Eight teams, 14 games, hundreds of spectators and whistle-blows, and the Spirit Bowl 2012 Championship game all comes down to this: A battle between next door neighbors, The Nativity School and Horizon Prep! For the first time in the nine-year history of Spirit Bowl, Horizon Prep is keeping the trophy at home.
“This Spirit Bowl Championship has been nine years in the making,” says Horizon Prep Head Football Coach Matt Roy. “We fought hard, we played as a team, and we give all the glory to God.” Tournament teams included: The Nativity School, St. Joseph, Maranatha, Calvary Christian, St. Mary Star of the Sea, The Grauer School, Horizon Prep (A), and Horizon Prep (B).
The annual Flag Football Tournament is a fundraiser for Camp Julian Oaks, a mountain camp for abused and neglected children. Totals are still being tallied, but this year’s Spirit Bowl is expected to add more than $5,000 to the $17,300 raised for Camp Julian Oaks since 2004.
“Our sponsors really stepped up this year,” says Middle School Athletic Director Jeff Sutherland, “In addition to tremendous support from parents and students, McDonald’s supplied all the burgers for lunch sales and The Guiltinan Group sponsored our T-Shirts. This fundraiser really is a team effort.”