The network's 30 For 30 series features "Catholics vs. Convicts" documentary

By Irv Ceuvas     12/4/2017

One of college football’s most infamous and intense rivalries got center-stage exposure at Christ Cathedral recently. An estimated 100 Notre Dame fans gathered Nov. 9 in the Cultural Center for the screening of the ESPN Classic Documentary “30 for 30,” sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Orange County.

The film highlighted historic video clips that detailed the heated football games that came to be known as the “Catholics vs. Convicts,” primarily in the mid to late 1980s.

NDCOC President Paul Irving said the evening marked a team effort between Christ Cathedral and the ND Alumni Club in OC. It featured the documentary’s director and narrator, ND grad Patrick Creadon, and in keeping with a football theme, was preceded by a tailgate-style reception.

Also bringing life to the evening were ND players who suited up against the Miami Hurricanes over the years, including Steve Beuerlein and Chris Kvochak: both Servite grads; Oscar McBride now associate dean of students at Servite; Rick DiBernardo, Edison High grad; and Isaac Rochell now on the roster of the Los Angeles Chargers.