Crusaders, Trojans Win Season Openers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Kelly   
Saturday, 18 August 2012 13:17

By Rosemarie Kelly

Bishop Chatard and Scecina Memorial celebrated convincing wins in their season openers, while Cathedral and Guerin Catholic went down to defeat in close contests. Read on for the details.

Bishop Chatard 27, Brebeuf Jesuit 0

Sean Parsons rushed for 140 yards on 13 carries and Alex Kimack scored two touchdowns while rushing for 84 yards on 12 carries to lead the Class 3A No. 1 Trojans to victory

The Trojans got off to a slow start as the Braves held them scoreless in the first half. Bishop Chatard finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Parsons. The Trojans found the end zone three times in the fourth quarter - first on a 1-yard pass from quarterback Sam Neighbors to Michael Weimer. Then Kimack scored his two TDs on runs of 43 yards and 1 yard respectively.

Next Saturday, Bishop Chatard plays Broad Ripple at 3:30 p.m. at Warren Central.

Ben Davis 24, Cathedral 21

Cathedral now stands 0-2 in consecutive season openers against Ben Davis. In a clash of two powerhouse programs, Class 5A Ben Davis prevailed over the Irish for the second year in a row by an identical 24-21 score. 

The Irish looked to be in control early, jumping out to a 13-7 lead in the game's first seven minutes. On Cathedral's fifth play from scrimmage, quarterback Conner Rice threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin. Shortly thereafter, Rice found the end zone on a 14-yard run.

Ben Davis took the lead for good 14-13 with 1:37 to go in the first half. Cathedral mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, but it wasn't enough. Rice connected with McLaurin for a second touchdown, this one a 32-yard pass, on a fourth-and-three play. A successful two-point conersion run by Gino Gillum made the score 24-21 with 9:01 left in the game. Cathedral had two more offensive opportunities, but  couldn't score. So the Class 4A No. 1 ranked Cathedral lost to Class 5A No. 4 Giants. 

There's no let-up for the Irish. Next Saturday, Cathedral visits Class 5A No. 2 Warren Central at 7 p.m.

Martinsville 37, Guerin Catholic 30

The Golden Eagles lost a heartbreaker on its homefield, as Martinsville quarterback Mason Kutruff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Forler with 40 seconds remaining.       

Guerin Catholic got 302 passing yards and two touchdown passes from backup and junior transfer quarterback Michael Meyers, who completed 20-0f-33 passing attempts. Senior kicker George Poppas kicked three field goals of 41 yards, 26 yards and 36 yards respectively. Sophomore Gregory Abel led the Golden Eagles' receiving corps with 118 yards on six catches while junior Drew Denke added two touchdowns and 82 yards on four catches.   

Next Friday, Guerin Catholic travels to Lafayette to play Lafayette Central Catholic at 7 p.m.

Scecina Memorial 27, Elwood 12

The Crusaders looke strong on the road, starting off the 2012 football campaign with a big win over Elwood 27-12. Quarterback Robert Rennick thre two touchdown passes and 89 total yards. Rennick connected with Jordan Tucker on a 20-yard pass in the first quarter and a 9-yard pass to junior Rocky Leffler in the second quarter.

Leffler also rushed another touchdown and gained 137 yards on 18 carries. Jordan Brown rounded out the scoring with an 8-yard run in the third quarter.

Next week, Scecina takes on Speedway at Lucas Oil Stadium 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. 




1983 ─ Trojans blank Plainfield 2-0 in girls soccer.

1995 ─ Junior Joe Holland tosses three TDS to lead Trojans to 32-20 win over Broad Ripple.

2000 ─ Cathedral's defense shuts down Trojans 28-7 in football tilt.

2005 ─ Bishop Chatard posts lowest score of 15 points to capture the Division A in the Pike Hokum Karem (Girls).

2007 ─ John Sahm hooked up with Chris Barnes on 3 TD passes to lead Bishop Chatard to a 34-6 win over Brebeuf.

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