“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

BILL OSMANSKI POUNDS THE B.C. LINE

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Three Holy Cross
touchdown marches
crush Boston College, 20-0

November 27, 1937 ... The Holy Cross Crusaders rode to a decisive 20-0 victory over B.C. at Fenway Park.  The Worcester team cracked the contest wide open in the second period by marching 47 yards to a touchdown through and around the Eagle line in 11 plays.  In the second half, the purple then moved 65 yards downfield then ended it's scoring by covering 37 yards in four shots after retrieving an Eagle fumble at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

The first score was fashioned by Butch Cahill faking a reverse to the left then sweeping clear across the field to the right corner to score from six yards out on fourth down.  The second and final touchdowns were the copyrighted productions of dynamic Bill Osmanski playing in his first varsity football game against the Eagles.  Osmanski turned around B.C.'s right flank for seven yards in the third period and in the last snatched a lateral from Cahill and thundered 15 yards down the sideline.  This game was one of the most conclusive victories in the Jesuit rivalry of the past decade.  The Holy Cross defense was so superb that Boston College could only manage to make it across midfield twice and were frustrated on the one and only occasion they were afforded a scoring opportunity in the first period.  That happened when Hank Woronicz picked off a lateral to Osmanski and smashed his way down to the Crusader 3-yd line.  There the Crusader defensive line, which had only allowed one score all season, could not be penetrated and the Eagles tried unsuccessfully to put a field goal on the scoreboard. 

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

HOLY CROSS

0

6

7

7

 

 

20

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 

 

 2nd Qtr

6 yd Rush – Butch Cahill (HC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (0)

 3rd Qtr

7 yd Rush - Bill Osmanski (HC)
Jim Turner (PAT)

Holy Cross (13)
Boston College (0)

 4th Qtr

15 yd Rush - Bill Osmanski (HC)
Jim Turner (PAT)

Holy Cross (20)
Boston College (0)

 

 Attendance – 35,000