Catholic Central High School

Toppers hang on for win

Catholic Central’s Austin Schwenn breaks out for a long run in the second half of the Toppers’ 37-34 win over Living Word Lutheran on Sept. 23. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Passing attack leads CCHS to victory

By Ed Nadolski

Editor in Chief

Facing a replenished and hungry conference opponent on Sept. 23 the Catholic Central football team relied on its passing attack to come out with a 37-34 win over Living Word Lutheran at the Topper Bowl.

“We are extremely grateful to be on the winning score of an entertaining and exciting football game,” CCHS coach Tom Aldrich said. “Living Word Lutheran is a very big and talented football team.

“They have been battling injuries all season, especially at their skill positions and they were as close to full strength as they have been all season.

“They gave us all we could handle.

“Offensively we were able to keep them off balance with our passing game. We were very efficient as Evan Krien went 8 for 11 for 201 yards. Receiving those passes were Danny von Rabenau, 6 receptions for 115 yards and Riley Sullivan who had 2 catches for 86 yards.”

CCHS finished with 345 total yards, 201 from the passing game. Living Word had 396 yards, 313 on the ground.

“I was proud of our kids resilience and their ability to adjust on the fly,” Aldrich said. “Both teams really played their hearts out.”

The coach plans to put the focus on defense for Friday’s matchup at Kenosha Christian Life.

“We will need to improve our tackling and execution defensively this next week as Kenosha Christian Life has one of the better passers in the league in senior Erik Decker,” Aldrich said.

The game begins at 7 p.m. at Indian Trail Stadium.

To read the entire story see the Sept. 29 edition of the Standard Press.


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