REPLAY: Jesuit scores late to top Holy Cross in 100th meeting, 20-14
NEW ORLEANS – It was a game fitting of the celebration surrounding the 100th meeting of Jesuit and Holy Cross.
Quarterback Grant Jordan scored on a 5-yard run with just over a minute remaining as the Blue Jays defeated the Tigers, 20-14, before a crowd approaching 20,000 Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.
The game was scheduled to air live on Cox Sports Television and Crescent City Sports, but technical difficulties prevented the live broadcast. It will instead air on tape delay Sunday at 8 p.m. CDT.
After Jordan’s score, the Jesuit defense put the game away with Reed Wakefield’s strip sack of Holy Cross quarterback John Dade Wooton and Max Jubenville’s fumble recovery.
Both teams are 3-2 overall and 1-1 in District 9-5A play.
Jordan passed for a pair of first-half touchdowns of 11 and 6 yards to Luke LaForge as the Blue Jays took a 14-0 lead into the locker room, but Holy Cross rallied with a pair of third-quarter scores to pull even. Alondre Wells’ 5-yard catch and a 44-yard run by Jalen Johnson made it a 14-14 game heading into the final quarter.
Jesuit had a chance to take the lead earlier in the fourth quarter, but Aidan Corbello missed a 41-yard field goal. The Jays defense stopped Holy Cross to get the ball back, setting the stage for the game-winning touchdown drive.
Jordan accounted for nearly 300 yards, completing 12 of 19 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 132 yards on 24 attempts.
Wooton was 15 of 24 for 237 yards and a touchdown.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…