Sept. 20, 2006
One of the most recognizable voices on the radio in New England is that of former-Boston Celtic play-by-play man Johnny Most, calling Red Auerbach's classic teams for 37 years. Just don't tell anyone in Worcester that, because they have their own voice - Bob Fouracre. Two-thousand and six marks Fouracre's 37th season calling Holy Cross football on the radio (he will begin his 18th season calling Crusaders' basketball in November). As one can imagine, Fouracre has seen a lot of Crusaders' history during that time.
Suffering through some lean years of the 1970s, Fouracre was along for the Crusaders' ride in the 1980s in which Holy Cross won over 70 percent of its games. Fouracre was the man behind the microphone when Gordie Lockbaum led the Cruasaders to a number-one ranking and undefeated campaign in 1987.
"He was the best tackler I ever saw," Fouracre remembered. "Eight out of 10 times, the guy he tackled would fall backward the way they're supposed to. He ran great routes, he was always open. He blocked well and he ran well."
It is those 1980s squads that Fouracre recalls fondly looking back at his career as the voice of Holy Cross football in Bill Doyle's article from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. For the complete article, click here.