In what is widely regarded as one of the most intense and historic high school football rivalries in the state of Louisiana, the Holy Cross Tigers and the Jesuit Blue Jays are set to clash once again. This thrilling encounter, aptly named “The Rivalry,” is slated to take place on October 27 at the legendary Tad Gormley Stadium. As part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this matchup promises to deliver yet another unforgettable chapter in their storied history. 

The Holy Cross Tigers, driven by their passionate fanbase, are determined to narrow the gap in the all-time series. Currently, Jesuit holds the edge with a record of 61-40-1 over the Tigers. With a total of 102 meetings between these two titans of Louisiana high school football, the stakes couldn’t be higher for both teams. 

Last season’s matchup between Holy Cross and Jesuit had fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle. Jesuit managed to secure a hard-fought 16-12 victory on their home turf. This year, Holy Cross is out for redemption and ready to avenge their narrow defeat. 

Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his excitement for this upcoming clash. He said, “The Holy Cross vs. Jesuit game is one that epitomizes the essence of high school football rivalries. The passion and intensity displayed by both teams and their loyal supporters make this matchup truly special. It’s an honor to be a part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, and I have no doubt that this game will deliver all the drama and excitement that fans have come to expect.” 

With a capacity crowd of 20,000 expected to fill the stands at Tad Gormley Stadium, the atmosphere is sure to be electric. The fans will undoubtedly be treated to a display of exceptional athleticism and unwavering determination from both squads. 

So, mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable clash between the Holy Cross Tigers and the Jesuit Blue Jays. This game has been a long-standing tradition since 1922, and it continues to capture the hearts of Louisiana football enthusiasts year after year. As the sun sets on October 27, football fans across the state will unite with a resounding chorus:

“We Know Friday Nights.” 


Cole Canatella
Holy Cross


Jake Roberts

Holy Cross

Jake is a High Honors student at Holy Cross. When he is not assisting his friends on Student council, Jake is dedicating himself on the field or in his studies. His hope is to attend business school so he can help his family's company.
Tucker Schibler


In addition to being a three-year letterman, Tucker participates in Mock Trial, Mu Alpha Theta, Sodality, National Honor Society, and the Pro-Life Club. He recently achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. He has volunteered with Camp Smile, Responsibility House, and Rayne Youth mission projects.


Creole food wafts through the air and through the Spanish moss of the New Orleans as a historic matchup takes place between the Holy Cross Tigers and the Jesuit Blue Jays. The Tigers came for a fight for tonight with a 20 yard pass for a touchdown at the start of the first quarter. Gaining momentum, an epic first down is received at the goal line. At 3rd & 2, running back Derek Johnson gives Holy Cross gains 8 yards, only increases the power of the Tigers. Blue Jays attempted to put up a fight, but it was no use for the wall that is the Holy Cross Tigers, with a final score of 30-0.