It was a bumper year for football at Saint Al's this past season! The Purple Flashes harvested eight victories in as many performances. Not that fine (?)ams aren't the usual thing at (?)C, but this was an exceptionally fine one. Needless to say, the highlight of the season was the big upset slaughter of the Natchez Green Wave, fifty-one to seven. All the players will tell their grandchildren about that one!
As a fitting climax to this successful year, the "A" Club and the "Mothers' Club" held the annual Football Banquet at which beautiful Northwestern Purple Aloysius jackets were distributed to the letter men. The only one to receive a jacket with three stripes was Eddie Luchessi "The Zebra." Co-Captains, Teddy Marshall and Ray Terry sported two stripes and a star apiece. Those receiving two stripes were William "Goose" Gargaro, Norbert "T" Johnson, "Farmer Jim" Nicholas, "Tiger" Jones, and "Buzzy" Koestler. William Cooke, Jerry Cronin, Joe Crevitt, Perry Hale, Cooter Hebler, Jacky Wood, Paul Layacono, Time Vollar, "Lightning" Mike Morrissey, and Jacky Mackey. arless substitutes who were presented with gold footballs are: Geo. Evans, Bobby Melsheimer, Clifton McMillon, Robert Davidson, George Ettinger, Eddie Habert, Monk Monsour, Joe Hossley, Bob Geary, Butch McCormack, Tommie Gordon, Harold Logue, Paul Chatham, Rollo Quirk, and Killer Riddle. Laudable managers who received jackets were Oscar L. Strickland, "Hot Poppa" Herrod, and Robert Crump Wilkerson!!!
The team wishes to take this opportunity to thank the eight beautiful Cheerleaders. Gold-Colored letters with a purple megaphone imprinted on them were given to Mary Campbell, Shirley Mullen, Josephine Nohra, Delia Durst, Judy Hale, Dooley Bell, Kay Steward, and Becky Bell.
Thanks to the Mothers' Club for the enjoyable Mix ups after the games. The Team appreciates the support of the fans, especially their most envied rooter, Monsignor D. J. O'Beirne, who furnished the necessary equipment and donated the jackets.
This article would be incomplete without paying tribute the our Coach. Thanks a lot, Joe!!!
Written by R. C. Wilkerson & K. Nicholas (Taken from 1956 Maryon)