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Irish Roll to Big Win at Jeffersonville

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.  Sanders ran 12 yards for another score.  The Irish defense limited the Red Devils to just 93 yards gained in the first half, 69 of which came on a scoring pass that was tipped by a Cathedral defender.

In the second half, Irish linebacker Richie Hegarty intercepted a Jeffersonville pass and returned it two yards for a score.  Reserve quarterback Nate McCahill scampered 22 yards for another touchdown.  Jake Langdon concluded the Cathedral scoring with a five-yard TD run.

Edwards finished the game completing 19 of 23 passes for 300 yards.  Dawn gained 143 yards on six receptions.  Sanders caught nine passes for 101 yards.  Daylen Hall was the leading Irish rusher with 70 yards on nine carries.  Christian Alerding remained perfect on the season on point after attempts by kicking seven extra points.    

Cathedral is now 3-and-0 against Jeffersonville all-time.  The Irish face Larry A. Ryle high school from Union, Kentucky next Friday for senior night and homecoming at Arsenal Tech’s Howard Longshore Stadium.  Cathedral defeated Ryle last season 23-17 in the only previous meeting between the two schools.  The Irish kept the Raiders from scoring at the one-yard-line on the game’s final play.   

Ryle has a 1-4 record so far this season.  However, the four losses have come against opponents that have a combined record of 19-4.  Three of the defeats were to teams ranked in the top-five in their respective classes of the Kentucky Associated Press high school football poll last week including Class 5-A top-rated Covington Catholic.

   
Author: Scott Uecker   E-Mail: suecker@uindy.edu