River Parish Football

News Archives in September 2013

West St. John’s offense struggles as Holy Cross blanks Rams 23-0

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  • 9/28/13 12:05am

Holy Cross’ 23-0 triumph against West St. John Friday night at Pan American Stadium may have improved the Tigers’ record to 4-0, but it did nothing to improve the Tigers’ physical well-being. Holy Cross scored once on offense, once on defense and three times on special teams but the effort was marred by the loss of three key starters before the players had barely a chance to break a sweat. Starting quarterback... Keep Reading

Holy Cross Tigers next challenge for road-tested West St. John

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  • 9/25/13 7:49pm

West St. John already has attempted two on-side kicks and two fake punts – and that was just in last week’s game against Riverside Academy. Still, don’t call the Rams a team of gimmicks. “We are unconventional, we’re not gimmicky,” West St. John coach Robert Valdez stressed. “We will try some things but we stay within our schemes on offense, defense and special teams.” The... Keep Reading

Riverside-West St. John shootout comes down to game of inches

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  • 9/21/13 3:21am

In a game worthy of numerous superlatives, a play involving a matter of inches provided the biggest statement of the contest. Riverside Academy was clinging to a 35-32 lead at home Friday night over West St. John and facing fourth-and-inches from its own 18 with less than three minutes left in the game. The Rebels inserted Richie George into the game. Weighing in excess of 300 pounds, George had been a run stuffer and harasser of West... Keep Reading

Former WSJ standout Joseph shines in win over Prairie View

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  • 9/20/13 12:42pm

It was a game for the ages and a performance for the ages as well. As Southern and Prairie View battled into the night on Sept. 15, through regulation and into two overtimes, Southern quarterback Dray Joseph put up some incredible numbers .The former West St. John standout completed 30 of 48 passes for a career-high 480 yards and six touchdowns (also a career-high) with no interceptions as Southern outlasted Prairie View 62-59. He completed passes to 11 different receivers,... Keep Reading

WSJ’s Valdez looks to Riverside game as measuring stick for Rams

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  • 9/18/13 8:23pm

West St. John coach Robert Valdez and his Rams look at Friday’s game at nearby Riverside Academy as a measuring-stick kind of contest. “The biggest thing is we want to get out of this game is take on one of the best teams in the state and find out we match up with what we are doing and figure out a way to win,” Valdez said. “Of course, that is... Keep Reading