The Jesuit Marauders will play host to the Christian Brothers Falcons this Saturday in the 42nd annual “Holy Bowl”. This annual meeting between the 2 schools was first played in 1969 with Jesuit leading the all-time series 25-15-2. The Marauders won last year’s showdown 36-12. This year’s match-up has both teams entering the game undefeated.


Thomas Sperbeck


Garrett Strohmaier


Garrett is a two year letter winner on the varsity football and track teams. He was a second team All Delta River League selection last season as well as a pre-season All-NorCal and All-Metro selection for 2012. He is a member of the National Honor Society and a 5x honor roll recipient. He is Vice President of the La Raza Club and has done Christian service at the Camden Springs Retirement, Wellspring and Loaves and Fishes.
Austin Guillen

Christian Brothers (CA)

Austin has been a scholar athlete every semester of his high school career. He has been team captain and named two time defensive MVP for football and rugby. He is also a student ambassador. Austin participates in Camp ReCreation for participants with disabilities. He hopes to continue his career in college in a medical career.


Vince Delgado

Christian Brothers (CA)

Vince had two of the best ever back to back games in the Holy Bowl as a running back. In 1982, he carried 15 times for 169 yards and 1 touchdown. He surpassed those numbers the next year with 204 yards on 26 carries. The Panthers won both games. As a senior, Vince played a key role as the team went 13-1 and won the section title. He rushed for 2,357 yards and 22 touchdowns and was named the Sacramento Bee Player of the Year. He was name All-State, went on to play for the University of California and was named the most outstanding player of the game against Stanford.


Jesuit jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but the falcons fired back, closing the gap to 14-10 at halftime with a field goal and 81-yard return of a blocked field goal. MVP Thomas Sperbeck led his Marauders out in front with two quick touchdowns in the 2nd half. With the clock and hopes running out for the Falcons, Caden Noon had two touchdowns runs that cut Jesuit's lead to five points, 28-23. The crowd erupted as the Falcons lined up for an onside kick, but Jesuit recovered as the clock ran out for another victory in the Holy Bowl.