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Holy Cross 16, Jesuit 13 (10/11/13)

October 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Kicker Reed Gravolet was the star for Holy Cross on Friday night.

Gravolet kicked three field goals, including the game-winner with two seconds left, to lift the Holy Cross Tigers to a 16-13 win over the Jesuit Blue Jays at Tad Gormley Stadium. More than 11,000 fans watched the thriller, which was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

After the Blue Jays tied it at 13-all with 2 1/2 minutes to go after Michael McMahon capped a long drive with a 1-yard TD run, the Tigers drove the ball down the field to set up Gravolet’s game-winning 35-yard field goal attempt.

Gravolet also made field goals of 25 and 24 yards and was named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player.

Quarterback James Tabary threw for 283 yards and connected with Michael Chigbu for a beautiful 86-yard strike to give Holy Cross a 13-3 lead at halftime. Chigbu finished with seven catches for 165 yards.

Crew Jacobs made two field goals for Jesuit, which had won five straight and eight of 10 over Holy Cross.

This is the longest-running rivalry in Louisiana, dating back to 1922. Jesuit holds a 54-38-1 lead.

Holy Cross (6-0) visits Brother Martin next Friday night, while Jesuit (3-3) hosts Archbishop Shaw on Saturday night.


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