Special to Valley Community Newspapers
Since 1969, the Christian Brothers Falcons and the Jesuit Marauders have met each fall on the gridiron for the annual classic Holy Bowl. This year will mark the 41st competition between the rival schools.
Dubbed the “Holy Bowl” because both schools are Catholic, this event is the largest Catholic event in the entire region, with some 18,000 people attending. That is nearly 700 more people than Power Balance Pavilion can seat for a full-capacity Sacramento Kings game.
The crowd is not limited to eager parents of players. Alumni from both high schools attend, as well as members of the St. Francis High School community. Alumni of now-defunct Catholic high schools, such as Loretto and Bishop Manogue, also attend to cheer family members on.
This year’s Holy Bowl will be held at Sacramento City College on Sept. 17. Kickoff for the freshman game is at 3 p.m., JV kickoff is at 5 p.m. and Varsity kickoff is at 7 p.m. Visit www.cbhs.ca.campusgrid.net, www.jhssac.org or http://t.co/uKacoO4 for game ticket information.