River Parish Football

News Archives in 2014

West St. John falls to Haynesville 26-13 in Class 1A semifinals

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  • 12/5/14 11:27pm

After jumping out to a 7-0 halftime lead, West St. John could not stop the big play from Haynesville as the Golden Tornado rushed for four second-half touchdowns, all for at least 20 yards, on its way to a 26-13 win over the Rams on a wet night in Haynesville. Haynesville rolled up 267 of its 323 total yards in the second half. The Golden Tornado rushed for 254 yards after halftime to eliminate West St. John. A 1-yard... Keep Reading

West St. John semifinal game at Haynesville will be on radio

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  • 12/5/14 8:23am

KBZE Sports out of Morgan City will broadcast West St. John's 1A semifinal game with Haynesville live on 105.9 FM, on the station's website, and on cellular using the Tune-In Application. By downloading Tune-In (a free download), listeners can hear the game on their Android or I-Phone. Fans who don't have an I-Phone or Android can call in and listen, using this number -- 1-401-347-0745, from a regular... Keep Reading

Haynesville, semifinals familiar territory for West St. John Rams

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  • 12/3/14 10:38am

If it’s early December and it’s the Class 1A semifinals, it can only mean one thing – West St. John is headed to Haynesville. “It’s like we signed a contract almost every other year. It’s our third time going there. This is the rubber match,” West St. John coach Robert Valdez. In previous semifinal encounters, West St. John defeated Haynesville 54-41 in 2011 to advance to... Keep Reading

Rams rally from halftime deficit to advance to Class 1A semifinals

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  • 11/28/14 9:04am

West St. John was trailing 20-6 at halftime to Plain Dealing in its Class 1A quarterfinal game Friday night in Edgard when Rams coach Robert Valdez delivered a simple message to his team. “At halftime we just told the kids that we need to get back to playing West St. John football,” Valdez said. “They (the Lions) weren’t doing anything that confused us. They weren’t doing anything that... Keep Reading

Rams overcome true adversity while continuing to advance

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  • 11/26/14 7:01pm

Coaches sometimes like to create an “us versus the world mentality.” They talk of overcoming adversity even when they sometimes go undefeated and are never seriously challenged. The word “adversity” should be limited to times like what West St. John High School went through last week, where the Rams had to play a playoff football game one night and bury an assistant coach the next morning. “If it would have... Keep Reading