Ad Spot

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’77 St. Aloysius vs. ’06 Porter’s Chapel

This first-round matchup in The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament pits the 1977 St. Aloysius Flashes against the 2006 Porter’s Chapel Academy Eagles.

The ‘77 Flashes used a powerful offense led by quarterback Tommy Alonzo, who threw a school-record 20 touchdown passes, and the school’s career rushing leader Mike Ray to finish 11-1. They averaged 35.9 points per game and won the Capital Conference championship, but a perfect season was spoiled with a 21-3 loss to Kosciusko in their postseason bowl game.

(2) 1977 St. Aloysius vs. (7) 2006 Porter's Chapel

  • 2006 Porter's Chapel (50%, 129 Votes)
  • 1977 St. Aloysius (50%, 128 Votes)

Total Voters: 257

Loading ... Loading ...

In this first-round matchup, they are pitted against one of the best teams ever from Porter’s Chapel Academy.

After reaching the MAIS Class A semifinals in 2005, Porter’s Chapel moved up to Class AA in 2006 and again got within one win of a state championship appearance while finishing with a 10-4 record. Quarterback Hayden Hales set school records with 2,449 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, while wide receiver Cole Smith caught 15 touchdown passes.

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.

email author More by Ernest

Sports

Updates: Porter’s Chapel Academy on the road against Benton Academy

BREAKING NEWS

New state flag designs narrowed to the final nine

Local

Construction still active but schools ready for students

Crime

Crime reports: Edwards man arrested for drugs, eluding

News

Vicksburg Catholic Schools are ready for Monday’s first day of school

Local

House bill calls for removing Confederate monuments from national parks

Local

Blood drive scheduled to help Vicksburg girl battling cancer

Local

Mayor proposes possible millage rate increase for capital improvements

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg Theatre Guild set to perform ‘The Sound of Music’

News

Judge says selection of jurors moving to video-conferencing

Crime

Man charged with murder of Tallulah woman, admits to earlier arson

Local

Dr. Gene Walker, the doctor who delivered many in Vicksburg, dies

Crime

Tallulah man admits to arson after being arrested for murder

Crime

Vicksburg man held without bond following arrest for auto theft

News

Suspect arrested, charged in the murder of a Tallulah woman

Crime

Woman in custody following early morning assault on her father

Crime

Crime reports: Vicksburg man arrested for auto theft

Education

Troopers implement Operation S.T.O.P. campaign

Business

Federal COVID-19 funds to help expand broadband access in Central Mississippi

Local

Lawsuit seeks clarity on Mississippi voting amid COVID-19

Local

Today’s the deadline: Vicksburg Living wants to feature you and your pets

COVID-19

Cooperate with contact tracing inquiries

Local

City moves ahead with plans to construct pickleball courts

Crime

Police charge second man in Best Western shooting