River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2018

No team more road tested than semifinal-bound West. St. John

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/28/18 5:19pm

Brandon Walters can give you the short and long versions of West St. John’s dramatic, last-second 24-23 triumph at Logansport last week in the Class 1A quarterfinals. “It was one for the ages,” said Walters. That’s the short version. The longer version involves the Rams rallying from a 17-point deficit early in the fourth quarter with a clutch final drive led by quarterback D’Andre Gaudia and running... Keep Reading

River Parish-led defense sets early tone in Nicholls playoff victory

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, Riverside, East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/25/18 1:55pm

THIBODAUX – With Nicholls’ Football Championship Subdivision playoff opener against visiting San Diego starting off like it might be a trade-for-trade marathon, the River Parish duo of Sully Laiche and Evan Veron, like usual, came up big for the Colonels. After Nicholls had scored to take a 14-0 lead with 7:17 remaining in the opening quarter, the Toreros were on the move again. On first-and-10 from the Nicholls 35, Laiche, a former star defensive lineman from... Keep Reading

Dramatic come-from-behind win sends Rams to 1A semifinals

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/24/18 1:18am

By Roy Lang III LOGANSPORT, La. - Despite three failed trips to the red zone Friday night, in the waning moments, defending Class A champion West St. John stood 10 yards from the end zone with a chance to return to the semifinals. There wasn’t really a play call, but an order. “We just told him to get the ball to the playmakers,” Rams coach Brandon Walters said. “Sometimes it&rsquo... Keep Reading

Cougars rain on SCC’s parade to oust Comets from playoffs 49-7

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/24/18 12:26am

The moment St. Charles Catholic was looking for came early in the second quarter of its Division II semifinal game against St. Thomas More on Friday night but it proved to be fleeting. Trailing 14-0, a 1-yard Phillip Tran run pulled the Comets to within 14-7 at the 9:05 mark of the second quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, St. Thomas More’s Dalen Cambre fumbled, with Luke Brouwer recovering for the Comets. The Comets were... Keep Reading

Emery’s four touchdowns propel Destrehan past Terrebonne 31-14

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Season In Review
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/23/18 11:06pm

By Tate Roussel Facing off for the second time in less than a month, it was J.R. Blood and John Emery who carried Destrehan to a 31-14 victory over the visiting Terrebonne Tigers on Friday night as the Wildcats move one game closer to a spot in the Class 5A state championship game.  “As a team, we’re all hungry,” said John Emery, the nation’s top-ranked running back... Keep Reading

Three River Parish teams moving down with latest reclassification

  • Tags:
  • Classification
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/21/18 8:44pm

Three River Parish teams will be moving down in classification for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years after the release of the final basic district plan released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Tuesday. Lutcher is dropping down from Class 4A to Class 3A, while St. Charles Catholic moves to 2A and Riverside Academy to Class 1A. “I think until the last second, we weren’t counting on being in 3A,... Keep Reading

Contrasting styles in full display when SCC hosts St. Thomas More

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 11/21/18 1:08pm

Something’s gotta give in Laplace on Friday night. Host St. Charles Catholic, the No. 2 seed in the Division III playoffs, enters its semifinal encounter with St. Thomas More allowing only 9.8 points per game. St. Thomas More, the No. 3 seed, is averaging 59.5 points per game. In three of St. Charles’ eight wins this season, the Comets won by scoring 14 points. In another win, SCC won 13-7 in an overtime game against St. James. ... Keep Reading

Destrehan faces Terrrebonne again with Class 5A semifinals at stake

  • Tags:
  • Classification
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 11/21/18 7:03am

Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux and his Wildcats are well aware of the pitfalls of having to play a team for the second time in a season. In a Week 10 meeting between the teams to decide the District 7-5A championship, Robicheaux’s Wildcats had an easy time showing who was the league’s top ’Cats as Destrehan defeated Gary Hill’s Tigers 49-20. “You don’t like to play... Keep Reading

Playing on the road nothing new for defending champion Rams

  • Tags:
  • Game Preview
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/21/18 6:52am

People in Logansport may want to beware of West St. John the moment the Rams step off the bus for Friday night’s Class 1A quarterfinal game. “We will play in a hostile environment. We like to say we are down by 14 when we get off the bus. We have to get out swinging and don’t ask any names and start fighting as soon as we get off. That’s... Keep Reading

Fourcade, Colonels make history with second-straight playoff berth

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/19/18 5:34pm

THIBODAUX - When Chase Fourcade was on the Nicholls sideline while being recruited by the Colonels out of Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, there weren’t quite so many fans in the stands. During Fourcade’s junior year at Rummel, the Colonels were in the midst of a 0-12 season. Three years after his arrival, Nicholls is in the postseason for the second-consecutive year after capturing a share of the Southland Conference championship and... Keep Reading