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Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XLI


Saturday, September 7, 2019
Howard Wood Field

2019 will mark the 41st Annual Bob Burns Dakota Bowl! Please join us Saturday, September 7th at Howard Wood Field where the O’Gorman Knights will take on the Brandon Valley Lynx.

About the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl

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.

2018 Bob Burns Dakota Bowl XL

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.


Be sure to gather your family and friends for a fantastic day of fun and football at our next Dakota Bowl!