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The 1964 game was played on Sunday November 15, 1964.
Copyright © 1964 The Times-Picayune
Jesuit Jolts Holy Cross, 19-7; Takes Over District Lead
ZIMMER GETS PAIR OF TD'S
Tigers Play Without Injured Rappold
By JOHN JOLY
Holy Cross held a funeral for the Jesuit Blue Jays Sunday afternoon prior to kickoff time, but they evidently failed to perform an autopsy to determine if the Jays were dead.
For, two hours later, Ken Tarzetti's blue-shirted gladiators had posted a 19-7 victory over the defending state champion tigers in a crucial District 5-AAA meeting before 15,000 fans at City Park Stadium. The game was played on a field made muddy by Saturday's rain.
A pair of fourth quarter touchdowns provided the margin of victory for Jesuit and propelled them into sole possession of first place in the district with a 5-1 record. The Holy Cross loss left them in a three-way tie for second place with Terrebonne and St. Aloysius.
Tailback George Zimmer scored two touchdowns and fullback Dick Marino got the other for the Jays. End Biff Pettingill got the point after on a pass from quarterback Johnny Franck.
Holy Cross' lone score came in the second period when quarterback Butch Duhe fired six yards to end Kenny Jeansonne in the end zone. Duhe converted to enable the Tigers to enjoy a 7-6 half-time edge.
Then Bengals' offensive threat suffered because of halfback Allen Rappold's absence from the lineup. The district's top rusher was out with a shoulder injury and did not even suit up.
Jesuit scored early in the opening period, when on the third scrimmage play, Dennis Butler intercepted a Frank Willie pass on the Holy Cross 24, and seven plays later Zimmer slanted off his own left tackle from two yards out.
Midway in the second period, after threatening at the Jesuit eight-yard line, Holy Cross took over at the Jay 30 when the Blue Jays had to kick out, and marched for a touchdown, with Jeansonne plucking a pass from Duhe from six yards out to cap a seven-play drive. Duhe's placement was good.
Neither tram threatened in the third period and play was concentrated between the 30-yard lines, but the Jays set up a score when, early in the fourth quarter, Duhe, Back to punt, received a bad pass from center and his kick was blocked by Jay linebacker Randy Taylor.
Taking over at the Holy Cross 21, Jesuit marched goalward with Marino capping the eight-play drive with a one-yard smash over his own left guard. Zimmer's run for the extra point failed, but the Jays were on top, 12-7. The score came with six minutes left on the clock.