“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

EMERSON DICKIE FROM JIMMY KANE

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
The Eagles overmatch Holy Cross

November 27, 1954 ... The Eagles did everything they were supposed to do in the season finale at Fenway Park in rocking Holy Cross for 448 yards and five touchdowns in their 51st meeting.  If B.C. had not incurred penalties on drives that ended at the Holy Cross 3, 17 as 12 yard lines plus a turned over fumble on the Crusader's five yard line, the score might have been embarrassing for the Worcester boys. 

Tom Magnarelli scored first of his four touchdowns for the Eagles, sweeping around end from the 2-yard line after B.C. had worked the ball 72 yards downfield in 17 plays.  Magnarelli scored again in the second period after another Eagle march covering 55 yards.

The Crusaders came roaring back with Jack Stephans completing a 25 yard pass to Dick Arcand, and then he found Billy Smithers alone in the end zone for a 46 yard score.

The Eagles took the second half kickoff all the way back in four plays with Magnarelli going through left tackle for 21 yards and then 3 yards for the touchdown.  Minutes later Eddie DeSilva streaked from the BC 19-yard line down to Holy Cross' 22.  Six plays later it was Magnarelli again slipping around the right side to tally his fourth score.  The Eagles were able to grab one more when Jimmy Kane hit Emerson Dickie with a 32 yard pass from Holy Cross' 45-yd line.  Chet Henewich scored over the right side from the 1-yd line. 

Holy Cross closed the scoring with a 96 yard drive in 13 plays.  Smithers ran for nine yards, hit Bob Dee for 12 more and ran it again down to the 15 when he couldn't find a receiver open.  Eventually the drive ending with a scoring pass from Smithers to  Bob Rosemarino with only 35 seconds left.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

HOLY CROSS

0

6

0

7

 

 

13

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

6

7

12

6

 

 

31

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

2 yd Rush - Tom Magnarelli (BC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (6)

 2nd Qtr

3 yd Rush - Tom Magnarelli (BC)
Dick Gagliardi (PAT)

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (13)

 2nd Qtr

46 yd Pass - Jack Stephans to Billy Smithers (HC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (14)

 3rd Qtr

3 yd Rush - Tom Magnarelli (BC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (19)

 3rd Qtr

31 yd Rush - Tom Magnarelli (BC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (25)

 4th Qtr

1 yd Rush - Chet Henewich (BC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (31)

 4th Qtr

15 yd Pass - Billy Smithers to Bob Rosemarino (HC)
Dale Hohl (PAT)

Holy Cross (13)
Boston College (31)

 Attendance – 40,542