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Irish Defeat Braves; Matchup of Unbeaten #1 Teams Next
BY: Scott Uecker on October 10, 2021

Indianapolis Cathedral improved its record to 8-0 in high school football Friday night with a 45-21 victory at Brebeuf Jesuit.  The Class 5-A top-ranked Fighting Irish will host Class 6-A number-one Center Grove next Friday at Arlington.  The nationally-ranked Trojans enter the game with a 22-game winning streak that includes a 17-13 home win against the Fighting Irish last season.  The two reigning state champions are a combined 43-1 since the beginning of the 2020 season. Following a Brebeuf punt, Seth Mencer concluded Cathedral&rsquo...


Cathedral Hosts First Round Football Sectional Game in 5-A Tournament
BY: Scott Uecker on October 10, 2021

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has drawn the pairings for its 49th Annual Football State Tournament.  Cathedral will host Terre Haute North in the first round of post-season play in Class 5-A Sectional 13 on October 22.  Cathedral has a 4-2 all-time record against the Patriots including a 42-20 victory in their last meeting, which came in the 2013 5-A semi-state at Arsenal Tech.  It is the only previous tournament game between the two schools.          Class 5-A S...


Irish Win Matchup of Ranked Teams in Cincinnati
BY: Scott Uecker on October 03, 2021

Indianapolis Cathedral defeated Cincinnati La Salle on the road Friday night, 35-7, in a high school football clash of highly ranked teams.  The Fighting Irish are ranked first in Indiana’s Class 5-A, while the Lancers were rated fifth in Division II, which is the second largest class in Ohio. Danny O’Neil threw three first-half touchdown passes to give the Fighting Irish a 21-0 lead at the intermission.  Michael Page scored on receptions of 22 and 51 yards, while Daniel Hughes caught a 19-yard scoring pass with 1:15 remaini...


Football Honors Anniversary Teams
 on September 27, 2021

At halftime of the Cathedral football game, the Irish honored the state champion and runner-ups anniversary teams. The 1976 and 1991 football teams were honored for their second place finish.

The state champion teams from 1986, 1996, 2006, and 2011 received recognition for their excellence.

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Irish Roll to Homecoming Football Win
BY: Scott Uecker on September 26, 2021

Indianapolis Cathedral overwhelmed Hammond Morton in a homecoming high school football game Friday night at Arlington.  The Class 5-A top-rated Fighting Irish scored 37 points in the first 15 minutes on their way to a 51-0 victory in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.  By mutual agreement of the coaches, a running clock began with nine minutes remaining in the first half. Danny O'Neil threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter, connecting with Jaron Tibbs, Michael Page, and Tazz Garrett.  Patrick Kendall recorded...


Irish Win in Columbus; Stay Undefeated in Football
BY: Scott Uecker on September 19, 2021

Class 5-A top-rated Indianapolis Cathedral built a 24-0 first-half lead Friday night in high school football at Columbus North, then played even the rest of the game for a 37-13 victory over the Bull Dogs.  The Irish accumulated 411 yards on offense, including a season-best 250 yards rushing, while the Cathedral defense held Columbus North to just 163 total yards.    Michael Page put the Irish on the board midway through the opening quarter when he took a shovel pass from Danny O’Neil and ran down the visiting sideline 28 yards fo...


Irish Defeat Trojans to Remain Unbeaten in Football
BY: Scott Uecker on September 11, 2021

Indianapolis Cathedral, the top-rated team in Class 5A, jumped out to a 28-0 first-half lead and cruised to a 38-14 high school football victory over rival Bishop Chatard Friday night at Arlington.  The 4-0 Fighting Irish have now won 15 of the last 17 meetings between the two schools and lead the all-time series 28-19. Cathedral received the opening kickoff and moved 64 yards in just four plays, ending the drive with Danny O’Neil throwing a 4-yard scoring pass to Michael Page.  O’Neil concluded the next Irish possessio...


Irish Win 750th Football Game in School History
BY: Scott Uecker on September 05, 2021

Indianapolis Cathedral won its first high school football game in 1919.  Friday night, in its 103rd season, the school with the most wins in the state of Indiana notched its 750th victory, a dominating 37-0 defeat of Penn at Arlington.  The Class 5A top-rated, and undefeated, Fighting Irish scored on five of their six possessions, while the Irish defense limited the Kingsmen to 115 total yards and just seven first downs.      Cathedral took the opening kickoff and marched 74 yards in six plays.  Quarterback Danny O&r...


Irish Defeat Third-Ranked Brownsburg in Football
BY: Scott Uecker on August 29, 2021

Class 5A top-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral defeated Class 6A third-rated Brownsburg, 20-7, in high school football Friday night to remain unbeaten.  The Fighting Irish defense held the Bulldogs to 184 yards of total offense and returned a blocked punt for a score to lead the way. On the first play of its second possession, Cathedral sophomore quarterback Danny O’Neil completed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Tibbs, giving the Irish an early 7-0 lead.  Brownsburg threatened to answer on its next possession, moving to the Irish 16-yar...


Irish Blank Shamrocks to Win Football Season Opener
BY: Scott Uecker on August 22, 2021

Class 5A top-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral kicked off the 2021 high school football season Friday night with a 14-0 victory at Class 6A second-rated Westfield.  The Fighting Irish defense intercepted four passes in the second half and held the Shamrocks to just 37 yards rushing for the game in route to its first shutout of an opponent since 2019. After a scoreless first half, Cathedral’s Bryce Llewellyn intercepted Westfield quarterback Maximus Webster on the second play of the third quarter to give the Irish the ball at the Rocks’ 37...


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...


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