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The Football Tradition of the Catholic League in 

1965

The 1965 game was played on Saturday afternoon, November 13, 1965

Copyright 1965 The Times-Picayune

 

Holy Cross Belts Jesuit, 14 to 0; Throws Catholic League Into Three-Way Tie

TIGERS HAVE NO TROUBLE

Season's Largest Crowd Views Game

By JOEY MORGAN

Holy Cross' Tigers, piloted by Herman "Butch" Duhe, shot down the high-flying Jesuit Blue Jays from their perch among AAA's elite when they blanked the Jays, 14-0, in a key District 5-AAA game played at City Park Stadium Saturday afternoon before an estimated 10,000 fans, the largest prep football turnout of the season.

The loss for the Ken Tarzetti-coached Jays was their first of the season, and knocked them into a three-way tie for the loop lead with Holy Cross and Terrebonne.  It was the sixth triumph of the season for the Tigers against an early season loss to Terrebonne.

Once again it was Duhe on whom the Tigers depended.  the big signal caller picked up 77 yards on the ground, and 88 through the airways in leading the Tigs over their arch-rivals.  But it was the team effort which battered the Blue Jays' highly-touted defense and enabled the Holy Cross crew to emerge as victors.

Although no excuses were offered by Jesuit, several stalwarts on the squad contracted food poisoning Friday, and were physically weakened for the tiff.  But it was doubtful that this had any effect on the games' outcome.  The Tigers were an inspired ball club in all respects Saturday afternoon.

The Crossmen wasted no time when they drove 76 yards in seven plays with the opening kickoff to light up the scoreboard with 8:17 left in the first period.  Key plays were a 35-yard scamper by Duhe and an eight-yard pass from Duhe to Ronnie Scarengos which gave the Tigers a first and ten at the Jays' 23-yard marker.

After Billy Brinkman gained a yard on first down, Duhe pitched out to Scarengos who skirted right end, got a key block from Henry Quick at the 10, and sprinted into the end zone with the touchdown.  Duhe split the uprights and the Tigs lead, 7-0.

Minutes later, Holy Cross was knocking on the Jesuit door again at the 15, but a fumbled pitchout by Scarengos muffed the Tigers' chances to get a big lead early.

HC completely dominated first half statistics.  A tremendous effort held the Jays to no first downs while the Tigers picked up seven.  Holy Cross outgained the Jays in total offense 165-25 as the first half horn sounded.

The Tigers got their second score on a 63-yard drive which was set up when Brinkman picked off a Wayne Francingues aerial and was dropped at the Holy Cross 37.  A 25-yard run by Duhe two plays later set the pigskin at the Jesuit 37.  But Duhe was hurt three plays later and trotted off the field.

On a fourth-and-14 situation, Duhe limped in from the sidelines.  He took a snap from center, stumbled back to the pocket, and fired a desperation scoring bomb to Jessie Truax, who made a fabulous diving catch in the end zone.  The play was good for 30 yards and put a damper on the Jays' comeback plans.

Top defensive efforts by the Tigers came from Ray Hester, who intercepted two passes, Mario Casbon and Truax. 

STATISTICS   

Holy Cross   

Jesuit

First Downs   

11   

8

Yards rushing   

165   

47

Yards passing   

95   

113

Total offense   

260   

160

Passes A-C-I   

14-8-0   

22-9-4

Punts-Avg.   

6-34.2   

5-39.2

Penalties-Yds.   

1-15   

2-10

Fumbles-lost   

3-1   

0-0

Holy Cross   

7   

0   

0   

7   

14

Jesuit   

0   

0   

0   

0   

0

Scoring:

HC: Scarengos 22 run (Duhe kick)

HC: Truax 30-yd. pass form Duhe (Duhe kick)


JESUIT'S RECORD FOR 1965

Ken Tarzetti, Coach

Opponent   

Score   

Comments

Lee High   

14-0   

 

Thibodaux   

34-0   

 

So. Terrebonne   

26-0   

 

De La Salle   

32-13   

 

Terrebonne   

26-7   

 

St. Aloysius   

7-0   

 

Holy Cross   

0-14   

(L)

Redemptorist   

34-13   

 

Fair Park   

12-19   

(L) (Playoffs)

Record: 7-2-0 

 

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