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Nicholls wants playoff experience to be more than ‘one-time thing’

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  • 11/26/17 9:31pm

THIBODAUX - A 38-31 home loss to South Dakota in the opening round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday may have brought Nicholls’ season to an end but it was a season of first for the Colonels in many ways. “You never prepare for it to end. You don’t want to think you will go in the locker room and look those 16 seniors in the eye for the last time.... Keep Reading

Riverside’s run at a repeat ends with 41-31 loss at Notre Dame

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  • 11/25/17 12:23am

Riverside Academy managed to score 17 points in the first half against a Notre Dame team that had allowed more than a single touchdown in only one game all year, but in the end, the Rebels’ defense was unable to get off the field against the Pioneers’ stiff defense and powerful rushing attack. It all added up to a 41-31 loss for the Rebels that eliminated the defending Division III champions from the playoffs... Keep Reading

River Parish players help turn Nicholls into playoff-caliber squad

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  • 11/23/17 12:37pm

THIBODAUX - A philosophy Tim Rebowe brought to Nicholls three years ago was put to the test last Sunday as the Colonels waited to see if they would be in the 24-team field in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. “We always had the mentality that the glass was half full and that’s how we were going to operate,” Rebowe said. Being nationally ranked and sporting an 8-2 record entering the regular-season... Keep Reading

RA faces old-school Notre Dame in Division III semifinal encounter

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  • 11/22/17 7:43pm

No matter how many classes, divisions or playoff brackets the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may come up with, you generally can pencil in a Lewis Cook team into the semifinals. In 33 years as a prep head coach, Cook’s teams have made 31 playoff appearances. When his Notre Dame of Crowley team hosts Riverside Academy on Friday, it will mark the 17th time one of his clubs has reached the semifinals. “He&rsquo... Keep Reading

Riverside changes venues then beats Dunham 62-42

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  • 11/18/17 2:28am

A bizarre season took another strange twist for Riverside when a power outage just before kickoff of their Division III Quarterfinal game at Dunham forced a change of venues. Following their second road trip of the night, the Rebels got off the bus at Parkview Baptist and proceeded to pull off a 62-42 comeback win over Dunham that featured a 46-point second half. In a season where the Rebels had to change dates and venues... Keep Reading