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Robert Mathis on Kendall Coleman: 'This kid is going to be the steal of the draft."
 on March 02, 2020

From the IndyStar: - - - -  WESTFIELD – Kendall Coleman is lined up across from a legend, coiled like a predator ready to strike, hands chopping, eyes locked on the black punching mitts Robert Mathis is tapping together. Mathis throws his right hand, Coleman’s right hand flashes to parry the strike and the pair begins to move, Mathis slowly retreating with the steady, calm look of an expert, Coleman’s brow furrowing as he advances, both men’s hands flying in a flurry of attacks and blocks, hands getting faster and faster...

Four Irish Football Players AP First Team All-State
BY: Scott uecker on January 07, 2020

The 2019 Indiana Associated Press Class 5-A All-State Football first team includes Cathedral junior receiver Camden Jordan, senior offensive lineman Tex Elliott, senior linebacker Quinton Cannon, and senior defensive back Shiloh Means.  Cathedral had the most first-team selections in Class 5A, one more than state champion New Palestine which had three players on the first team.     The AP awarded two other Fighting Irish players honorable mention all-state honors in Class 5A.  Those recognized were senior quarterback Orin Edwa...

Six Irish Players Earn IFCA All-State Honors
BY: Scott Uecker on December 13, 2019

The Indiana Football Coaches Association has named Cathedral senior offensive lineman Tex Elliott and senior defensive back Shiloh Means to its 2019 Top 50 All-State Team.  Elliott led the line for an offense that scored an average of more than 31 points per game.  Means led the Irish defense in tackles for the second consecutive season with 68 this season.     The IFCA selected Irish quarterback Orin Edwards, running back Daylen Hall, and linebacker Quinton Cannon to its 2019 Class 5-A senior all-state team.  Edwards thr...

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...

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