5 Best NORD Football Teams of All Time

The 2012 football season is about to kick-off! Go Saints, as in Go Goretti Saints! As far as NORD football is concerned, New Orleans has maintained a decent amount of community-based parks and the teams associated with them even Post-K. I am biased toward Goretti football since that is where I played for two seasons decades ago. Nevertheless, these are the top five teams who always put strong teams on the grid-iron every season:

5. Lakeview Vikings

We used to crush Lakeview. Here’s their website: http://www.lakeviewvikings.com/

4. Milne Raiders

Very good in baseball, pretty good in football, Milne had some serious people to come through there, in baseball that is.

3. Joe Brown ?s

Joe Brown had some speedy finesse players. They were legitimate.

2. Harrell ?S

This team was almost as good as us. They were our best matchup every year.

1. Goretti Saints

Goretti was the quintessential playground and football program in New Orleans. We won many championships before I played as well as after I played.

Honorable mentions: Pontchartrain Park, Kenilworth Park, Hunters, Willie Hall, Bunny Friend, Digby, Carrollton,…

I found a website while  writing this post that has all the contact info and locations for these playgrounds. Good job Partnership for Youth Development! http://nolayouthmap.org/resources/146393


13 responses to “5 Best NORD Football Teams of All Time

  1. You have got to be out of your mind to not mention the Pontchartrain Park Patriots. I played in the late 60’s and early 70’s and most of the African American talent that made the N.O.R.D. Saints came from “The Park”.

    Love the blog Breaux!!!

  2. In the sixties, HARRIS Playground in Gentilly Woods was a perennial power in sports teams – especially football.They won the City Championship (120lbs.) in 1967 beating Kerry Curley in the finals.

  3. Behrman Pirates 1962 best ever beat undefeated unscored on ST.Raphael is the famous nord statium” rain game” with a 26-6 second half
    comeback.Whent on to defeat Firmin simms Bunny Friend team for
    125lb city championship with a 19-6 second half comeback.

  4. Coached by one of the NORD all time great coaches John “TAC” Tacakaberry.


  6. ray hester was on the 62 pirate team he was a blocking back

  7. Harrell was the #1 football playground in New Orleans and everybody know it! All my years there we won the championship and went to Florida and won the Disney Pee Wee championship on ESPN.. 91-96!!!

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