Gonzaga and DeMatha graduates earn top college football honors

Barely out of high school – but before transferring to the University of Southern California and accepting one of college football’s highest honors, Gonzaga College High School graduate Caleb Williams found himself back on his old turf on “Eye” Street in Washington, D.C. – this time on the sidelines.

Williams, then the quarterback at the University of Oklahoma returned to his home field in November 2021 to energize his former team against their cross-town rivals, the St. John’s College High School Cadets. Williams also visited members of the classes of 1970 and 1971, who had gathered to celebrate their 50th reunions, the 100th anniversary of the rivalry game, and Gonzaga’s 200th anniversary. That evening the buzz around Williams’ visit threatened to transcend the many traditions around the annual game — one of the oldest high school rivalries in the country.

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