Better known as the Holy Bowl, there is nothing quite like the showdown between Cathedral Catholic and St. Augustine. The rivalry started in 1966. The teams have played at least once every year with the exception of 2007 when the game was canceled by wildfires.
Both teams are 5-1, but new St. Augustine head coach Joe Kremer is hoping to add his name to the list of coaches who have come out on top in this rivalry, while seasoned Cathedral Catholic head coach Sean Doyle is hoping to lead his team to redemption after last year’s 45-6 loss to the Saints.
Will is a 3 year varsity letterman and Team Captain. Will has served our Kairos Retreat as a Big Brother and a Big Brother Coordinator. He also works on class and school liturgies as well as volunteering in the community.
Oliver is a starting running back for the Cathedral Catholic Dons. He is also a top lacrosse player in the state and is committed to play at the University of Michigan. Oliver is an Under Armour All American in lacrosse. He has maintained a 4.3 GPA through a rigorous schedule of Honors and AP courses. Oliver has been the Union Tribune All Academic Team every season. He has received the Most Rev. Charles F. Buddy Academic Award in 2018, the Father John Paul Cadden Academic Award in 2017, and the Msgr John A. Dickie Academic Award in 2016. Oliver also volunteers for the Mirer Family foundation in his free time.
HALL OF FAME
Mike was instrumental in the Rivalry Series, having played against University High School 4 times over a 3 year period. In the 1997 season, his senior year, Mike led the defense to a 17-0 win in the regular season and a 21 – 7 win in the CIF semi-finals over Uni. He recorded 23 tackles over the two games as both games were dominated by a stifling Purple Swarm defense.
Matt White starred as an offensive tackle for the Dons in 1988 and 1989 when the Dons took both games in the Rivalry Series. Matt secured the 1989 victory with a fumble recovery to solidify the win. Matt was a 1st Team All-League selection and returned to the Dons as a coach immediately after graduating from the University of San Diego High School. Matt later became coach at Marian Catholic winning 2 CIF Championships. Matt returned to Cathedral Catholic as a coach after 18 years at Marian/Mater Dei Catholic. He has been a part of 2 CIF titles and a State Championship with the Dons. Matt currently teaches and coaches at Cathedral Catholic where his two sons attend.
Junior QB DJ Ralph had a huge night leading Cathedral Catholic to victory and eventually being named Great American Rivalry Series MVP. Ralph threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Dons to a 34-14 win and improving their overall record this season to 6-1.
The Cathedral Catholic defense then did their job and held the St. Augustine Saints to only 14 points all evening, constantly putting pressure on Angelo Peraza. Peraza did well to escape the pressure all night, but he couldn't get his offense going enough to stop the Dons from Cathedral Catholic.
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