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Riverside back in win column after 42-6 triumph over Fisher Gators

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  • 10/21/17 6:56am

Riverside Academy’s football team has been a big-picture type program over the past few years so a win after a 1-4 start wasn’t necessarily imperative but it was nice just the same. The Rebels defeated Fisher 42-6 Friday night over visiting Fisher to improve to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in District 8-2A. “We try to be where our feet are and not where our eyes are taking... Keep Reading

Rebels moving on after tough overtime loss to Newman Greenies

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  • 10/17/17 8:27pm

Riverside Academy’s dramatic 31-30 overtime loss to Newman last Friday might look a bit different to the beholder depending on where he happened to be in the stadium. “As a fan, there was a lot to appreciate. As a coach, you look back and see things you could have done better. Just like after a win, you have to move on,” Riverside coach Chris Lachney said. The Rebels move on to... Keep Reading

Riverside Academy falls short to Newman losing 31-30 in overtime

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  • 10/14/17 12:25am

Riverside Academy and Newman have had some classic battles in recent years. For the most part, the Rebels have come out on top – until Friday night in New Orleans. Riverside matched Newman’s touchdown to open overtime but the Rebels’ extra-point attempt was wide left, dropping RA to 1-4 on the season. “It was a typical Riverside-Newman game. It shook out the same way all of them have in a very... Keep Reading

Rebels finally back in action against unbeaten Newman

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  • 10/11/17 4:38pm

Riverside Academy faced a gut-check when it took on the Newman Greenies a year ago. The Rebels fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter before ultimately taking a hard-fought 32-24 victory. “I think that was a turning point in our season,” said Chris Lachney, Riverside’s head coach, who was the team’s defensive coordinator a year ago. “Our series with Newman has always told a lot about us as... Keep Reading

Lachney: attempts were made to move South Plaquemines game

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  • 10/10/17 2:41pm

The cancellation of the Riverside Academy at South Plaquemines football game slated for last Friday because of the approach of Hurricane Nate could have been handled in a better fashion, asserted Chris Lachney, the head football coach of the Rebels. “In light of what happened last week, I think the whole process was mismanaged by South Plaquemines,” Lachney said. “I’m not going to speculate as to why and I&rsquo... Keep Reading