River Parish Football

News Archives in 2018

Valdez: ‘season waits for no one’ as SJH Wildcats prepare for 2018

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  • 8/10/18 2:17pm

To beat the heat, the St. James Wildcats scheduled the first week of fall practice for sessions to be held in the evening. One thing the Wildcats couldn’t beat Tuesday was lightning. “We got a chance to break in the new gym. We couldn’t go into the high school gym because they still had some stuff they were putting up and we went to the middle school gym,” said... Keep Reading

Former St. James Wildcat coach Gaille dead after battle with cancer

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  • Coaches
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  • 7/1/18 2:26pm

Rick Gaille, who won 169 games as head coach of St. James from 1992-2010 and led the Wildcats to three appearances in the state championship game, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer, his wife, Elaine, announced via his Facebook account. “As you all know my husband has always been a competitor in everything he has ever done,” she wrote. “And yes, he fought until the very last breath he took today. “Our family... Keep Reading

Mission accomplished at Line Camp despite weather conditions

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  • Feature Story
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  • 6/19/18 4:10pm

THIBODAUX – The football gods forced one of the greatest audibles in history on the Nicholls campus over the past few days. Daily rain, plus lightning strikes, caused coaches, staff and campers at the annual Offensive-Defensive Line Camp to scamper all over the Thibodaux campus. “Every practice, there was a question mark whether it be rain or no rain or lightning. It came out right. In the long run, the kids got the quality... Keep Reading

Veteran coach Rodrigue wears new cap as head of Lineman Camp

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  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
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  • 6/18/18 11:32am

THIBODAUX  - During a 40-year coaching career, Don Rodrigue has worn many hats, including those of Rayne, H.L. Bourgeois, St. James and Vandebilt Catholic, along with another from Nicholls. Rodrigue was back on the Thibodaux campus Monday after taking over as the camp director of the Offensive-Defensive Line camp. A longtime coach at the camp – and just like the different hats he’s worn- Rodrigue finds himself with a different role. ... Keep Reading

Wildcats get in quality work against Cox, St. Aug to end spring

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  • Spring Practice
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  • 5/12/18 8:48pm

NEW ORLEANS – St. James found out early Saturday afternoon in its three-team scrimmage to conclude spring practice what the Wildcats are capable of and what they need to work on. In the scrimmage played at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium, St. James faced both St. Augustine and Helen Cox. Each team squared off against the other in a series of 15-play possessions. Possessions began at the offense’s 25-yard line. As long as... Keep Reading