Holy Bowl is the biggest annual sporting event between Sacramento rivals Christian Brothers and Jesuit High School since 1969, which takes place at Hughes Stadium in September. It’s easily the most important day in the life of any football player and student of either school. Part of the Great American Rivalry Series
Holy Bowl History
2023 Christian Brothers Jesuit
2022 Jesuit 21 Christian Brothers 7
SACRAMENTO — The Holy Bowl turned 51 on Saturday night, and it’s aged well. The most spirited rivalry in the Sacramento region brought a crowd of some 15,000 to Hughes Stadium on the campus of Sacramento City College with Christian Brothers occupying one side in a sea of blue and Jesuit the home side in a sea of red.
The red guys won.
SBLive Sports Sac-Joaquin Section No. 8 Jesuit-Carmichael defeated Christian Brothers-Sacramento 21-7 in a nonleague contest, thanks to big plays and rolling momentum.
2021 Christian Brothers 0 Jesuit 44
The 50th anniversary of the Holy Bowl also marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The two schools, along with St. Francis High School and Cristo Rey Sacramento, came together in honor of all those who passed away, and the first responders who were so brave and generous in sacrificing their lives. The schools gathered pre-game to prayerfully and gratefully remember them. Jesuit scored 21 points in the first quarter, Christian Brothers was unable to recover. See Jesuit roll Christian Brothers in Holy Bowl high school football rivalry, Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee (sacbee.com)
2020 (Unofficial) Christian Brothers 28 Jesuit 34
Traditionally this match-up is a time-honored tradition that packs the stands at Hughes Stadium. But due to COVID the Fall 2020 event could not occur. Despite an unusual spring football season, which did not allow student body or alumni fans in the stands, these two Catholic high schools still competed at Christian Brothers High School under the lights. This matchup still held the honor and spirit of ”Holy Bowl” with extended family and friends cheering this game from afar on live stream. The Marauders edged out a 34-28 win over the Falcons in overtime. A one-yard touchdown run from Jesuit junior Preston Vukovich was the deciding score that ended the game. Preston, a first-year varsity quarterback, completed 7 of his 12 passes for 179 yards. Another notable performance came from Christian Brothers junior running back D.J. Crowther Jr. who rushed for more than 200 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 10, 15, and 14 yards.
2019 Christian Brothers 30 Jesuit 27
A historic upset with plenty of back and forth, the game was decided by a Christian Brothers touchdown with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The night was included six lead changes, clutch plays on both sides, and thunderous applause — a testament to the fierce rivalry. CB’s QB Junior Jacob Stewart scored the game-winning touchdown. CB’s Justin Douglas scored the first two touchdowns with runs of 4 and 30 yards. From Jesuit, notable performances included Ace Saca ’21 and running back and safety Kai Santos ’22. Ace rushed for 210 yards and had three touchdowns, including a 61-yard score. Christian Brothers Falcons beat Jesuit Marauders 30-27 in 49th Holy Bowl at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College | The Sacramento Bee (sacbee.com)
2018 Jesuit 46 Christian Brothers 7
2017 Jesuit 43 Christian Brothers 14
Looking to avenge 2016’s close loss, The Falcons defense turned the Marauder Offense over 4 times, while Gunnor Faulk threw two TD passes, one to Oregon-bound TE Spencer Webb, and one to “Do-it-all” Junior Tyler Green. However, the Marauders found their footing with their rushing attack, chewing up over 360 yds on the ground. Isaiah Rutherford (11 car., 143yds, 1 TD) sparked the offense with the first TD of the night, a blazing 85-yd gallop, and the punishing running-styles of Lorenzo Burkes (8 car., 100yds, 1 TD), and Jason Gallagher (2 car, 45 yds, 2 TD’s) overwhelmed the Falcons front. Demario Keyes tied a Holy-Bowl record 99-yd kick return. Jesuit routs Christian Brothers 42-14 in Holy Bowl | The Sacramento Bee (sacbee.com)
2016 Jesuit 25 Christian Brothers 7
Looking to avenge last year’s loss, Christian Brothers played a spirited four quarters seeking their first win in seven years. However, the Marauders shut the door on any comeback attempt, as Jon Amadi picked off a fourth-quarter pass and returned it 25-yards for his third touchdown of the night. The Marauders’ run attack controlled the ball, with Isaiah Rutherford’s 108 yards and Lorenzo Burkes’ 83 yards on 10 carries each. Coupled with a strong defensive performance, led by Jason Gallagher’s 11 tackles, and Connor Bellinger’s 2 sacks, Jesuit was able to seal the victory over the Falcons, 25-7. Christian Brothers quarterback Tyler Vander Waal showed great leadership, toughness, and poise, under constant duress all night, completing 17 for 28 passes for 175 yards, and connecting with his favorite target, Matt Marengo, leading all receivers in the game with 9 catches for 105 yards. High school notes: It’s rivalry time with Holy Bowl, Quarry Bowl | The Sacramento Bee (sacbee.com)
2015 Jesuit 51 Christian Brothers 9
Beau Bisharat made sure that there was nothing to fret about in the Holy Bowl on Saturday night, whisking away any nerves by blowing past defenders in delivering one of the most electrifying efforts in the storied history of the Jesuit-Christian Brothers football rivalry that dates back to 1969. Running hard with purpose and displaying breakaway ability that belies his powerful 6-foot-2, 215 pound frame, Bisharat scored on three touchdowns in the first half. Later he added his fourth touchdown, while the Marauders showcased running back depth while also dominating on defense to key a 51-9 rout of the Falcons at Hughes Stadium. Dalvin Jamal-Milton assisted with scores on runs of 10, 12, and 62 yards in the second half for the Big Red. A crowd of some 12,000 took notice of Bisharat’s runs, the sea of Jesuit rooting decked in red, soaking it in, high-fiving, chanting and jumping, while the blue-clad sea of Christian Brothers backers were left a bit speechless. Bisharat scored on runs of 78, 71, and 21 yards in piling up 219 yards at the half on seven carries. The senior finished with a Holy Bowl record 315 yards on 16 carries as he continued his Holy Bowl fun as one righteous runner. Jamarri Jackson provided the lone Christian Brothers highlight with an 80-yard touchdown run. Gallery: Jesuit cruises to Holy Bowl win over Christian Brothers, 51-9 | The Sacramento Bee (sacbee.com)
2014 Jesuit 48 Christian Brothers 21
Jesuit opened the scoring with 3 yard Bisharat run, and again on a 35 yard TD pass from Cole Brownholtz to take a 14-0 lead after two Jesuit possessions. The Marauder defense allowed just one first down through 1 1/2 quarters, led by middle linebacker, Isaac Lessard. Cole Brownholtz added a 33 yard TD run, while Dalvin Jamal-Milton scored on a 28 yard run to end the 1st quarter 28-0. Jesuit scored again midway through the 1st half on a 9 yard TD pass from Brownholtz to Isaiah Bailey, as Jesuit entered the locker room up 35-0. The defensive unit continued to give the Falcons fits to start the half and gave Jesuit great field position. Bisharat added his 3rd TD of the night on a 4 yd run. Denzel Perkins scored on a 28 yard TD run on Jesuit next possession to cap Jesuit’s scoring at 42 points midway through the 3rd quarter. CB scored once late in the 3rd quarter and again to start the 4th quarter. QB Chris Guillen lead the charge with 102 rushing yard on 9 carries. He ran for a score and threw a touchdown pass. Jamarri Jackson added 82 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
2013 Jesuit 52 Christian Brothers 28
The Marauders opened the scoring with a Ben Parietti 80 Yard run on the first play of the game to put Jesuit up 7-0, and an Elenberger 5 yard run on the Marauders second possession gave the Marauders a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Christian Brothers answered quickly with a 5 Yard Chris Guillen TD run to close the first quarter at 14-7. Jesuit added TD runs by Parietti (1Yard) and Elenberger (28 yards) in the second quarter, while Christian Brothers would add a safety and a 25 yard field goal to close the half at 28-13. Christian Brothers scored on a 5 yard Mason Stahley run to close within a touchdown to start the third quarter. Jesuit responded with a 75 yard TD pass from Jason Elenberger to Isaiah Bailey, and a 45 yard TD run by Ben Parietti. Jesuit led 44-20 at the end of the third quarter. Chris Guillen had a 6 yard TD run to score his second TD of the night and bring the score to 44-28 in favor of the Marauders. Ben Parietti added a 29 yard TD run in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring. Christian Brothers’, Chris Guillen, finished the game 30 for 56 for 277 passing yards, while adding 50 rushing yards and two TDs. Jesuit’s Ben Parietti rushed for a Holy Bowl record 280 yards and four TDs. Matt Coyle had two interceptions for the Marauders.
2012 Jesuit 28 Christian Brothers 23
The Marauders opened the scoring with a Thomas Sperbeck 4 yard run in the first quarter to put Jesuit up 7-0, while Sperbeck threw a 28 yard touchdown pass to Jason Elenberger to give the Marauders a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. Christian Brothers closed quickly with a 25 yard field goal, and an 85 yard return by John Wagstaff on a blocked field goal attempt to cut the lead to 14-10 at halftime. Sperbeck answered with two touchdowns in the third quarter, one a 72 yard run and the other an 85 fumble recovery to give the Marauders a 28-10 lead through three quarters. Caden Noon had a pair of 4-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to keep the game close.
2011 Jesuit 36 Christian Brothers 12
Holy Bowl 42 was all Marauders from the start, as Jesuit scored twice in the first quarter on runs by Patrick Barrientes (1 yard) and Cameron Todd (59 yards) to take a 13-0 halftime lead. Jesuit opened the 3rd quarter with a Patrick Barrientes 21 yard TD run, a 45 yard field goal and a 16 yard TD pass from Mason Pigman to Lake Lutes to lead Jesuit to a 29-0 lead to start the 4th quarter. Cameron Todd rushed for his third touchdown on a 3-yard run to start the fourth quarter. Christian Brothers scored twice in the fourth quarter on a 9 yard TD pass from Caden Noon to Jalen Walker, and a Caden Noon 14 yard TD run.
2010 Jesuit 18 Christian Brothers 15
Dan Hrin ran for 3 touchdowns and Ryan Shuler added 92 yards on the ground as the Marauders prevailed in a hard-fought game that went down to the wire. In another low-scoring affair dominated by stellar defensive play by both teams, Mike Bush led Jesuit in tackles while Chris Fry and Cameron Todd pressured the Falcon passing game with sacks and batted passes. Ryan Peabody scored on a quarterback sneak and threw a touchdown pass to Bryan Lane to lead Christian Brothers on offense.
2009 Christian Brothers 19 Jesuit 6
CBS scored on its first possession of the game, a 56-yard, 10-play drive, capped by quarterback Mike Lahey’s four-yard touchdown run. The Falcons went ahead 14-0 on the opening series of the third quarter, driving 70 yeards in 13 plays, concluded by Lahey’s 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Asante Cleveland. Christian Brothers made it 21-0 early in the fourth quarter on Julian Winter’s 13-yard touchdown scoring run. Jesuit’s R.J. Frasier scored on a two-yard run with 4:56 to play, but the Marauders didn’t get the ball back until there was two seconds on the clock.
2008 Jesuit 20 Christian Brothers 19
After Jesuit scored on its opening drive on Tom Blocker’s 10 yard run, the Falcons dominated the game for the next 3 ½ quarters behind the rushing of Marcus McDaniel and Josh Tucker, who combined for 205 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. After Michael Lahey’s TD pass to Cory Crowder put CB comfortably ahead in the 4th quarter, the Marauders started a remarkable comeback by scoring 2 touchdowns on two 1-play drives in the last 4 minutes of the game. Blocker scored his second touchdown on a leaping pass reception in the corner of the end zone and Travis Snider raced down the sideline for a 45 yard score after catching a short pass from Chris Piwinski. Dan Toro-Lira sealed the victory with an interception in the red zone that stopped a valiant, last gasp drive by the Falcons.
2007 Jesuit 32 Christian Brothers 29
In a back and forth contest, the Marauders opened the scoring with the first of 4 touchdowns by Isaiah Frey but Christian Brothers stormed back behind an Asa Jackson rushing TD and a fumble return for six. A Jesuit drive just before halftime was capped by a strike from Dominic Carmazzi to Isaiah Frey in the back of the end zone to close the gap to 14-12. Marcus McDaniel returned the second half kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, giving CB a 21-12 lead. Jesuit responded with a 24 yard run by Jordan Haynes, who finished with 108 yards on the ground and then took a 25-21 lead on another Carmazzi to Frey touchdown pass. After Josh Tucker’s 14 yard TD run and a 2 point conversion by Jackson, the Falcons had a 29-25 midway through the 4th quarter. It all came down to Jesuit’s last possession. The Marauders responded twice on 4th down, first with a fake punt run for a first down and then a 20 yard touchdown run by Frey to put an exclamation mark on one of the most exciting Holy Bowls ever.
2006 Jesuit 21 Christian Brothers 6
Jesuit’s Marquese Smith electrified the crowd with a 99 yard return on the opening kickoff. The Marauder running back trio of Jordan Haynes, Anthony Wright and Isaiah Frey led the Jesuit offense with 192 yards rushing among them. Dominic Carmazzi threw 2 touchdown passes, to Justin Parker and Isaac Serwanga. Pat Gormley accounted for the lone Falcon touchdown with an 85 yard fumble return. Jake Schuering, Leo Vellutini, Asa Jackson and Danny Bird led a swarming Falcon defense that stopped a number of Jesuit drives in the red zone.
2005 Jesuit 19 Christian Brothers 19
After Jesuit jumped out to a 13-0 lead, Christian Brothers battled back to tie the score midway through the fourth quarter. Neither team could capitalize on turnovers throughout the rest of the game and the contest ended in only the second tie in the series. Evan Reuter led the Marauders on offense with 7 catches for 90 yards and 1 TD while Kevin Novick sparked the Jesuit defense with 11 tackles and 1 sack. Falcon QB Curtis Raulinaitis led the Falcons with 183 yards in total offense and had a hand in all 3 Christian Brothers touchdowns as he threw for two and rushed for one. Defensive stalwarts David Bonomi and Mike Macaluso had 25 tackles between them to hold the Jesuit offense in check.
2004 Jesuit 55 Christian Brothers 7
After a scoreless 1st period, Jesuit erupted for 55 points in the next 2 quarters to pull away from the scrappy Falcons. Marauder running back Tim Doyle started the scoring with a 4 yard run and later added a 32 yard TD reception. QB Evan Boylan threw 3 TD passes, including 2 to TE Joe Rost. Brian Devlin added a 65 yard punt return for a touchdown.
2003 Jesuit 42 Christian Brothers 7
Matt Evan’s exciting 80 TD bomb from C.J. Bacher ignited the Marauders on their way to a convincing victory. Bacher had 3 TD passes, including 2 to Evans. Armond Jackson added 2 more scores while rushing for 127 yards on only 6 carries. Kameron White caught a 52 yard pass from Andrew Bettencourt to account for the Falcon points.
2002 Jesuit 28 Christian Brothers 10
Jesuit avenged their 2001 Holy Bowl loss with this victory over the Falcons. Led by Senior all purpose player Chris Buck and Junior Quarterback C.J. Bacher, the Marauders controlled both sides of the ball. However, Christian Brothers and Senior Quarterback George Smith refused to let this game turn into a one sided affair and kept it close for most of the contest.
2001 Christian Brothers 14 Jesuit 13
Christian Brothers captured their first Holy Bowl victory since 1992 with this one-point thriller. Lead by- seniors Mel Cukovich and Matt Traverso the Falcons stormed out to an early lead. They then held off the Marauders and Quarterback Blake Mori as Jesuit scored a late touchdown but failed on the two point conversion for the win.
2000 Jesuit 49 Christian Brothers 7
With a combined 13 turnovers for both teams, play on the field often times matched the sloppy field conditions. After a tight first quarter resulting in only one score, a 70 yard fumble return by Marauder Josh Jimenez, Jesuit began to pull away behind the running of Jason Auguste who had 18 carries for 102 yards and a TD. Metro League MVP Blake Mori passed for 155 yards and 2 TDs, including 1 each to Chris Leary and Tony Jenks. The Marauder defense blanked the Falcon offense as Jesuit recorded its 9th straight Holy Bowl victory and 8th consecutive playoff appearance. Danny Glero accounted for the CBS points with an exciting 60-yard pass interception return.
1999 Jesuit 63 Christian Brothers 14
Duplicating the 1998 contest, Jesuit stormed out to a 49-7 halftime lead behind the combined 5 rushing touchdowns of Metro League MVPs Charles Bell and Jeff Reiman. Bell led the Jesuit offense with 4 TDs and 137 yards rushing, including a 71 yard jaunt, while Reiman had 7 carries for 75 yards. Quarterback Joe Elftmann was on target with 10-15 passing for 142 yards. Reiman, Mike Luca and Billy Bunfill combined for 30 tackles to spark the Marauder defense, which was the key factor in a 4th Metro League championship and a second consecutive 12-1 season for Jesuit. Bunfill also excelled on special teams with 2 blocked punts, including one returned for a TD to start the scoring. The Falcons were led by All State and Georgia-bound running back Albert Hollis who ran for 163 yards, including a 75 yard scamper down the sideline.
1998 Jesuit 56 Christian Brothers 6
On the opening kickoff, Charles Bell’s explosive 96 yd. return set the stage for the Marauders’ 6th straight Holy Bowl win. In a pivotal step toward a 3rd Metro League championship and a 12-1 season, Jesuit relied on K.C. Maxwell, Metro League Defensive MVP Jeff Reiman, and Bell for all the scoring in racing to a 42-0 halftime lead. With 126 yards rushing, Mark Gayton turned in an outstanding performance for the Falcons, who reached the playoffs for the first time under Coach Greg Meegan.
1997 Jesuit 34 Christian Brothers 14
Led by Kevin Khasigian’s 3 TDs and 115 yds. and K.C. Maxwell’s 113 yds., the Marauders turned back an exciting rally by the Falcons. After taking a 21-0 lead at halftime, Jesuit had to withstand a CBS comeback that threatened to tie the score in the 4th quarter. Tim Olson had 2 clutch receptions, including a 15 yd. TD pass from QB Paul O’Neill, that helped put the game away. Spearheaded by Greg McLaughlin, the Marauder defense held CBS to 59 yds. rushing.
1996 Jesuit 23 Christian Brothers 0
In recording their third Holy Bowl shut-out in the ‘90s, the Marauders defeated CBS 23-0 in a driving rainstorm. Metro League Offensive Player of the Year, Josh Ehlers, scored 2 TDs to go along with 89 yards rushing. A trio of line backers, Chris Waters, Kevin Khasigian and Josh Ehlers, each had 7 tackles to spark the Marauder defensive effort. Zorba Lindros rushed for 110 yds. to lead the Falcons.
1995 Jesuit 38 Christian Brothers 14
On their way to a first ever section title and a 13-0-1 season, Jesuit stormed out to a 31 point lead on their way to a 38-14 victory. Monte Franks led the ground attack with 118 yds. and 2 TD’s, while QBs J.T. O’Sullivan and Adam Curry combined for 222 yds. in the air. Their primary targets included All-League players Mike Kravich, Eric Frazer and Kyle Sweeney. Defensively, Jake Hays led the Marauders with 9 tackles. Falcon QB Sean Donalley led a spirited CBS squad with 2 TD passes.
1994 Jesuit 28 Christian Brothers 0
Reminiscent of the ’73 “Mud Bowl”, this year’s game was played in a continual downpour. It didn’t hamper Jesuit’s Gio Carmazzi, who rushed for 86 yds. and a TD and added a TD pass. Mike Harrington contributed 82 yds. on the ground and a TD. The Marauder defense stifled the Falcons’ potent offense and helped clinch Jesuit’s third consecutive appearance in the playoffs.
1993 #2 PLAYOFFS Jesuit 33 Christian Brothers 13
In the initial playoff contest between the two schools, Jesuit’s Andy Stanton scored 3 TDs and Jerry Ortiz rushed for 103 yds. as the Marauders raced to their first ever post-season victory. Donyel Williams set a school record with his 95 yd. TD kickoff return to open the second half. Mark Orr rushed for 129 and a TD for CBS.
1993 #1 Jesuit 14 Christian Brothers 0
In a tight defensive struggle, tied 0-0 at the half, Mike Casagrande’s pass to Matt Carmazzi started the Marauders on their way to victory. Nigel Burton’s 6 yd. run late in the game sealed the victory.
1992 Christian Brothers 21 Jesuit 16
Led by Adam Gates’ 115 yds. rushing, Jesuit stormed to a 16-0 halftime lead. In one of the best second half performances in Holy Bowl history, Kevin McKechnie rallied the Falcons with 3 TD passes. He accounted for all 4 CBS scores and passed for 343 yds.
1991 Jesuit 39 Christian Brothers 7
Ignited by Greg Haubner’s exciting fourth down 27 yd. TD scramble, the Marauders went on to build a 31-0 lead. Pat Cummings rushed for 2 TDs while Chris Oliver intercepted a Kevin MeKechmie pass for a TD, and caught a 37 yd. TD pass form Haubner to spark Jesuit.
1990 Christian Brothers 3 Jesuit 0
Julian Gutierrez kicked a field goal in the closing minutes of what had been a game dominated by the defensive teams to give CBS a 3-0 win over the Marauders.
1989 Jesuit 21 Christian Brothers 14
Charles Alimena hauled in a 40 yard TD pass from Chris Bradford with just over six minutes to play to break the tie. Alimena also halted a CBS drive at the end of the game when he intercepted a Rick Marsten pass in the end zone.
1988 Christian Brothers 11 Jesuit 0
Jonathan Kelley raced 84 yards for a third-quarter touchdown and Pat Ryan added a field goal as the Falcons broke Jesuit’s two-game winning streak. Despite the strong leadership of Jesuit’s Greg Harcos, the Falcons held the Marauders to 130 yards in total offense.
1987 Jesuit 24 Christian Brothers 6
Jesuit rushed by the Falcons as running back Joe Deaser ran for 95 yds and a TD, and kicker Sherman Dausses tallied five points with a field goal and two extra points. CBS was led by QB Mark Peterson, who connected on 12 of 26 passes for 103 yards.
1986 Jesuit 13 Christian Brothers 10
Jesuit entered the game as the underdog, and trailed 10-0 at halftime as CBS scored on its first two possessions. In the third quarter, Jesuit’s Mike Walter scored and then Mike McIntee threw a TD pass to Dan Cahill to end Brothers’ seven-year streak.
1985 Christian Brothers 35 Jesuit 7
Holy Bowl XV was CBS’s seventh consecutive victory. The Falcons’ James McDonald ran for 104 yards and Paul Delgado added 93 as Brothers ran over the Marauders. Jesuit’s lone rally came on a pass from John Rathfon to Vince Quilici.
1984 Christian Brothers 17 Jesuit 6
The Falcons, the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions, made it six Holy Bowls in a row with outstanding defense in the first half. CBS surrendered a TD in the second half when Paul Willover connected with John Nolan on a scoring strike.
1983 Christian Brothers 31 Jesuit 14
Holy Bowl XIII was the final year for one of the finest backs ever to play in the Sacramento area and Vince Delgado left behind some lasting memories, rushing for 204 yards on 26 carries. All-Leaguer John Foster blocked two punts that resulted in CBS scores. Rob Quintero passed to Ken Omlin for two TDs and Kellan Matthews also scored twice. Jesuit’s Greg Goldman returned the opening kickoff of the second half 97 yards for a touchdown, only to have it nullified by a penalty. When CBS kicked again, Goldman ran 98 yards for a Marauders’ TD that remained on the scoreboard.
1982 Christian Brothers 21 Jesuit 0
The reigning city champions, CBS looked to repeat their 1981 performance. Behind super-back Vince Delgado, the Falcons looked invincible. Delgado carried the ball 15 times for 169 yds. and one TD. The Marauders played CBS to a scoreless first half. Three quick scoring drives by the Falcons in the second half sealed the fate of Holy Bowl XII. Jesuit was braced by the play of Greg Chelini and linemen Ted Hornback and Joe Schaeffer.
1981 Christian Brothers 17 Jesuit 10
In a defensive standoff, the game was determined by the special teams. Played at Woodland High School, the margin of victory was 60-yard punt return by Rob Delgado. CBS, the eventual city champion, was led by Dave Jablonsky, John Arbuckle and Bill Callaghan. Jesuit was paced by running back Scott Lippi and receiver Jeff Thomas, and anchored by John Gedney and Pat Dentinger.
1980 Christian Brothers 40 Jesuit 7
In a replay of the previous game, CBS ran over the Marauders behind Greg Murphy, Bob Crump and Charlie Hoffman. Jesuit’s lone score came on a Jeff Sperbeck to Steve Halvorson pass.
1979 Christian Brothers 53 Jesuit 14
The Holy Bowl was back, and CBS returned in a big way. Mark Murphy passed for three touchdowns and Dave Perreira carried the ball eight times for 108 yards and three TD’s to lead the Falcons. Jesuit was led by All-League lineman Dan Reilly, Mark Hilder and Dave Alameida.
This was due to the conflicts with City playoffs. Both teams continued to dominate their respective leagues this year.
1976 Jesuit 13 Christian Brothers 6
In another “Mud Bowl”, Jesuit jumped to an early 13-point lead behind the running and passing of Phil Cantelme, and the defense of Randy O’Rourke and Guy Coe. The Falcons were led by super-backs Jeff Muljat and Richie Simms.
1975 Jesuit 7 Christian Brothers 6
Holy Bowl VII featured another match-up between league champions. Jesuit voted to forego a first-ever playoff berth in favor of a season-ending match-up with CBS. Defenses dominated as the game was played in a steady rain from start to finish – the Marauders yielding 128 total yards to the Falcons equally impressive 147. Led by running backs Tim Lee, Joe Riehl and Pat Barclay, Jesuit scored before the half on a 14-play, 99-yard drive. Brothers countered late in the contest on a five yard run by Steve Sules. CBS elected to go for two points and the win, but was denied on the ensuing attempt by the “Red Brick Wall.”
1974 Christian Brothers 53 Jesuit 28
Passing became a factor in the game for the first time since 1972. The Falcons rode ten brilliant catches by All-American end Dan Farrell in the rout. CBS scored on every possession, preventing Jesuit quarterback Matt Bouza from closing the gap in the second half. Brothers accumulated 450 yards of total offense, 309 in the air.
1973 Christian Brothers 0 Jesuit 0
Holy Bowl V saw one of the finest CBS teams ever assembled. Led by QB Jeff Tisdel and tight end Eason Ramson, the Falcons were rated No. 1 in the city, with a record of 8-1. The Marauders were 5-4. Despite the strength of CBS, a driving rain at the CSUS stadium slowed both teams in a scoreless tie and dubbed the game the “Mud Bowl”.
1972 Jesuit 21 Christian Brothers 0
This year’s contest was a virtual replay of the previous season, but with the roles reversed. Before a crowd of 7,900 at Sac State’s Hornet Stadium, Jesuit QB Larry McGovern hooked up with his favorite receiver, Marty Kloser, often enough to give the Marauders the big win. CBS was anchored by three-time All-Metro League lineman John Cartwright.
1971 Christian Brothers 40 Jesuit 7
Again at ARC, Holy Bowl III once again brought league champions together, but this time CBS running back Mark Gabrielli (his cousins later played football at Jesuit), recently out of a hospital bed, was the difference as he gained 202 yards to lead the Falcons to the convincing victory.
1970 Jesuit 8 Christian Brothers 7
The second Holy Bowl (at ARC) may have been the most thrilling ever played. Both teams were league champions, CBS rated fourth in the city and Jesuit fifth. Brothers was fielding its first undefeated team since 1936. Playing before 8,000 plus fans at a soggy American River College stadium Jesuit scored with seconds left in the game to pull within a point of CBS, 7-6. On the last play of the game, sophomore quarterback Dano McGinn, in for his only play of the game, scrambled for a two-point conversion to give the Marauders the victory. Brothers was led by future U.C. Davis star Dan Carmazzi and some of the best linemen to ever play for the Falcons – Jim Sarti, Stan Olsufka, and John Blanchard. Jesuit was led by future Columbia star Joe Ratterman and Fritz Hoffman, Paul Schaffer and Tim Coyle.
1969 Christian Brothers 20 Jesuit 13
Jesuit came into the game as the underdog but had the city’s second-leading rusher in Joe Mangiaracina (5.8 yds. avg. carry) and the number one defense in the city (101 yds./game and 8 pts./game). The CBS victory was sparked by Dennis Bertacchi and Danny Galvez. Jesuit was led by captains Marshall Alameida, Jim Daugherty, Joe Mangiaracina, and Tim Warren at American River College (ARC).