“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

 

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
B.C. triumphs at the end, 9-7

November 15, 1919 ... Boston College, battered by trying to get through arch rival Holy Cross' defenses, finally triumphed in their annual football match-up at Fenway Park.  Each team scored a touchdown, but it was captain Jimmy Fitzpatrick's field goal early in the game that provide to be the margin of victory.  At the end, the maroon and gold advanced the ball from their own 35-yard line, down the field, until Jimmy Fitzpatrick lunged over the goal line for the touchdown that gave his team the victory. 

Both teams made mistakes that contributed to the scores, but B.C. just played better football.  On defense, Holy Cross was great, but on offense they just couldn't put a good game plan together.  After Fitzpatrick kicked a field goal in the first period, Holy Cross came back with a touchdown in the second period to take the lead. 

After an exchange of punts, Kennedy intercepted for Holy Cross and ran the ball to the B.C. 36-yard line.  After a rush failed, Kennedy threw a long pass that was gathered in by Daly on the right wing who sprinted past Boston's defenders in for a touchdown.  Play continued on the Holy Cross half of the field, but the boys from Worcester held B.C. at bay.  Going in the fourth quarter, Daly kicked off for Holy Cross, and Corrigan was felled in his tracks at the B.C. 37-yard line. 

Then began the drive that ended in the winning score.  Madden drove through the line twice, and Fitzpatrick ran for a first down.  Fitzpatrick hit Luke Urban with a pass that got the ball to Holy Cross' 35-yd line.  Fitz then threw another pass that got the ball down to the 25.  It was Fitzpatrick to the 22 and then down to the 18.  Scanlan got it inside the 15-yd line.  Fitz took it down to the 12 and then to the three.  Madden was stopped and Scanlon got one.  it was third down and Fitzpatrick got the call but saw no hole in his line, so he catapulted himself up and over the line going in head first for the game winner.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
     

HOLY CROSS

0

7

0

0

   

7

   
     

BOSTON COLLEGE

3

0

0

6

   

9

   
 

1st Qtr

15 yd Field Goal - Jimmy Fitzpatrick (BC)

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (3)

2nd Qtr

36 yd Pass – Kennedy to Daly (HC)
Daly (PAT)

Holy Cross (7)
Boston College (3)

4th Qtr

2 yd Rush - Jimmy Fitzpatrick (BC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (7)
Boston College (9)