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The 1970 game was played on Friday, November 6, 1970
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Jays Score Early, Hang on to Deal Tigers 1st Loss
Price, Foley Lead Crucial 13-7 Win
Jesuit is Now Back in Thick of 6-AAA Race
By JOHN JOLY
Jesuit's Blue Jays propelled themselves right back in the thick of the District 6-AAA title race Friday night when they scored two first period touchdowns and then hung on for a 13-7 victory over previously unbeaten Holy Cross before 11,000 fans at Tad Gormley Stadium.
After losing five games in a row to the Tigers, the Blue Jays finally got a victory for coach Ray Coates but it took a fired up Eddie Price and the generalship of quarterback Steve Foley to put it across for the Blue Jays.
Price gained 133 yards rushing on 17 carries - while Foley ran for the first Jesuit score from one yard out shortly after the game started, and then passed 20 yards to Steve Montgomery for the second Blue Jay tally. Mark Olivari kicked the extra point after the first touchdown.
Holy Cross fought hard, but suffered because of injuries to running back Corey Erdmann and split end Mark Kahlbacher, both of whom were on the sidelines with knee injuries. Still, the Tigers weren't to make any excuses for heir loss. Jesuit simply played better.
Scoring for the Tigers was halfback Glenn Herbert on a 17-yard run midway of the second period. Dave Falgoust's placement made it 13-7. Herbert carried 15 times for 46 yards, while Kenny Duke was the Tigers' leading rusher with 91 yards on 19 carries.
Jesuit got on the scoreboard moments past the opening kickoff with defensive tackle Danny Douglas of the Jays setting up the tally when he "stole" the ball from Herbert on the second scrimmage play of the game.
The Blue Jays took possession at the Holy Cross 23 and, staying on the ground, they hammered the ball into the end zone in seven plays, Foley finally smacking over his own left guard form a yard out and Olivari's placement made it 7-0.
Jesuit's second touchdown came late in the opening period following a blocked punt by the Jays' Paul Schultz of a Glenn DeGruy kick from the Tiger 27. The ball rolled out of bounds at the Holy Cross 20 and Jesuit played it from there and into the end zone for a 13-0 lead.
It didn't take the Jays long to get on the scoreboard the second time as Foley hit Steve Montgomery in the end zone on the first play, which covered 20 yards, for the touchdown. Jesuit elected to go for two points on the extra point try, but Foley's pass was incomplete.
Holy Cross got back into the game when defensive halfback Glenn Waguespack, who played a fine first half, intercepted a Foley pass at the Holy Cross 32, and the Tigers took it in from there, moving 68 yards for the tally.
The drive was helped along by a 19-yard run by Duke which put the ball at the Tiger 46 and, on the play, Jesuit was guilty of face-masking that cost the Jays another 15 yards as the Tigers set up shop at the Jays' 39.
Three plays later, Herbert cracked over his own left guard and went racing 17 yards for the Tiger score, which came with 6:25 to play in the second period. Dave Falgoust kicked the extra point and it was 13-7, Jays, at halftime.