Holy Bowl review

Blake Clarkson, Sports Editor

Another year, another win. For the 19th time in 21 years, Jesuit High School beat Christian Brothers in the annual Holy Bowl. The game, played at Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium, featured a 48-21 victory over the Christian Brothers Falcons. Junior running back Beau Bisharat stole the show, scoring on touchdown runs of 3 and 4 yards, while also reeling in a touchdown grab of 44 yards from senior quarterback Cole Brownholtz. Brownholtz himself scored on a touchdown run of 32 yards, and threw another one to senior receiver Isaiah Bailey, who made a one-handed catch for the 9 yard touchdown.

This was Coach Blanton’s third Holy Bowl at the helm for JHS, and he has not lost yet. This year marked changes in the coaching staff of both schools, but Christian Brothers especially. They brought in a new regime, including former JHS Head Coach Dan Carmazzi as the new Falcon Head Coach.

This was Coach Carmazzi’s first year coaching Christian Brothers in the Holy Bowl, and his return did not go too smoothly. The former Jesuit coach was defeated in his first Holy Bowl on the other side of the field.

“I think the game went really well for the starting team and special teams. We had to improve in some places and I think we did,” said senior Ryan Tooley when he was asked about the game. The starters jumped out to an early lead, and never looked back from there.

“We ran the ball really well and Cole didn’t turn the ball over, he played great. Our second team gave up points, that’s where I think we could improve. We need that depth so we can withstand the effects and injuries that come with the long season.” said Ryan. The team is looking to build upon a high scoring offense and a stout defense for the rest of the season.

Coming off of a big win against Yuba City in their house, the Marauders did not miss a beat and continued to play well. It is beginning to look like a promising season for JHS, and the team looks to improve on last year’s finish. Winning Holy Bowl in this fashion was a great start for a JHS team that has high hopes for this season.