The Football Tradition of the Catholic League in
The 1985 Game was played on Thursday, November 8, 1985.
Copyright © 1985 The Times-Picayune
Colletís last-minute TD carries Holy Cross to victory over
By GARY S. LAGARDE
A three-yard touchdown by Kevin Collet with 29 seconds
remaining in the game lifted Holy Cross to a 21-14 District 11-AAAA victory over
Jesuit Thursday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Collet, who finished with 111 yards rushing and two TDís, spent most of the first half in the Jesuit defensive backfield while teammate Tim Cosse added 72 yards and a TD on the ground.
The Tigersí winning drive was starter on an interception when Keith Baroni
hauled in an errant Tommy English toss, putting up Holy Cross at its own 35.
Holy Cross promptly drove 65 yards in 12 plays to decide the game.
Collet squeaked over form the three to put the game away.
It was all HC in the first half as the Tigers bottled up the
Jays deep in their own territory throughout most of the first two periods.
Meanwhile, the Tigers put together back-to-back TDs to pull to a 14-0
lead, spoiling the Jaysí homecoming festivities.
Holy Cross used and eight-play, 45-yard drive to produce its
first second-quarter score. The
drive was highlighted by 17- and 14-yard runs by Collet and Tim Cosse to put HC
at the Jay one with a first and goal. Collet
leaped over on the first down to cap the drive and Robert Leaber made it 7-0
with the PAT.
After holding the Jays on the following possession, HC set up
shop on its own 13. On the first
play, Collet exploded for 52 yards to the Jay 35, pushing his first half rushing
yards to 96. Still shocked, Jesuit
yielded the final 35 to Cosse who scrambled down the left side of the field for
the score. Leaber once again added
Holy Cross outdistanced the Jays 211-77 in total yards in the
Jesuit proved it takes two halves to make a football game as
the Jaysí defense quickly put them back in the game. The Jays blocked the first HC punt of the second half and,
when it drifted into the Tiger end zone, Paul Cressy fell on it.
Eric Baachus, substituting for a temporarily injured Tommy English,
booted the PAT.
Jesuit knotted the score at 14 with a 10-play, 42-yard drive
in the last stages of the third quarter. Willie
Bradford ended the drive when he plowed over from the two.
English added the PAT.