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2010 Hall of Fame: Herman ‘Butch’ Duhe’ and Pat Screen

October 2, 2010

From Holy Cross High School, Herman “Butch” Duhe’
Herman “BUTCH” Duhe’ was a triple-threat football player. His skill at quarterback, middle linebacker and kicker made him invaluable to the Holy Cross Tigers in the 1965 and 1966 seasons. He has often been described as “the ultimate competitor.” With “Butch” leading the way, two of the largest crowds to ever turnout for prep football in the city witnessed the Tigers defeating the Blue Jays by scores of 14-0 and 20-7. Butch’s motto as a quarterback was “Run first; throw if you have to.” Butch’s college career at LSU and his life were cut short by his untimely death from a brain aneurysm. At the time, he was vying for the starting spot at quarterback against future NFL star, Bert Jones. Teammates and opponents alike attest to his strength, leadership and character. His legacy lives on at Holy Cross where, each football season, the student-athlete who best embodies those ideals is honored with the “Butch Duhe’ Award.”

From Jesuit High School, Pat Screen
During the 1958, ’59 and ’60 prep football seasons, no athlete stood above Pat Screen. As tailback in the Blue Jays’ single wing attack, Pat significantly impacted the outcome of theJesuit – Holy Cross games all three years, leading the Jays to three consecutive victories. In those victories, Pat scored 8 touchdowns and 2 extra points for a total of 50 points. In the 1958 victory over the Tigers, he rushed for 181 of the teams 348 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns. In the 1960 victory, Pat would play less than five minutes, yet score two touchdowns, one on a 94 yd run from scrimmage, which remains the longest run from scrimmage in Jesuit history. Over his three years at the helm of the Blue Jay attack, Pat led the Jays to a 29-5 record and the 1960 state championship. He also starred on the baseball diamond and was an important contributor to the Jays’ American legion world championship in 1961. Pat finished his athletic career at South Medford as a four-sport letterman with a total of 12 varsity letters. He went on to quarterback for LSU, where he guided the Tigers to a 1966 Cotton Bowl upset win over top-ranked and unbeaten Arkansas. Pat served Baton Rouge as the city’s Mayor-President from 1981-1988.

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