Freshman guide to the Holy Bowl

Kyle Jones, Copy Editor / Contributor

On September 13th, Sacramento will once again be shaken by the most competitive high-school sporting event around: the Holy Bowl on Sept.13. Coach Marquise Smith of Jesuit’s freshmen football team is extremely excited for the game and agreed to share his tips and insights.

Smith, a Jesuit alumnus, actually played during the Holy Bowl while he was a student at JHS in 2008. He says that it’s really important for the younger students to make sure they sit in the cheering section, because that way you can support your team and join in on the “whole experience,” which, as every Marauder knows, is kind of a big deal.

“People perform amazingly, records are broken; the game gets really intense. A lot of great moments have happened during the Holy Bowl.” Smith said.

The Holy Bowl is the foremost football related sporting event in Sacramento, even while Smith was on Jesuit’s team; however, according to him, it has become an even bigger event nowadays. Smith says that He believes this is due to the intense rivalry between JHS and Christian Brothers High School that serves as a way for friends ,in both schools, to get in the competitive spirit and have fun. “[The players] just want to give those people a show.” Smith said.

The game will be held at Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium. The freshman game will kickoff at 2p.m, followed  by junior varsity at 4:30p.m. and varsity at 7p.m. The ticket prices  are $10 for adults and $7 for children, students, and seniors. If you order the tickets online, there will be a $1 convenience fee added to your ticket price.

Just make sure to get your tickets early, as the stadium is always packed with cheering fans.