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Cathedral Football Loses to Chatard in Two-Day Affair

By Tyler McClure | Sep 11, 2023 8:19 AM


Top-rated and reigning Class 3A state champion Bishop Chatard scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Class 6A fifth-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral on Saturday morning, 24-21, in a high school football game that began Friday night. The first half was played at Arlington Middle School as scheduled, but a lighting malfunction forced the game to be suspended and completed the next day at Chatard’s Alumni Field. Cathedral jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead as Danny O’Neil threw three touchdown passes. The Irish took the opening kickoff and moved 73 yards in nine plays, scoring on Albren Johnson’s 25-yard reception. On the next possession, Devaughn Slaughter took a push pass around the left end for a 7- yard TD. Two plays after Max Finn returned an interception to the Trojans’ 31-yard line, O’Neil found Johnson in the endzone with three minutes to play in the opening period. Chatard’s Jasper Chapman kicked a 30-yard field goal early in the second quarter to put the Trojans on the scoreboard. Cathedral fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Chatard’s Daniel Shaw scored three plays later on a 7-yard run. Play was suspended with the Irish leading, 21-10, at halftime when the stadium lights on the visitor side of the field failed to turn on. When the game resumed on Saturday morning at Chatard, the Trojans took the opening kickoff and marched 68 yards in seven plays, scoring on Shaw’s 3-yard run to close the margin to 21-17. Chatard then took the lead with two minutes remaining on quarterback Aidan Arteaga’s 34-yard scoring pass to Colin Guy. Cathedral fell to 2-2 on the season, while Chatard improved its record to 4-0, ending a four-game losing streak against the Irish. The Trojans travel to Columbus North Friday. Cathedral is on the road next at North Central. The Panthers are 0-4 following losses to Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern, Warren Central and Lawrence North.

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