River Parish Football

News Archives in August 2015

New River Parish coaches still seek first win after jamboree outings

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  • 8/28/15 1:11am

The two new head coaches in the River Parishes are still seeking their first victories of the season. Brandon Walters’ West St. John Rams took advantage of numerous penalties by Amite to score on a 70-yard drive, took advantage of a short field for another score and came up with a big defensive stand to salvage a 14-14 tie in the first game of the East St. John Jamboree on Thursday night at Joe... Keep Reading

Jamborees provide dress rehearsal for start to another football season

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  • 8/27/15 6:18am

Former Hahnville coach Lou Valdin used to call the jamboree a dress rehearsal for special teams. Most of the current River Parish coaches follow that mantra. “Now we will involve special teams. We have to get our special teams cranked up. We need to get them organized and get them ready for the first ball game. Special teams plays a big part of field position,” said St. Charles Catholic coach Frank Monica. Monica... Keep Reading

New coach, same lofty goals for 2015 West St. John High Rams

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  • 8/26/15 10:46pm

With nine starters back on offense and seven on defense, expectations, as always, are high at West St. John. About the only thing gone from a team that went 10-3 and reached the Class 1A semifinals last year is head coach Robert Valdez. Valdez parlayed his tremendous success with the Rams into the head job at Class 5A Scotlandville. With Valdez leaving only weeks before the start of fall practice and with the school looking... Keep Reading

Scrimmage provides mixed results for both Lutcher, West St. John

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  • 8/20/15 10:04pm

The only scrimmage involving a pair of River Parish teams squaring off against each other on Thursday was a mixed bag for host Lutcher and visiting West St. John. For Lutcher, the Bulldogs’ first unit offense produced four touchdowns, but turned the ball over four times. For West St. John, the Rams’ first unit only managed one first down and that came late in the game. On the positive side for WSJ, the... Keep Reading

Scrimmages provide teams with first action versus an opponent

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  • 8/19/15 9:57pm

If there is anything all eight River Parish football coaches can agree on concerning scrimmages taking place Thursday and Friday, it’s the desire to come out of the games injury free. That sentiment may be strongest at St. James. The Wildcats go into Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. scrimmage at Patterson already down several key players. Quarterback Lowell Narcisse, a verbal commitment to Auburn, will miss his entire junior year with a knee... Keep Reading