this program has progressed over the last four years,” fifth-year coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “When ‘Pooka’ graduated,... Keep Reading

Going for two: can West St. John Rams repeat as state champions?

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  • Coaches
  • Players
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 8/24/18 3:19pm

By now, everyone knows the West St. John Rams won the Class 1A state championship in 2017. Many observers continue the sing the praises of West St. John program, going so far as to say the 2018 Rams may be even better than the state champs of a year ago. That’s fine and dandy for Brandon Walters, but the Rams’ coach counters that it’s time to move on. “I’m... Keep Reading