The stage is set for the monumental clash between the Jesuit Marauders and the Christian Brothers Falcons in the much-anticipated Holy Bowl. Set to take place at Hughes Stadium on September 10, 2023, this electrifying matchup marks a significant milestone as part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series.

Since its inception in 1969, the Holy Bowl has captivated fans with its intensity and rich tradition. This fierce rivalry between the Jesuit Marauders and the Christian Brothers Falcons continues to fuel the passion of the community and ignite the flames of competition.

Hughes Stadium will transform into a cauldron of energy as 15,000 devoted fans gather to witness this gridiron spectacle. The atmosphere will be charged with anticipation and excitement as the two schools clash for bragging rights in the Holy Bowl.

Reflecting on the significance of this storied rivalry, Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his admiration, saying, “The Holy Bowl is a symbol of the power of high school football rivalries. The Jesuit vs. Christian Brothers matchup has a special place in the hearts of these communities, representing the essence of competition and camaraderie. As we celebrate the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, we are thrilled to be a part of this historic event.”

Last year’s Holy Bowl etched itself into the annals of history as the Jesuit Marauders secured a resounding victory, boasting the largest margin of victory in the game’s history. The Christian Brothers Falcons, fueled by that defeat, are eager to reclaim their pride and leave their mark on this iconic rivalry.

As the teams prepare for battle, every practice, every play is infused with determination and a burning desire to emerge victorious. The players understand the weight of the Holy Bowl, carrying the legacy of their schools and the hopes of their communities on their shoulders.

When the clock starts ticking at Hughes Stadium, the gridiron becomes a battleground where tradition, resilience, and pure determination collide. It is a clash that transcends football, representing the spirit and unity of two schools eternally bound by their rivalry. Be ready for the electric night and remember, We Know Friday Nights!



CJ Lee


Lorenzo Bautista

Christian Brothers

Lorenzo is a member of the National Honors Society and has a weighted GPA of 4.51. Not only is Lorenzo on the football team, but he is a wrestler as well. Lorenzo is also the reigning Middletown football jeopardy champion!
Caleb Dixon


Caleb is a model student both in the classroom and on the gridiron. He has maintained an impressive GPA during his academic career while participating in numerous extracurricular activities. As an established receiver on the varsity squad, Caleb is an invaluable teammate. After graduating, he plans to pursue a higher education.


The Holy Bowl kicked off tonight in Hughes Stadium with a quick punt return and a deep pass play to put the Marauders up 7-0 early in the game. Another rush up the field from Jesuit doubled their lead 14-0 with just 6 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Jesuit was looking to secure their dominance with a long drive putting up another 7 on an 2yd carry bringing the game to 21-0 in the first half. Another TD by the Marauders in the 2nd, sent the game into into the half 27-0. Jesuit scored on a TD on the post-halftime kickoff increasing the lead to 34-0. Another TD from the Marauders in the 4th followed by a Falcon TD +2 brought the game to final in an impressive show out from Jesuit, taking the win 41-8.