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1956

1956 FOOTBALL ROSTERS (Click below)

Holy Cross St. Aloysius vs. Jesuit Fortier
De La Salle Murphy (Mobile, Ala.) Nicholls
Redemptorist Baton Rouge Pascagoula
Terrebonne Holy Name of Mary Roster  

 

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

 

 

Jesuit Outplays Holy Cross to Gain 27-0 Upset Victory

DASTUGUE IS BLUE JAY ACE

Colon, Blue Jay Line in top Performances

Copyright 1955 The Times-Picayune

By N. CHARLES WICKER

Getting some splendid line play from its forward wall and an excellent backfield effort from Butch Dastugue and Adrian Colon, an underdog Jesuit team made its homecoming celebration a victorious one Sunday afternoon, downing the Holy Cross Tigers, 27-0, before a splendid turnout at City Park.

The game was somewhat of a repetition of the 1947 competition between the two schools.  Holy Cross went into the game favored to win but John Petitbon put on a one-man show to score 26 points on a 26-0 Jay win.  The loss knocked the Tigers out of third place in the Catholic League standings and put Holy Name in the third spot.  Holy Name, state B champions last year, moved into the AAA ranks this year.

Colon paced the Jays with two touchdowns.  Dastugue and Fritz Miller each tallied once.

Dastugue, besides playing a great offensive game, stood out on defense.  He scored the first Jesuit touchdown, intercepted a pass to set up the second score and passed to Colon for five yards and a third score.  Colon raced 83 yards for one of his scores.  Dastugue also tossed a 15-yard touchdown to Fritz Miller for the final touchdown.

Dallas Ward added the three extra points.

The loss was the third straight for the Tigers who, on a number of occasions, were rated as Louisiana's top AAA team.  The game was also the third straight in which the Tigers failed to score. 

Both teams closed their regular season of play Sunday but each has a bowl game to play.  Jesuit plays Pascagoula in the Tung Bowl at Picayune and the Tigers meet Terrebonne in the Oil Bowl in Houma.  Both games are scheduled for next Friday night.

It was all Jesuit from the very start.  Holy Cross, noted for its "T" formation offense, began the game using the single wing.  The Jays stopped them cold.   

In three plays, two running and one passing, the Tigers gained nothing and then the right side of the Blue Jay forward wall broke through and blocked a punt by Herbert Lacassagne, that went out of bounds on the 20-yard line, where the Jays had it first and ten.

Six plays were all that was required for Jesuit to score.  Butch Dastugue tallied the TD from four yards out,  Dallas Ward converted.

Jesuit got its second touchdown in the second period.  Dastugue set up the score with an interception and passed to Adrian Colon on fourth down from the five-yard line for the TD.  Ward kicked the extra point and the Jays held a 14-0 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Lacassagne got off a 60-yard punt to the Jesuit 17 and on the first down, Dastugue lateralled out to Colon and Colon went all the way for the score on the play that gained 83 yards.

The statistics show just how much the Jays outplayed the Bengals.  Jesuit made 14 first downs to five for the Bengals and Jesuit gained 317 yards rushing and passing on a  team that started out offering one of the best defensive units in years. 

 

 

Team Photo - 1956 Jesuit Blue Jays (courtesy of Wil Toups (JHS 1957)

Many Thanks to Louis Vinterella (JHS 1957) for providing his personal copy of the Blue Jays season for our use.

Many Thanks to Wil Toups (JHS 1957) for providing the following rosters from the 1956 season:

Program Cover      
Jesuit Holy Cross Baton Rouge  
DeLaSalle Fortier Murphy  
Pascagoula Redemptorist Terrebonne Nicholls

 

STATISTICS   

HOLY CROSS   

JESUIT

First Downs Rushing   

4   

11

First Downs Passing   

1   

0

First Downs Penalties   

0   

3

Total First Downs   

5   

14

Yards Rushing   

79   

276

Yards Passing   

54   

41

Total Yards   

133   

317

Passes A-C-I   

13-4-1   

14-5-2

Punts-Avg.   

6-34.6   

1-35

Penalties-Yds.   

9-95   

4-20

Fumbles-Lost   

2-2   

2-0

LINEUPS   

HOLY CROSS   

JESUIT

Ends   

Farris, Roy Deutschmann, Graubaugh, Caraccioli, Richie Kelt, Richie Dallimore   

Fritz Miller, Bobby Boasberg, Claude Greco

Tackles   

Reiss, Markey, Herbie Lacassagne, Schouest   

Lagarde, Jim Higgins, Dallas Ward

Guards   

Cusimano, Robino, LeMay, Brunet, Calamari, Priemeaux   

Perry Delapouyude, J. C. Morales

Centers   

Art Delaup, Terrebonne   

Fred Kirchem, Gary Serpas

Backs   

Saucier, Ballard, Williams, Faust   

Jimmy Gelpi, Butch Dastugue, Adrian Colon, Mike Rooney, Fred Schwartz, Ken Adolph, Wilbur Toups, Burke 

BY QUARTERS   

Holy Cross   

0   

0   

0   

0   

0

Jesuit   

7   

7   

6   

7   

27

SCORING   

Touchdowns: Jesuit:   

Colon (2), Dastugue, Miller

Pat's: Jesuit   

Ward (3)

 

1956 JESUIT SEASON RECORD

Eddie Toribio, Coach

Opponent   

Jesuit   

Opp.   

Comments

Terrebonne   

7   

6   

 

Baton Rouge   

 0   

34   

(L)

Redemptorist   

7   

13   

(L)

Murphy (Ala.)   

13   

6   

 

St. Aloysius   

0   

21   

(L)

Fortier   

44   

7   

 

Nicholls   

41   

0   

 

Pensacola   

26   

25   

 

De La Salle   

13   

15   

(L)

Holy Cross   

 27   

0   

 

Pascagoula (MS)   

38   

6   

Tung Bowl

Season Record 7-4-0


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