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The Football Tradition of the Catholic League in 

1985

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 Jesuit

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.
Both teams finished the season 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the district.

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 the PAT.

Holy Cross outdistanced the Jays 211-77 in total yards in the first half.

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.

STATISTICS

HCross

Jesuit

First Downs

13

14

Yards Rushing

209

80

Yards Passing

91

110

Total Offense

300

190

Passes

14-8-1

23-10-2

Punts

7-23.5

6-24

Yards Penalized

3-26

2-10

Fumbles-Lost

1-0

2-0

BY QUARTERS

1

2

3

4

T

Holy Cross

0

14

0

7

21

Jesuit

0

0

14

0

14

SCORING

HC: Collet 1 run (Leaber kick)

HC: Collet 35 run (Leaber kick)

J: Cressy recovered blocked punt in end zone (Baachus kick)

J: Bradford 2 run (English kick)

HC: Collet 3 run (Leaber kick)

JESUIT SEASON RECORD FOR 1985

Frank Monica, Coach

Opponent

Score

Comment

Nicholls

40-0

 

So. Lafourche

27-23

 

Terrebonne

7-14

(L)

Rummel

13-14

(L)

Bro. Martin

14-34

(L)

Chalmette

26-15

 

St. Augustine

14-7

 

De La Salle

21-13

 

Shaw

14-21

(L)

Holy Cross

14-14

(L)

Totals: 5-5-0


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