Home Team: Jesuit
Away Team: Holy Cross
Date And Time: 09/29/2017 7:00 pm
Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
It’s the oldest rivalry in the state of Louisiana high school football and the fifth oldest high school football rivalry in the country. Holy Cross and Jesuit have been battling it out on the football field since their first meeting back in 1922. Friday night’s matchup marked the 98th meeting between the two schools for bragging rights for the Golden Football and Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy.
Holy Cross :31
The first half was one to remember for the Tigers of Holy Cross in their 98th meeting against Jesuit. The Tigers scored on each of their first four possessions and mixed in an interception return for a touchdown that accounted for all of their scoring in the opening two periods to beat the Blue Jays of Jesuit 31-17. Great American Rivalry game MVP Landen Bates ignited the Tigers by rushing for 209 yards on 25 carries with a 79 yard touchdown on the first possession for the Tigers. Although the Tigers never looked back in recording their third victory in five seasons against the Blue Jays, there were enough anxious second half moments. Jesuit put together a positive half and knocking on the door of the Tigers multiple times, but ultimately coming up short in its fight back. The Holy Cross win trims Jesuit’s advantage in the series to 56-40-1.