River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2016

Chips lead to solid foundation as SCC one win away from state title

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  • 11/30/16 12:03pm

Members of the St. Charles Catholic Comets are rather defensive. “A lot of these kids have a chip on their shoulders. Last year we lost 26 seniors. It was supposed to be the best team we had since the championship (in 2011). It didn’t end the way everybody wanted. Everybody told these kids that this is when St. Charles will start to fall. These kids were like, ‘we’re not going to... Keep Reading

Improbable journey leads to Superdome for St. Charles Comets

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  • 11/26/16 2:37am

By Hunter Dawkins CROWLEY, La. – An improbable journey continues. A team that had to replace 20 of 22 starters from a year ago continues to defy the odds all the way to the Superdome and the Division III state championship game after the St. Charles Catholic Comets knocked defending champion Notre Dame out of the playoffs with a 21-10 road win. The Comets did so despite only 125 yards of total offense by taking advantage of five... Keep Reading

Comets searching hard to find any weaknesses in defending champs

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  • 11/22/16 4:20pm

How do you describe a defending state champion that is undefeated going into the Division III semifinals? “They have no weaknesses that we can exploit,” lamented St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica, referring to Notre Dame of Crowley. “They are sound on both sides of the football. You know where they are going to line up. You just have to try to defeat them.” That goes for both the Pioneers’... Keep Reading

Comets advance to semifinals after 21-0 shutout over Calvary Baptist

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  • 11/18/16 10:35pm

By Hunter Dawkins By the standards of many Calvary Baptist games this season, giving up 21 points to St. Charles Catholic would seem like a defensive gem. The real defensive gem, however, belonged to St. Charles as the Comets blanked the Cavaliers 21-0 in the Division III quarterfinals Friday in Laplace. St. Charles, the No 3 seed, advances to the semifinals where the Comets will take on second-seeded Notre Dame in Crowley. Notre Dame won 52-14 over... Keep Reading

SCC Comets seek to slow down high-scoring Calvary offense

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  • 11/17/16 3:47pm

St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica is still searching for Calvary Baptist’s weaknesses. “When we turned on the film, we thought we’d see a defense that was out of position or lacking personnel. We didn’t see either. They fly around,” said Monica, whose team hosts the Cavaliers on Friday night in the second round of the Division III playoffs. If the film doesn’t show it,... Keep Reading