St. Luke’s

General Information
Notable Football Alumni
1950′s Scores And Honors
1960′s Scores And Honors

General Information

St. Luke’s was a parish high school in Hohokus, which closed its doors in 1969. Its last season was 1968. The church is still there on Franklin Turnpike. The grammar school also closed at a later date, but the building is still there, next to the church. The field was located behind the church and conditions were cramped.

Nickname:
Lucans/Purple Knights

Leagues:

Independent, 1950-1965 (estimated)
NNJCF Capital/C, 1966-1968

Coaches:
Bob Curley, 1950 or before-1951
Ange Scafuro, 1952-1957
Ron Basil, 1958-1964
Leo Janendo, 1965-1968

Sectional Titles:
None

League/Division Titles:
1967

Undefeated Seasons:
None

One Loss Seasons:

Record By Decade:

1950’s – 34-40-7
1960’s – 37-38-3

Points Scored/Season:

1953 – 219/9
1966 – 213/9
1967 – 169/9
1965 – 152/9

Points Scored/Game:

1953 – 24.33
1966 – 23.67
1967 – 18.78
1965 – 16.89

Margin Of Victory:

1953 – 17.22
1966 – 10.22
1965 – 8.67
1967 – 8.44

Points Allowed/Season:

1955 – 31/6
1952 – 42/9
1968 – 48/8
1953 – 64/9
1954 – 70/9
1965 – 74/9
1962 – 88/8
1967 – 93/9
1956 – 97/8
1957 – 98/7

Points Allowed/Game:

1952 – 4.67
1955 – 5.17
1968 – 6.00
1953 – 7.11
1954 – 7.78
1965 – 8.22
1967 – 10.33
1962 – 11.00

Shutouts/Season:

5: 1954
4: 1952, 1953, 1965, 1968
3: 1967
2: 1955, 1956, 1962, 1966

ST. LUKE’S YEARLY RECORDS

Bold face and two asterisks indicate state champions, while just one asterisk indicates playoff appearance.

Year Record
1950 – 1-7-0
1951 – 0-6-1
1952 – 6-3-0
1953 – 6-2-1
1954 – 6-2-1
1955 – 3-1-2
1956 – 3-4-1
1957 – 4-3-0
1958 – 2-6-1
1959 – 3-6-0

1960 – 3-6-0
1961 – 2-6-1
1962 – 5-3-0
1963 – 5-4-0
1964 – 2-5-1
1965 – 5-3-1
1966 – 4-5-0
1967 – 6-3-0
1968 – 5-3-0

School closed

Thanksgiving Games:

No game, 1950-1957
DePaul, 1958-1961
St. Mary’s, 1962-1966
No game, 1967
Park Ridge, 1968
School closed

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Notable Football Alumni

Terry Byrne – Head Coach Waldwick
Ron Basil – Head Coach, St. Luke’s and Paramus Catholic (PC’s first coach ever)

More To Come

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1950′s Scores And Honors

1950 (1-7, 52pf, 152pa)
at Park Ridge \ L \ 7-24
at Central (Pat) \ L \ 2-33
at Good Shepherd, NY \ L \ 6-20
at Fordham Prep, NY \ L \ 7-25
St. Basil’s, Ct. \ L \ 0-12
at Wayne \ W \ 6-0
at Tuckahoe, NY \ L \ 12-19
Oratory \ L \ 12-19
BYE WEEK

1950 \ None \

1951 (0-6-1,30pf, 140pa)
Park Ridge \ L \ 6-12
BYE WEEK
at Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 0-6
Lexington Prep, NY \ T \ 0-0
at St. Basil’s, Ct. \ L \ 6-25
Wayne JV \ L \ 6-13
Tuckahoe, NY \ L \ 6-31
at Oratory \ L \ 6-53
BYE WEEK

1951 \ Honorable All-County \ Neil Dillon \ E \

1952 (6-3, 106pf, 42pa)
at Park Ridge \ L \ 0-6
St. Francis DeSales, NY \ L \ 6-7
Lexington Prep, NY \ W \ 6-0
Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 6-0
at Concordia, NY \ W \ 12-0
St. Basil’s, Ct. \ W \ 24-0
St. Agnes, NY \ W \ 13-7
St. Vincent’s, NY \ W \ 33-15
Oratory \ L \ 6-7

1952 \ 3rd Team All-County \ Jim Sherry \ E \

1953 (6-2-1, 219pf, 64pa)
at Dobbs Ferry, NY \ W \ 38-6
Woodmere Acad, NY \ W \ 25-0
at Bayley-Ellard \ T \ 0-0
Wallington \ W \ 13-6
Concordia Prep, NY \ W \ 45-0
Queen of Peace \ W \ 52-0
St. Mary’s \ L \ 13-32
at Oratory \ W \ 21-6
Park Ridge \ L \ 12-14

1953 \ 3rd Team All-County \ Terry Byrne \ HB \
1953 \ Honorable All-County \ Ron Basil \ G \

1954 (6-2-1, 113pf, 70pa)
at Immaculate Conception \ W \ 31-12
at W’mere Acad, NY \ W \ 12-0
Bayley Ellard \ W \ 19-0
at Wallington \ W \ 13-0
at Queen of Peace \ W \ 12-0
St. Peter’s (NB) \ L \ 0-18 \ Was Located in New Brunswick
Oratory \ W \ 7-0
at Park Ridge \ T \ 13-13
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-27

1954 \ 2nd Team All-County \ Terry Byrne \ B \
1954 \ Honorable All-County \ John Cleary \ G \
1954 \ Honorable All-County \ George Solomon \ E \

1955 (3-1-2, 58pf, 31pa)
at Immaculate Conception \ W \ 20-12
at Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 6-0
at Englewood School \ Cancelled
BYE WEEK
at Fieldston, NY \ T \ 7-7
Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-6
at St. Peter’s (NB) \ T \ 0-0 \ Was Located In New Brunswick
at Park Ridge JV \ W \ 25-6
Wallington \ Cancelled – Snow

1955 \ Honorable All-County \ Pete Henderson \ B \
1955 \ Honorable All-County \ Bob Regan \ G \
1955 \ Honorable All-County \ Charles Truax \ G \

1956 (3-4-1, 63pf, 97pa)
at Immaculate Conception \ L \ 0-27
Bayley-Ellard \ Cancelled
at Eastern Military Academy \ T \ 0-0
Our Lady of the Valley \ W \ 14-6
Fieldston, NY \ W \ 18-0
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 6-19
St. Peter’s (NB) \ L \ 0-25 \ Was Located In New Brunswick
at Park Ridge \ W \ 19-7
Wallington \ L \ 6-13

1956 \ Honorable All-County \ Paul Coughlin \ E \
1956 \ Honorable All-County \ Ed Mossaker \ B \
1956 \ Honorable All-County \ Charles Truax \ G \

1957 (4-3, 108pf, 98pa)
Immaculate Conception \ Cancelled
Midland Park \ W \ 27-7
at Our Lady of the Valley \ W \ 32-0
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 0-12
Queen of Peace \ L \ 6-14
at Pope Pius \ L \ 0-39
Park Ridge \ W \ 25-13
Glen Rock \ W \ 18-13
BYE WEEK

1957 \ None \

1958 (2-6-1, 59pf, 159pa)
Madonna, West Virginia \ L \ 0-20
Oratory \ L \ 0-7
at Immaculate Conception \ L \ 0-32
at Harrison \ L \ 6-26
at Bergen Catholic \ T \ 6-6
at Midland Park \ W \ 14-0
at St. James’s \ L \ 14-40 \ Was Located in Carneys Point, NJ
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 0-14
DePaul \ W \ 19-14

1958 \ Honorable All-County \ Dennis Dembia \ E \
1958 \ Honorable All-County \ Dick Putlock \ B \

1959 (3-6, 119pf, 161pa)
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 12-13
Oratory \ W \ 21-13
Harrison \ L \ 6-14
Immaculate Conception \ L \ 28-35
Queen of Peace \ W \ 18-14
Ridgefield \ L \ 13-27
St. James \ L \ 7-32 \ Was Located in Carneys Point, NJ
Our Lady/Valley \ L \ 2-6
at DePaul \ W \ 12-7

1959 \ Honorable All-County \ Bob Hackett \ B \
1959 \ Honorable All-County \ Henry Van Slooten \ T \

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1960′s Scores And Honors

1960 (3-6, 128pf, 144pa)
St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-33
Oratory \ W \ 18-14
at Don Bosco \ L \ 13-19
at Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 13-26
at Immaculate Conception \ W \ 32-0
at Queen of Peace \ L \ 7-13
Marist \ W \ 26-12
at Bergen Catholic \ L \ 13-20
DePaul \ L \ 6-7

1960 \ Honorable All-County \ Henry Van Slooten \ T \
1960 \ Honorable All-County \ Walt Vogel \ B \

1961 (2-6-1, 116pf, 191pa)
Oratory \ W \ 39-0
at Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 6-14
at Bayley-Ellard \ T \ 6-6
Queen of Peace \ L \ 18-28
at New Milford \ L \ 0-27
at Marist \ W \ 26-12
Immaculate Conception \ L \ 0-27
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 14-37
at DePaul \ L \ 7-40

1961 \ 2nd Team Big 6 \ Bob Conaty \ B \
1961 \ 2nd Team Big 6 \ Jim Murphy \ E \
1961 \ 2nd Team Big 6 \ George Schlesinger \ G \

1962 (5-3, 125pf, 88pa)
Marist \ W \ 18-7
at Oratory \ W \ 26-0
at Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 6-20
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 7-28
Our Lady of the Lake \ W \ 33-7 \ Later Became Pope John
New Milford \ W \ 13-0
BYE WEEK
at Immaculate Conception \ L \ 12-19
St. Mary’s \ W \ 10-7

1962 \ None \

1963 (5-4, 106pf, 117pa)
at Marist \ L \ 7-26
Oratory \ W \ 7-0
at Emerson \ W \ 20-14
at Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 13-6
at Our Lady of the Lake \ W \ 19-6 \ Became Pope John Following Year
Morris Catholic \ W \ 19-7
Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 13-19
Immaculate Conception \ L \ 6-33
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 2-6

1963 \ 1st Team Big 8 \ Joe Del Buono \ T \
1963 \ 1st Team Big 8 \ John Hackett \ B \
1963 \ 2nd Team Big 8 \ Greg Bushman \ E \

1964 (2-5-1, 124pf, 147pa)
Marist \ L \ 6-7
at Oratory \ W \ 49-7
at Cresskill \ T \ 6-6
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 20-26
Pope John \ W \ 25-6
Emerson \ L \ 12-41
at Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 0-47
BYE WEEK
St. Mary’s \ L \ 6-7

1964 \ None \

1965 (5-3-1, 152pf, 74pa)
at St. Joe’s \ W \ 26-0
Oratory \ W \ 26-0
Cresskill \ W \ 29-0
at Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 7-26
at Pope John \ W \ 32-12
at Emerson \ L \ 6-27
Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 0-2
at Morris Catholic \ W \ 19-0
at St. Mary’s \ T \ 7-7

1965 \ Honorable All-County \ Tom O’Reilly \ B \

1966 (4-5, 213pf, 121pa)
St. Joe’s \ L \ 19-20
at Oratory \ W \ 13-6
Bergen Tech \ W \ 63-0
Bayley-Ellard \ L \ 15-24
Pope John \ W \ 46-0
at Our Lady of the Valley \ L \ 19-39
Lodi \ L \ 7-13
Morris Catholic \ L \ 6-7
St. Mary’s \ W \ 25-12

1966 \ 4th Team All-County \ Al Confranseco \ G \

1967 (6-3, 169pf, 93pa)
at Park Ridge \ W \ 6-0
Croydon Hall \ W \ 54-7
at Bergen Tech \ W \ 32-0
at Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 31-9
at Pope John \ W \ 31-13
Our Lady of the Valley \ W \ 9-0
at Lodi \ L \ 0-9
at Morris Catholic \ L \ 6-35
at St. Mary’s \ L \ 0-20

1967 \ 2nd Team NNJCF-C \ Ed Buccellato \ B \
1967 \ 2nd Team NNJCF-C \ Ed Dubiel \ E \
1967 \ Honorable NNJCF-C \ Jim Taranto \

1968 (5-3, 100pf, 48pa)
St. Mary’s \ W \ 18-0
Bergen Tech \ W \ 26-0
BYE WEEK
Bayley-Ellard \ W \ 19-0
Pope John \ W \ 18-13
at OLV \ L \ 0-19
at Fordham Prep, NY \ L \ 0-9
at St. James \ L \ 6-7 \ Was Located In Carney’s Point, NJ
at Park Ridge \ W \ 13-0

1968 \ None \

School Closed

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