Friday, October 2, 2015
Cathedral High School
Fishers High School
The #4 Cathedral Irish defeated the #9 Fishers Tigers by a score of 35-6 in the first ever Gridiron Classic at Victory Field to move to 5-2. The Tigers fall to 4-3. Cathedral will host Brebeuf next week and the Tigers will travel to Westfield.
Cathedral 35 – Fishers 6
CATH (8:36) – Markese Steppe 25 yd run (Vincent Alerding kick)
CATH (0:59) – Steppe 8 yd run (Alerding kick)
The Fishers Tigers began with the ball to start the first ever Gridiron Classic at Victory Field. After a quick 3 and out, the Tigers were forced to punt. A face mask penalty against Tigers on the punt gave the Cathedral Irish great field position. The Irish scored only 4 plays later on a 25 yard run by Markese Stepp. The Tigers tried to answer and had a good drive going, but 2 sacks on the drive by Kendall Coleman eventually forced a punt. Stepp again found the end zone for his second touchdown of the night from 8 yards out.
FHS (9:32) Norton 22 yd field goal
FHS (0:10) Norton 42 yd field goal
The Tigers began the 2nd quarter with the ball and finished a scoring drive for the first Fishers points at Victory Field with a 22 yard field goal by Ben Norton. Both teams exchanged fumbles, but neither team was able to capitalize. As the second quarter came to a close, the Irish defense stepped up, but Norton converted on a 42 yard field goal.
CATH (7:51) – Max Bortenschlager 1 yd run (Alerding kick)
CATH (5:33) – Stepp 88 yd run (Alerding kick)
CATH (1:54) – Evan Christopher 35 yd run (Alerding kick)
The second half started with a Cathedral scoring drive as they continued their rushing attack. Max Bortenschlager finished the drive with a 1 yard quarterback keeper. The bright spot for the Tigers in the 3rd quarter was a 62 yard punt by Taylor Soper that was downed at the 1 yard line. However, the Irish made big plays and Markese Stepp scored his 3rd touchdown of the night from 88 yards. Cathedral didn’t attempt a single pass during the quarter as Evan Christopher scored from 35 yards out to widen the lead to 35 to 6.
Neither team found any scoring as the game was out of reach entering the 4th quarter. Both teams punted once and turned the ball over on downs once and the teams just traded field position.