Football fans, get ready for a thrilling clash as the Great American Rivalry Series commemorates its 20th season with a showdown that defines the essence of high school football – “Bishop McCort vs. Richland.” On September 15th, 2023, Sargent’s Stadium will be the battleground for these two fierce competitors.

Since its inception in 1993, this rivalry has been a testament to the intensity and passion that fuel high school football. As Bishop McCort and Richland gear up for their 31st meeting, the anticipation is at an all-time high.

With Bishop McCort holding a narrow lead of 17-13 in the all-time series, every game between these two teams is a hard-fought battle for supremacy. In their most recent showdown, the Richland Rams left an indelible mark with a resounding 38-0 victory over the Bishop McCort Crushers.

Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, shared his insights on the significance of this rivalry, stating, “Bishop McCort vs. Richland is a testament to the heart and soul of high school football rivalries. As we celebrate our 20th season, this matchup exemplifies the spirit of the Great American Rivalry Series.”

Beyond the numbers and stats, this rivalry is a reflection of the communities it represents, instilling a sense of pride and tradition that transcends generations.

With a crowd size of 4,000 fans set to fill Sargent’s Stadium, the atmosphere will be electric, igniting the players’ spirits and fueling their drive for victory.

On September 15th, 2023, as Bishop McCort and Richland take the field, the echoes of the past and the intensity of the present will converge in a battle that encapsulates the essence of the Great American Rivalry Series and high school football itself.

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Grayson Mahla
Bishop McCort


Brock Beppler

Bishop McCort

Brock has been an outstanding contributor to our school community throughout his career. A multi-sport student athlete each year, Brock has set the standard for excellence in the classroom, on the field, in weightroom, and on the court. We are proud of Brock and all of his accomplishments as a student athlete.
Dugan Chase


Dugan is a model student both in the classroom and on the gridiron. A member of the National Honor Society, Executive Board, and Track & Field, Dugan has maintained an impressive GPA during his academic career while participating in numerous extra-curricular activities. He is an invaluable teammate as an established tight end/outside linebacker for Richland. After graduating, he plans to attend college, major in criminology, and throw javelin.


The Richland Rams faced off against the Bishop McCort Crushers tonight in Johnstown, PA. In an exciting back and forth match, the defense was heavy on both ends. Starting off strong, Rams #6, Senior Evan McCracken scored the second game touchdown with a 46-yard run! Freshman #3 Jamere Christian made a cut at the 45-yard line turning over the ball with 4:29 to go before the half. An unfortunate collision left Rams #6 McCracken out the duration of the game with a shoulder injury leading halftime. With two minutes to go before the half, McCort with a 35-yard field goal entering the half trailing Richland 14-10. Rams defense came out hot the second half. Bishop’s #8 Bainey broke through for a 51-yard pass touchdown bringing it up to a 5-point game. But, Entering the 4th, the Rams dominated with senior spotlight player Easton Roberston running a 15-yard TD. Richland's grit paid off, securing them the win tonight in this historic rivalry for the final score of 35-16. Join us in congratulating the Rams on an outstanding performance!