Greatest on the Gridiron: ’05 Porter’s Chapel vs. ’38 St. Aloysius

Published 5:05 pm Monday, July 6, 2020

The 2005 Porter’s Chapel Academy Eagles posted one of the most dominating defensive seasons of the 21st century, on any level — they only allowed 10 points and no offensive touchdowns in their first 11 games. The only touchdown allowed was on a fumbled kickoff return against Tri-County in their eighth game of the season.

PCA’s season ended with a 20-13 loss to Lee Academy (Ark.) in the MAIS Class A semifinals.

(4) 2005 Porter's Chapel vs. (5) 1938 St. Aloysius

  • 2005 Porter's Chapel (58%, 114 Votes)
  • 1938 St. Aloysius (42%, 83 Votes)

Total Voters: 197

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St. Aloysius, meanwhile, had a similarly dominant season way back in 1938. The second team coached by the legendary Joe Balzli outscored its opponents 262-12 and finished the season with five consecutive shutouts.

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Only two of nine opponents scored as the Flashes went a perfect 9-0. The nine consecutive wins were part of a 20-game streak that spanned the 1937-40 seasons, and included another undefeated season in 1939.

Which dominant defense will reign supreme? Vote for your favorite, and then check back later for the results. Voting closes on Thursday, July 9, at noon, and the winners of each first-round matchup will advance to round two.

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 reporters in the paper's 140-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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