St. Edward vs. St. Ignatius (2018)

Game information

Home Team: St. Ignatius

Away Team: St. Edward

Date And Time: 10/26/2018 7:00 pm

Location: FirstEnergy Stadium

Game Preview

This great matchup, known as The Holy War will be the 57th time the two teams have met. These rivals have met at big venues, such as old Municipal Stadium now FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns. They have played on college fields, such as Baldwin Wallace’s Finnie Stadium. In last year’s match up, the game came down to a touchdown. This year, the St. Edward Eagles rank #6 in the state of Ohio while the St. Ignatius Wildcats rank #7, and those rankings bring with them athletes who are signed to huge DI programs like Michigan State and Cincinnati. Look for the Wildcats to defend their victory from last year while the Eagles hope to redeem the close loss.

Scores

St. Ignatius :21

St. Edward :7

Game Summary

Maybe it was playing in FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Cleveland Browns, but this one had a big game feel from moment one. The St. Edward Eagles came out strong, scoring early for a 7-0 lead, but St. Ignatius came right back with a score of their own to tie it at 7-7. The teams remained tied going into the half. From that moment on, the St. Ignatius Wildcat defense stepped up, especially safety Daniel Scelza, who would go on to be named Great American Rivalry Series MVP. He pounced on every mistake made by the Eagle offense. Eventually, the Wildcat offense would get going and take advantage of those Eagle mistakes, leading to a final score of 21-7 St. Ignatius victory.

MVP

St. Ignatius (OH)

Daniel Scelza


Scholar Athletes

St. Ignatius

Aidan Wells

St. Edward

Seamus O'Malley


Hall Of Fame

St. Ignatius

Bryan Hoffart

St. Edward

Bob Lenart