River Parish Football

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Nicholls to play visiting Toreros in opening round of FCS playoffs

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/19/18 7:52am

THIBODAUX – A new Thanksgiving week tradition is developing at Nicholls. For the first time in school history, the Colonels have made the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for consecutive year when it was announced Nicholls would host the University of San Diego at 3 p.m. Saturday at Guidry Stadium – two days after Thanksgiving Day. “The last couple of years, we’ve played a lot of guys when they were young, when they... Keep Reading

River Parish contingent play huge role in Southland title for Nicholls

  • Tags:
  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Lutcher, St. James, Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 11/16/18 9:55am

THIBODAUX - They denied Sully Laiche a touchdown but not his conference championship. The junior defensive lineman raced 53 yards along the Nicholls sideline in the second quarter after recovering what appeared to be a lateral. The play was called an incomplete pass upon review, wiping out the score by the former star defender from Lutcher. “I saw Evan (Veron) go for the quarterback and then I saw the running back peel out. I said, ... 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

All eight River Parish teams once again qualify for state playoffs

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  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville, East St. John, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 11/4/18 8:45am

All eight River Parish teams have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs for the third year in a row. Two teams, defending Class 1A state champion West St. John, and St. Charles Catholic in Division II, received opening-round byes in their respective brackets. West St. John, which garnered the No. 5 seed in non-select Class 1A, will take on the winner of No. 12 seed Homer and Elton, the No. 21 seed. St. Charles Catholic,... Keep Reading

Hahnville wins arbitration Robison can play

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 10/30/18 6:32pm

Just over two months since he was ruled ineligible by the LHSAA to play his senior season after transferring from Vandebilt in the offseason, Andrew Robison will be able to play in the Tigers regular season finale' after an arbitrator ruled in Hahnville's favor Tuesday. The following is a statement released on behalf of Hahnville High School: The previous rulings and sanctions issued by the LHSAA Executive Director and upheld by the Executive Committee... Keep Reading

Rebels score 35 first-quarter points in 42-13 rout of Fisher

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 10/20/18 2:23am

On the second play of the game, Riverside Academy quarterback Gage Larvadain hit Jaylen Watkins on a touchdown toss and the game quickly turned into a rout as the Rebels defeated winless Fisher 42-13 in District 9-2A action Friday night in Lafitte. “Going into the game, I knew Fisher was a team we should beat and I wanted us to be as clean as possible and I wanted to be able to get... Keep Reading

Emery presented with Under Armour All America Game jersey

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 10/16/18 1:12pm

In front of his teammates, coaches, and father, John Emery became the first player at Destrehan to receive an official jersey presentation to play in the Under Armour All-America Game. "It means a lot, since my sophomore year I've wanted to play in this game," said Emery. "It's truly a blessing, its been a goal I wanted to achieve. Just playing in this game January 3rd it's going to be big for... Keep Reading

Robison’s future playing status remains in limbo

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  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 9/22/18 12:23pm

The waiting game for Andrew Robison continues. After a Temporary Restraining Order was granted on Thursday reinstating his eligibility, Robison was held out of Hahnville's 28-15 loss Friday against rival Destrehan. Hahnville and St. Charles Public Schools officials consulted throughout the day with the law firm Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, and Guice as to what the ramifications or possible additional sanctions the LHSAA could levy if Robison played. "We want to respect the LHSAA and... Keep Reading

Thrilling finish finally goes Bulldogs’ way in double-overtime

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  • Feature Story
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 9/22/18 1:32am

With Lutcher leading 31-28 and St. Amant in possession of the ball in the second overtime, it came as no surprise that the Gators’ K.J. Franklin got the call on first down. Franklin had score twice earlier in the game and was perhaps the top nemesis the Lutcher defense faced all night. Franklin fumbled the ball on first down and Lutcher defensive back Rashaud Long recovered, allowing the Bulldogs to claim a three-point... Keep Reading

Judge grants Temporary Restraining Order; Robison eligible

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 9/20/18 1:52pm

A judge has granted Andrew Robison a Temporary Restraining Order on Thursday, allowing Robison to be immediately reinstated to play football at Hahnville, according David Moyer, the attorney for the Robison family. The following is the press release issued by Moyer: “Andrew Robison against the LHSAA, Vandebilt Catholic School and Jeremy Atwell, seeking a Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction and damages for various offenses against the parties. “We are thrilled the Court granted... Keep Reading