Blue Jays defeat Tigers 56-14
On Friday night, October 10, 2014 the Jesuit Blue Jays surprised every one of the 13,500 in attendance by coasting to an easy victory against the Holy Cross Tigers, taking back the Golden Football trophy, which Holy Cross had captured a year earlier. The surprise wasn’t that the Jays won, as nearly all observers had expected the victory, but it was how they dominated the entire game, denying Holy Cross any measure of respect until the second and third team boys were on the field for Jesuit in the second half.
This game will no doubt give the Tiger players of 2015 a strong motivation to perform at their very best, while Jesuit will have graduated most of their current year’s first team athletes. But for now, suffice to say that the entire Jesuit crowd will take adequate time to savor this year’s victory.
This was the 95th meeting of the two determined rivals, dating back 93 years to 1922. Jesuit holds a decided edge with 55 wins against 38 losses and one tie. (The 1937 game was declared “no contest.”)
Jesuit 56, Holy Cross 14
Team Jes HC
First Downs 23 14
Yards Rushing 42-355 30-75
Yards Passing 195 153
Passes (A-C-I) 14-18-0 14-29-0
Punts-Avg. 3-33.3 6-39
Fumbles-lost 3-0 1-1
Penalties-Yds 2-32 4-42
14 21 7
Holy Cross 0 0 7 7 -14
Charles Jackson 18 run (Crew Jacobs kick)
JHS: Malachi Hull 42 fumble recovery (Jacobs kick)
JHS: Hunter Robert 30 run (Jacobs kick)
JHS: Kalija L:ipscomb 30 pass from Trey LaFarge (Jacobs kick)
JHSL LaFarge 11 run (Jacobs kick)
HCHS: Michael Chigbu 2 pass form Kyle Hunter (Reed Gravolet kick)
JHS: Jackson 4 run (Jacobs kick)
JHS: Jackson 23 run (Jacobs kick)
HCHS: Chigbu 40 pass from Kyle Schexnayder (Gravolet kick)
JHS: Peter Hontas 1 run (Christopher Freibert kick)
To read the New Orleans Advocate story, click here.
To read the NOLA.com story, click here.
To see Holy Cross 2014 roster, click here.
To see Holy Cross 2014 schedule, click here.
To see Jesuit 2014 team roster, click here.
To see Jesuit 2014 schedule, click here.
The following photos were provided by Ron Brocato of the Clarion Herald and Sportsnola.com:
Kyle Schexnayder attempts to go over the Blue Jays’ line.
HC’s Corey Rholdon sacks Jesuit’s Trey LaFarge
Blue Jay running back Malcolm Ben looks toward goal line.
260-lb. defensive lineman Robert Hunter of Jesuit
scores from 30 yards out, trailed by HC’s Kyle Meyers