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The 1992 game was played on Friday, October 23, 1992
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Jesuit Blanks Holy Cross
By TOMMY TAYLOR
Todd Golemi and Ricky Roniger combined for 340 yards rushing as Jesuit defeated Holy Cross, 45-0, in District 10-5A Friday night at Bobby Nuss Stadium in Chalmette.
The Blue Jays, 3-1 in district and 5-2 overall, kept their playoff hopes alive. The Jays play Brother Martin next week and close out the regular season with Shaw.
It was the 500th football victory for Jesuit. Friday's game marked the 69th meeting between Jesuit and Holy Cross. The Jays lead the series 38-30-1.
The Tigers, who have not had a winning season since 1987, are 1-4 and 1-7.
Golemi finished with 20 carries for 208 yards and two touchdowns. Roniger, who carried six consecutive times on the Jays' opening possession, finished with 26 runs for 132 yards and a score.
"Both Todd and Ricky did an excellent job for us t0onight," said Jesuit coach Mark Songy. "They complement each other real well. I was surprised about Todd's totals, but I'll take it."
Jesuit outrushed Holy Cross 361-16 and limited the Tigers to 74 yards en route to its second consecutive shutout.
"Our front line is dong a super job for us on defense," Songy said. "Plus, the play from our linebackers has been superior."
On its second possession, Jesuit took over at midfield and marched 50 yards in four plays for its first score. Roniger's 2-yard run capped the drive. Pat Neely's kick gave the Blue Jays a 7-0 lead with 4:43 left in the first quarter.
Two possessions later, the Jays began at their 39 following a punt that went out of bounds by Tiger punter Jimmie Glorioso. Jesuit drove down to the Tigers' 9, but a holding penalty pushed them back to the 20. On fourth down, Neely kicked a 37-yard field goal with 5:30 left in the half.
In the third quarter, Jesuit broke the game open with a 21-point outburst. Following a bad snap from center, the Jays gained possession on the Tigers' 13.
Three plays later, Golemi ran 5 yards for the score.
On their next possession, Brett Kreller capped a 4-play, 57-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. Golemi carried 3 times for 54 yards.
Following a turnover at the Tiger 48, Golemi scored his second touchdown on a 6-yard run with 2:12 left in the third.
John Steen had a 1-yard (scoring) run in the fourth quarter, and Marcus Scott closed out the scoring with a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown.