Football season kicks off in St. Charles
The jamboree begins on Thursday night at Destrehan High School. Hahnville will face off against St. James at 6 p.m. and the Wildcats will take on Lutcher at 7:30 p.m. The teams don't play a full game, but instead go at each other for two 15-minute halves.
Thousands of fans attend the event, which gives many their first glance at the current teams.
This year, Hahnville is filled with several new starters after losing a majority of the team's players to graduation. Destrehan, meanwhile, has almost everyone back from a team that struggled last year, but gained plenty of experience.
We have been fortunate to have two very successful football programs in St. Charles. In the last decade, Hahnville and Destrehan have combined for three state championships. The Tigers won the state title in 2003, while Destrehan won back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008.
Because of the success of both programs, several players have gone on to great careers in football. Currently, there are seven former parish players on NFL rosters. Four of those players, Ed Reed, Dawan Landry, LaRon Landry and Mike Scifres are all big contributors for their respective programs.
The Landry brothers are from Hahnville, while Reed and Scifres played football at Destrehan. Overall, 43 players from St. Charles are currently playing football at the collegiate or professional level, which is an astounding number.
So head out to Destrehan to take in some high school football Thursday - There's a good chance you will be watching a future pro in action.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Those who volunteer with the St. Charles United Methodist Church Food Pantry in...
A New Orleans man accused of kidnapping and raping a Norco woman before allegedly...
Resurfacing the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge deck isn’t just a $24.5 million upgrade,...
Though a lopsided loss to Destrehan halted Hahnville’s winning streak at three, the...
With three regular season games left, Destrehan’s mantra is simple: no matter who...
An attempted traffic stop by Louisiana State Police on I-310 turned into a police...
Today's Car Care is the name people trust when it comes to outstanding tires and automotive service in the River Region and beyond.
Educator becomes her best lesson - 754 views
Surrounded by playful and curious youngsters at Boutte Christian Academy, Dwornette “Trudy” Fox patiently and lovingly reads a storybook to the children.