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Multiple Teams · Irish Run Past Hawks for Sectional Title


Top-rated Indianapolis Cathedral scored 28 unanswered points and shut out fifth-rated Decatur Central in the second half at Arsenal Tech Friday night to win its 12th consecutive sectional football title 42-21.  Senior Markese Stepp and junior Chon’Dre Cissell combined for 360 rushing yards and six touchdowns for the Irish who have now won 33 consecutive sectional games.

Decatur Central scored on the game’s opening play when Tyrone Tracy ran 80 yards for a touchdown. Cathedral answered with a ten-play, 70-yard drive that ended on Stepp’s 2-yard touchdown run.  Three plays later, Hawks’ quarterback Bryce Jefferson scored on a 62-yard run.  The Irish tied the game 14-14 early in the second quarter when Cissell ran 26 yards for a score.

Decatur Central regained the lead when Jefferson connected with Tracy on a 49-yard scoring pass.  Cathedral responded with a five-play, 51-yard drive that culminated on Stepp’s 18-yard TD run.  The Hawks moved the ball to the Irish seven-yard line, but time expired in the half with the score 21-21.

Cathedral opened the second half by marching 70 yards in ten plays with Stepp scoring on a ten-yard run to give the Irish their first lead of the game.  Stepp added a 35-yard scoring gallop in the fourth quarter and Cissell clinched the win when he scampered 52 yards for the final touchdown.

After Decatur Central amassed 325 yards of total offense in the first half, the Cathedral defense held the Hawks to just 61 yards and four first downs in the second half.  Decatur only crossed midfield twice in the second half and both possessions ended when Jefferson threw interceptions.  The Hawks entered the game averaging 466 yards of total offense and 44 points per game.

Stepp finished the game with 249 yards rushing on a career-high 29 attempts, his second 200-plus yard effort of the season.  Cissell ran for 111 yards on 13 carries, which puts him over the 1,500-yard rushing mark for his career.  Jefferson led Decatur Central with 186 rushing yards and completed seven of 21 passes for 128 yards.

Cathedral improves its record to 6-5 for the season, while Decatur Central ends its year with a 10-2 mark.  The Irish remain unbeaten, 5-0, against Indiana schools this season.  Cathedral is now 3-0 all-time against the Hawks in tournament play.

The Fighting Irish travel to Bloomington South next Friday for the regional round of the Class 5-A state tourney.  The 7-5 Panthers advanced with a 56-21 sectional final win at Martinsville.  Cathedral is 2-0 at Bloomington South in post-season play, defeating the Panthers 32-28 in 1973, and 27-24 in overtime in 2014.


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Fighting Irish News · Event Recap: Week of October 28 – November 3


Saturday, Oct 28th

Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country
State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country
Individual State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
N/A
Girls Varsity Cross Country
Individual State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
N/A

Sunday, Oct 29th

No event results

Monday, Oct 30th

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 31st

Girls Freshman Basketball
vs. Ben Davis High School
L 9 – 41 SUMMARY
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Ben Davis High School
L 19 – 49 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Ben Davis High School
L 52 – 56 SUMMARY

Wednesday, Nov 1st

No event results

Thursday, Nov 2nd

No event results

Friday, Nov 3rd

Boys Varsity Football
@ Sectional Vs. Dc @ Tech
N/A

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Fighting Irish News · Sponsorship Spotlight: Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling | Presented by VNN


We’re excited to welcome Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling as an official partner of the Cathedral athletic website!

Who They Are & What They Do

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The support of local businesses ensures the Cathedral Athletic Department has the most up-to-date news, scores and photos online. Thanks to Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for their support of local athletes. GoFighting Irish!

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Fighting Irish News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 30 – November 5


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cathedral High School, October 30 – November 5

MONDAY

October 30, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 31, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Freshman Basketball
vs. Ben Davis High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Ben Davis High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Ben Davis High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

November 01, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 02, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 03, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Sectional Vs. Dc @ Tech
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

November 04, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Brebeuf Preparatory
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Brebeuf Preparatory
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 05, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Multiple Teams · Irish Defeat Rebels 28-23 in Sectional Semifinal


Top-rated Indianapolis Cathedral advanced in the Class 5-A high school football state tournament Friday night with a hard fought 28-23 win over third-ranked Roncalli in a sectional semifinal matchup at Arsenal Tech.  The Irish have now won 32 consecutive sectional games since a 2005 loss at Roncalli Stadium.

Cathedral fumbled the opening kickoff and Roncalli turned the miscue into a 30-yard field goal.  The Rebels returned the favor by muffing a punt at their own 20 yard line.  Senior running back Markese Stepp scored on the next play to give the Irish a 7-3 lead.  In the final minute of the opening quarter, senior linebacker George Kirch intercepted a pass from Roncalli quarterback Conner Gore.  Irish sophomore quarterback Roman Purcell ran 29 yards on the next play to increase the lead to 14-3.

Gore connected with wide receiver Jacob Luedeman for a 30-yard touchdown pass with four minutes remaining in the first half.  Three plays later, Stepp ran 37 yards for another TD to make the score 21-10 at the half.  Late in the third quarter, Purcell threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Daijon Collins, increasing the Irish margin to 28-10.  Gore threw two more scoring passes to Luedeman in the final period, but the Cathedral defense forced three consecutive incompletions in the closing seconds to preserve the win.

Stepp finished the game with 113 rushing yards on 12 attempts.  In doing so, he surpassed the 2,000-yard rushing mark for his career.  Cathedral totaled 223 rushing yards, while Roncalli rushed for just 89 yards.  Gore completed 20 of his 31 pass attempts for 250 yards.  The Irish attempted only four passes in the game.

Cathedral evens its record for the season at 5-5, while Roncalli exits the tournament with an 8-2 mark.  The Irish remain unbeaten, 4-0, against Indiana schools this season.  The win is Cathedral’s eleventh consecutive against Roncalli.  The Fighting Irish lead the all-time series 21-12 and have now won 10 of their 17 tournament meetings with the Rebels.

Cathedral returns to Arsenal Tech’s Howard Longshore Stadium next Friday to play Decatur Central in the sectional final round.  The Irish have won their only two previous meetings with the Hawks, prevailing 54-26 at Decatur in the tournament’s opening round in 2013, then defeating the Hawks a year later at Tech in a sectional final 59-14.

Cathedral is looking to win its 12th consecutive sectional title dating back to 2006.  The Fighting Irish are now 13-0 all-time in Class 5-A tournament games.


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Fighting Irish News · Event Recap: Week of October 21 – October 27


Saturday, Oct 21st

Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Shelbyville Blue River Park @ Shelbyville
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Shelbyville Blue River Park @ Shelbyville
2nd Place SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Shelbyville Blue River Park @ Shelbyville
2nd Place
Girls Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Shelbyville Blue River Park @ Shelbyville
0th Place
Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Shelbyville Blue River Park @ Shelbyville
N/A
Girls Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Shelbyville Blue River Park @ Shelbyville
N/A

Sunday, Oct 22nd

No event results

Monday, Oct 23rd

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 24th

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 25th

Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Pike-Scrimmage
N/A

Thursday, Oct 26th

No event results

Friday, Oct 27th

Boys Varsity Football
@ Sectional Vs. Roncalli @ Tech
N/A

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Multiple Teams · Freshman Football Celebrate Undefeated Season


The Cathedral Irish Freshman Football Season celebrated their 10-0 season at the banquet on October 24th. The Irish completed back-to-back undefeated seasons, last year finishing 9-0. Below are the scores of each game and the roster of players. Congratulations boys!

v. HSE (28-18)

v. Cardinal Ritter (Forfeit)

v. Centerville JV (32-0)

@ Roncalli (38-8)

v. Bishop Chatard (18-14)

v. St. Xavier Cincinnati (28-6)

@ Eastern Hancock JV (26-6)

v. Fishers (30-14)

@ Carmel B (30-8)

v. Center Grove (14-13)

First Name Last Name Number
Barrett Browne 3
David Ortiz 4
Mario McCullough 5
Jack Emkow 6
Sam Haigerty 7
Nick Bremer 8
Nolan Wright 9
Kahlon Felix 10
Will Phillips 11
Nathan McCahill 12
Zane Hill 20
Gabe Jamell 21
Camden Jordan 22
Kaden Kolb 23
Geno Mosconi 24
Will McGinley 25
Jameson Barrow 30
Jared Bocchinfuso 31
Jayden Scruggs 32
Johnny Parker 33
Dane Beckwith 34
David Perry 35
Farrell Henderson 40
John Paul Koscielski 41
Fischer Hammann 42
Patrick Doyle 43
Jake Langdon 44
Ben Hanchar 45
David Guhl 50
Ryan Hansen 51
Oscar Hernandez 52
Nate Hillenburg 53
Gavin Johnson 54
Griffen Johnson 55
Brandon Tran 56
Tyler O’Boyle 60
William Sizemore 61
Jack Kleck 70
Andrew Marcou 71
Cameron Piper 74
Raja Thomas 81
Michael Carnes 82
Sam Tuttle 83

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Fighting Irish News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 23 – October 29


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cathedral High School, October 23 – October 29

MONDAY

October 23, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 24, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 25, 2017

6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Pike-Scrimmage
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 26, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 27, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Sectional Vs. Roncalli @ Tech
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 28, 2017

1:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country
State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
SCHEDULE
1:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country
State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
SCHEDULE
1:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country
Individual State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
SCHEDULE
1:45 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country
Individual State @ Lavern Gibson Course Terre Haute @ LaVern Gibson CC Course
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 29, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Fighting Irish News · Event Recap: Week of October 14 – October 20


Saturday, Oct 14th

Boys Freshman Football
vs. Center Grove High School
W 14 – 13 SUMMARY
Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Center Grove High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Lawrence Central High School
W 0 – 3
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Regional @ Noblesville White River Elementary @ White River Elementary
3rd Place
Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country
Regional @ Noblesville White River Elementary @ White River Elementary
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Regional @ Noblesville White River Elementary @ White River Elementary
3rd Place
Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country
Regional @ Noblesville White River Elementary @ White River Elementary
N/A
Girls Varsity Cross Country
Regional @ Noblesville White River Elementary @ White River Elementary
6th Place
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Regional Vs. Greenfield Central @ Carmel
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Regional Championship @ Carmel
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Lawrence North High School
L 3 – 0

Sunday, Oct 15th

No event results

Monday, Oct 16th

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 17th

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 18th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 19th

No event results

Friday, Oct 20th

No event results

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Fighting Irish News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 16 – October 22


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cathedral High School, October 16 – October 22

MONDAY

October 16, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 17, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 18, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 19, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 20, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 21, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Regional
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Semi-State
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Westfield
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Westfield
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Westfield
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Cross Country
Semi-State @ Westfield
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 22, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!