River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2014

SJH-Donaldsonville jamboree has regular-season atmosphere

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  • 8/29/14 9:08am

You can forget the fact that jamborees don’t count when rivals such as St. James and Donaldsonville meet to kick off a season. “The whole move to play Donaldsonville in the jamboree, it’s just a natural rivalry,” St. James coach Dwain Jenkins said. “With the community involvement and the fans there, it was a great atmosphere to get ready for the regular season. You had a high-emotion game,... Keep Reading

Rams, pair of Wildcats, get final preparation work with jamborees

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  • 8/26/14 5:44pm

Ask just about any high school coach about the purpose of a jamboree and the response is almost always about it being the final dress rehearsal before the start of the regular season. “You will be able to get live special teams and get live game situations. We play for keeps over here so we want to put ourselves in position to put together a full game – offense, defense and special teams,”... Keep Reading

SJH Wildcats looking to ‘earn it’ as team builds off of ‘13 success

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  • 8/22/14 6:24am

A year ago, the motto for the St. James football team was “win the day.” After not winning a single game the previous two years, any sort of win – in a game, a scrimmage, or a practice session seemed like a milestone. Following a playoff run that included a trip to the Class 2A quarterfinals in 2013, expectations have changed. “You make a run to the quarterfinals; it’s hard to... Keep Reading

Team, new stadium progressing as St. James works toward opener

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  • 8/12/14 7:57pm

A year ago, a football team that had not won a game over the course of two seasons was just looking for some hope and guidance. That same St. James Wildcat team is now brimming with confidence after reaching the Class 2A quarterfinals. As one would expect, the difference in the start of fall football practice for the Wildcats and now second-year coach Dwain Jenkins is like night and day. “Obviously, we are not... Keep Reading

Turf installation, work on pressbox signs of progress

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  • 8/7/14 5:22pm

Whenever fans watch a high school football game, they are basically observing a finished product. The long hours of work that leads up to the season such as running, weightlifting, preseason two-a-day drills are not seen by the general public. That’s pretty much the way things have been with the construction of the new St. James High football stadium in Vacherie. Only weeks away from the opening kickoff to the 2014 season, fans will... Keep Reading