River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2018

Valdez, Wildcats seek to maintain grip on Railroad Classic trophy

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  • 8/29/18 11:06am

Back in the 1970s, many football players used to put Stickum on their hands. It has long been legislated out of the game but if you manage to get a glimpse of old NFL Films highlights of the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s, a recurring scene is receiver Fred Bilentnikoff putting globs of sticky stuff on his hands. Robert Valdez must still have an old jar of Stickum hidden in his closet. He seems to... Keep Reading

Valdez: youthful Wildcats ‘have tremendous opportunity, potential’

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  • 8/24/18 2:51pm

Dealing with the youngest team he has ever coached, Robert Valdez considers his squad analogous to the new St. James High campus. After literal years in the making, students are now attending school at the Vacherie location. “I’m real excited. It’s like this new school. It gives us a chance to grow. We have a tremendous opportunity and tremendous potential,” the third-year Wildcat coach said. Coming off a 9-4... Keep Reading

West St. John tops Donaldsonville; St. James falls to Assumption

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  • 8/24/18 12:18am

With neither offense able to score in the second half, West St. John’s defense took matters into their own hands in a 26-16 win over Donaldsonville at the West St. John Jamboree on Thursday night in Edgard. In an earlier game from the jamboree, Assumption edged St. James 6-0. In other jamboree action involving River Parish teams, Hahnville lost 10-7 to visiting Jesuit and East St. John fell 13-8 to John Ehret. West... Keep Reading

Jamboree slate has teams one step closer to start of 2018 season

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  • 8/21/18 5:02pm

West St. John and St. James will get a real good look at each other going into Week 1 of the 2018 regular season as both teams are taking part in the West St. John Jamboree on Thursday – although not against each other. St. James will open the jamboree slated to begin at 6 p.m. against Assumption with West St. John taking on Donaldsonville in the second game. In other jamboree action Thursday, East St. John... Keep Reading

Scrimmages provide early look as teams prepare for 2018 season

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  • 8/15/18 7:43pm

Two River Parish coaches will get to see their teams in action against an opponent for the first time in 2018 when they take part in scrimmages Thursday. Upon Brandon Brown’s arrival at East St. John in the spring, the Wildcats were forced to go through their entire spring practice with no contact because all the team’s helmets had to be sent off to be inspected. “I just want to see... Keep Reading