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46 years later, first meeting between Holy Cross and St. Aug remembered

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  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Holy Cross Football, St. Augustine Football
  • Posted:
  • 10/24/13 8:49pm

History was made at Tad Gormley Stadium on a chilly, sunny October Saturday afternoon in 1967. A game that heralded two of Louisiana’s finest high school football teams entered the field before an overflow crowd of 24,500 spectators.             The throng came to see Holy Cross, the No. 1 ranked team in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 3A face a new, imposing rival. That foe was... Keep Reading

Fournette lands on All-Time Catholc League Team

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  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. Augustine Football
  • Posted:
  • 10/18/13 10:20am

Is it possible that the most sought after high school running back recruit in the U.S. may not make the Class 5A All-State team? The annual mythical best in state, chosen by nine chapter chairmen from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association is a numbers game. And entering the seventh week of the 2013 football season, the numbers for St. Augustine’s Leonard Fournette have fallen a bit short. It is more likely, the LSWA... Keep Reading

The Third Decade

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  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Brother Martin Football, Jesuit Football, Holy Cross Football, Rummel Football, Shaw Football, St. Augustine Football
  • Posted:
  • 10/16/13 4:27pm

The third decade of the Catholic League was one of the finest periods in its history. The “Battle of Gentilly” between St. Augustine and Brother Martin, which began in earnest when Bob Conlin’s Martin Crusaders defeated Otis Washington’s Purple Knights twice in 1971, was at its most competitive time. And this time, Washington would have the last word against his Brother Martin counterpart. Before he left London Ave. for what... Keep Reading

Team of the Decade 1995-2004

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  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Brother Martin Football, Shaw Football, St. Augustine Football, Rummel Football, Jesuit Football, Holy Cross Football
  • Posted:
  • 10/10/13 4:07pm

The power of large school Louisiana high school football had clearly moved away from the city, but for the Catholic League, the balance of power seemed to shift each year.            Between 1995 and 2004, five schools won or shared at least one district title. The only school to fall short of a championship was De La Salle, which languished through 10 losing seasons in 11 years as a co-ed school and voluntarily... Keep Reading

Team of Decade (1985-1994)

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  • Alumni
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Brother Martin Football, Holy Cross Football, Jesuit Football, Rummel Football, Shaw Football, St. Augustine Football
  • Posted:
  • 10/7/13 6:12am

By the time the Catholic League moved into its fourth decade (1985-94), the football powers had shifted from the district’s three charter members – Holy Cross, Jesuit and De La Salle – to three of the four newer schools.                     Having outlived its growing pains, Archbishop Shaw was continuing its period of domination that began in 1976 under head coach Joe Zimmerman. In 1983, “Coach... Keep Reading