River Parish Football

News Archives in September 2014

West St. John falls to 5A Holy Cross for Rams’ second-straight defeat

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  • 9/26/14 5:42pm

A key sequence late in the first half doomed West St. John in the Rams’ 28-8 loss to Holy Cross on Friday night in Edgard. West St. John (2-2) trailed the Class 5A Tigers only 7-0 midway in the second quarter when the Rams were forced to punt. The punt was partially blocked, giving Holy Cross the ball at the WSJ 19-yard line. Five plays later, Kyle Schexnayder tossed a 2-yard pass to Tyler... Keep Reading

Valdez: Rams need to be nearly flawless to topple Holy Cross

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  • 9/25/14 3:02pm

It wasn’t the start West St. John coach Robert Valdez was looking for. “You want your first play to be something set the tempo but we set the tempo the wrong way by turning the ball over. Those mistakes, whether you are young or not, they are not easy to swallow. They don’t help you at all and it’s hard to overcome those mistakes, especially against a ball... Keep Reading

Week No.3 saw its share of firsts

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  • 9/23/14 12:12am

A first test of dealing with adversity, a first win, a first quarter tie with a team ranked first in the nation just two years ago, the first touchdown catch by a 330-pound nose tackle, and the first back-to-back triple overtime games in recent memory. Week three of the season was full of, well, firsts. First adversity I’m sure they might have, but I don’t remember Destrehan trailing a game last... Keep Reading

Rebels cruise past West St. John in Riverside Academy’s 44-21 victory

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  • 9/19/14 11:47pm

Riverside Academy showed it could do much more than throw the football and the Rebels even had a trick or two up their sleeves in a 44-21 win Friday night at West St. John. Known for its passing-game prowess, Riverside had two runners top 100 yards on the ground as the Rebels, the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A, remained unbeaten at 3-0 on the season. Riverside Academy took advantage of a short field to score three... Keep Reading

Pride always on line when Rams square off against Riverside Rebels

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  • 9/17/14 9:44am

West St. John’s game with Riverside Academy a year ago went down to the wire before the Rams fell 35-32 and WSJ coach Robert Valdez expects another nail-biter when the two unbeaten teams meet Friday night in Edgard. “There is a lot of pride in the River Parish programs,” the West St. John coach said. “Whenever you line up two successful programs from the River Parishes, you will get a... Keep Reading