River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2014

Some individuals shine in penalty-filled Wildcats-Rams jamboree

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  • 8/28/14 9:53pm

Individually, Xavier Lewis and Ahmani Martin looked like they were in midseason form in East St. John’s jamboree Thursday night at rival West St. John. Lewis rushed for three touchdowns and had a long punt return to set up a field goal in East St. John’s 24-6 victory. Martin, meanwhile, the Wildcats’ ‘Honey Cat,’ who is seemingly always around the football, intercepted a pass on the game&rsquo... Keep Reading

Rams, pair of Wildcats, get final preparation work with jamborees

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  • 8/26/14 5:44pm

Ask just about any high school coach about the purpose of a jamboree and the response is almost always about it being the final dress rehearsal before the start of the regular season. “You will be able to get live special teams and get live game situations. We play for keeps over here so we want to put ourselves in position to put together a full game – offense, defense and special teams,”... Keep Reading

WSJ’s ‘next man up’ philosophy tested with inexperienced group

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  • 8/26/14 9:27am

At West St. John, it has long been about the next man up. A lot of outstanding players have come and gone over the years, but whenever one departed, the next man up was more than capable of filling the void. The sheer number of quality players West St. John has lost due to graduation that have moved on to the college ranks over the past two years seems almost unprecedented for Class 1A school.... Keep Reading

Valdez wired for sound in scrimmage at Lutcher

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  • 8/23/14 12:09pm

West St. John coach Robert Valdez offered a glimpse of what goes on for a coach during a game when he wore a wireless microphone in the Rams annual scrimmage Thursday at Lutcher. The segment can be seen on the Cox 4 Training Camp Show both Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. on Cox 4 in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. In addition to the behind-the-scenes sound from Valdez, the feature offers highlights and interviews from... Keep Reading

Quality work more important than score in Lutcher-WSJ scrimmage

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  • 8/21/14 10:10pm

For the record, Lutcher defeated West St. John 27-13 in Thursday’s scrimmage at Lutcher, but over the years, the quality of work has been much more important than the scoreboard. “You can have false expectations and go scrimmage somebody you can kind of walk all over but coming here and playing a top-notch 4A program, it makes us better. Everything about it makes us better,” West St. John coach Robert Valdez... Keep Reading