Joint Message from the Principals
Regarding Holy Bowl 2021



Dear Families:

Sacramento’s family of Catholic high schools is thrilled to be back this year with the 50th Holy Bowl this Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Hughes Stadium. This annual event is a fine tradition of good-spirited rivalry and is a chance for us to showcase our athletic accomplishments as well as our enormous school spirit and pride. Students who attended years of grammar school together have an opportunity to catch up and socialize, and we will have an opportunity to promote Catholic education to the broader Sacramento community. 

This year, our event date also marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. We come together in honor of all those who passed away and the first responders who were so brave and generous in sacrificing their lives – and we will prayerfully and gratefully remember them.  

The game provides a learning opportunity for our students regarding appropriate dress and behavior. We have high expectations that students will show school pride in their actions and in what they wear. We stress, at all institutions, that as students, these young men and women represent the mission and core values of each of our schools, and that they model in a very real and public way what it means to be a student in a Catholic high school.

We encourage you, as parents, guardians, and primary educators of your child, to discuss appropriate dress and behavior with your student prior to attending Holy Bowl. Our schools subscribe to the CIF principles outlined in “Pursuing Victory with Honor.” We ask that students show their pride with dignity, taste, and positive cheers. All students are required to have their school identification card with them at all times while attending the game.

We are blessed to be able to gather and hold this event during these challenging times, and just as our schools pushed forward with maintaining the important work of quality education, we also do so with our athletic traditions. Please note the following additional health and safety policies for this year’s event:

  • To proactively comply with event regulations in Sacramento County, attendance is limited to less than 50% capacity. 
  • All ticketed attendees must sign a COVID-19 waiver and/or participants must have a similar waiver on file with their respective teams. The links to the individual waivers can be found in your ticket purchase confirmation email. The waiver(s) must be completed prior to arrival in order to download your ticket(s).
  • Per Sacramento City College, a clear bag policy is in effect. All purses and bags must be clear and may be subject to search upon entry. Clear bags should not be excessive in size.
  • Face masks are required indoors and strongly recommended outdoors, especially in the student sections and when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • There will be no crossover privileges after 6:30 p.m. and no in and out privileges throughout the entirety of the event.
  • Indoor stadium concessions will be closed. Food trucks will be on site. Attendees should come prepared with unopened bottled water and sun protection. Light snacks will be allowed but no coolers.
  • For the health and safety of all student-athletes, coaches, and attendees, if you are experiencing symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, or have a member of your household with COVID-19 or awaiting test results, stay home and do not attend the game. Staying home when sick is essential to keep COVID-19 and other infections out and prevent spread to others.

Thank you for your support of this great tradition. Tickets are now sold out. For more information about Holy Bowl, visit We look forward to a fun and exciting evening of football!


Annemarie Bacich, Ed.M.
Principal, Christian Brothers High School

Michael Wood, Ed.D.
Principal, Jesuit High School

Elias Mendoza
Principal, St. Francis High School

Kate  Coulouras 
Principal, Cristo Rey  


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