Guerin Catholic Brings Home the Bishop's Wooden Cannon
Opening night at Guerin Catholic was a fantastic event. From the tailgating in the wonderfully designed parking area to the warm welcome given to the feeder schools, there was a sense of excitement in the air. The festivities started with the unveiling of a new American flag flying over that of the Vatican and the Conference. A beautiful version of the Star Spangled Banner brought the crowd up to kickoff.
The Golden Eagles got on the board early with a Thomas Kaser scamper off of the left side. They would continue to have success on the ground in the first quarter, but failed to punch the ball into the end zone again before the half. It was not until midway through the third quarter that the scoring would really get going. Lafayette Central Catholic quarterback Velasquez would keep the ball around the right end to eventually knot the score at 7-7. Guerin Catholic wasted no time in responding. Thomas Kaser started the next drive with a 30 yard run. Luke Keller would eventually pull off a 15 yard run of his own, putting the Golden Eagles inside the 10. This was immediately followed by finding Brendan McGuinness in the corner of the endzone to make the score 14-7.
The Knights responded with another drive of their own. Velasquez kept a play alive for almost 20 seconds before finding a receiver 42 yards down field at the Guerin Catholic 3. Two plays later, the score was tied. Keller responded by taking his squad directly down the field for a drive which ended in a blocked field goal attempt. LCC was then forced to punt, giving the Golden Eagles the ball back at their own 40. On first down, Kaser ripped off a 50 yard tun up the middle. Two plays later he muscled it into the endzone. After LCC turned the ball over on downs deep in their own territory, Keller managed to squeeze his way through the line for the night’s final score.
The Bishop was on hand to address both teams and facilitate the presentation of the trophy and cannon. Guerin Catholic will face Heritage Christian (2-0) in a non-conference match-up next week.