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Cathedral and Roncalli to Resume Football Rivalry
 on February 18, 2021

Joint release from Cathedral and Roncalli High Schools Roncalli and Cathedral High Schools announced today that the two schools will resume their football rivalry in the fall of 2023. Roncalli will host the first matchup on October 6, 2023, with Cathedral serving as the host school the following season. Existing contracts with current opponents prevent the schools from playing prior to 2023. “Cathedral is excited to renew a great Catholic rivalry with our south side rival, Roncalli,” said Cathedral Athletic Director Rick Streiff. &ldquo...

Irish in Top 25 Nationally in Final Football Polls
BY: Scott uecker on January 19, 2021

USA Today Sports has released its final Super 25 High School Football Rankings for the 2020 season.  Cathedral, with a record of 13-1, is ranked 22nd  in the nation with its only loss coming in the regular season finale to 11th ranked and undefeated Center Grove.  The Trojans and Irish are ranked first and second in USA Today’s eight-state Midwest Regional rankings which include Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In the MaxPreps final national high school football poll from ...

Football Coaches and Players Receive Recognition From Kiwanis Club
 on December 23, 2020

Congratulations to the Fighting Irish football players and coaches who were recognized at the Kiwanis Marion County High School Football Awards Program.

Season Review: Football
 on December 07, 2020

This was one to remember. It also was one for history – and that’s impressive considering the program’s rich tradition. Cathedral High School football in 2020 won its 13th Indiana High School Athletic Association state title – its first since 2015. The Irish beat Zionsville, 46-28 in the Class 5A State Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis – an impressive victory capping an equally impressive season. “It will go down in history,” Irish football coach Bill Peebles said. “Th...

Irish win 13th Football State Championship
BY: Scott Uecker on November 30, 2020

Top-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral defeated Zionsville, 46-28, at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to win the Class 5-A high school football state championship.  It’s the school’s 13th title in a record-tying 16 final appearances, and the third in the six years the Irish have competed in Class 5-A with the others coming in 2013 and 2014.  Cathedral received the opening kickoff and drove 80 yards in ten plays, scoring on quarterback Nathan McCahill’s 1-yard run.  His shovel pass to Cam Jordan on the successful two-p...

Irish Advance to Football State Finals
BY: Scott Uecker on November 21, 2020

Top-ranked Cathedral defeated Castle, 32-7, on the road Friday night to win the Class 5-A southern semi-state and advance to the high school football state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium next Saturday (7:00 pm).  The Irish (12-1) will face Zionsville (7-5) in the title game.  The 11th-rated Eagles defeated third-ranked and previously unbeaten Valparaiso, 27-9, in the 5-A northern semi-state. Cathedral received the opening kickoff and drove 80 yards in eight plays, scoring on a 15-yard pass from Nathan McCahill to Parker Spellacy.  Jake Lan...

Irish Impressive in Regional Title Victory
BY: Scott Uecker on November 14, 2020

Class 5-A top-ranked Cathedral dominated the first half Friday night against fourth-rated Whiteland on its way to a 39-6 victory and a regional football tournament crown.  The Irish offense scored 25 points on its first four possessions, while the defense limited the Warriors to just 37 yards rushing and two first downs in the opening 24 minutes.  Cathedral received the kickoff to start the game and marched 74 yards in seven plays with Cam Jordan finishing the drive, taking a shovel pass from Nathan McCahill and scoring around the left end f...

Irish Win Football Sectional Title
BY: Scott Uecker on November 08, 2020

Cathedral’s defense forced five turnovers and Irish quarterback Nathan McCahill threw four touchdown passes as the top-ranked Fighting Irish defeated sixth-rated Decatur Central Friday night, 42-7, to win the Class 5-A Sectional 13 championship.  Cathedral will host fourth-ranked Whiteland in the regional round of the football state tournament next Friday at Arsenal Tech’s Howard Longshore Stadium. The Irish received the opening kickoff, but were forced to punt after failing to gain a first down.  Two plays later, Zane Hill inter...

Irish Advance in Football State Tournament
BY: Scott Uecker on October 31, 2020

Class 5-A top-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral began play in the 48th Indiana High School Athletic Association football state tournament Friday with a 57-18 sectional semifinal victory at Terre Haute South.  The Fighting Irish now advance to face sixth-rated Decatur Central next Friday in a rematch of last year’s Sectional 13 championship game, won by the Irish 42-12.    Following a bye week, Cathedral showed no adverse effects from the layoff, scoring on its first three possessions to take a 22-0 lead just six minutes into the ...

Irish Suffer First Loss in Regular Season Finale
BY: Scott Uecker on October 17, 2020

In a matchup of top-rated and undefeated high school football teams Friday night, Cathedral lost in the closing seconds, 17-13, at Center Grove.  The Class 5A top-ranked Fighting Irish now enter the post-season with an 8-1 record, while the Class 6-A number-one Trojans improve to 9-0. Center Grove jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first half on Tayven Jackson’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Connor Delp and Austin Watson’s 34-yard field goal.  Cathedral responded with a 76-yard scoring drive.  Nathan McCahill's 46-yard pas...

Homecoming Win Sets Up Battle of Undefeated Teams
BY: Scott Uecker on October 10, 2020

Indianapolis Cathedral fell behind for just the third time this season in high school football Friday night, but then scored 46 unanswered points to defeat Brebeuf Jesuit 49-7.  With the homecoming win, the Class 5A top-ranked Fighting Irish improve their record to 8-0 heading into the regular season finale at unbeaten Class 6A number-one rated Center Grove. Cathedral’s opening drive resulted in a 22-yard Ben Gomez field goal and an early 3-0 lead.  Brebeuf responded with an 80-yard drive that ended when Drake Hagerman completed a...

Irish Defeat Panthers for First Time Since 1930
BY: Scott Uecker on October 04, 2020

Indianapolis Cathedral remained unbeaten in high school football Friday night with a 36-14 win over Cincinnati Elder at Arlington Middle School.  The Panthers had previously beaten the Irish five straight times since a 13-6 Irish win in the inaugural meeting between the two schools in 1930. Cathedral took a 15-0 lead on two Nathan McCahill touchdown runs, one from one yard and the other from 17 yards.  McCahill also ran for a 2-point conversion.  Elder’s Drew Ramsey scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter.  McCahill&rsqu...

Cathedral Defeats La Salle to Remain Undefeated
BY: Scott Uecker on September 26, 2020

Indianapolis Cathedral defeated Cincinnati La Salle, 37-28, in a hard-fought high school football game Friday night at Arlington Middle School.  The Class 5A top-ranked Fighting Irish improve their record to 6-0 with the victory, while the Lancers fall to 3-2 heading into the final week of Ohio’s six-game regular season.     Cathedral’s first touchdown, a 3-yard Nathan McCahill pass to Parker Spellacy, followed a blocked La Salle punt, which the Irish recovered at the 5-yard line.  McCahill’s second scoring p...

Cathedral Holds on to Defeat St. Xavier in Football
BY: Scott Uecker on September 20, 2020

Indianapolis Cathedral held on to defeat Cincinnati St. Xavier in high school football Friday night, 25-22, in a wild game at Arlington Middle School.  The victory is just the third for the Irish in 20 meetings with the Bombers.  Cathedral improves its overall record to 5-0 for the first time since the 2000 season.  St. Xavier scored on its first possession when Brian McCaughey completed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Penn State recruit Liam Clifford.  Trailing for only the second time this season, Cathedral marched 60 yards in nine p...

Cathedral Wins Matchup of Top-Ranked Football Teams  
BY: Scott Uecker on September 12, 2020

Class 5A top-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral jumped out to a 25-0 lead Friday night on its way to a 39-20 high school football victory at Class 3A number-one Bishop Chatard.  With the win, the Fighting Irish retain possession of the Northside K of C traveling trophy and improve their record to 4-0 for the first time since 2016.  Cathedral moved the opening kickoff 76 yards in seven plays, ending the drive with Nathan McCahill flipping the ball to Cam Jordan for a 3-yard touchdown pass.  After a failed two-point conversion attempt, Ian Neb...

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