NOLA Catholic League

News Archives in October 2013

Holy Cross looks to end 18-year drought against Rummel

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  • Game Preview
  • Teams:
  • Holy Cross Football, Rummel Football
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  • 10/31/13 4:02pm

The last time Holy Cross defeated Archbishop Rummel on the football field many of the players for both schools hadn’t yet been born. The Tigers drought against the Raiders goes back to 1995 when they bested Rummel, 35-20. Since that time, Holy Cross has lost 13 consecutive games to the team coached by Jay Roth. But that could change Saturday night at Joe Yenni Stadium when coach Barry Wilson brings his veteran Tiger team onto... Keep Reading

St. Aug and Shaw prepare for Saturday showdown

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  • Game Preview
  • Teams:
  • Shaw Football, St. Augustine Football
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  • 10/31/13 2:54pm

Shortly after St. Augustine preserved its No.1 state ranking with a 33-30 victory over No.7 ranked Holy Cross last week, talk emerged of a hypothetical weeks-down-the-road rematch between the two Catholic League powers in the state playoffs. St. Augustine Coach Cyril Crutchfield had a talk of his own. It came less than 30 minutes after the thrilling Catholic League game.  It took place on the bus and it had a focused topic. Fellow 5-A power... Keep Reading

Jesuit looking for some karma against Brother Martin

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  • Game Preview
  • Teams:
  • Brother Martin Football, Jesuit Football
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  • 10/31/13 1:32pm

If the old adage about things evening out in the long run rings true, then the Jesuit Blue Jays would like to start collecting their IOU’s. On three occasions, by three points, the Jays have lost games this season on the final snap of regulation play against St. Paul’s 24-21 and Holy Cross 16-13 and on the final snap of overtime to Rummel 24-21 last week. The slim setbacks have Jesuit... Keep Reading

Brother Martin defeats Shaw for first Catholic League win

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  • Game Recap
  • Teams:
  • Brother Martin Football, Shaw Football
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  • 10/26/13 11:35pm

With a minimum of touches, Brother Martin freshman wide receiver Jeremy Singleton was able to maximize his efforts Saturday night. Singleton caught two passes – both for touchdowns – and gained 87 yards of three reverses to set up two more scores as the Crusaders downed Shaw 28-21 in District 9-5A play at Hoss Memtsas Stadium After Shaw (4-4 and 0-3 in district) rallied with 11 points in the third quarter to forge a 21-21tie,... Keep Reading

St. Aug holds off Holy Cross in Catholic League Thriller

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  • Game Recap
  • Teams:
  • Holy Cross Football, St. Augustine Football
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  • 10/26/13 11:27pm

There would be no tie on this night. With his starting kicker Reed Gravolet out for a second straight game with a hip injury, and after already witnessing his backup kicker miss a field goal, an extra point,  and barley make a short field goal attempt a split-second after a timeout was called by St. Aug to “ice” him, Holy Cross coach Barry Wilson decided to go for the win and sent... Keep Reading

Rummel rallies for overtime win over Jesuit

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  • Game Recap
  • Teams:
  • Jesuit Football, Rummel Football
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  • 10/25/13 11:44pm

Conventional  wisdom tossed aside, Rummel sophomore quarterback Chase Fourcade fooled even his own coach Friday night in rescuing a 24-21 overtime win for Rummel  over Catholic League rival Jesuit at Tad Gormley stadium. It was Raider place kicker Justin Mourain’s 18-yard field goal that gave the Raiders the overtime victory, but both coaches pointed to Fourcade’s daring 11-yard dash on a fourth down and 10 play at the Jesuit 13 in... Keep Reading

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

  • Tags:
  • 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

Jesuit and Rummel meet in unfamiliar scenario

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  • Game Preview
  • Teams:
  • Jesuit Football, Rummel Football
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  • 10/24/13 2:08pm

Defending 5-A State Champion Rummel plays Jesuit Friday night at Tad Gormley stadium and Rummel Coach Jay Roth is not worried about his team’s state of mind after the Raiders’ 35-21 loss to No.1-ranked St. Augustine last week. “Not at all,” Roth responded when asked if he was concerned about an emotional or physical letup from his team. “In the past two seasons both of our teams were ... Keep Reading

Brother Martin and Shaw prepare for Catholic League tilt

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  • Game Preview
  • Teams:
  • Shaw Football, Brother Martin Football
  • Posted:
  • 10/24/13 12:30pm

Two teams trying to finish their District 9-5A football campaigns on a winning note will pop pads at Hoss Memtsas Stadium on Saturday.  The 7 p.m. clash between Catholic League rivals Brother Martin and host Archbishop Shaw brings together two teams which have been competitive, although the fruits of their coaches’ labor haven’t recently translated into victories. But that will change for one of them. Shaw leads the series, 22-18.... Keep Reading

St. Aug and Holy Cross battle for Catholic League lead

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  • Game Preview
  • Teams:
  • St. Augustine Football, Holy Cross Football
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  • 10/23/13 4:38pm

Some of the St. Augustine players who last left the football field celebrating a state championship now have grand kids on their legs instead of thigh and knee pads. When the Purple Knights secured three state titles within a span of five years from 1975-’79 under their stellar head coach Otis Washington, who could have envisioned that, over the course of the next 32 years, St. Aug would never repeat as a state champion nor... Keep Reading