River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2015

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

Injuries give different look than expected for St. James Wildcats

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  • 8/26/15 10:03pm

It’s not exactly the St. James football team Wildcat fans expected to see. Wildcat fans were looking forward to a St. James team that featured strong-armed quarterback Lowell Narcisse connected on long touchdown bombs to a bevy of receivers, especially big-play Dontaze Costly. That began to unravel in the spring when the Wildcats lost Narcisse to a knee injury. The injury will cost the Auburn verbal commitment his junior season. Costly, in turn,... 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

SJH Wildcats finally take practice field despite early challenges

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  • 8/12/15 8:59am

Most high schools are dealing with excessive heat and humidity with the start of football practice. For St. James, the concern has been a lack of electricity and water costs the Wildcats their opening day of practice on Monday. “It’s kind of like Christmas Eve for a football coach, that first official day, and you get a call at 10:45 (in the morning) saying you will not be in school the rest of... Keep Reading