Rivalry Series festivities began down in New Orleans as fans and presenting sponsors, the United States Marine Corps, tailgated outside the gates of Tad Gormley Stadium.
Grant is a 3-year letterman in football, having started at linebacker the past two years. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Grant has also served as a Big Brother to new students. He plans on pursuing a career in medicine after attending either the University of Auburn or Alabama. Accepting the award on his behalf was Jesuit’s principal, Dr. Michael Giambelluca.
Landon Jones is a letterman in track & field and a three-year letterman in football. He was named to All-District and All-State teams in 2009 at Center. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Ministry, High Honor Roll, and the Go MAD Environmental Service team. Landon has received the Holy Cross Tiger award in his freshman, sophomore & junior years, the highest honor awarded to those who best embody the ideals of the Holy Cross Man. His career goals include attending Tulane University to play football and to major in Environmental Engineering. Dr. Joseph H. Murry, Jr., principal of Holy Cross, accepted the award on Landon’s behalf.
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.”
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