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Season Review: Football
 on December 02, 2019

All in all, Bill Peebles was pleased. Cathedral High School, which entered the 2019 football season with major questions in multiple areas, had significant success in Peebles’ second season as head coach. The Irish won multiple big regular-season games and were acknowledged as one of the state of Indiana’s best teams. That made the season memorable and a step in a positive direction. “Overall, it was a team-oriented year and it was a really good year,” Peebles said. The Irish finished 9-3 – their most regular-sea...

Cathedral Loses to Defending State Champs
BY: Scott Uecker on November 17, 2019

Top-rated and defending Class 5-A football state champion New Palestine scored 28 unanswered points in less than eight minutes in the second half Friday night to eliminate second-ranked Cathedral, 35-10, in the tournament's regional round.  The win was the 26th consecutive for the Dragons who are now 12-0 this season.  The Fighting Irish end their year with a record of 9-3.    New Pal received the opening kickoff and started at its own 35-yard line.  Six running plays later, all by the state’s all-time leading r...

Cathedral Wins Football Sectional
BY: Scott Uecker on November 10, 2019

Second-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead Friday night at Arlington Middle School and never looked back in defeating fifth-rated Decatur Central, 42-12, to win the Class 5A Sectional 13 championship.  It is the 23rd football sectional title in school history.  The Irish will travel to top-rated and defending state champion New Palestine in regional play next Friday. Cathedral received the opening kickoff and started at its own 34-yard line.  Two plays later, Nathan McCahill took a handoff on an end around, ...

Cathedral Advances to Football Sectional Final
BY: Scott Uecker on November 03, 2019

Indianapolis Cathedral scored three touchdowns in less than three-and-a-half minutes in the first quarter Friday night on its way to a 38-14 victory over Terre Haute South in a high school football sectional semi-final game.  The Irish will host Decatur Central for the Class 5-A Sectional 13 championship next Friday after the Hawks eliminated Terre Haute North 49-0.     The defenses dominated early on as each team managed to gain just one first down on their first two possessions.  However, Shiloh Means blocked a South punt mi...

Cathedral Overcomes Penalties to Defeat Center Grove
BY: Scott Uecker on October 20, 2019

Indianapolis Cathedral defeated Center Grove in a penalty-filled high school football game Friday night, 14-9, at Arsenal Tech’s Howard Longshore Stadium.  The Fighting Irish conclude the regular season with a record of 7-2, while the Trojans fall to 4-5 overall.  The all-time series between the two schools is now tied 4-4.       The only score in the first half was a 30-yard second-quarter field goal by Center Grove’s Austin Watson.  Watson kicked a 24-yarder in the third quarter to conclude an eigh...

Cathedral Draws First Round Bye in 5-A Football Tournament
BY: Scott Uecker on October 13, 2019

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has drawn the pairings for its 47th Annual Football State Tournament.  Cathedral will have a week off before beginning post-season play.  The Fighting Irish will host Terre Haute South in the second round of Class 5-A Sectional 13 on November 1.  The Irish have a 9-1 all-time record against the Braves, but the teams have never met in tournament play.        Class 5-A Sectional 13 – 5 teams (Records through Week 8 of Regular Season...

Cathedral Defeats Brebeuf for Third Straight Win
BY: Scott Uecker on October 12, 2019

Indianapolis Cathedral scored twice in the fourth quarter on a rainy and windy Friday night to defeat Brebeuf Jesuit, 21-7, in high school football.  With their third consecutive victory, the Fighting Irish improve to 6-2 this season.  The Braves fall to 6-2 as their first home loss of the year ends a six-game winning streak.   Cathedral took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards in 10 plays, finishing the drive on Orin Edwards’ 4-yard touchdown pass to Cam Jordan.  Brebeuf tied the score, 7-7, in the second quarter o...

Cathedral Upsets Louisville Trinity
BY: Scott Uecker on October 05, 2019

Indianapolis Cathedral never trailed Friday night on its way to a 28-7 high school football victory over Louisville Trinity.  The Irish had never defeated the Shamrocks in four previous meetings.  Trinity entered the game ranked second in Kentucky’s Class 6-A and sixth in USA Today’s 14-state Midwest region poll. Cathedral took an early lead when Orin Edwards shoveled a 1-yard touchdown pass to Camden Jordan midway through the first quarter.  Following an interception by Irish linebacker Danny Brady, Edwards connected with J...

Cathedral Shuts Out Jeffersonville in Homecoming Game
BY: Scott Uecker on September 28, 2019

Cathedral’s David Perry returned the opening kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown Friday night to set the tone in a 56-0 homecoming football win over Jeffersonville High School.  The Fighting Irish scored on every possession in the first half and did not punt in the game as they improved their record to 4-2 this season.  The Red Devils dropped to 1-5 overall. Following Perry’s kick return score, Cathedral blocked a punt to set up an Orin Edwards’ 31-yard touchdown pass to Camden Jordan.  Edwards added a 12-yard scoring pas...

Vote for the Indy-area high school football performer of the week 
 on September 23, 2019

Two Cathedral football players are up for week 5 of the Indy-area high school football performer of the week.  Information retrived from Indy Star:  Orin Edwards, Cathedral — One of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the state, Edwards put his skills on display in Cathedral's third trip to Cincinnati in five weeks. On the ground, he rushed for 112 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 54-yard run. In the air, he completed 18-of-34 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns. But it wasn't enough as the Irish fell to St....

Cathedral Loses to St. Xavier in Cincinnati
BY: Scott Uecker on September 22, 2019

St. Xavier scored 24 unanswered points in the second half Friday night to overcome a two-touchdown deficit and defeat Indianapolis Cathedral 41-37 in high school football.  It was the third game for the Fighting Irish in Cincinnati in the last four weeks.  Previously, Cathedral had beaten Archbishop Moeller, while losing in overtime at Elder. The Bombers kicked a field goal to start the game, but Cathedral answered with touchdown passes from Orin Edwards to Camden Jordan of 88 and 59 yards to take a 14-3 lead.  St. X pulled to within 14...

Cathedral Defeats Chatard to Win Back Traveling Trophy
BY: Scott Uecker on September 15, 2019

Indianapolis Cathedral scored 28 second-half points Friday night to come from behind and deal rival Bishop Chatard its first loss of the high school football season 31-21.  The victory returns the Northside K of C traveling trophy to Cathedral after the Trojans possessed it for the last year.  The Class 5-A second-ranked Fighting Irish improve their season mark to 3-1, while Class 3-A top-rated Chatard falls to 3-1. Cathedral took the opening kickoff and marched 55 yards to set up a 29-yard Christian Alerding field goal.  Chatard answer...

Cathedral Falls to Elder in Overtime
BY: Scott Uecker on September 08, 2019

Indianapolis Cathedral suffered its first loss of the 2019 season Friday night, falling to Cincinnati Elder 38-31 in overtime.  The game started 50 minutes later than the originally scheduled 7 pm kickoff due to an accident on I-74 that delayed the Irish team buses traveling to Cincinnati by nearly three hours.  The loss drops Cathedral’s record to 2-1, while Elder remains unbeaten with a 2-0 mark. Trailing 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Irish tied the score early in the second period when quarterback Orin Edwards ended an 11...

Irish Shut Out of Crusaders
BY: Scott Uecker on September 01, 2019

Class 5-A second-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral forced eight turnovers in a 28-0 victory over Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller at St. Xavier High School in the second game of the Cincy - Indy Football Challenge.  Host St. X defeated Class 6-A second-ranked Brownsburg, 38-17, in the first game of the challenge.  The Irish begin the 2019 season with consecutive wins for the first time since 2016, when they began the season with a record of 4-0. The turnovers came early and often for both teams Saturday night as Cathedral fumbled on its first posse...

Listen to Irish Football on the Radio 
 on August 28, 2019

If you can't make it to the game to watch the Irish live, you can always listen to radio broadcast. Tune into Fox Sports am 1260 or online with iHeart Radio to listen to the game. Scott Uecker, Vince Eagen and Jim McLinn bring you inside the stadium as you cheer on the Irish!


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