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The Football Tradition of the Catholic League in 

1979

The 1979 game was played on Saturday, September 29, 1979

Copyright 1979 The Times-Picayune

Parenton Hurls Jays to Late Win

By HENRI ROCA

A daring 62-yard pass play from quarterback Timmy Parenton to Paul Stouse set up the winning touchdown as the Jesuit Blue Jays, sixth-ranked team in the state, struggled to a 14-7 win over the Holy Cross Tigers in the 59th renewal of the oldest schoolboy rivalry in the state.

Mike Brown actually scored the winning touchdown from the four-yard line to cap a 99-yard drive which took nine plays.  

Following a first half which saw each team penetrate the other's 20-yard line and succeed once for a 7-7 tie, the Tigers cranked up a 12-play drive from their 29-yard lien which was stopped at the Jesuit 35-yard line.

Jimmy Serio got off a high punt that was downed at the Blue Jay one-yard line by Ronnie Booksh.  Parenton got three yards and then hoisted his 62-yarded to Stouse who made a grand over-the-shoulder grab to the Holy Cross 34-yard line.

In the first half Jesuit took advantage of a shanked 13-yard punt at the Holy Cross 47-yard line to take it in eight plays later with Parenton doing the honors from one yard out.

Holy Cross came right back with a drive of its own from its 20-yard line to the Jesuit 12-yard line where David Ernst's pass was picked off by David Johnston, his first of two such interceptions, in the end zone.

Holy Cross was then rewarded with a shanked eight-yard punt due to heavy pressure and took over at the Jesuit 28-yard line.  Seven plays later Ernst faked into the line to Dennis Degan and kept the ball as he went into the end zone untouched.

Jesuit closed the half with a drive to the Tiger 19-yard line where Parenton's 35-yard field goal was blocked.  A 21-yard run by fullback Mike Brown featured the driver.

Holy Cross had only one threat in the second half when the Tigers got as close as the Jesuit 19-yard line.  But heavy pressure by the Blue Jay  front wall pushed the Tigers back to the 35 where Serio got off the punt that was downed on the one-yard line.

STATISTICS

HC

Jesuit

First downs

11

10

Yards gained rushing

110

128

Yards gained passing

12

111

TOTAL OFFENSE

122

239

Passing

7-3-2

11-7-0

Punts

4-20

9-93

Yards penalized

3-15

4-39

Fumbles-lost

0-0

1-1

BY QUARTERS

1

2

3

4

T

HC

0

7

0

0

7

Jesuit

7

0

0

7

14

SCORING

J: Parenton 1-yard run (Parenton kick)

HC: Ernst 1-yard run (Roussel kick)

J: Brown 4-yard run (Parenton kick)

JESUIT SEASON RECORD FOR 1979

Billy Murphy, Coach

Opponent

Score

Comment

Abramson

39-0

 

McDonogh

30-6

 

Lake Charles

20-15

 

Holy Cross

14-7

 

Rummel

17-14

 

De La Salle

28-7

 

Bro. Martin

14-0

 

St. Augustine

7-24

(L)

Chalmette

9-23

(L)

Shaw

6-7

(L)

Totals 7-3-0

 

 

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