Jesuit to Play in First Catholic League Football Game in Yulman Stadium

Posted September 20, 2017 / Last updated September 25, 2017

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Jesuit High School and Tulane Athletics announce today that Yulman Stadium will be the venue for the Blue Jays’ football game against Archbishop Rummel High School on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

The longtime district rivals will meet in the first Catholic League high school football game to be played on Benson Field at Yulman Stadium. Yulman Stadium has been the on-campus home of the Green Wave football program since 2014.

“We are excited to have the opportunity for our students, coaches, and fans to experience a Blue Jay football game on a college campus,” said Jesuit athletic director Dave Moreau. “Tulane has really welcomed us and given us the opportunity to keep our game on a Friday night at a truly first-class venue in Yulman Stadium.”

Jesuit competed in the final Catholic League matchup played at historic Tulane Stadium on Nov. 3, 1979, when Chalmette High School defeated the Blue Jays 23-9.

This will be the second high school football game held at Yulman Stadium this fall after the St. Augustine-De La Salle game on Friday, Sept. 8. High school football games are returning to the Uptown campus this season for the first time since that 1979 contest at Tulane Stadium.