September 11, 2012
The 47th Holy Bowl will take place at Garces High School on September 15, 2012. This long-standing rivalry is one of the best and longest Catholic match-ups in the state of California. This year the Garces Rams look to reclaim the Bishop’s trophy as the San Joaquin Memorial Panthers have won the last four contests. This great matchup will pit a very good and experienced Garces team against a young and hardworking SJM squad.
The day between the two teams will begin with a Mass at 4:00 and conclude with the presentation of the Bishop’s trophy at the conclusion of the Varsity game. The SJM Panthers lead the overall series 25-18-3 but Garces has won the Thez-Carroll Cup the last four out of five years signifying their dominance in all sports. In addition, Catholic television for the San Joaquin Valley, Channel 49 (Fresno) and Channel 38 (Bakersfield) will telecast the game live.