A punt return and one big pass play finally broke up a defensive battle and loosened the reins just enough for host Grosse Pointe North to take down neighboring rival Grosse Pointe South, 8-4, Friday evening before a standing-room only, over-capacity crowd. That play was a 32-yard pass completion from North quarterback Bjorn Bjornsson to Pete Ciaravino that went to South’s 9-yard line.


Peter Ciarvino
Grosse Pointe North


Wilson Moin

Grosse Pointe South

Wilson is a two year letter winner and play defensive end/outside linebacker. He also is a three year letterman on the wrestling team and will be captain his senior year. He is a member of the Norseman Knots and the National Honor Society. Wilson also is a classroom aide at his Church for the youth that attend Catechism. He is planning on attending either The University of Michigan or The University of Chicago to pursue a degree in Mathematics.
Nathan Barbish

Grosse Pointe North

Nathan is a linebacker and ti tend at South and is al o a member of the baseball a d track teams. He has earned multiple MAC conference AII-Acadmic Team awards for football, baseball and track. Nathan is a member of the Biology Club, Spanish National Honor Society, and participated in symphonic band. He enjoys both playing and writing music in his free time. In his time away from school and athletics Nathan volunteers at his church and is also a volunteer youth baseball coach for the Eagle sports program.


Jacob Bloomhuff

Grosse Pointe South

Jacob played in the North/South Rivalry for 3 years. As Captain of the 2005 squad, Jake led his team to a 26-7 victory over Grosse Pointe South and qualified for the playoffs. In the South game Jake carried the ball 25 times for 162 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. A two way starter on defense he had 7 tackles with 3 quarterback sacks. Jake played 4 years of defensive end at Washington and Jefferson College where they had a 40-7 record over his 4 years. He appeared in 4 straight NCAA playoffs, led all NCAA players in sacks per game as a senior and was an AFCA All-American.
Ben Fry

Grosse Pointe North

Ben was a three year starter at Grosse Pointe South as a quarterback and defensive back. In his senior season he led his team to victory over North sparking a comeback with a 66 yard touchdown run at the start f the 2 rd half. He earned the G.A.R.S. player of the game award. That win started the present streak of s out of 6 wins for South. Ben then went on to lead the 2010 team to league, district and regional championships on the way to the state semi-finals for the first time in school history. Ben graduated from t e University of Michigan and is now working for General Motors in Louisville KY.


South came into the game undefeated at 4-0, yet earned its only points on two safeties. The first came on a blocked punt by Jay Verlinden in the second quarter. Then in the closing minutes, North was backed up inside its 5-yard line. So on fourth down Bjornsson ran out of the back of the end zone instead of risking another blocked punt.