Archbishop Hoban and St. Vincent St. Mary has been a rivalry since the late 1950s when St. Vincent and St. Mary were two different schools. This rivalry only intensified when the two schools combined to form St. Vincent St. Mary.
The rivalry went dormant from 1977 until 1996. Since then, things have been heated each season when these two Ohio teams face off. Several standouts have played in this rivalry down the years, including LeBron James. Who will shine this season?
St. Vincent St. Mary
Nick is a 3 year letterman in football and a 4 year letterman in wrestling. Nick is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, NASA Challenge Team, Student Launch Initiative, Irish Athletes for Christ and Peer Ministry. Nick would like to go to go to college and study Aerospace Engineering.
Logan is a 2 year letterman on the varsity football team and is also a member of the basketball team. He is a member of the National Honors Society and has received Highest Honors. He is a member of the Leadership Program, Hope United, and also volunteers at the Haven of Rest. Logan plans to attend college next year but is undecided on which school.
HALL OF FAME
St. Vincent St. Mary
Sian was a four year varsity letterman, a three year starter and team captain in 2002. Sian played in the Rivalry game vs Hoban from 1999 thru 2002. In Sian’s senior season vs Hoban, Sian accumulated 11 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and a sack in a 23-7 loss to the Knights. In 2002, Sian was named to the All-State team and was selected to play and start in the Army All-American Game. Sian accepted a full scholarship to play football for The Ohio State Buckeyes, who was coached by Jim Tressel at the time. He went on to finish his playing career at Walsh University
Bob was a 3-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball, and track and field. He played in this rivalry game for 3 years as a two-way starter. Helping hold St. Vincent to only 6 points his senior season, he was selected as the “John Carol University Most Valuable Player” as the Knights took down the Irish 20-6. Bob went on to start for the University of Notre Dame as an outside linebacker and defensive end for 3 years, eventually signing with the Patriots after college. Bob and his wife Pat now reside in Stow and they have 3 daughters together. Bob is a member of the Archbishop Hoban Athletic Hall of Fame, and he is a true embodiment of what it means to be a Hoban Knight.
Archbishop Hoban has dominated this rivalry in recent years and were looking to continue their dominance on Friday night. They did just that with an easy 35-3 victory over the Fighting Irish from St. Vincent St. Mary.
The Knights dominated the line of scrimmage on Friday night on their way to victory. Behind a powerful offensive line, Rivalry Series MVP RB Deamonte Trayanum had a huge night for Hoban, scoring three touchdown on 87 yards rushing.
The Hoban defense did their part too, holding the Fighting Irish to just 3 points all evening. In the end, it was an easy victory for Hoban in this heated rivalry.
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