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Greatest on the Gridiron: ’58 St. Aloysius vs. ’75 St. Aloysius

The 1958 Flashes are often regarded as one of the school’s best teams ever, but in this matchup in the Eagles Region of The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament they will take on one of their successors.

Led by the running back tandem of George Evans and Eddie Habert — who combined to score 61 touchdowns in their high school careers — the ‘58 Flashes posted the school’s third undefeated record (8-0) in four years. After two close wins over Lexington and Mendenhall to start the season, they had an average margin of victory of 28.5 points over their last six games.

(3) 1958 St. Aloysius vs. (6) 1975 St. Aloysius

  • 1958 St. Aloysius (60%, 29 Votes)
  • 1975 St. Aloysius (40%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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A generation later, the 1975 Flashes had the unique distinction of being the school’s only undefeated team in the 1970s, but did not win the Capital Conference title. Two ties against Raymond and Madison-Ridgeland High School led to a 9-0-2 record and a third-place finish in the league.

The Flashes earned their place in this bracket, however, by posting six shutouts in 11 games and only allowing a total of 51 points.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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