River Parish Football

Saltaformaggio brings in Luquet to run Hahnville Tigers offense

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 1/9/19 5:10pm

Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio was looking for a new offensive system and Daniel Luquet was looking for a chance to be closer to his home in Hahnville. The two made a perfect match. Luquet is a former Destrehan quarterback and assistant coach who spent the last four years in Baton Rouge as head coach at Woodlawn. “He’s more of a spread concept guy but a guy that will throw the ball... Keep Reading

Dauterive returning to East St. John as offensive coordinator

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 1/9/19 2:28pm

Larry Dauterive is returning to coaching as the new offensive coordinator at East St. John, the school he served as head coach from 2002-2010. He brings with him 44 years of coaching experience and a straight-forward message. “This is all about Brandon Brown. It’s not about Larry Dauterive I’m going to be one of nine assistants and I just want to be a contributor. I had my time in the limelight.... Keep Reading

Luquet returns to River Parishes as new Hahnville assistant coach

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Hahnville, Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 1/8/19 7:21pm

You could call Daniel Luquet’s return to the River Parishes a family affair. It was family considerations that caused Luquet to resign as head football coach at Woodlawn of Baton Rouge to become an assistant at Hahnville. “I had an opportunity over the (Christmas) break to sit down with ‘Salt’ and talk about the coordinator position,” said Luquet, referring to Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio. “For me, it... Keep Reading

RA drops second game in Sugar Bowl tourney with 72-46 loss

  • Tags:
  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 1/3/19 9:16pm

By Les East Defending champion Riverside Academy lost for the second time in less than 24 hours when it fell to Miami Palmetto 72-46 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic on Thursday afternoon at the Alario Center. That consolation bracket loss came on the heels of a 65-61 loss to Christ School (North Carolina) in the final game of the first day of the four-day tournament Wednesday. The Rebels (5-12) will face Walker at 2:30... Keep Reading

Former Lutcher High coaches, teammate react to Watis slaying

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 12/26/18 12:43pm

It was about the last thing Dwain Jenkins expected to hear on Christmas Eve. “I was actually walking into Midnight Mass when I got the first news that there was a shooting that had taken place in Lutcher. With my brother working for the sheriff’s department, whenever one of those incidents take place, your thoughts are to make sure he is OK. He’s been involved in a couple of those... Keep Reading

New state-of-the-art St. James gymnasium draws rave reviews

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  • Other Sports
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 12/22/18 5:04pm

The recently-concluded Lionel Ezidore Classic at St. James High School in Vacherie was a showcase of local basketball talent with the likes of Hahnville, East St. John, West St. John, Donaldsonville and Brother Martin taking part in the three-day event, along with host St. James. While playing talent may have been showcased in the event, the star of the show was the venue itself – the basketball gym at the school’s new campus... Keep Reading

SLU gets package deal from Destrehan; Jags add new Blood

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/19/18 10:03pm

Southeastern Louisiana University came away with a package deal from Destrehan on the early signing day Wednesday while the Southern University Jaguars found another River Parish quarterback. Defensive back Dontrell Smith and linebacker Alex Huszar will remain teammates as the Destrehan duo both selected to attend SLU. “It makes it more comfortable, going there with a person I know and I played with for four years,” said Smith. “I’m glad... Keep Reading

Emery,Torbor, Jackson among early River Parish football signees

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville
  • Posted:
  • 12/19/18 5:14pm

In the end, the lure of being able to stay close to home helped the nation’s top prep running back make the most important decision of his life. Destrehan running back John Emery signed with LSU on as one of three River Parish Players to sign with Football Bowl Subdivision teams Wednesday. “I was committed to Georgia at first but after I evaluated everything, I thought it was the right move,”... Keep Reading

West St. John’s championship reign ends with 30-0 loss at Oak Grove

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/1/18 11:10am

OAK GROVE, La. – The end of the road for West St. John as state champions came in a north Louisiana town in the Class 1A semifinals. Playing in conditions more conducive to a rugby scrum than football, the Rams were never able to gain their traction and fell a game short of reaching the state championship game for the second year in a row with a 30-0 loss to Oak Grove on Friday night. ... Keep Reading

Destrehan falls short in wild 67-57 semifinal shootout with Zachary

  • Tags:
  • Game Recap
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 12/1/18 1:08am

When it rains it pours. As the raindrops fell harder, Zachary scored quicker. During a five-minute span in the third quarter at the height of an all night driving rainstorm the defending 5A State Champions turned a 36-33 deficit into a 54-36 lead on their way to a highlighy eventful 67-57 win earning a trip back to the 5A State Championship (where they will face West Monroe) while Destrehan's season comes to an end. ... Keep Reading