Prep Bowl: Catholic League vs. Public League

Since 1927, the top team from the Chicago Catholic League and Chicago Public League have faced in the annual Prep Bowl. The first-ever Prep Bowl was won by Mount Carmel as they took down Schurz 6-0 almost a century ago. 

2023 Prep Bowl

2023 Prep Bowl logo

Congratulations to the 2023 Prep Bowl Champions St. Rita Mustangs and to the runner-up Kenwood Broncos! The mustangs improve to 9-1 in their school’s Prep Bowl history. Thank you to everyone for an incredbile 2023 football season and we cannot wait until next year! 

2022 Prep Bowl


For the first time since 2017, the Chicago Public League and the Simeon Wolverines secured the Prep Bowl Championship, defeating the Fenwick Friars 33-30 in thrilling fashion! Congratulations to the Wolverines and their community on this incredible win and all of the Chicago Public Schools community will happily welcome the historic traveling trophy back home!

2021 Prep Bowl

Kenwood Prep Bowl Runner Up


After a year off due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Prep Bowl was back in 2021, and saw the first-time City Champions Kenwood take on Notre Dame. This year marked the first trip by both teams to the historic Prep Bowl. The last Prep Bowl was won by St. Laurence as the defeated Simeon on a high-scoring game, 35-34.

The 2021 Prep Bowl trophy is back in Catholic League hands as Notre Dame defeated Kenwood 35-6.  This was the Dons’ first Prep Bowl win. The Chicago Public League looks to secure the trophy back in 2022 as they look for a CPL Prep Bowl victory for the first time since 2017. The 2017 Prep Bowl was won by Simeon 19-16 over St. Ignatius.

Notre Dame 2021 Prep Bowl

For a complete list of Prep Bowl Champions and history, please visit this link.

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