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Cathedral Upsets Louisville Trinity

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 Jordan for a 15-yard TD pass to make the score 14-0.  Edwards’ 16-yard scoring pass to David Perry, early in the second quarter, increased the lead to 21-0. 

Trinity scored on a 58-yard pass play late in the second period to narrow the margin to 21-7 at the intermission.  Edwards and Jordan teamed up again on a 73-yard scoring play to put the game out of reach in the third quarter.  The 28 points by the Irish are the most scored against the Trinity defense this season, which had allowed an average of 9.5 points per contest through the first six games of the year.

Edwards’ four scoring tosses move him to the top of the list for most touchdown passes in a career at Cathedral with 41, one more than Conner Barthel who held the record since 2010.  The senior also established a new school record for most passing yards in a career.  With 228 yards against the Rocks, Edwards has now thrown for 4,147 yards in 23 games.  He passes Max Bortenschlager (4,108 yards) who is the only other player to throw for more than 4,000 yards at Cathedral.

Trinity entered Friday averaging 35 points per game.  The Irish defense did not allow the Rocks offense into the Red Zone (inside the 20-yard line) all night and forced four turnovers led by Brady’s two interceptions.  The defense has now created 18 turnovers this season in seven games, compared to 19 takeaways in 12 games last year.

The 5-2 Fighting Irish travel to Brebeuf Jesuit next Friday.  The Braves have a record of 6-1, winning six games in a row following a season-opening 49-14 defeat against Bishop Chatard.  Cathedral has a 14-4 all-time record against Brebeuf dating back to the first game between the two schools in 1971.  The Braves won their last meeting with the Irish by a score of 24-17 in 2016.

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