Guerin Falls To Heritage Christian PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:17
By Cooper Robinson, Guerin Catholic Class of 2015

Guerin Catholic moved the ball well but could not take advantage of its opportunities in a 27-0 loss to Class 2A football sectional rival Heritage Christian. The game was resumed Saturday after lightning and heavy rain the night before forced it to be suspended late in the first quarter.

 

 

 Guerin Catholic nearly equaled Heritage Christian in total offensive yards (374-355), but the Golden Eagles failed to score on several drives in HC territory. Guerin Catholic twice could not convert on fourth down-and-goal situations. Those missed conversions really hurt the Golden Eagles, whose defense kept them in the game until a pair of late HC touchdowns.

 

Guerin Catholic coach Andrew Kremer said the suspension of the game from Friday night to Saturday afternoon was distracting for the players. “Yeah, it did a little bit,” Kremer admitted. “We didn’t even get through a quarter before it happened, and it showed me some things. I saw we moved the ball well up front (on Friday). We tried to run the ball a lot (Saturday), and we executed pretty well, just didn’t finish.”

 

Dehnke gains 176 yards for Eagles

In particular, junior running back Drew Dehnke did well, gaining 176 yards on 30 carries. But Dehnke injured his back midway through the third quarter and the run game struggled after that. The offense also turned the ball over four times – twice on fumbles and twice on pass interceptions. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagle defense battled to keep the team in the game until late.

 

“Our defense played well, in my opinion,” Kremer said, “only giving up 13 points, really. (The other scores came on) one little (pass) coverage mistake and a fake punt for a touchdown. I was real proud of our defense because of the huge stops they made throughout the second half.” 

 

Guerin Catholic has gone 0-4 to start the season against a very difficult schedule. The Golden Eagles visit Indianapolis Arsenal Tech, which remains unbeaten after its weekend game with Hammond was canceled by the weather. Tech is the second Class 5A (largest schools) opponent for Guerin Catholic this season.

 

“Tech is going to be a good challenge for us,” Kremer said. “On the road, they’re 3-0. They’re going to be big and physical up front and they have a talented tailback (sophomore James Gilbert has rushed for 507 yards and eight TDs in three games), so that should be a good test for our football team.”

 

Game time at Tech is 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Those not attending can catch the Guerin Catholic Live streaming broadcast by going to sports.guerincatholic.org, clicking on the “Multimedia” tab and clicking on “Guerin Catholic Network.”

Editor's Note:  Story courtesy of http://sports.guerincatholic.org/.

 
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