REPLAY: Larriviere, Jesuit dominate Holy Cross, 51-7
NEW ORLEANS – Jack Larriviere took a tumble running out onto the Tad Gormley Stadium playing surface with his Jesuit teammates just before the start of Friday night’s rivalry matchup with Holy Cross.
It was about the only thing that went wrong all night for the Blue Jays’ senior quarterback.
Larriviere threw only one incompletion in 14 pass attempts and accounted for 242 yards and four touchdowns as Jesuit took a 51-7 victory over Holy Cross in the 102nd all-time meeting between the schools.
The game was broadcast live by Crescent City Sports and Cox Sports Television.
The Blue Jays and Tigers have met continuously since 1922, and Friday’s 44-point margin of victory was the largest in the series in 29 years.
Larriviere was an easy choice as the game’s most valuable player, running an offense so effective that it neither committed a turnover nor punted.
Larriviere had touchdown passes of 96 and 21 yards to Jace Larsen and 26 yards to Keith Pittman. He also scored on an 11-yard keeper.
Those four scores and Aidan Corbello’s 38-yard field goal gave Jesuit a 31-0 halftime lead. The Blue Jays scored on all three second-half possessions as well.
Holy Cross got on the board in the third quarter on a 73-yard pass from Cole Canatella to Koby Young.
Larriviere and reserves Liam Parenton and Beau Perez led a Jesuit offense that rolled up 498 total yards. The Blue Jays did not attempt a pass after halftime.
The Jesuit defense, which has allowed only two touchdowns in 12 quarters of regulation play, held Holy Cross to 196 total yards.
Jesuit won for the 60th time in the series. Holy Cross has 40 wins. There was one tie and the 1937 game was ruled no contest.
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;…