This great matchup, known as The Holy War will be the 56th 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. They also have had plenty of close calls over the years. Saint Ignatius came into the game as the winner from last year and is 8-1, ranked 3rd in the State of Ohio. Saint Edward hoped to get back on the winning side of things and brought a 9-0 record, ranked 1st in the State of Ohio. This year promised to be another great game that would likely set the conditions for a state championship run for the winner.
Jivan has been an outstanding member of the football team and is also a member of the rugby team. His work ethic on and off the field has been a perfect example for the underclassmen to emulate. He is a member of the National Honors Society, Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry, Homework Club, and lives by the Saint Igantius “Men for Others” motto: serving their school, their city, their church and the world by helping the homeless and aiding in literacy programs for young children. He hopes to attend Case Western University and study engineering.
Noah is a 2-year letterman for the varsity football team and a grappler on our wrestling team. He is a member of the National Honors Society, Holy Cross Society, Spanish Honors Society, Senior class council, Edsman Newspaper, and Student Ambassadors. He plans on going to Ohio State in the Honors college and would like to study biomedical engineering.
Tim shined in the 1986 rivalry game between Saint Ignatius and Saint Edward where Saint Ignatius entered the game as the underdog that year. Tim’s outstanding play was the catalyst for Saint Ignatius’ first win over Saint Edward after a 6-year span. His three game saving tackles and a 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown led the Wildcats to a 14-5 upset of Saint Edward, the eventual Ohio State Runner-up that season. In addition, Tim had 5 solo tackles, 9 assists, and broke up a pass in the endzone in his strong defensive performance.
Mark has had a tremendous impact on St. Edward Football. As the only Junior starter on a Senior laden team, he was the second leading tackler on the 1975 squad which finished as the State Runner-up. As a Senior, Mark led the inexperienced squad to a 9 – 1 record and another spot in the State Final Four. In both seasons, he was an integral part of the Big Green Machine and their two victories over St. Ignatius. After weighing numerous offers, he chose to play at the University of Pittsburgh where he lettered for four straight years starting for two. Playing alongside such legendary players as Tony Dorsett and Dan Marino, he capped off his senior season with a National Championship in 1980. After finishing his degree, Mark came back home and has been very successful as the President and CEO of Maroon Group in Avon. His ties to Saint Edward are still strong as his mother was employed there and his son, Jacob, was an Eagle Football player during his four years.