Jesuit and Christian Brothers have been playing each other since 1969, when the two teams each had the best offense and defense in the region, decided to play each other in a bid to bring the community together.
From those humble beginnings, this rivalry has evolved into one of the most heated in California. The rivalry is so intense, two peewee teams in the area that act as feeder teams for the Marauders and Falcons play each other each season in the “Junior Halo Bowl.”
This season, another crop of players will finally don the uniform and play in the game they’ve been dreaming of playing in since they were kids.
Chace is the captain of your falcon football team. He is a CAL Scholar Athlete in both Football and Soccer. As a junior, Chace was granted the honor of being named an All-Cal Football Player. Chace currently holds a 3.83 GPA. He is accompanied by his Dad, Michael Gallup.
Hank is a 4-year starter on the Marauders’ football team, two of which at the quarterback position. Hank is a leader on and off the field where he has pushed himself and his teammates to be the best that they can be. With a GPA of 4.512, he ranks in the top 7 percentile in the Senior Class. Hank is accompanied by his parents, Terry & Deborah Harvego.
HALL OF FAME
Asante participated in two varsity Holy Bowl contests leading Christian Brothers to a 21-6 victory over the Marauders’ in 2009. In that matchup, Cleveland recorded two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown to seal the victory. The Tight-End led Christian Brothers to a 7-3 overall record and a berth in the Sac Joaquin Section playoffs. Asante continued his football career by completing 4 years at the University of Miami before moving on to the National Football League where he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers. Cleveland has split his five NFL seasons between the 49ers, New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers. Asante could not be in attendance tonight as he is continuing to pursue his professional football career. Accepting the award on his behalf are his parents, Allen & Javetta Cleveland.
Beau was a scoring machine for the Marauders’ offense during his junior and senior years in the Holy Bowl. He rushed for seven touchdowns and amassed for over 500 yards in his final two years, including a record-breaking performance in his final Holy Bowl where he rushed for 315 yards on 16 carries and 3 touchdowns. As one of the most prolific rushers in the history of Jesuit High School, he has continued his success in football and is currently playing for the Colorado Buffaloes in the PAC 12. Accepting the Award on Beau’s behalf is Roger Thorne.
Coming off a disappointing 0-2 start to the season, the Jesuit Marauders were looking for a way to turn their season around, and what better way than a victory against bitter rival Christian Brothers? Jesuit certainly did just that with a dominant 44-7 victory over the Falcons to move to 1-2 on the season.
In front of 12,000 fans, MVP Cade Cunningham led the offense on the ground and Scholar Athlete Hank Harvego led it through the air. But the true difference may have been at the line of scrimmage, where on both sides of the ball, Jesuit seemed to have their way with Christian Brothers.
Another edition of the Holy War is in the books, and another win for Jesuit.
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