- About the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl
- 2022 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLIV
- 2021 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLIII
- 2020 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLII
- 2019 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLI
- 2018 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL
Bob Burns dreamed up the idea of opening the 1978 football season with a festive day-long event centered around one thing – a football game against North Dakota’s Fargo Shanley High School. The event, he hoped, would provide family entertainment while drawing in enough corporate support to fund the entire O’Gorman Athletic Department for a year. It was to be held at Howard Wood Field to accommodate the almost certain huge crowd.
Currently, the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl is the largest high school bowl game in South Dakota, raising more than $140,000 annually for all eight of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools! Many other high schools and communities across the state have tried to duplicate the Dakota Bowl, but ours is the ORIGINAL. It brings together the Sioux Falls community to showcase our talented high school athletes and to celebrate football. Families enjoy all-day tailgates, football and cheerleading camps for kids, fireworks, airplane flyovers and even skydivers landing on the football field.
This year's Bob Burns Dakota Bowl was filled with OG community, friends, fun and of course, Knights football.
We want to extend a very big thank you to all of our students, staff, families, alumni, volunteers and supporters of the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLIV for making it a fun-filled day event.
The O’Gorman Knights took on the Roosevelt Rough Riders on Mac Field and came away with a big win 62-27 against Roosevelt.
Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLIII "Return to the Mac", returned to the Mac THREE times!!
Although three nights of Dakota Bowls are a first for this system-wide fundraiser, we still had a great time gathering as a community for lots of fun! We had over 300 kids participate in the football and cheer camps in the morning. Great job to all of the kids that participated and a special shout out to the winners of the football camps!
The Dunk Tank was so much fun as members of our staff were dunk! The line never stopped and neither did the laughs! The Knights Way parade went through a packed parking lot of tailgaters showing their Knight’s Spirit! Due to weather conditions, we did miss the Sky Divers jump during pre-game and the Guarantee Roofing Fireworks at half time but we are excited to see them next year!
At Dakota Bowl 2.0, we were able to present this year’s Woody Drey award to Nate Dally, a Dakota Bowl committee member that has been instrumental in raising money for the system and a volunteer who is willing to help wherever he is needed. Congratulations again to Nate Dally! Another congratulations goes out to our lucky raffle winner of $5,000 cash Julie Lindner and the 2nd place winner of the $500 Diamond Room gift card and $500 Scheels gift card went to Jesse Johnston.
Dakota Bowl 3.0 ended with a 14 to 12 win over the Rough Riders! Way to go KNIGHTS!
A big extended O’G thank you to everyone that made Dakota Bowl 1.0, 2.0 AND 3.0 a huge success! To all of the students, players, fans, families, businesses and committee members THANK YOU!
A big Knights thank you to everyone that came out to the big game, had fun at the tailgate, watched from home or at a participating business. The day was filled with fun and excitement! A special thank you to all of our awesome sponsors and volunteers who helped make Dakota Bowl XLII a success!
View our slideshow for photos from the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLII.
In 2019, we celebrated the 41st annual Dakota Bowl filled with family, friends, fun and, of course, Knights football.
We want to extend a very big thank you to all of our students, families, alumni, volunteers and supporters of the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLI for making it a fun-filled event.
View our slideshow below for photos from the day of Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLI including football and cheer camps, tailgating and pre-game.
Forty years of football tradition were on display at this year’s Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL with the O’Gorman Knights celebrating a victory over the Washington High School Warriors, 42-33. The Knights wore green in honor of their predecessors, the Cathedral Irish, who battled the Warriors decades ago.
An “XL” thank you to all of our students, families, alumni and supporters of this year’s Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL, celebrating fun, fundraising and football!
View our slideshow for photos from the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL.