River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2015

Jamboree sparks midseason passion in Lutcher’s 26-21 win

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  • 8/29/15 12:56am

“You look at us and you look at them and that’s not supposed to happen – and I knew they wouldn’t quit,” Lutcher coach Tim Detillier said after the Bulldogs’ jamboree game Friday night at Destrehan, looking at a scoreboard that read: Bulldogs 26, Wildcats 21. Although it was a jamboree, Detillier rarely demonstrates outward emotion he showed Friday night. “I’m passionate about my team,” the... Keep Reading

Jamborees provide dress rehearsal for start to another football season

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  • 8/27/15 6:18am

Former Hahnville coach Lou Valdin used to call the jamboree a dress rehearsal for special teams. Most of the current River Parish coaches follow that mantra. “Now we will involve special teams. We have to get our special teams cranked up. We need to get them organized and get them ready for the first ball game. Special teams plays a big part of field position,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. Monica... Keep Reading

Expectations again high for veteran St. Charles Catholic in 2015

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  • 8/26/15 10:34pm

With 25 seniors back from a 9-3 team, expectations are again high at St. Charles Catholic. “I’m looking for maturity from this football team. I’m looking for leadership and I expect a high-character football team this season,” St. Charles coach Frank Monica said. Finally getting a chance to guide the Comets’ offense is senior quarterback Patrick Ratliff. “He’s been the quarterback in waiting for a long... Keep Reading

Scrimmages provide teams with first action versus an opponent

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  • 8/19/15 9:57pm

If there is anything all eight River Parish football coaches can agree on concerning scrimmages taking place Thursday and Friday, it’s the desire to come out of the games injury free. That sentiment may be strongest at St. James. The Wildcats go into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. scrimmage at Patterson already down several key players. Quarterback Lowell Narcisse, a verbal commitment to Auburn, will miss his entire junior year with a knee... Keep Reading

Not even hospital stay can keep Monica’s Comets from practice

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  • 8/14/15 1:21pm

Throughout the River Parishes, people have been dealing with the oppressive heat and humidity of late summer. Few knew it was a cold day in August over at St. Charles Catholic in Laplace on Thursday. It seemed that way since that’s about the only way to keep veteran coach Frank Monica away from the practice field. Monica was not at practice for an uncharacteristic second day on Thursday. “He went in (the... Keep Reading