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The Rivalry Renewed

Many new faces come and go– but you can expect the same old intensity as Christian Brothers and Jesuit meet in the annual Holy Bowl. As any student on Christian Brother’s campus can tell you, the annual Holy Bowl game against Jesuit is a big deal. This is game means so much to students from […]

Many new faces come and go– but you can expect the same old intensity as Christian Brothers and Jesuit meet in the annual Holy Bowl.

As any student on Christian Brother’s campus can tell you, the annual Holy Bowl game against Jesuit is a big deal. This is game means so much to students from both schools, from freshman to seniors.

This game is a great family event that interests students applying to high school while also reuniting old friends and alumni in the process. This day, win or lose, is an important part of every students time at CB where they will new friends and have experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Confidence is sky high at Christian Brothers high school in preparation for the big game on Saturday.

“Just like every year, both schools, teams, and communities are fired up for Holy Bowl,” says varsity head coach Mr. Dan Carmazzi.

“We know that we have a huge challenge ahead of us because Jesuit is an outstanding football team” says the coach. “The guys have been working hard every day and we are confident we will have a great chance if we control the ball and play inspired, consistent football.”

Mr. Carmazzi has put a lot of faith into his senior players on the football team, and expects them to be leaders on and off the field. “We have had a number of payers that have stepped up for us this year. Our two senior captains Kyle Cherry (’15) and Kellen Ralph (’15) have provided guidance and stability for their teammates.”

“Another player that I have to say would be our three year starter Chris Guillen (’15) — he has stepped up and lead this team in the right direction all season.”

Chrisis no stranger to the attention and the pressure of playing in a game as important as Holy Bowl. He understands and embraces the excitement of playing in front of over 17,000 students, parents, staff, and alumni.

“People may think that Jesuit has bigger size and talent, but what we lack in size we make up in heart and intensity” Says the quarterback in his thick Swedish accent. “We have practiced hard all summer for this game — as a team we feel confident and prepared and we are ready to go play some football.”

Another star, varsity captain Kellen Ralph, embraces the opportunity to play in his fourth and final Holy Bowl.

“It is sad to know this is the last time I will play Jesuit in this heated rivalry — I am excited to see how the game turns out and how strong our team plays.”

Knowing the challenge that his team faces in this game, Kellen remains optimistic. “We expect for this game to be a well played and intense game. It is always an intense experience — one that we hope to win this year.”

From coach to player to fan, confidence and school spirit runs rampant through the halls of CB as Holy Bowl is just days away. This experience is a highlight of the school year and with crowds exceeding 17,ooo, considered the peak athletic event in the school’s history.

Rain or shine, when the sun sets on Saturday evening it will mark the beginning to one of the nation’s biggest high school rivalries where Christian Brothers and Jesuit high school square off to find the new champion of this year’s annual Holy Bowl.

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