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Often referred to as the "Akron Holy War," this rivalry between the Fighting Irish of STVM and the Knights of Hoban has always been proven to be a game to remember year in and year out. Throw the records out the door in this one because no matter what each team has done prior to this matchup, the game seems to always come down to the last play. In 1996, this rivalry was renewed after a 20 year lapse from playing each other. Since the rivalry was renewed in 1996, the teams faced off at the Rubber Bowl until it closed its gates in 2008. Since 2009, the Irish and the Knights have been playing in the University of Akron's new on-campus stadium, InfoCision Stadium. Each year they draw a huge crowd of people from throughout Northeastern Ohio. The winner of this rivalry gains possession of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Shillelagh trophy as well as bragging rights throughout the year.

First Meeting: 1959 (Series stopped in 1978 and then started again in 1996)
Games Played: 42
Record vs. Hoban: 21-21

Year-by-Year Scores
:
1959: Hoban 16 - St. V 14 2005: Hoban 20 - STVM 13 (2 OT)
1960: St. V 28 - Hoban 12 2006: Hoban 10 - STVM 6
1961: St. V 55 - Hoban 18 2007: STVM 33 - Hoban 28
1962: Hoban 24 - St. V 7 2008: STVM 20 - Hoban 12
1963: Hoban 20 - St. V 2 2009: STVM 14 - Hoban 10
1964: St. V 21 - Hoban 13 2010: STVM 20 - Hoban 0
1965: St. V 12 - Hoban 0 2011: STVM 17 - Hoban 14
1966: Hoban 20 - St. V 6 2012: STVM 48 - Hoban 20
1967: Hoban 14 - St. V 6 2013: STVM 41 - Hoban 6
1968: St. V 14 - Hoban 6 2014: STVM 33 - Hoban 27 (3 OT)
1969: St. V 40 - Hoban 15 2015: Hoban 24 - STVM 7
1970: Hoban 22 - St. V 0 *2015: Hoban 24 - STVM 21
1971: St. V 21 - Hoban 7 2016: Hoban 24 - STVM 0
1972: STVM 19 - Hoban 0 *2016: Hoban 21 - STVM 7
1973: Hoban 14 - STVM 0 2017: Hoban 21 - STVM 7
1974: STVM 14 - Hoban 6  
1975: STVM 39 - Hoban 0  
1976: STVM 15 - Hoban 0  
1977: STVM 7 - Hoban 0  
1996: Hoban 24 - STVM 0  
1997: STVM 21 - Hoban 13  
1998: Hoban 21 - STVM 20  
1999: Hoban 21 - STVM 12  
2000: Hoban 19 - STVM 7  
2001: Hoban 15 - STVM 13  
2002: Hoban 17 - STVM 10  
2003: Hoban 23 - STVM 7  
2004: Hoban 32 - STVM 28  

*OHSAA Playoff Game (not a Shillelagh trophy game)


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