River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2015

Riverside earns trip to Div.III State Finals with 35-14 win over SCC

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  • 11/27/15 11:19pm

Riverside scored 21 straight points to open the second half taking control of the Division III Semifinals on its way to a 35-14 win over St. Charles earning the Rebels’ first state title appearance in 15 years. “It’s a well deserved honor for this football team,” said Riverside coach Bill Stubbs. “They’ve played hard, they’ve played together, they’ve done all the things we’ve... Keep Reading

Thanksgiving family affair for Monica’s

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  • 11/27/15 12:39pm

One family, five coaches, representing three teams. That was the scenario at the Monica household for Thanksgiving dinner, and what makes it even more enjoyable, all five coaches have teams that are still alive in the playoffs. St. Charles coach Frank Monica is the patriarch of this coaching/family tree. His oldest son Nick is the co-defensive coordinator at Rummel. His youngest son Ty is the Comets offensive coordinator. His nephew Wayne Stein is the... Keep Reading

Monica requests 15 defenders in attempt to stop Riverside offense

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  • 11/26/15 9:32am

The highly-anticipated renewal of the St. Charles Catholic-Riverside Academy rivalry proved to be one-sided when the Comets lost 35-3 during the Week 8 encounter. St. Charles had trouble finishing drives against Riverside, coming up with only a field goal in three trips into the red zone. “We had trouble finishing and starting. We didn’t start them, either,” St. Charles coach Frank Monica said. “They knocked us around and we didn&rsquo... Keep Reading

Gordon’s blocked extra points help SCC advance past Madison Prep

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  • 11/21/15 9:04am

St. Charles Catholic’s Jaelon Gordon blocked two extra points and it turned out both were needed as the Comets escaped Leadership Academy Doug Williams Stadium in Baton Rouge with a narrow 13-12 win over Madison Prep in the Division III quarterfinals Friday night. The win for the fifth-seeded Comets sets up a rematch at rival Riverside Academy in the Division III semifinals. The top-seeded Rebels defeated another District 12-2A foe, Newman, the... Keep Reading

Madison Prep challenge no laughing matter for Comets

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  • 11/16/15 5:17pm

There’s something about playing an undefeated team that brings out the Henny Youngman in Frank Monica. The St. Charles Catholic coach sounded like the king of the one-liners when talking about 11-0 Madison Prep, the Comets’ opponent Friday night in the Division III quarterfinals. A few of his quips included: In trying to find a weakness in the Madison Prep team, Part I: “If they have a weakness, it must be... Keep Reading