KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Tonight at 7:00 p.m. for the 2014 season opener, fans will have the privilege of watching the 800th all-time football game being played by the Bishop Ward Cyclones. The Cyclones will be playing on the historic Dorney Field, sharing the very same field that hosted the first game in 1925.
Football has a long tradition at Bishop Ward High School, with only Wyandotte High School having a longer history in the sport.
The “Fighting Irish” of Catholic High of KCKS, as the school was first known, had their first season in 1925 and went 0-2-1. They first lost to Leavenworth Catholic High (Immaculata) and then tied but finally lost to Central High (Wyandotte High School).
The Cyclones have come a long way since that first season with 432 wins, 336 losses and 31 ties since 1925.
The Cyclones have an overall school winning percentage of .541 percent and it will be exciting to see where the Cyclones go in the next 800 games.
The 2014 Cyclone team will play nine games this season and open against Sumner Academy tonight at 7 p.m.
Their next home game will be Friday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m.