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The Football Tradition for the Prep League in
1952

1952 FOOTBALL ROSTERS (Click below)
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Jesuit vs. Holy Cross Jesuit vs. Fortier Jesuit vs. Warren Easton
Jesuit vs. St. Aloysius St. Aloysius vs. Fair Park Jesuit vs. Nicholls
St. Aloysius vs. Holy Cross    
Jesuit vs. Redemptorist Jesuit vs. Baton Rouge Jesuit vs. Pensacola

 

Click the program cover to see special St. Aloysius section for the1952 and 1954 to 1956. (Many thanks to Sid Raymond)

 

Here is the Times-Picayune story of the Jesuit-Holy Cross matchup in 1952.  The game was played on Sunday afternoon, November 16, 1952.

Copyright 1952, the Times-Picayune

BLUE JAYS, PACED BY MICKEY 
LA NASA, DEFEAT TIGERS 14-7

CASWELL AIDS JESUIT VICTORY

Deutschmann Tallies Only Tiger Touchdown

By N. CHARLES WICKER

Jesuit High School's Blue Jays clicked with its running attack, got good defensive play and splendid blocking on the offensive to defeat Holy Cross, 14-7 Sunday afternoon at City Park Stadium before a crowd of 11,000 fans.  It was their first win over the Tigers since John Petitbon led Jesuit to a 26-0 win in 1947.

The win will add color to the Jays' next game, the annual clash with Warren Easton two weeks hence.

Mickey La Nasa led the Jays to victory, but got help from his sidekick in the Jesuit backfield, Mike Caswell.

Between them, they picked up 208 yards of 260 yards gained running.  La Nasa alone picked up 131 and completed two of four passes for 55 yards.  His first completion, a 23-yard one to Richard Deck, started the Jays to a touchdown.  The other pass to Maurice Bouy was for a touchdown.

Richard Deck, Reggie Trahant and Al Oser paced the Jays' defensive unit which held the Tigers scoreless until the final 22 seconds of the game.

Lou Deutschmann, out of action for the past two games, didn't see service until late in the second period.  He single-handedly scored the Bengals' only touchdown with 22 seconds remaining in the final period on a 17-yard run.  Holy Cross marched 63 yards for the score and Deutschmann picked up practically all of the yards.  Only a two-yard gain by Gerry Heap kept Deutschmann from gaining all the yardage on the drive.

Deutschmann had a 9.4 average, picking up 94 yards on 10 tries.

The defeat knocked the Tigers out of a mathematical chance at the crown, which St. Aloysius can sew up by defeating Fortier Friday night.

However, a Fortier win over the Crusaders, and a Warren Easton victory over Jesuit in the annual classic could throw the two teams into a tie for the crown.  Assuming, of course that Easton wins its Friday night game from Redemptorist.

The Jays took the ball on the opening kickoff, reeled off five straight first downs and went from their own 27-yard line to a score that was nullified by a backfield in motion penalty.  They finally lost the ball on downs at the five-yard line to the Tigers, who showed their only offensive thrust of the first half as they moved the ball from that spot to their own 43 where they were forced to punt.

But the two breaks against them didn't stop the Jays.  They came back and went for two second-period touchdowns.  A punt exchange after the pass that was nullified gave the Jays the ball at their own 42-yard line and the Birds went on to the game's first score in three plays.

A 23-yard pass from La Nasa to Richard Deck started the march which saw Maurice Bouy sweep right end for 27 yards and La Nasa scoring form the eight-yard line.  Reggie Trahant converted.

With seconds remaining in the first half the Jays ran one play and scored with La Nasa heaving to Bouy who took the ball on the two-yard line on a fine catch and stepped over for the score.  Trahant again converted.

LINEUPS   

HOLY CROSS   

JESUIT

Ends   

French, Truax, Reppel, Schulingkamp, Aldrich   

Richard Deck, Werling, Lockhart

Tackles   

Petrovich, Masinter, Davis, Gunther   

Ernst, Oser, Ranna, Frey, Dabezies

Guards   

McDowell, Wilhoft, Kuchler, Bemitte   

Remson, Trahant, Ronald Deck

Centers   

Hughes, Lotz   

Billon, Brown

Backs   

Schulte, Delaney, Sclafani, Carriere, Schneider, Keim, Preau, Deutschmann, Heap   

Trahan, La Nasa, Caswell, Bouy, Gelpi, Massa, Rebstock, Drouilhet

    

SCORE BY QUARTERS   

1

2

3

4

TOTAL

Jesuit   

0   

14   

0   

0   

14

Holy Cross   

0   

0   

0   

7   

7

 

STATISTICS   

Jesuit   

Holy Cross

First Downs   

10   

9

Penalty Yds.   

50   

25

Rushing Yds 260 (?) Deutschmann 94 Yds.
Passing Yds. 55(?) (?) Not given

Sorry, only statistics given in story.

1952 JESUIT SEASON RECORD   
Gernon Brown, Coach   

Opponent   

Jes.   

Opp.   

Comment

Baton Rouge   

26   

6   

 

Redemptorist   

21   

7   

 

St. Aloysius   

0   

7   

(L)

Istrouma   

7   

13   

(L)

Terrebonne   

6   

16   

(L)

Nicholls   

45   

6   

 

Fortier   

2   

0   

 

Pensacola   

20   

7   

 

Holy Cross   

14   

7   

 

Warren Easton   

6   

20   

(L)

Total 6-4-0   

 

HOLY CROSS SEASON RECORD      

Lou Brownson, Coach   

HC   

Opp   

Comments

Sulphur   

27   

28   

(L)

Baton Rouge   

26   

14   

 

Bogalusa   

26   

0   

 

Fortier   

28   

0   

 

St. Aloysius   

7   

20   

(L)

Warren Easton   

33   

27   

 

Redemptorist   

42   

12   

 

Jesuit   

7   

14   

(L)

Nicholls   

67   

14   

 

Season Record 6-3-0   

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