It was a cold and rainy night at the Francis DeSales Stadium, host to the 2009 Marine Corps Sponsored Great American Rivalry Series game. The parking lot was full of tents and grills smoking the air with the aroma of sausages and tailgate. Hundreds of fans anxiously awaited the Rivalry Series game between St. Francis DeSales and Bishop Watterson. Even with the adverse weather conditions, a crowd of 6000+ packed the stands, full of pride and enthusiasm, to cheer their team to a victory. The rivalry dates back to 1962 with Watterson leading the series. This year however, St. Francis DeSales took the field determined to put a dent in that Watterson lead.
DeSale’s winner is running back/defensive back Adam Griffin. The son of NFL great Archie Griffin and Bonita Griffin, Adam has a 3.51 GPA and has also lettered in basketball and track.
St. Francis DeSales
Watterson’s scholarship winner is senior Marc Elberson, son of Marc and Trudi Elberson. A wide receiver and free safety, Marc is active on the Senior Leadership Team and Student Council, is a member of the National Honor Society, and serves as a peer tutor. He has a GPA of 4.025.
HALL OF FAME