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Lachney resigns as head football coach of Riverside Academy Rebels

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  • 2/5/18 6:30pm

Chris Lachney has resigned from Riverside Academy on Wednesday after serving one year as head football coach of the Rebels. “I had to make a very tough decision today and had to take into account the long-term factors that affect my family. I’m not just making decisions for me and the dogs anymore. It’s me, the wife and a newborn. I had to put myself in the best position possible... Keep Reading

Robertson named RPF.com Co-Athlete of the Year

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  • 2/4/18 4:57pm

The criteria for the Riverparishfootball.com Athlete of the Year is based on a player's success in multiple positions. In the three phases of the game: offense, defense, and special teams, Riverside senior defensive back/wide receiver Garland Robertson checks off all the boxes and has been named the RPF.com Co-Athlete of the Year. He shares the award with St. James two-way standout Shawn Preston. "It means a lot, it's a special... Keep Reading

Riverside basketball off to hot start

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  • 1/8/18 3:31pm

Another year, another blazing start to the season for Riverside who at 22-0 is ranked No.7 in the nation my MaxPreps. The Rebels won the Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic over the weekend with a 61-55 overtime win over Karr in the finals and a 75-70 double overtime victory over Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) in the semifinals. "These are character wins," said Riverside coach Timmy Byrd. "These are wins that not only build character for the... Keep Reading

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