By: Donald Kane 10/16/17
Guerin Catholic will battle Brebeuf this Friday in a sectional playoff game at 7 pm.
The Golden Eagles come into the game with an overall record of 6-3 and a tough loss against a very good Roncalli team. Even though they did not win on Friday, they have a lot to be proud of, playing one of the best teams in the state down to the wire. On the other hand, the Braves come in with a lot of momentum, having won three games in a row. Their last win of the season was a 28-24 win over the Westfield Shamrocks, last year’s 5A state champion. That is impressive, considering Brebeuf is only 3A and Westfield is now 6A. A few players to look out for on the offensive side of the ball for Guerin Catholic are seniors Luke Keller, Thomas Kaser, and Brendan Downey. Quarterback Luke Keller has 706 passing yards on the season to go along with 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. If Guerin hopes to win, Keller will have to make big plays through the air. Thomas Kaser has enjoyed a successful year as well, rushing for 978 yards and 8 touchdowns. He will have to be ready to play, as his running ability will set up the play action pass game for Keller to connect with his receivers, one being senior Brendon Downey. He is Guerin’s leading receiver, with 10 receptions for 254 yards and 4 touchdowns. As for the defensive side of the ball, junior Charles Bock has 93 tackles, senior Jake Labus 50 tackles, and junior Hank Bates has 39 total tackles. The Braves are led by senior quarterback Derrick Ozobu, who has passed for 1,559 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions on the year. On defense, they are led by sophomore Jay Higgins, who has 80 total tackles this season. With Brebeuf’s potent passing attack, it is important for senior defensive lineman Sam Ashton and Chris Castillo to get pressure on the quarterback. The secondary for the Golden Eagles must have a good game as well. A few players in the secondary include juniors Roc Ricker, Dylan Crossen, Brian Ponder, and Billy Freudenthal. It will be a close game that will come down to the fourth quarter, and the team that plays mistake-free football will most likely come out on top.
The broadcasting and filming of the Guerin Catholic football games would not be possible without the tremendous efforts and hard work of seniors Jason Gandhi and Dylan Stagge on a weekly basis. They do so much work behind the scenes that make Guerin Catholic Football broadcasts tremendous, and they deserve a lot of credit for their work. Also, junior Jeremy Shewmaker films Guerin’s football games, allowing people unable to make the game and out of town family to watch. Sometimes the contributions of these guys go overlooked, but their work continues to be tremendous and has definitely made the football season even better. Keep up the good work Jason, Dylan, Jeremy, and all of the others that have a positive impact on the football program at Guerin Catholic High School.
To watch Jason and Dylan’s broadcasts, go to guerincatholic.faithnetwork.com or follow @GCBroadcasting