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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!


Irish Start Season with Convincing Victory
BY: Scott Uecker on August 24, 2019

Class 5-A second-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral scored on four of its first five possessions Friday night then cruised to a 42-14 victory at Class 6-A Noblesville to open the 2019 high school football season.  When the Irish advantage reached 35 points in the third quarter, the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s new “Mercy Rule” took effect and the last 17 minutes of the game were played with a running clock.      Cathedral took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in eight plays, finishing with...

Orin Edwards, Tex Elliot and Shiloh Means Named to IndyStar All-USA Football Super Team
 on August 16, 2019

Congratulations to these outstanding student athletes on being named to the IndyStar All-USA Football Super Team. The Irish open the season on August 23 at Noblesville. See the full list on the IndyStar website. QB — Orin Edwards, Cathedral, QB, Sr. The 6-foot Edwards completed 59% of his passes in his first year as a starter, throwing for 2,511 yards and 23 touchdowns with four interceptions. Edwards, who has an offer from Howard University, also rushed for 237 yards and three TDs. OL — Tex Elliott, Cathedral, Sr.  The 6...

Season Preview: Football
 on August 08, 2019

First things first. “They’re a great group of kids,” Cathedral High School football coach Bill Peebles recently said of the 2019 Irish. As Peebles sees it, that’s a solid foundation for his second season leading one of Indiana’s most-tradition-rich high school football programs. That foundation, along with the group’s talent, has Peebles optimistic entering ’19. “They’re very easy to coach,” Peebles said, “and we have some pretty good players on the team. Our top-level guys are...

Rick Streiff Inducted to Butler Athletics Hall of Fame
 on July 16, 2019

Congratulations to athletic director Rick Streiff who will be inducted into the Butler Athletics Hall of Fame. Streiff served Cathedral as head football coach and social studies teacher before becoming the athletic director in July 2018. For more information on the BU Hall of Fame and to see the entire class please visit the Butler athletic website. From Rick Streiff (Football, 1980-83) Streiff has compiled a 211-90 career record as a high school coach at Brebeuf Prep School, North Central High School and Cathedral High School. He has ...

Irish Remain in Class 5A for 2019, 2020 Football Tournaments
BY: Scott Uecker on June 26, 2019

The Executive Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors has approved changes to the football sectional assignments for the 2019 and 2020 state tournaments, directly affecting Indianapolis Cathedral.  The Fighting Irish will compete in Class 5A for the next two seasons, rather than returning to Class 4A where the IHSAA originally assigned the school based on its enrollment. In late April, the IHSAA modified the Tournament Success Factor rule, lowering the number of points needed by a school already playin...

Terry McLaurin to Compete in NFL Combine
 on February 25, 2019

Former Cathedral wide receiver, Terry McLaurin '14, is invited to compete in the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium this week.  The combine takes place from Feb. 26 - Mar. 4.  McLaurin played four collegiate seasons at The Ohio State University.  During his time with the Buckeyes, McLaurin was a two-time team captain and was a part of the 2014 National Championship team.   McLaurin is the third Cathedral graduate to attend the NFL Combine.  Similar to his time at OSU, McLaurin had great succe...

Two Irish Players AP First Team All-State Football; Four Others Honorable Mention
 on January 02, 2019

This year's Indiana Associated Press Class 5-A All-State Football first team includes Cathedral senior receiver Bo Sanders and Irish senior tight end Haven Montefalco. Sanders caught 84 passes for 1,072 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2018. He broke Reece Horn’s 2010 school record of 83 receptions in a season and tied Jack Lupo’s school record for TD catches in a year set in 2007. Montefalco caught 44 passes for 736 yards and four touchdowns. Sanders earned AP honorable mention honors in 2017 as a defensive back. The AP awarded four other C...

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 ...

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