This 87 year-old rivalry game began in 1924. The series has favored the Caravan from Mount Carmel as they lead the series 57-27-2; but this year it was not to be. The home school of Donavan McNabb did not have the muscle to fight off the powerful surge of St. Rita Mustangs and their unstoppable running back, Jahwon Akui.


Jahwon Akui
St. Rita


Anthony Catizone

Mt. Carmel

Anthony Catizone is ranked third in his senior class at Mt. Carmel and has achieved high honors of distinction every tri-mester since his freshman year. He is a four-year member of the football team and a former member of the track and field team. Anthony is involved in community service, volunteering with the local food pantry. Anthony will attend Illinois, Northwestern, or Marquette. He is pictured with his parents John and Nancy.
Kevin Yerkes

St. Rita

Kevin Yerkes is a two-year member of the St. Rita varsity football team. He is also part of the school’s volleyball team, which won the Catholic League Championship. Kevin is the third of three Yerkes brothers to attend St. Rita, following Tim and Tony. His dad, Charlie, is an honorary alumni of the school. Kevin is a member of the Knights of Augustine and the National Honor Society. He is also a graduate of the Ted Lenart gifted center. Kevin hopes to attend either the University of Illinois or Purdue University to study chemical or civil engineering. He is pictured with his parents, Charlie and Lil.


The Mt Carmel Caravan had one early opportunity when they scored to make it 26-18, but a kickoff return for a touchdown seemed to seal the deal as Mt. Carmel never recovered. The #2 ranked Mustangs went on to win 54-18 proving they are a dominant force in the powerful Chicago Catholic league. The Mustangs have scored at least 34 points in every game this season and are becoming one of the top contenders for a state title. St. Rita also won the game last year, and with this win becomes the first consecutive wins for either team since the mid 1980's - thus proving what a great city, state, and national rivalry this game has become.