USO Benefit Football Game At Moore Park
October 11, 1942
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.
* Copied from Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph - October 12, 1942 *
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More 1942 Football Action At Moore Field
The new lighted field at Moore Park was in high demand for use by local high schools, sandlot teams and just about anyone else in need of a regulation size field for baseball or football. Not long after the USO game mentioned above the Post-Gazette ran another image of gridiron action on Moore Field, this time featuring Mount Washington's St. Justin High School versus St. Veronica from Ambridge.
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