St. Joseph and Fairfield College Preparatory share very close quarters. These two schools are located only five minutes apart, sharing one highly engaged community. These schools rival in all things sports and academic. Being two local private schools tradition is highly maintained. These they play annually drawing in one of the biggest crowds at a high school game in the entire state.


Mufasha Abdul Basir
St. Joseph


Lars Pederson

St. Joseph

Lars is a four year letterman and was named All FCIAC and All-State in 2013. Lars was also named Walter Camp All-State 2013, MSG Varsity All-State 2013, New Haven Register All-State 2013, CT Post Super 33 All County and honorable mention All-Metro Tri-State area 2013. Lars is a team captain, a member of the St. Joe’s Walk-a-thon committee, a volunteer with Special Olympics and was active in Student Council and St. Joe’s Student Mentor program. Lars has verbally committed to play football next year at Cornell University.
Joshua Bernstein


Joshua is a letterman in both varsity football and baseball. He is also a member of National Honor Society, and assists in peer tutoring. He services his community through Urban Plunge and service at Cardinal Sheehan Center in Bridgeport CT. Josh plans to study Classical Languages in college and is considering a career in business management.


Jim Bruno

St. Joseph

Jim graduated from St. Joe in 1973 and also played in this fierce rivalry on the early 70’s. Jim played fullback for the football squad and was known for his physical toughness and competitiveness throughout the league. Jim was a captain of the 73’ football squad and also played varsity baseball while at St. Joe’s. Jim had a 50 yard runn touchdown vs Prep during these 70’s battles. Jim graduated from southern CT University and currently works for Clearview Incorperarted. Jim married his high school sweetheart Donna, a class of 73’ graduate of St. Joe’s as well.
Paul Halas


Paul played for Fairfield in two games that marked the beginning of a fierce rivalry October 7, 1972 at St. Joe’s and October 6th , 1973 at Prep’s Alumni Field As senior and co-captain in the 1973 contest , Paul led the Jesuits to a convincing 26-0 victory over the Cadets; this win would later cement itself as a building block for Prep’s historic and illustrious 11-0 championship season. Individually Paul accounted for 20 of the 26 points : knotting one passing and two rushing touchdowns, 200 offensive yards, and two extra point conversions. Thanks to Hala’s aerial skills, three of these scoring drives totaled 80 yards or more. Paul made first team All-state that year and went on to play an impressive career at Harvard University as an All-Ivy Defensive Back and Punt Returner as well as as captain of Harvard’s championship baseball team; he studied Economics and Law and was named Harvard’s Top Scholar Athlete in 1978. He currently serves as General Counsel of GE Energy Financial Services.


St. Joseph started off the game scoring having two touchdowns in the first quarter alone to Fairfield’s zero. The teams went in at the half with a score of 7 to 26. Fairfield prep made a strong comeback in the third, coming within a single touchdown by the Jesuits. Ultimately St. Joe took the win with a score of 33 to 48.