Latest renewal in Jesuit-Holy Cross football series airs Friday on Crescent City Sports, CST

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NEW ORLEANS – Jesuit and Holy Cross will meet on the gridiron for the 100th consecutive year Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium, and Crescent City Sports and Cox Sports Television will again be on hand to present the action and pageantry of one of the longest continuously played series in America.

Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on CST and, with kickoff scheduled for 7:15. Ken Berthelot, a Holy Cross graduate, and Wayde Keiser, a Jesuit grad and former Blue Jays head coach, will describe the action.

The first meeting between the schools took place in 1922 and has produced many memorable moments over the last 99 years. The CCS team has produced the live broadcast of this matchup since 2012.

Jesuit (1-1) and Holy Cross (1-1) will each look to bounce back after losing its District 9-5A opener last weekend. The Blue Jays lost 20-14 in triple overtime to Brother Martin while the Tigers fell 27-13 at Archbishop Shaw.

Jesuit leads the all-time series 59-40-1 with one matchup, in 1937, ruled no contest. The teams met twice in the 1951 and 1963 seasons.

A year ago, the Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 28-20 in a game played at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond. This year, “The Rivalry” returns to its regular home at Gormley, where it has been played 74 times since the City Park stadium opened in 1937.

Both first-year Jesuit head coach Ryan Manale and second-year Holy Cross coach Nick Saltaformaggio will lead their teams onto the Gormley playing surface for the first time in this series.

The Crescent City Sports team is in its 11th season of producing live broadcasts for television and internet, having produced more than 340 live streams since 2012, and is continuing its extensive commitment to prep sports coverage on its website for 2021-22. Additionally, in cooperation with Cox Sports Television, CCS will also produce additional events that will both be televised on CST and streamed on the site.

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Lenny Vangilder


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;…

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