River Parish Football

News Archives in National Signing Day

Smaller schools again attain major haul of River Parish prep recruits

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/1/17 7:37pm

Some of the self-proclaimed gurus have termed it a down year in Louisiana recruiting. That may be the case in terms of the number of players from the state headed to LSU and other Power 5-type schools but in terms of smaller colleges, the River Parishes have provided another abundant crop. “Football is football, and Louisiana has always produced a lot of hidden gems. Other players have gone on to small schools and have... Keep Reading

Narcisse highlights several major college signings from area

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Lutcher, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/1/17 9:48am

Lowell Narcisse was running a little late for a signing ceremony Wednesday but folks in the auditorium at St. James didn’t seem to mind. Already enrolled in college, Narcisse had morning classes at LSU before making his way back home to be part of National Signing Day with his former Wildcat teammates. “It’s bigger than me,” said the former Wildcat quarterback. “To come back and sign with my... Keep Reading

Small schools get their fair share of River Parish football players

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/3/16 4:58pm

The Power-5 schools draw the major attention on National Signing Day, but as usual, recruiters from smaller schools came away with another bumper crop from the River Parishes, some in bulk. Of the 29 players from River Parish schools who signed with colleges on Wednesday, 23 were with programs at the Football Championship Subdivision level or lower. Arkansas Baptist signed four players from West St. John and two other Rams are headed to East Texas Baptist University.... Keep Reading

LSU’s top-ranked recruiting class includes Destrehan’s Logan

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/3/16 4:45pm

For LSU to have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country and the best recruiting class in school history, the Tigers would need to have a River Parish player in that number. The Tigers got one early Wednesday morning on National Signing Day with the inking of Destrehan defensive lineman Glen Logan. “It’s real big. It’s a part of history and everybody wants to be a part of history,”... Keep Reading

Louisiana College gives non-Division I players another option

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • West St. John, Destrehan, Hahnville, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 2/5/15 6:32pm

College football has long been about the option. In Louisiana, Louisiana College, a Division III school in Pineville, has given prep players an option to pursue and education while continuing to play football. “There are a lot more football players than there are Division I scholarships available in the River Parishes, that’s why we put a high priority for us in recruiting because there are a lot of excellent players that fall... Keep Reading

Smaller schools stock rosters with River Parish football players

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Riverside, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/4/15 4:42pm

The River Parishes, as usual, provided its share of players to various college football programs on National Signing Day. Guys like Kirk Merritt going to Oregon and Xavier Lewis to LSU garner the national headlines, but there are a number of players each year from the River Parishes that get to continue their playing career and earn a college education below the Football Bowl Subdivision level. A total of 30 players from around the River Parishes... Keep Reading

River Parish signees excited about ‘amped up’ Nicholls State staff

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, West St. John, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 2/4/15 4:19pm

Morrell Bartholomew noticed something right away with the coaching staff of new Nicholls State football coach Tim Rebowe. “I like that they are always amped up,” Bartholomew said. “They want to win and bring Nicholls football back and I want to be part of that class that does it.” “If we are not excited about what we are doing, how can you get some other ones to be excited,”... Keep Reading

River Parishes provide quality, quantity for college programs

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/4/15 9:30am

River Parish teams produced another big class on National Signing Day with 30 players Wednesday signing to play football with schools from around the country. Along with quantity, the signing class also boasts a lot of quantity. Of the 12 players to sign with Football Bowl Subdivision schools, seven are headed for schools from the Power 5 conferences. LSU was among the Power 5 conference schools, signing East St. John quarterback and defensive back Xavier Lewis. He is projected... Keep Reading

Destrehan continues to roll with 41-point victory over Helen Cox

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • National Signing Day
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 9/12/14 5:02pm

Destrehan’s dominance on both sides of the ball continued Friday with a 48-7 win over Helen Cox. “When you come out and score 48 and you give up 7 and you’re 2-0 , just feel excited to be in that position right now,” said Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux. The Wildcats’ formula for success, a high-scoring offense, stifling defense, and explosive special teams play was on display. Offensively, Destrehan (2-0) racked up... Keep Reading

River Parish players provide talent to smaller out-of-state colleges

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville, West St. John, East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/5/14 12:56pm

While much of the focus on National Signing Day is on the big-time programs, smaller out-of-state schools continue to give River Parish players a chance to further their education while getting a chance to continue to play college football. A total of 19 players from the River Parishes on Wednesday signed to play at programs from out of state at the Football Championship Subdivision or below. Those numbers are high even by recent River Parish standards. ... Keep Reading