Alumni Gather to Celebrate Renewal of Jesuit-Pensacola Rivalry
From 1946 to 1966, the Jesuit Blue Jays and the Pensacola Tigers met each fall on the football field in what became a fierce interstate rivalry. The series was full of drama and great moments and created great memories for all involved. The two teams had not met on the gridiron for nearly 50 years until Friday, Sept. 27, when Jesuit left with a 28-7 victory over Pensacola.
Prior to the game, members of the Jesuit and Pensacola teams from 1946-1966 gathered for a pre-game reception in the Student Commons. The event attracted several alumni from both teams and was highlighted by a delicious barbecue dinner.