River Parish Football

News Archives in 2018

SJH Wildcats face biggest test of season against visiting De La Salle

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  • 10/18/18 3:51pm

The St. James Wildcats went into their game last week against an undermanned Haynes Academy team just looking to work out some kinks. “We kind of went in there with the mentality of fine tuning some of the things with needed to work on,” St. James coach Robert Valdez said. “We have young receivers. Everybody knows that. We were aggressively trying to throw the football and trying to spread the ball around... Keep Reading

Smith fires four touchdown passes in St. James’ win over Haynes

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  • 10/12/18 11:18am

St. James scored on five of its first six possessions of the game on the Wildcats’ way to a 43-7 victory over Haynes Academy in District 10-3 action Thursday night at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie. Wildcats quarterback Shamar Smith tossed four, first-half touchdown passes as St. James built a 36-0 lead on its way to the victory. “We wanted to work on our passing game and we did that. Shamar had a... Keep Reading

St. James plays rare Thursday game against Hayes Academy

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  • 10/10/18 1:11pm

Robert Valdez has had a consistent approach over the years when it comes to taking on a team that might be considered a weaker opponent. “To respect the game of football, you have to go out there and respect every opponent and you have to block and execute. You can’t get caught up looking at their record. They are motivated because they would love to beat a pretty good football team. We... Keep Reading

St. James opens district play by blanking Donaldsonville 22-0

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  • 10/6/18 1:25am

When St. James had to settle for a field goal on its opening possession of the second half and with the way the Wildcats’ defense played throughout the game, the 16-point margin looked like more than enough to give SJH a win over visiting Donaldsonville. That proved to be the case as the Wildcats went on to take a 22-0 win in the District 10-3A opener on Friday night in Vacherie. "This is... Keep Reading

Another game, another rival for St. James Wildcats on Friday night

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  • 10/3/18 9:57pm

St. James coach Robert Valdez is still looking for an elusive quick start from his football team. “It can hurt you when you have a young team. You kind of need that burst of confidence,” Valdez said. Following a season-long pattern, the Wildcats fell behind 10-0 before rallying for a 14-10 halftime lead a week ago against St. Amant. St. James had a chance to stretch the advantage to 21-10 before the half... Keep Reading