Ah, the pageant of the changing seasons: the first rains of fall, the golden hue of dusk as the sun slants southward on its daily dip into the sea — and the massive whupping St. Ignatius lays on Sacred Heart Cathedral in the first of three stages toward claiming the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy.
Though the passage of the years isn’t sufficient to completely dull the memory of the fear and loathing with which I viewed each day of high school, as an SI alum my bias is clear. So I was happy to see that SI trounced Sacred Heart 44-14 on Friday at San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium.
The Bruce isn’t about just football, though. As they do every year, the two schools will meet again during the basketball and baseball seasons, and the winner of two of the three contests will take the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy, created to honor two students, one from each school, who gave their lives in World War II.
A former colleague from the San Francisco Independent and the Examiner, Will McCulloch, covered Friday’s game for the San Francisco Chronicle.