Home Team: Jesuit
Away Team: Holy Cross
Date And Time: 09/28/2018 8:00 pm
Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
Holy Cross and Jesuit have one of the oldest rivalries in the south, having first played in 1922. The game, at one time, drew 35,000 fans to watch it and still delivers crowds upwards of 15,000-20,000 fans to Tad Gormley stadium for this intense matchup.
In a rivalry that has been shaped by the location of the high schools and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago, this game matters to the community. Locals and fans come together to celebrate and enjoy watching their beloved Holy Cross Tigers and Jesuit Blue Jays.
Holy Cross :7
The Jesuit Bluejays' defense truly stepped up in this one, holding a talented Holy Cross offense to only seven points all evening, leading to a 28-7 victory. The defense was led by star defensive end, Perry Ganci, who would be named Great American Rivalry Series MVP on the night. The Bluejays used their defensive ability and added some huge plays on both offense and special teams to put the Tigers away. None was bigger than the 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half by Luke Besh. The play truly killed the Tigers' spirits and helped Jesuit run away with this one 28-7.