USO Benefit Football Game At Moore Park
October 11, 1942

USO Benefit Football Game - October 1942.
A spectacular play as Rankin, of St. Justin High School, flips over the goal line for his team's first
touchdown in a 23-0 victory over St. George High in the opening game of the Catholic High School
season at Moore Field, Brookline, played as a benefit for the USO before a crowd of 10,000.

10,000 See St. Justin Win, 23-0

Paced by Joe Petrolio, fullback, the St. Justin eleven, of Mount Washington, walloped St. George, 23-0, in the opening game of the Catholic High School League season before a crowd of 10,000 at Moore Field, Brookline, yesterday. The game, a benefit for the USO, realized $486.24 for the fund.

Right Halfback George Rankin opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 15-yard field goal and then plunged over from seven yards out for a touchdown in the second session. He also converted. Petrolio, a few minutes later, registered the second six-pointer on a 16-yard run around end.

A forward pass from Rankin to Nally, followed by a lateral to Petrolio accounted for the third and final score of the game in the third period.

USO Benefit Football Game - October 1942
Don Doran, of St. Justin High School, tackled by Meade, of St. George High School.

* Copied from Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph - October 12, 1942 *

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