The “Akron Holy War” resumes this fall as one of the games to remember year in and year out in the state of Ohio. Records go out the window when this game rolls around because each team shows up to play. The first meeting occurred in 1959 making this one of the oldest rivalries in the state. Archbishop pounced all over St. Vincent-St. Mary last season and look to continue their success at home this fall.




Lamar Sperling
Archbishop Hoban


Nick Gage

St. Vincent St. Mary

Nick is in NHS, a top scholar athlete, and 3-year starter in football. He is considering a career in engineering and finance. He is a great teammate and role model for his team as well as other students.
Harrison Blay

Archbishop Hoban

Harrison is a three-year letterman on the football team and is a 2022 captain. Harrison has achieved academic honor roll recognition freshman, sophomore and junior years as well as receiving an academic Knight award in 2021. Harrison is also a National Honor Society inductee.


After a tight defensive first half, The Hoban Knights put the first points up with 7:27 left in the third quarter. Hoban made it into the endzone again in the 3rd and brought the score to 14-0. Maintaining dominance, the Knights ran it in again putting another TD on the board. The fighting Irish fought back and answered with two TD’s to put 14 up. Another touchdown by the Knights secured Hoban’s win 28-14.