History of Crusader Football

1931: Change at the Top
Brother Martinian, S.C.
Brother Martinian, S.C., Principal

1931 brought important changes to 1137 Esplanade Avenue.

  • Brother Lambert, S.C., principal of St. Aloysius for 1930-1, was appointed provincial superior of the United States Province. He was replaced as head of the school by Brother Martinian, a short Frenchman with a "jolly disposition" who would himself become provincial when Brother Lambert's six-year term expired.
  • The new principal presided over a school that claimed to be the largest Catholic school south of the Ohio River. The school went down to fifth grade. Counting noses in The Panther yearbook reveals the following enrollment for the school year: Seniors 55, Juniors 75, Sophomores 119, and Freshmen 127 for a high school enrollment of 376. The freshmen classes were crowded: 44, 44, and 39. The increasing enrollment affected football, which is a numbers game.
  • There was no eighth grade in those days. Students went directly from seventh grade to high school. So "freshmen" were not "ninth-graders." There were two classes for each grammar school level. Seventh grade numbered 86, sixth grade 54, and fifth, 41. Adding these numbers to the high school enrollment produced a total of 557.
  • Each of the 18 classes had a Brother of the Sacred Heart as homeroom teacher. The faculty included only four laymen.
Aloysian Cover 10/1931
Professor Joseph Taverna
One of the laymen was the new band director: Professor Joseph Taverna. He hailed from Turin, Italy, where he studied at the conservatory. His father was a celebrated composer who was once organist at St. Peter's in Rome under Pope Leo XIII. Shortly after securing his degree in Turin, young Taverna came to America and settled in New Orleans. Here, "he organized the first boys' band ever to play in the Crescent City."

Later he became professor of music at Marion Military Institute in Alabama where he remained until the World War broke out. He led various army bands during the war. After the war, he returned to Marion. "His remarkable success drew the attention of the authorities of Alabama University. Professor Taverna accepted Alabama's offer to head their music department. Here he trained both the Concert Band and the Military Band, taking the latter twice to the Rose Bowl."

"Prof Taverna," as everyone called him, remained at Aloysius until 1961.
Coach Earl W. Jones

Earl W. Jones took over the football program.

  • "Kip" Kessler, who had led the team to a 13-16-1 record the last four years, "was compelled to put all his time in his chemistry classes, due to the enormous sizes of them this year." Kip's greatest contribution had been to shepherd the program back to Class A competition in 1930.
  • Jones came to Aloysius from Mobile.
  • The "second team" (JV) coach was Fred Heier, who was not a faculty member.
  • For the second year in a row, the school had a new athletic director. This time it was Brother Jerome, S.C.
  • Also for the second year, the football team would compete in Class A as the purple and gold Panthers.
Brother Jerome, S.C.
Brother Jerome, S.C., Athletic Director

Preseason reports stated that the new coach "has sent his candidates through plenty of hard work and the boys seem to eat it up." Senior E Roy Lomax was captain. Sophomore FB Eddie Daigle, "the Panther ... star of last year," had gotten bigger without losing any speed. However, the only other returning lettermen were senior QB Charles Schaeffer and junior G Fabian Wambsgans. Despite the squad's lack of experience, Jones still managed to achieve a winning season.

Times Picayune 9/13/1931: Frank Thriffiley, a fine T of last year, is back in school but will not play football. Thriffiley is a star baseball P and will devote all of his time to baseball. Apparently, Frank made his decision after the team picture (below) was taken. In addition, Gustave and James Miltenberger, stalwarts for the past three seasons, were members of the Class of 1932 but didn't play (presumably because they were over the age limit or sidelined with injuries).

Brother Jerome and Brother Gerald represented St. Aloysius at the annual prep league meeting on September 21.

  • "Due to a lack of boys in all three schools, Jefferson, Gretna, and Westwego will not have elevens this year in the league."
  • So the B Division was composed of Isidore Newman (formerly known as "Manual Training"), Rugby Academy, New Orleans Academy (NOA), and one new entry, Kenner.
  • Class A would add the new public high school on Freret Street, Fortier, to the returning schools: Jesuit, Warren Easton, Holy Cross, St. Aloysius, and S. J. Peters Commercial High.
  • "The A schools will not be allowed to enter their smaller teams in the B group, but all of the official prep B teams will arrange their schedules to include these smaller teams."
  • A meeting of the coaches was set for September 24 to decide who should be officially declared the winner of the 1930 New Orleans Prep Class A football championship.
Clifton Dreyfus of the TP explained the purpose of the coaches' meeting: Warren Easton was declared out of the state title play [in 1930] because of the use of a player who was over the age limit. The ruling stated that all the games in which 'Red' Sambola, the player in question, participated be ruled out. If this same ruling stands in the prep association, Easton will have lost two games and Jesuits one. Disregarding the fact concerning Sambola, the Eagles were undefeated for the year.

At the September 24 meeting, the coaches voted 6-5 to allow Easton to keep its 1930 crown. Legal documents produced by Warren Easton officials were considered by a majority of coaches present as good evidence that the Warren Easton authorities had reason to believe that Sambola was within the age limit when he was played.

St. Aloysius Football Team 1931

Sunday, September 27: St. Aloysius vs Leon Godchaux @ Reserve (afternoon)
SA
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13
7
13
33
LG
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SA lineup: Sr. Leonard Estorge LE, jr. Ray Staub LT, jr. Louis Fritch LG, soph. Lionel Mahoney C, jr. Brennan Disher RG, jr. Fabian Wambsgans RT, jr. Gordon Judlin RE, sr. Charles Schaefer QB, jr. Joseph Gemelli LH, jr. Marcel Fontana RH, sr. Alex Haulard FB
Subs: Sr. Roy Lomax (C) RE, sr. Mark Terrell RT, soph. Charles Miltenberger C, jr. Alvin Savarese LG, sr. Edward Clark LE, jr. Edward Scheurman LT, sr. John Clesi QB, soph. Edward Noullet LH, jr. Frank Mayronne RH, soph. Eddie Daigle FB
Eddie Daigle 1931
John Clesi
John Clesi
  • As was often done against an inferior opponent, Jones played the second string for Q1, which ended scoreless. He then sent in the A team for Q2 and their speed immediately took effect against the heavier Reserve foe.
  • After an exchange of punts, a "triple pass" (probably a HB pass in today's lingo) put the ball on the Reserve 30. After two runs over T gained 10, Eddie Daigle skirted end for 15 to the 5. However, Reserve held and immediately punted the ball out of danger. But John Clesi "made a beautiful return through a broken field" to the 3. Frank Mayronne drove over from there.
  • The second score came just before the end of the half. Clesi lateraled to Daigle who threw to Roy Lomax. The captain made a beautiful catch in the EZ.
  • The TP article ends by saying, "From then on it was just a question of how big the score would be. Godchaux never threatened, being on the defense for most of the second half."
  • "Clesi and Daigle did most of the ground-gaining for the winners. The latter, a powerful boy with a wealth of speed, time and again knifed his way through T while Clesi's return of ... punts was perfect."
Captain Roy Lomax
Saturday, October 10: St. Aloysius vs Bogalusa @ Redwood Bowl (aft.)
SA
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Bog
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6
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21
33
SA lineup: LE, Staub LE, Wambsgans LT, Fritch LG, Mahoney C, Disher RG, Terrell RT, Lomax RE, soph. Robert Lilley QB, Mayronne LH, Fontana RH, Daigle FB
No subs listed.

For the second game in a row, the score was 33-0. Unfortunately, the Panthers were on the short end this time against a team that played much better than in their loss to Holy Cross 26-0 the previous week.

  • Once again facing a larger foe on the road, the Saints were unable to work their passing game to make a dent in the defense. Still, the Panther D held the black jersied home team to only 12 points before wearing out in the last period.
  • Bogalusa RB White Magee's "sensational run of 40y was the big noise of the day."
  • Coach Gary Dildy's Lumberjacks scored their first TD within five minutes of the start of Q1.
  • Black, hefty linesman, last week banished from the game with Holy Cross for slugging shortly after the affair got under way, was sent back to the firing line in the final quarter, and on the first play intercepted a forward pass and hammered St. Aloysius' line for a good gain. (TP)
  • With the exception of a 10y RE run by Daigle, the visitors met a stone wall when they tried to run. As a result, the Panthers never came close to threatening the Lumberjack goal.
  • Many Bogalusa scrubs saw action in the final minutes of play.
Friday, October 16: St. Aloysius vs Terrebonne @ Houma (aft.)
SA
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13
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Ter
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TD: SA Daigle, ?, Ter M. Biggs
PAT: Daigle (plunge), Ter C. Biggs (plunge)
  • After a scoreless first half, Terrebonne drove after receiving the kickoff to break the ice. A series of short runs, combined with a penalty of 25y against the Saints, led to M. Biggs crossing the goal standing up. Claire Biggs went over G for the extra point.
  • The visitors broke through for two scores in the last period. First, Daigle "on a beautiful punt return of 60y, completely reversing his field, made the first TD ... Daigle also went over for the extra point."
  • Aloysius "soon marched to a second TD, but missed the point." (You'd think any reporter worth his salt would list who scored the TD.)
  • Biggs and Belanger ran the ball past midfield before the Houma school opened up the passing attack. With the ball inside the Panther 10, M. Biggs passed to Galdry, who was stopped at the four as time expired.
  • In addition to his punt return, Daigle also sprinted 25y to set up the Panthers' second TD. "Lomax played a great defensive game at E."
Friday, October 23: St. Aloysius vs Commercial High @Heinemann Park (aft.)
SA
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0
0
6
12
Commy
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0
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2
2
TDs: Daigle 2; SAF: Daigle touched ball down behind own goal line
1st Downs: SA 7, Commy 6 ; Penalties: SA 10y, Commy 5
SA lineup: Lomax LE, Terrell LT, Savarese LG, C. Miltenberger C, Disher RG, Clark RT, Scheurman RE, Clesi QB, Haulard LH, Mayronne RH, Daigle (C) FB
Subs: Staub RE, Lilley RH, Wambsgans RG, Fontana LH, soph. John Hecker QB, Noullet RH, soph. Lionel Boulmay RG, Estorge RE

St. Aloysius had not defeated Samuel J. Peters Commercial High since the Broad Street school started playing football in 1926. In fact, the Saints had not scored a point in the previous four contests. Eddie Daigle made sure that would change on this day.

Alex Haulard
Alex Haulard
  • Q1: After a series of punt exchanges on the muddy field, SA got the ball on its own 40. Daigle gained 12 around LE. On the next play, Eddie missed a lateral but recovered and threw a pass to Haulard for a 25y gain. On the next snap, Daigle followed his interference around LE for 23y to the end zone. Clesi failed to cross the goal on the PAT try. Commy garnered three firsts on the ensuing drive before the Saints held. Neither team threatened the rest of the half.
  • Q3: Near the end of the period, Commy made its one serious threat. Cy Sellen's runs gave the Typists three first downs in succession to the Saints 7. Then Cassagne and Sellen each gained a yard up the middle.
  • Q4: On the first play after changing sides, Catalanotto fumbled and Charles Miltenberger recovered at the 6. From punt formation, Daigle tried to circle RE but was dropped for a 5y loss. So Eddie received the next snap and took a safety. SA then punted from its 20. Later, Daigle, after returning a punt to his own 47, broke loose for 53y to put the game out of reach with a minute to play.
Charles Miltenberger
Charles Miltenberger
Friday, October 30: St. Aloysius vs Fortier @ Tulane Prep Field (afternoon)
SA
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12
0 0 12
For
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7
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7
TD: SA Daigle, Lomax, For Johnson
PAT: Truelle (plunge)
1st Downs: SA 3, For 8; Penalties: For 5y, SA 35
Passing: For 4-15-0 , SA 4-10
SA lineup: Lomax (C) LE, Terrell LT, Savarese LG, C. Miltenberger C, Disher RG, Clark RT, Scheurman RE, Clesi QB, Haulard LH, Mayronne RH, Daigle (C) FB
Subs: Staub RE, Lilley RH, Estorge RE, Wambsgans RT, Schaefer QB, Fontana LH, jr. Robert Leininger RG
QB Charles Schaefer
Charles Schaefer
The 3-1 Panthers took on the Tarpons, who were in their first season of football since the school opened in January 1931. "Fortier, with a hard fighting team that beat Hammond, 20 to 0, and played Easton to a 0-0 deadlock, may prove too much for St. Aloysius." The Tarpons had dropped only one game, 10-6 to Holy Cross. The TP writer forgot that Superman, in the form of Eddie Daigle, played for the Purple and Gold.
  • "In an exciting football game wherein all three TDs were scored five minutes before the end of the first half and on the first play of Q3," the Panthers won before "an overflow enthusiastic crowd which included musicians and cheerleaders of both schools."
  • A seesaw Q1 saw the ball mostly near midfield for both sides. Daigle ran well as did Rohme and Gleason for the Tarps. Q2 brought more of the same until a Panther INT deep in Saint territory. On the first play, "big Ed Daigle, elusive and speedy, found an opening off RG, was momentarily halted, but broke loose from innumerable would-be tacklers, reached the clear, and outdistanced all Tarpons in an 85y scoring jaunt. The line plunge was short for the extra point." Just when fans thought the half might end without further scoring, SA recovered a punt and, with two minutes left, QB Charles Schaefer tossed a "nice long pass" to Lomax who was unmolested in the EZ. A pass for the conversion was grounded.
  • Q3 and Q4: Fortier's captain, Douglas Johnson, "brought the crowd to its feet to open the second half when he received the kick-off on his own 5y line, followed his flying wedge well down the center of the field, reached the clear and ran 95y for a TD. When Truell plunged center for the seventh point, it looked like a Fortier rally." But from then on, Jones's D held the Tarpons scoreless despite the fact that SA could muster no first downs in the entire half. Twice Fortier reached scoring territory only to be repulsed.

The following Sunday, the TP declared: "By its victory over Fortier Friday, St. Aloysius gave warning that the favorites in the Class A prep race had better watch their step when they tie up with the Saints." That same day, Jesuit ended Holy Cross's dream of an unbeaten season, 36-2.

Sunday, November 8: St. Aloysius vs Holy Cross @ Loyola (aft.)
SA
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6
6
HC
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7
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TD: SA Lilley, HC Sciortino
PAT: Sciortino (plunge)
1st Downs: SA 8, HC 8; Penalties: HC 15y, SA 40
SA lineup: Lomax (C) LE, Terrell LT, Fritch LG, C. Miltenberger C, Disher RG, sr. Frank Thriffiley RT, Staub RE, Clesi QB, Fontana LH, Noullet RH, Daigle FB
Subs: Lilley RH, Savarese RT, Wambsgans RG, Schaefer LH, Haulard LH

This exciting game ended in a heart-breaking defeat for the Saints. Junior RT Frank Thriffiley, a starter in '30, played his first game of the year.

Frank Thriffiley 1931
Frank Thriffiley

Robert Lilley 1931
Robert Lilley

  • The Panthers outplayed the Micks in the first half but had only a scoreless tie to show for it. In the last minute of the half, a Saint TD was cancelled by a penalty. Clesi started the chain of events by intercepting Joe Sciortino's pass on the SA 35. Daigle gained 16 around RE and shot a 5y pass to Lomax. Eddie then heaved a 20y pass to Robert Lilley who was in the clear and ran the remaining 25y to pay dirt. But Clesi needlessly clipped a man on the 10y line, resulting in a 25y penalty according to the rules of the day. On the next play, Pete Guizerix intercepted Daigle's pass and the half ended.
  • Q3: HC marched 40y via short runs for their only TD of the day. Sciortino plunged over from the 1 for the TD, then tallied the all-important EP with a smash over the same hole.
  • Q4: The SA O finally reached the EZ. The play that put the ball in scoring position was a lateral and then a forward pass for 62y. From his own 25, Daigle took the snap from C and passed sideways to Haulard, who uncorked a long one to Lilley who was knocked out of bounds on the 13. On the next play, Haulard took the snap and, with HC expecting a repeat of the previous play, shot the ball directly to Lilley in the EZ. Haulard tried LG for the conversion but was stopped a foot short. Near the end of the game, HC embarked on a clock-eating drive at midfield that reached the SA 8. But the Panthers held on downs at the 2. On the first play, Daigle passed to Lilley, who was the victim of interference on the 25. However, the rules did not prohibit the half or game from ending on a defensive penalty, and the final whistle blew before another play could be run.

Saturday, November 14: St. Aloysius vs. McGill Institute @ Hartwell Field, Mobile (aft.)
SA
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6
6
McG
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TD: Staub
1st Downs: McG 6, SA 9; Total Yards: McG 52, SA 188
SA lineup: Lomax (C) LE, Thriffiley LT, Savarese LG, C. Miltenberger C, Fritch RG, Terrell RT, Estorge RE, Clesi QB, Fontana LH, Mayronne RH, Daigle FB
Subs: Lilley, Leininger, Wambsgans, Schaefer, Staub, Scheurman

The Saints traveled to Mobile for a battle with McGill Institute. Owned by the Diocese of Mobile, McGill was staffed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, which made it a sister school of St. Aloysius. The game was played at Hartwell Field, the AA Southern League baseball park akin to Heinemann Park in New Orleans.

Ray Staub
Ray Staub
  • The game was scoreless until the last minute of play when E Ray Staub crashed through and blocked a Yellow Jacket punt. He recovered it on the one and lunged over the goal. The winning play had been set up by a Panther drive that reached the 5 before relinquishing the ball on downs. (Teams generally didn't have FG kickers in those days.)
  • Due to poor blocking and still a less proper selection of plays, the Saints passed up numerous scoring chances as Eddie Daigle, FB, and Clesi, QB, reeled off consistent gains.
  • McGill's 145-lb C, John Repoll, spearheaded the D that stymied the Panthers the entire afternoon. He did all that any linesman could do, intercepted passes and twice halted the Purple within the five-yard line.
  • "Daigle, Clesi, Schaefer, Fontana, and Captain Lomax starred for the invaders."

St. Aloysius closed its season against two schools it had yet to defeat in football. Warren Easton and Jesuit had battled for Prep supremacy almost every year since the two schools had first met on the gridiron. The games would be a test of how much the Panther program had improved under Kessler and now Jones.

Thursday, November 19: St. Aloysius vs Warren Easton @ Loyola Stadium (night)
SA
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WE
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12
19
TDs: WE Pitre, Forscheimer 2; PAT: WE Gautreaux (placement)
1st Downs: SA 5, WE 16; Penalties: SA 25, WE 30
SA lineup: Lomax (C) LE, Clark LT, Leininger LG, C. Miltenberger C, Fritch RG, Terrell RT, Estorge RE, Clesi QB, Haulard LH, Fontana RH, Daigle FB
Subs: Thriffiley LT, Lilley LH, Staub RE, Savarese LG, Schaefer LH, Mayronne LH

"A large and enthusiastic crowd" filled Loyola Stadium to watch the Panthers play a team that had beaten them in the four previous contests by a combined score of 272-0. The best SA could do on the field was 52-0 in 1922. (The 1930 game, won by Easton 56-0, was forfeited because of an ineligible player.)

  • Q1: Followers of both teams had something to cheer about. Easton began a "determined march" from its 20, knocking off three straight first downs. But Clesi intercepted a pass from Benny Forscheimer and ran it back 25y to midfield. The Saints then started a drive of their own. "From a spread formation Daigle circled LE for 17y, gained 8 and 7 in two dashes through his RT." After a 5y penalty against Easton, Eddie gained 9 to the 4. Clesi found a hole at RT for first and goal at the 2. The Eagles bowed their backs and held Daigle to -1y in four plunges. But the threat was still not over. A hurried punt went out of bounds at the 12. Clesi hit LT for seven, but the Saints tried a pass into the EZ on the next play. When it fell incomplete, the rules considered that a touchback. So Easton got the ball on its 20.
  • Q2: This period degenerated into a punting duel between Daigle and "Punkie" Frost. The Easton fans were stunned when the teams left the field scoreless.
  • Q3: It didn't take the Eagles long to finally take the lead. Paul Pitre blocked Mark Terrell's punt and recovered it in the EZ. Sidney Gautreaux place kicked the EP. (That was unusual for the time, when most PAT attempts were drop kicks.) On the next possession, Daigle swept LE and came within a step of going the distance as the S forced him out of bounds. Mayronne then ripped off 11 at RE, but the powerful Eagle forward wall, which included future coaching legend Harold "Hoss" Memtsas, repelled the drive.
  • Q4: With the Saint D wearing down, Forscheimer led a drive for the first TD scored by the O. His "brilliant 18y run through his RT warmed the hearts of Easton fans." Forscheimer rammed through the same spot from the 9 for six. Gautreaux's placement was wide this time. "With but a few minutes left to play," Forscheimer scored again, plowing over C from the 1. Again, Gautreaux was wide.
Frank Mayronne 1931
Frank Mayronne

Moral victories are not real victories. Still, Coach Jones and his boys could take heart from the fact that they held Easton to 33 fewer points than the Eagles had ever scored against SA. However, the closer margin was also the result of the opening of Fortier, which pulled students from Warren Easton which, until the creation of Commy High in 1926, had been the only (white) boys public school in Orleans Parish.

A note about the Easton game from The Aloysian: "The Aloysius Band, under the direction of Mr. Taverna, made its first appearance in their brilliant uniforms of old gold and purple. They made a very favorable impression, as they marched down the field at the half, with the flood-lights beaming down upon them ÄΒο½€¦ The present band consists of 50 members ÄΒο½€¦ At present there are some 30 others about ready to play in the first band, and by the close of the year, a full band of 100 members is expected."

Sunday, November 29: St. Aloysius vs Jesuit @ Loyola Stadium (afternoon)
SA
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6
6
Jes
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6
13
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33

TDs: Jes Joint 3, Toribio, Roy; SA Daigle
PAT: Roy 3 (place kicks)
1st Downs: SA 6, Jes 14; Penalties: SA 5, Jes 15

SA lineup: Lomax (C) LE, Terrell LT, Fritch LG, C. Miltenberger C, Clark RG, Thriffiley RT, Estorge RE, Clesi QB, Fontana LH, Mayronne RH, Daigle FB
Subs: Staub LT, Schaefer RH/QB, Lilley RH, Disher LG, Leininger RG, Scheurman RE, Wambsgans LG, Savarese LT

The unbeaten Blue Jays, already making plans to play Lake Charles in the first round of the state playoffs the following Saturday, had no trouble disposing of the Saints for the seventh time in as many tries.

Eddie Daigle
Eddie Daigle
  • Q1: Coach Jones started the game with a trick play. Clesi received the kickoff and tossed it back to Daigle, who punted the ball back to the Jesuit 11. But the Jays immediately punted back. A few plays later, Daigle punted to Eddie Toribio (future St. Aloysius football coach), who returned it 55y for a TD. Bill Roy place kicked the EP. Roy paved the way for the next score when he intercepted a Daigle pass and returned it to the Saint 40. Plunges by Captain George Joint, Richard Voelker, and Toribio put the ball to the 16. Joint went off RT for the score. Roy again booted the EP. Another interception set in motion the Jays' third TD drive. This time it was Joint grabbing a Schaefer aerial at the Jesuit 43. After Voelker hit LT for 4, Toribio exploded off RT for 33. "Daigle, the only man on the Aloysius team who had a chance to catch the prep dash king, made the grade and threw him out of bounds on the 20y line."
  • Q2: On the first play of the new period, Joint ran through LT for the score. Roy's place kick failed. The rest of the quarter was uneventful.
  • Q3: Roy kicked off to start the second half. "When the ball touched an Aloysius man and Roy recovered the ball, it was another score for the Jays." Roy made his third placement. Later in the stanza, Jesuit drove 47y for its last tally of the day. Joint and Larry Gilbert Jr. advanced the ball to the 17, from where Joint scampered for his third TD of the day. Roy's placement was blocked.
  • Q4: Coach "Doc" Erskine made wholesale substitutions in the last period. Late in the game, the Saints avoided a shutout. Starting at midfield, Daigle carried the ball on almost every play on end sweeps and off-tackle runs. Finally, Daigle cut over RT from the 3 for six. Clesi's pass for the PAT was knocked down.

St. Aloysius placed only one player on the Class A All-Prep team. You haven't been following along at home if you didn't guess that it was Eddie Daigle.

  • Mark Terrell made the second team at LT.
  • Roy Lomax and Louis Fritch made Honorable Mention, as did Frank Thriffiley despite playing only the last four games.

When the New Orleans States named Daigle to its All-State team, he became the first St. Aloysius player to be so honored. From the States' write-up:

The big Aloysius star runs with amazing power and elusiveness, passes, plunges, skirts the ends or off the tackles with equal ease and is a good defensive player. Daigle is not a long punter but he is remarkably accurate. His kicks usually go out of bounds or away from the safety man, and while carrying only about 30y through the air, usually add much more by a good roll. Had he played on a stronger team, there would have been no stopping him.
Jesuit won at Lake Charles 19-0. Then, in an odd reversal of scheduling, they upended Warren Easton 12-0 on December 13 to win the New Orleans Prep Class A Championship. Finally, a week later, Byrd of Shreveport took advan­tage of extremely muddy conditions at Loyola Stadium to take the Class A State Championship 14-0 and deny Jesuit the opportunity to become the first non-public school to capture the state crown.

Summary

Jones had a good first year with a 5-4 record. One of the losses was by one point to Holy Cross. And the Saints were much more competitive with Warren Easton. Depth and size continued to be problems. But with Daigle back, Earl could hope for more improvement in 1932.

1932 Season

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CONTENTS

1931 Season

Leon Godchaux

Bogalusa

Terrebonne

Commercial

Fortier

Holy Cross

McGill

Warren Easton

Jesuit

Summary

 

1930 Season

Summary of the 1920s

 

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