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Six Irish Players Earn IFCA All-State Honors
 on December 05, 2018

The Indiana Football Coaches Association has named Cathedral senior tight end Haven Montefalco to its 2018 Top 50 All-State Team.  Montefalco caught 44 passes for 736 yards and four touchdowns this season.  He is one of two tight ends to earn Top 50 honors along with Fort Wayne Snider senior Simon Dellinger.   The IFCA selected Irish wide receiver Bo Sanders and linebacker Richie Hegarty to its 2018 Class 5-A senior all-state team.  Sanders caught 84 passes for 1,072 yards and 16 touchdowns.  Sanders earned IFCA Class 5-A juni...

Cathedral Well Represented in Big Ten Championship Game
 on November 29, 2018

Saturday will be a homecoming of sorts for Terry McLaurin. Not that the Cathedral High School graduate sees Saturday’s Big 10 Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis in only that way. “The best way to celebrate is to win,” he said on a midweek conference call. McLaurin isn’t the only one with that feeling, nor is he the only player in Saturday’s game with strong ties to the host city – or to Cathedral. McLaurin, a senior wide receiver, is one of three Cathedral graduates pla...

Football Season Review
 on November 15, 2018

A strong program working to get stronger. That’s how Bill Peebles described Cathedral High School football during a 2018 season that marked his first as the program’s head coach. No, the Irish didn’t win a state title – and yes, Peebles said the Irish ideally would have gone further in the postseason. Still, even with a sectional-final loss, this was a successful debut. “We were disappointed we didn’t get through it, but we had some pretty remarkable things happen,” Peebles said. The Irish (6-6) not o...

Hawks End Irish Football Sectional Win Streak
 on November 05, 2018

Second-ranked Decatur Central jumped out to a 14-0 lead and held on to defeat sixth-rated Cathedral 21-14 Friday night in the championship game of Class 5-A Sectional 13.  The loss is the first for the Irish in sectional tournament play since 2005, ending streaks of 35 consecutive sectional wins and 12 straight sectional titles.  Decatur Central took an early lead on Parker Harrington’s 56-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Tracy.  The Hawks scored again in the second quarter when Will Gibson concluded an 11-play drive with a four-yard ...

Irish Advance With Win Over Rebels
 on October 28, 2018

After falling behind 10-0, Cathedral scored 30 unanswered points Friday night to defeat Roncalli, 30-10, in a high school football sectional semifinal game at Arsenal Tech.  With the victory, the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish advance to the Class 5-A Sectional 13 championship game next Friday at second-rated Decatur Central.     Roncalli possessed the ball for more than nine minutes in the first quarter and jumped out to a 7-0 lead on Andrew Lockard’s 49-yard touchdown run.  Owen Herndon’s 31-yard field goal with 7:1...

Irish Win First Round Sectional Game
 on October 22, 2018

Cathedral won its 34th consecutive high school football sectional game Friday night when it defeated Plainfield 51-14 in a first round tournament matchup at Southport High School.  The offense rolled up 463 total yards and the defense forced three turnovers as the Fighting Irish ended a two-game losing streak to improve their record to 5-and-5 on the season.                                 &n...

Irish Lose Regular Season Finale
 on October 15, 2018

Center Grove scored on the second play from scrimmage, and never trailed Friday night, in defeating Cathedral 34-7 in the high school football regular season finale for both schools.  The Irish accumulated more first downs and more total yards on offense than the Trojans, but struggled to finish drives and score points. Center Grove tight end Cam Petty caught touchdown passes of 65 and 54 yards, the latter on a fake punt, to give the Trojans a 13-0 first quarter lead.  Sophomore running back Carson Steele then scored on runs of 42, four, and...

Irish Lose Matchup of Holy Cross Schools
 on October 08, 2018

Cathedral lost to Ohio powerhouse Lakewood St. Edward, 39-14, on the road Saturday afternoon in a high school football matchup of schools founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  The teams combined for nearly 800 yards of total offense, but the Eagles had a more-balanced attack with quarterback Garrett Dzuro throwing for four touchdowns and running back Jordan Castleberry rushing for two more. Neither team scored in the opening quarter despite Cathedral advancing to the St. Edward ten-yard-line on its first two possessions.  The Eagles took a...

Cathedral Draws Plainfield in Class 5-A Tournament
 on October 08, 2018

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has drawn the pairings for its 46th annual football state tournament.  Cathedral will host Plainfield in the first round of the Class 5-A state tournament on Friday, October 19th.  Both teams have 4-4 records entering the final week of the regular season.  The Irish are 6-1 all-time against the Quakers in tournament play. Cathedral has won 57 of its last 62 tournament outings and twelve consecutive sectional titles.  The Irish have won 33 straight sectional games dating back a 16-12...

Irish Impressive in Homecoming Win
 on October 01, 2018

Cathedral jumped out to a 21-7 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Irish defeated Larry A. Ryle High School from Union, Kentucky in football Friday, 42-20, on homecoming and senior night at Arsenal Tech’s Howard Longshore Stadium.  The Irish offense amassed 473 total yards, while the defense held the Raiders to just 139 yards.   Cathedral took the opening kickoff and marched 80 yards in six plays concluding with Orin Edwards’ 33-yard scoring pass to Bo Sanders.  Ryle tied the score 7-7 when Jon Coker returned the...

Irish Roll to Big Win at Jeffersonville
 on September 24, 2018

Cathedral evened its high school football season record at 3-and-3 Friday night with a 55-14 win at Jeffersonville.  The Irish rolled up 513 yards of total offense, while limiting the Red Devils to just 141 yards.   The 55 points are the most scored by Cathedral since the Irish tallied 56 against LaPorte in the 2014 Class 5-A state championship game. Cathedral jumped out to a 34-7 halftime lead on a rain-soaked natural grass surface at Blair Field.  Orin Edwards threw four touchdown passes, three to Bo Sanders and one to Evan Dawn....

Irish Start 100th Football Season With Win
 on August 17, 2018

Cathedral opened its 100th high school football season Friday night with a 31-7 victory against Noblesville in the Horseshoe Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Irish jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the second quarter on the way to giving Bill Peebles a win in his first game as Cathedral’s head coach. Junior quarterback Orin Edwards started the Irish scoring when he connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Evan Dawn with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Junior linebacker Quinton Cannon then intercepted a Noblesville pass a...

Cathedral Loses Rain-Soaked Game to Rival Chatard
 on September 14, 2018

Undefeated Bishop Chatard took advantage of three Cathedral turnovers Friday night to defeat the Irish 17-14 at Arsenal Tech’s Howard Longshore Stadium.  It’s the first win in the series for the Trojans since 2012 as Cathedral entered the game having won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the rival schools. Playing in a heavy rain, Cathedral scored first when Bo Sanders returned a first-quarter punt 69 yards for a touchdown.  Chatard answered in the second quarter on Mark Nondorf’s 73-yard scoring pass to Jake Kassenbrock.&...

Cathedral Upsets Cincinnati St Xavier in Overtime
 on September 17, 2018

Cathedral celebrated its centennial anniversary on Friday night with a thrilling 20-14 overtime football victory against Cincinnati St. Xavier at the University of Indianapolis.  The Fighting Irish had lost 15 consecutive games to the Bombers.  The win is only the second for Cathedral in 18 meetings with St. X. On the first play of the second quarter, St. Xavier’s Jared Kreimer connected with Liam Clifford for a 16-yard touchdown pass to give the Bombers a 6-0 lead.  The Irish blocked Kreimer’s point after kick attempt. ...

Irish Fall Late in High Scoring Affair
 on September 04, 2018

Cathedral led until the final minute Friday night, but Cincinnati Elder scored with 34 seconds remaining to earn its 600th football victory in school history, 39-34, at Marian University.  The lead changed six times during the game as the teams combined for nearly 800 yards of total offense.      The Panthers took advantage of an Irish interception to score first on a three-yard run by quarterback Michael Bittner less than two minutes into the game.  Cathedral tied the score 7-7 on a Chon’Dre Cissell four-yard run. ...

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