Memphis University and Christian Brothers did not disappoint the Great American Rivalry Series or their faithful fans. The game was off to a great start with both teams playing flawlessly, waiting for the other team to make a mistake.


Ryan Brunetti
Memphis University


Andrew Chinn

Memphis University

Memphis U.’s recipient is senior Andrew Jordan Chinn, son of Dr. Harry and Nancy Chinn. Andrew carries a 5.88 GPA and is a linebacker for the Owls.
Charles Valadie

Christian Brothers (TN)

Christian Brothers’ recipient is senior linebacker/tight end Charles Taylor Valadie. The son of Penne O’Brien, Taylor has a 4.338 grade-point average and is a three-year letterman in football and lacrosse.


Memphis was led by star quarterback and eventual Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player Ryan Burnetti, but the game wasn't all about the offense. Zach Erickson, MUS linebacker, had two interceptions and had a game-high 12 tackles, including two for a loss. He was outstanding for his teammates making big play after big play. The first half was close with a 20-yard touchdown pass into the end zone with only a few seconds left on the clock. The second half of the game belonged to Memphis University and they claimed their first Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy. They ran and threw the ball well, and their star-powered offense proved to be too much for Christian Brothers. Though final score was 38-14, the game felt a lot closer and was highly competive.