Saint Ignatius High School

Football City Championship Teams Celebrated on Saturday

Saint Ignatius Athletics celebrated its 12 City Championship football teams on October 20 and 21. The celebration included watching the Wildcats defeat the top-ranked St. Xavier Bombers.

Saint Ignatius Football has a lengthy tradition of excellence, dating much farther back than the program's first state title in 1988. 

The Wildcats have won 12 City Championships, from 1925 to 1977, many earned at the Charity Game at old Municipal Stadium in front of tens of thousands of fans.

On Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, the Saint Ignatius Athletic Department honored these City Champions.

Nearly 50 former Saint Ignatius football players returned to campus to tell tales, watch practice and old game films, and rekindle old friendships late Friday afternoon. The men returned to Byers Field on Saturday to be honored before the Wildcats' game against St. Xavier. Following a tribute video to the champs, the Wildcat faithful cheered the legends of Saint Ignatius football before the 2017 Wildcats rushed onto the field. 

The City Championship alumni proved to be good luck, as the Wildcats prevailed over the Bombers in the annual "Jesuit Bowl," 28-14. Thank you to our alumni for returning and celebrating with us this weekend.

You can watch the pregame video at the top of this page.

And if you're also interested in seeing some of our recently digitized football game films, visit: