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Cathedral Draws Plainfield in Class 5-A Football Tournament

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has drawn the pairings for its 46th annual football state tournament.  Cathedral will host Plainfield in the first round of the Class 5-A state tournament on Friday, October 19th.  Both teams have 4-4 records entering the final week of the regular season.  The Irish are 6-1 all-time against the Quakers in tournament play.

Cathedral has won 57 of its last 62 tournament outings and twelve consecutive sectional titles.  The Irish have won 33 straight sectional games dating back a 16-12 defeat at Roncalli on November 4, 2005. 

Class 5-A Sectional 13 – 5 Teams (Records through Week 8 of Regular Season)
 

First Round (Oct. 19)

Game 1: Plainfield (4-4) at Indianapolis Cathedral (4-4)

Semifinals (Oct. 26)

Game 2: Roncalli (2-6) at Winner Game 1

 

Game 3: Arsenal Tech (1-7) at Decatur Central (7-1)

Championship (Nov. 2)

Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3


Where the Irish Rank in IHSAA Tournament History:

 

Most State Championships

13           Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

12           Indianapolis Cathedral

11           Fort Wayne Bishop Luers             

9             Sheridan

9             Indianapolis Roncalli

9             Ben Davis

Most Consecutive State Championships

5             Indianapolis Cathedral (2010-2014)

4             Warren Central (2003-2006)

4             Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (2009-2012)

4             Lafayette Central Catholic (2009-2012)

Most State Finals Appearances

15           Indianapolis Cathedral  

15           Fort Wayne Bishop Luers             

14           Indianapolis Bishop Chatard       

14           Carmel 

12           Roncalli

12           Penn

Most Tournament Wins

127        Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

122        Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

121        Carmel

117        Indianapolis Cathedral

117        Penn                                                                        

Best Tournament Winning Percentage (Minimum 100 Games)

.841       Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (127-24)

.830       Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (122-25)

.830       Indianapolis Cathedral (117-24)

.808       Ben Davis (105-25)

.791       Roncalli (106-28)

Most Consecutive Tournament Wins

32           Indianapolis Cathedral (2010-2016)

26           Warren Central (2003-2007)

26          Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (2009-2013)

25          Lafayette Central Catholic (2009-2013)

Most State Championships by a Coach

10           Rick Streiff, Indianapolis Cathedral

9             Matt Lindsay, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

9             Bud Wright, Sheridan

8             Dick Dullaghan, Ben Davis/Carmel

7             Vince Lorenzano, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

7             Bruce Scifres, Roncalli

Active Sectional Championship Streaks (five or more years)

12           Indianapolis Cathedral

11           Fort Wayne Snider

7             Center Grove

5             Carmel

5             Penn

5             Pioneer

5             Warren Central

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