River Parish Football

News Archives in November 2016

St. James lets early lead slip away in season-ending playoff loss

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  • 11/12/16 2:16am

There will be no All-St. James Parish state championship game in 2016. St. James built a 27-7 lead after one quarter but could add only one score the rest of the way in falling 41-33 to the Peabody Warhorses in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday night in Alexandria. The loss eliminates the Wildcats from the playoffs a year after reaching the state finals against rival Lutcher. St. James, the No. 18 seed, finished... Keep Reading

St. James opens Class 3A playoffs on road versus Warhorses

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  • 11/10/16 10:10pm

St. James and Peabody are not accustomed to playing one another but the coaches in Friday night’s Class 3A playoff opener in Alexandria are familiar with one another. “The head coach at Peabody used to be the coach at Block High School when I was at West St. John, so we are familiar with each other. We played each other three times when I was at West St. John,” St. James... Keep Reading

All eight River Parish teams in hunt for state football championship

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  • 11/6/16 3:07pm

There’s a bit of the expected, unexpected and the familiar for the River Parish football teams with the start of the playoffs next week. As expected, all eight teams in the River Parishes advanced to the postseason. Also as expected, Destrehan garnered the No. 1 seed in the Class 5A playoffs and Riverside Academy earned the No. 1 spot in Division III. Destrehan, the only undefeated team in the River Parishes this season at 9-0... Keep Reading

Williams accounts for five touchdowns in dominating SJH win

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  • 11/5/16 12:20am

Demarcus Williams accounted for five touchdowns as the St. James Wildcats totally dominated KIPP Renaissance 62-6 in the regular-season finale Friday night in Vacherie. The St. James quarterback passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more in the rout of KIPP (1-9 overall, 1-6 in District 9-3A). “We are glad to be 8-2 in our first year. We finished out pretty strong and just excited about the postseason. We played a lot... Keep Reading

St. James Wildcats take on KIPP prior to start of ‘third season’

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  • 11/2/16 9:26pm

In facing Lutcher and De La Salle in back-to-back games a few weeks ago, St. James may very well have faced teams as good, if not better, than the Wildcats may face in the Class 3A playoffs. For the final two weeks of the regular season, however, that has not been the case. St. James took a 33-7 win last week over McMain and closes out the year against a KIPP Renaissance team that is... Keep Reading