“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
The Eagles nip the North Carolina Navy flyers

October 17, 1942 ... At Fenway Park, the Pre-Flight powerhouse from Chapel Hill, NC, directed by former Fordham mentor, Jim Crowley and captained by Ex-Eagles Gene Goodreault and Joe Zabilski were nipped by an aggressive Eagle attack, 7-6 in one of the hardest fought games thus far.  The blocking and tackling on both sides was outstanding making this the low scoring game it was.  The Eagles scored midway on a nicely executed 45 yard pass play from Mickey Connolly to Don Currivan.  Currivan made a circus catch, stealing the ball away from two defenders. 

The Eagles then went on to make three epic stands inside their 20-yard line. and protected the 7-0 lead until the final three minutes. The flyers came close to scoring in the third period when Len Eshmont rifled a shot 68 yards to Bill Krywicki, who was bound for the end zone until Don Currivan brought him down from behind on the 22-yard line.  In the final quarter the Joe Frank (Georgetown) blocked Eddie Burns' punt and John Witkowski (Fordham) recovered the ball in the end zone for their only score.  After the pre-flight lined up for the tying extra point, the Eagles defensive lineman Angelo Sist was able to rush thru and hurry Eshmont drop-kick attempt which was wide to the right, giving B.C. a great win.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

NAVY PRE-FLIGHT

0

0

0

6

 

 

6

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

7

0

0

0

 

 

7

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

45 yd Pass – Mickey Connolly to Don Currivan (BC)
Mickey Connolly (PAT)

Pre-Flight (0)
Boston College (7)

 4th Qtr

Recovered fumble in the end zone - John Witkowski (Pre)
PAT failed

Pre-Flight (6)
Boston College (7)

 

 Attendance – 25,107