The Football Tradition of the Catholic League in
The 1976 game was played on Friday, October 29, 1976
Copyright © 1976 The times-Picayune
Tigers Blank Jays, 13-0
By HENRI ROCA
The players played just as hard; the fans, though smaller in number, responded enthusiastically to the many good plays, but the spoils were not the same as in bygone years.
In a game between the city's oldest rivals, Holy Cross blanked Jesuit, 13-0, Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.
To the old grads who gathered together for the match, this fact must have seemed strange, but the tome was set as the Tiger side called for a safety with just minutes left and the game salted away and with the Blue Jays struggling on their one yard line. In past years, the cry of "We're number one!" would have been heard.
Holy Cross took the opening kickoff and drove to the Jay 41 yard line where the drive fizzled. Following an exchange of several punts and several fumbles, the Blue Jays, with freshman quarterback Tim Parenton at the controls, moved to the Tiger 11 yard line. Terry Amerland fell on a loose ball for the tigers to kill the drive.
Jesuit bounced back when Joe O'Shea came up with his second fumble recovery at the Holy Cross 42. Holy Cross (then) came up with the big play as a host of Tigers found a loose ball at the Tiger 22.
Lou Wineski got Holy Cross on the board in the third quarter, as he went off his inside right tackle and cut back to the far sidelines and sped 38 yards to pay sod.
This followed an aborted field goal try by the Jays from the Tiger 14 yard line as the snap was bobbled by the holder.
With 7:18 left in the game, Terry Magee ripped off a 30 yard run to dampen the hopes of even the most ardent Jay followers.
The game ended with Jesuit backed against its own goal and not being able to move form the one in three plays and, but for a 15 yard penalty against Holy Cross, might have given up the safety being called for from the tiger side.
Soph running back Charlie Smothers led Holy Cross with 91 yards in 17 carries. Magee added 60 yards and Wineski 50.
Lenny Quick gained 55 yards in six tries for Jesuit.