This is a big rivalry in the town of Encino between two of the premier academic schools in the area. Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks has mostly been the dominant school on the field, but the two boast a strong reputation of the academics and respect for others. These two teams are the biggest enemy on the field but when the whistle blows to end the game there is a sign of mutual respect.


Noah Taylor
Notre Dame


Matthew Salerno and Will Christensen

Crespi Carmelite

Matthew is a two-year letterman on the varsity football team, four-year letterman in soccer, two-year letterman in lacrosse, and is ASB President and very active in campus ministry, CSF, and NHS. Will is a three-year letterman on the varsity football team, and is active in both NHS and CSF, and is senior class president. Will has verbally committed to continue his football career at Harvard.
Cade Harris and Michael Whiteside

Notre Dame

Both are great athletes and great students in the classroom. Their school student body admires them for their hard work on and off the field and are great members of the community, and the coaches appreciate their hard work.


The game was one-sided as Notre Dame controlled all aspects of the game. The Notre Dame defense held strong and only allowed Crespi to score only once early in the game, and caused several turnovers. On offense the team could not be stopped due the game MVP, quarterback Noah Taylor, who ran all over the field and shredded the defense in the air. The Notre Dame offense rolled all game and came out victorious in a 41-7 victory over Crespi.