By: Donald Kane:
The stands were packed from start to finish in the rivalry game between the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles and Lafayette Central Catholic Knights. The Golden Eagles were looking to begin the season 2-0 while the Knights were looking to avoid an 0-2 start. Early in the game, senior running back Thomas Kaser had one of his four punt returns on the night, and it was a big one. It set the Golden Eagles up in good field position and eventually Kaser ran in for a touchdown. The first three quarters were back and forth, with no team truly gaining an edge on the scoreboard. However, in the fourth quarter, things changed. Senior quarterback Luke Keller shook off an interception earlier in the game to make key plays time and time again, displaying his arm talent and running ability. He had a big 12-yard scramble late that gave the Golden Eagles confidence when they desperately needed it, and that changed momentum in their favor. After that, Guerin Catholic scored two late touchdowns to secure another win in the young season. In the end, Keller had a strong game, going 13 for 25 for 132 yards passing for 1 touchdown and 1 interception, and contributed a rushing score as well. The Golden Eagles were led predominately by Kaser, who finished the game with 30 carries for 216 yards and one touchdown. He also contributed in the receiving game, having two catches for 27 yards. On defense, Guerin was led by senior Jake Labus and junior Charles Bock, who both had seven total tackles. Other key contributors included junior Dylan Crossen, who had five total tackles, and senior Sam Ashton, having four total tackles and four quarterback hurries. It was a great all around game for both teams, but Guerin Catholic simply made more plays than LCC.
Looking ahead to next week, the Golden Eagles play an away game at Heritage Christian, who is 2-0 on the season, having defeated Broad Ripple 68-0 and the Noblesville Lions 63-16.