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Fightin' Irish Athletics

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

Fightin' Irish Athletics

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

Bruce-Mahoney


The Bruce-Mahoney trophy is named in honor of Bill Bruce (Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, 1935) and Jerry Mahoney ’44. Both men were outstanding athletes who lost their lives serving their country in World War II. Mahoney was an all-city football and basketball player at Sacred Heart and later excelled at boxing in the military. The fiery redhead is known as one of the greatest all-around athletes ever produced by San Francisco high schools. He enlisted in the Navy after graduation and was aboard the SS Henry B. Plant when the ship was sunk by a German submarine in the English Channel on February 5, 1945. Bruce was an all-star football player and student body president at St. Ignatius. He also joined the Navy and was killed in an airplane crash at the Naval Air Station in Pasco, Washington.

SHC and SI are two of the oldest high schools in San Francisco and as such, they make up what is widely considered to be the oldest private school rivalry in the nation. They began battling each other well before the turn of the 20th century, with the rivalry as passionate today as it was when it began in 1891.

Father Cornelius P. Kennedy, a pastor at St. Paul’s Parish, created the first football team at SHC. He had read a book written by football innovator Amos Alonzo Stagg and was instantly taken with the sport. The first football game between then-Sacred Heart and St. Ignatius took place on St. Patrick’s Day in 1893 on a long-since replaced field at 8th and Market streets. Admission to the game was five cents, the referees were not paid, and the Irish won the game by a score of 14-4. This friendly scrimmage in the park has evolved into a formal competition, with a perennial trophy now passed between the two schools annually.

Established in 1947, the Bruce-Mahoney trophy is awarded to whichever school wins two out of three each year in football, boys basketball and baseball. If the teams play more than once, only the first league competition counts toward the awarding of the trophy.

YEAR FOOTBALL BASKETBALL BASEBALL TROPHY WINNER
1945-46 St. Ignatius 20-6 Sacred Heart 29-28 Sacred Heart 3-1 SACRED HEART
1945-47 St. Ignatius 7-6 St. Ignatius 26-25   St. Ignatius
1947-48 Sacred Heart 6-0 St. Ignatius 35-24 Sacred Heart 8-3 SACRED HEART
1948-49 St. Ignatius 7-6 Sacred Heart 35-31 St. Ignatius 4-3 St. Ignatius
1949-50 Sacred Heart 25-0 Sacred Heart 32-31   SACRED HEART
1950-51 Sacred Heart 12-6 St. Ignatius 43-31 Sacred Heart 3-2 SACRED HEART
1951-52 Sacred Heart 20-6 Sacred Heart 43-40   SACRED HEART
1952-53 St. Ignatius 58-6 St. Ignatius 38-28   St. Ignatius
1953-54 St. Ignatius 26-7 St. Ignatius 45-34   St. Ignatius
1954-55 Sacred Heart 13-6 St. Ignatius 46-33 Sacred Heart 5-0 SACRED HEART
1955-56 St. Ignatius 20-7 St. Ignatius 49-26   St. Ignatius
1956-57 St. Ignatius 6-0 Sacred Heart 41-38 Sacred Heart 13-2 SACRED HEART
1957-58 Tie Game 7-7 St. Ignatius 34-32 St. Ignatius 9-1 St. Ignatius
1958-59 St. Ignatius 25-13 St. Ignatius 36-34   St. Ignatius
1959-60 St. Ignatius 39-0 St. Ignatius 59-43   St. Ignatius
1960-61 St. Ignatius 26-0 Sacred Heart 45-25 Sacred Heart 7-2 SACRED HEART
1961-62 Sacred Heart 12-6 Sacred Heart 50-46   SACRED HEART
1962-63 St. Ignatius 22-6 Sacred Heart 46-45 Sacred Heart 46-45 St. Ignatius
1963-64 St. Ignatius 35-0 Sacred Heart 51-43 Sacred Heart 5-1 SACRED HEART
1964-65 St. Ignatius 14-12 St. Ignatius 49-47   St. Ignatius
1965-66 Tie Game 6-6 Sacred Heart 56-51 Sacred Heart 7-0 SACRED HEART
1966-67 Sacred Heart 18-13 St. Ignatius 53-49 St. Ignatius 2-0 St. Ignatius
1967-68*        
1968-69*        
1969-70 No Game Played St. Ignatius 44-41 Sacred Heart 10-1 St. Ignatius
1970-71 St. Ignatius 33-7 St. Ignatius 46-41   St. Ignatius
1971-72 Sacred Heart 14-6 Sacred Heart 39-35   SACRED HEART
1972-73 St. Ignatius 20-6 Sacred Heart 27-26 Sacred Heart 4-3 SACRED HEART
1973-74 St. Ignatius 14-0 St. Ignatius 51-43   St. Ignatius
1974-75 St. Ignatius 21-7 St. Ignatius 62-61   St. Ignatius
1975-76 St. Ignatius 14-0 St. Ignatius 68-56   St. Ignatius
1976-77 St. Ignatius 23-7 St. Ignatius 65-51   St. Ignatius
1977-78 St. Ignatius 14-6 St. Ignatius 51-46   St. Ignatius
1978-79 St. Ignatius 28-0 Sacred Heart 34-29 St. Ignatius 11-7 St. Ignatius
1979-80 Tie Game 0-0 St. Ignatius 51-50 St. Ignatius 2-0 St. Ignatius
1980-81 St. Ignatius 30-0 St. Ignatius 58-45   St. Ignatius
1981-82 Tie Game 16-16 St. Ignatius 57-42 St. Ignatius 5-4 St. Ignatius
1982-83 St. Ignatius 26-0 Sacred Heart 59-48 St. Ignatius 4-1 St. Ignatius
1983-84 St. Ignatius 52-0 St. Ignatius 53-37   St. Ignatius
1984-85 St. Ignatius 28-6 St. Ignatius 36-35   St. Ignatius
1985-86 St. Ignatius 21-14 Sacred Heart 37-35 Sacred Heart 6-0 SACRED HEART
1986-87 St. Ignatius 35-6 St. Ignatius 57-52   St. Ignatius
1987-88 SHC 16-0 SHC 53-50   SHC
1988-89 SHC 19-14 SHC 62-53   SHC
1989-90 St. Ignatius 38-6 SHC 47-43 St. Ignatius 9-0 St. Ignatius
1990-91 St. Ignatius 34-0 SHC 61-59 St. Ignatius 6-5 St. Ignatius
1991-92 St. Ignatius 33-16 St. Ignatius 63-49   St. Ignatius
1992-93 St. Ignatius 7-3 St. Ignatius 54-42   St. Ignatius
1993-94 St. Ignatius 28-8 SHC 63-58 SHC 4-3 SHC
1994-95 St. Ignatius 20-9 SHC 64-59 St. Ignatius 7-5 St. Ignatius
1995-96 St. Ignatius 35-13 SHC 66-52 St. Ignatius 7-1 St. Ignatius
1996-97 Tie Game 20-20 St. Ignatius 62-50 St. Ignatius 6-4 St. Ignatius
1997-98 SHC 16-10 St. Ignatius 49-46 SHC 7-6 SHC
1998-99 St. Ignatius 14-0 St. Ignatius 60-39   St. Ignatius
1999-00 St. Ignatius 28-22 St. Ignatius 53-43   St. Ignatius
2000-01 St. Ignatius 42-21 St. Ignatius 69-49   St. Ignatius
2001-02 St. Ignatius 28-6 SHC 51-43 St. Ignatius 9-1 St. Ignatius
2002-03 SHC 30-14 St. Ignatius 56-48 St. Ignatius 5-4 St. Ignatius
2003-04 St. Ignatius 28-14 St. Ignatius 60-56   St. Ignatius
2004-05 St. Ignatius 34-0 St. Ignatius 58-44   St. Ignatius
2005-06 SHC 28-12 St. Ignatius 54-50 St. Ignatius 7-4 St. Ignatius
2006-07 St. Ignatius 24-7 St. Ignatius 47-42   St. Ignatius
2007-08 St. Ignatius 44-14 St. Ignatius 55-52   St. Ignatius
2008-09 St. Ignatius 24-10 SHC 66-37 SHC 4-1 SHC
2009-10 St. Ignatius 42-14 SHC 47-44 St. Ignatius 3-2 St. Ignatius
2010-11 St. Ignatius 31-21 St. Ignatius 42-40   St. Ignatius
2011-12 SHC 38-14 SHC 45-37   SHC
2012-13 St. Ignatius 35-21 St. Ignatius 56-46   St. Ignatius
2013-14 St. Ignatius 49-14 St. Ignatius 70-39   St. Ignatius
2014-15 St. Ignatius 20-7 SHC 50-49 St. Ignatius 7-3 St. Ignatius
2015-16 St. Ignatius 14-13 St. Ignatius 61-60   St. Ignatius
2016-17 St. Ignatius 42-21 St. Ignatius 64-48   St. Ignatius



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