River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2018

Parkview brings misleading 5-6 mark into clash with St. Charles

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/18 5:11pm

Football coaches often refer to the best (blank) team in the state. You can take any school and place any number in the blank. In the case of Parkview Baptist, St. Charles Catholic’s second-round opponent in the Division II playoffs Friday in Laplace, the Eagles would be the “best 5-6 team in the state.” Parkview lost its first five games of the season, falling to the likes of Catholic High of... Keep Reading

Well-rest defending champs host Homer Pelicans on Friday night

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/18 2:19pm

Can a football team sometimes get too much of a good thing? Defending champion West St. John earned an opening-round bye in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs. It’s generally a welcome outcome for a team heading into the postseason, but with WSJ having had an open date during Week 9, the Rams have only played once in the last three weeks. “It’s new territory,” West St. John... Keep Reading

Playoff journey takes St. James Wildcats to Arkansas border

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. James
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  • 11/15/18 12:08pm

How close is Springhill, Louisiana, the site of the St. James Wildcats’ second-round Class 3A playoff game against North Webster, to the Arkansas border? “I think you could throw a rock and hit Arkansas,” said St. James coach Robert Valdez. It’s not quite that close, but is, in fact, less than five miles from the border. St. James in the No. 9 seed and will take on North Webster, the No. 8... Keep Reading

Former ESJ star Martin epitomizes ‘a football player’ at Nicholls

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/15/18 8:23am

THIBODAUX - As Ahmani Martin prepares to take part in his final regular-season game in a Nicholls uniform against visiting Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night, the nationally-ranked Colonels are on the verge of a Southland Conference championship and an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. None of those things were part of the same sentence when Martin was a senior at East St. John High School four years ago and was being recruited... Keep Reading

Destrehan faces battle-tested Landry-Walker in second round

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/14/18 8:44am

Destrehan’s 22-0 win over visiting Hammond in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs last week was a bit of a departure for the Wildcats. “You have to be able to win games in different ways and I was happy we able to run the ball and get that win and get out of the first round, especially with the weather conditions Friday night,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said. A... Keep Reading

New-concept Hahnville Tigers get another shot at Zachary Broncos

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  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 11/14/18 8:26am

A new dimension has worked wonders for the Hahnville Tigers. “This is the first time since I’ve been here where people can no longer defense us with nine-man boxes,” Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio said. “Just by the fact that people have to back away from us has made us better on the offensive line with the same kids that weren’t very good a month ago. “Conceptually, we... Keep Reading

Defense rules in SJH Wildcats’ playoff win over Donaldsonville

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 11/10/18 3:01am

It might not have exactly been a “defense wins championships” type of game, but defense certainly won a playoff opener for St. James on Friday night in Vacherie. The Wildcats played top-notch defense all night, allowing St. James to maintain a 2-0 lead through halftime before pulling away for a 25-0 win over rival Donaldsonville in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs. “Our defense played lights out. It’s... Keep Reading

Bulldogs’ season ends with 29-28 overtime loss at Breaux Bridge

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 11/10/18 1:14am

By Steve Peloquin BREAUX BRIDGE - The 2018 season came to an excruciating end for the Lutcher Bulldogs on Friday night. Lutcher, the No. 18 seed, fell to 15th-seeded Breaux Bridge 29-28 in overtime in the opening round of the Class 3A state playoffs on a cold, windy night. “It's a tough loss, but any loss that ends you season is difficult,” said Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins. “It was a good game, and... Keep Reading

Rebels’ season ends with 35-13 playoff loss at Ascension Episcopal

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/10/18 12:34am

By Cody Junot LAFAYETTE - Riverside Academy’s season came to an end Friday night at the hands of the seventh-seeded Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators as the Rebels fell 35-13. Friday evening was the tale of two halves for the Rebels. In the first half, both teams traded blows, each countering the other, forcing a stalemate for much of the first 24 minutes. Offensively, Riverside was able to move the ball on the ground, rushing... Keep Reading

Two defensive scores not quite enough in ESJ’s loss to Spartans

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  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/10/18 12:12am

By Tate Roussel GONZALES - Despite two defensive touchdowns, the No. 28 seed East St. John Wildcats were defeated in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs for the second year in a row, falling 17-13 to East Ascension, the No. 5 seed, Friday night. “Our kids came out and played hard. We had our chances, but we just never capitalized. At the end, hats off to our defense. We continued to get the ball... Keep Reading