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December 11, 2009

CHAMPS

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CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS

Knights fulfill their destiny with state title I heard it as early as the fall of 2006, when the first members of Central Catholic’s current crop of seniors began making a varsity impact. “This class will win a state championship,” more than one person told me. The players heard it too, and as time passed, expectations continued to rise. When a fourth quarter comeback attempt against Sheridan in last year’s sectional semifinals fell short, the Knights’ seniors faced an all-or-nothing scenario in 2009. Central Catholic’s undefeated championship season looked easy, a snarling, storming behemoth flattening a list of outmanned opponents. But the most impressive aspect of the Knights’ dominant run was how effortless it sometimes appeared despite the physical and mental challenges the team faced. Talking to the Central Catholic players before the season, they admitted feeling the pressure. Some of that pressure certainly came from outside forces. Much of it came from within the locker room, where the Knights were determined to capitalize on the promise everyone knew they possessed. The Class of 2010 provided Central Catholic with a mix of talent and numbers rarely seen at the Class A level. By the end of the season, only right tackle/nose guard Mark Strong started both ways, and most played exclusively on one side of the ball. Yet the Knights spent much of the season concerned about their preparedness to play deep into games. After last season’s 96-0 debacle against Clinton Prairie, coach Kevin O’Shea admitted he was more sensitive to the lopsided scores CC would put up most nights, often by the end of the first half. As a result the team’s first string rarely played beyond the third quarter. That wasn’t an issue during the regular season, when the Knights won every game by at least 42 points. While CC’s ability to platoon limited the physical toll on each player, an opening-round sectional game against Pioneer loomed as a big test of the Knights’ ability to play four quarters. It turned out they needed that

By Brent Drinkut/Journal & Courier

Central Catholic seniors (from left) Chris Mills, Jake Milakis and Mark Strong celebrate with the championship trophy after shutting out Fountain Central 52-0 in the Class A state title game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Nathan Baird

depth for other reasons. Several key players missed a game or more with injuries, including leading rusher Tom Almond, leading receiver Marc Withers, leading tackler Strong and both starting inside linebackers, Jake Milakis and Alex Anderson. The health problems extended into the postseason. Almond tore knee ligaments in the sectional opener and missed the rest of the state tournament. Milakis missed the sectional championship and regional with another knee injury. Quarterback Chris Mills later admitted that memories of early playoff losses the previous three seasons lingered throughout his senior season. A loss to Pioneer

About this section

This 12-page special section is to commemorate Central Catholic’s Class A football state championship. The Knights defeated Fountain Central 52-0 on Nov. 27 at Lucas Oil Stadium to win the school’s third football state championship. Starting Monday, the Journal & Courier will have additional copies available for 25 cents each in the downtown lobby at 217 N. Sixth St.

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in the sectional opener would not only end Central Catholic’s season, it would cement in some people’s

eyes the program’s reputation for postseason letdowns. With statewide attention focused on LaRocca Field for what many considered the de facto Class A championship game, the Knights produced a 20-0 victory over second ranked Pioneer. It was one of nine shutouts posted by the CC defense, but none were bigger. With the Panthers out of the way, Central Catholic resumed its dominance and outscored its next four opponents 194-19. A Fountain Central team with a similar regular season résumé awaited in the state finals. The Knights finished things off with a 52-0 victory. Central Catholic enjoyed a significant talent advantage over most of its opponents. But when perfection is expected, you have to admire the teams that pull it off. Baird covers high school sports for the Journal & Courier. He can be reached via e-mail at nbaird@jconline.com


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CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS State finals No. 1 Central Catholic 52 No. 3 Fountain Central 0

INDIANAPOLIS — Sophomore wingback Danny Anthrop totaled 195 yards and four touchdowns for Central Catholic, which led 28-0 at halftime on Nov. 27. The Knights posted their ninth shutout and never allowed previously unbeaten Fountain Central to cross the CC 40 yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium. Central Catholic added a third Class A championship to titles won in 1976 and 1999. It was the most lopsided Class A championship game since CC’s 59-7 victory over Perry Central in 1999, and the biggest shutout since Sheridan beat Bremen 59-0 in 1988. Fountain Central had allowed 47 combined points over its previous eight games. CC set a Class A championship game record by limiting the Mustangs to 7 rushing yards on 29 attempts. Two second-half sacks of Scott Moore contributed to a net minus-4 rushing effort after halftime for Fountain Central. Greg Burns, who received the Mental Attitude Award after the game, intercepted Fountain Central quarterback Scott Moore to set up a Chris Mills 33-yard touchdown pass to Marc Withers four plays later. Mills finished 12 of 18 for 230 yards and four touchdown passes. Fountain Central came in averaging 412.4 yards and 42.7 points per game. The Mustangs managed only 118 yards against CC and were held below 21 points for just the second time.

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Central Catholic brothers Timmy (41) and Chris Mills (12) celebrate after beating Fountain Central.

State title game statistics First downs Rushes-yards Avg. per carry Passing yards Comp-Att-Int Total offensive yards Plays-yards per play Punts-yards Punting avg. Punt returns-yards Punt return avg. Kick returns-yards Kick return avg. Sacks by-yard lost Tackles for loss-yards Total turnovers Fumbles-lost INTs-yards return Penalties-yards Time of possession

FC 6 29-7 0.2 111 9-20-2 118 49-2.4 8-247 30.9 1-5 5.0 9-130 14.4 0-0 3-10 2 0-0 1-18 5-35 24:11

CC 16 34-164 4.8 230 12-18-1 394 52-8.2 2-90 45.0 6-48 7.6 1-7 7.0 3-22 9-30 1 4-0 2-8 3-26 23:49

Central Catholic’s Connor Mackey heads downfield.

A young Central Catholic fan looks on at Lucas Oil Stadium.


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CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS How they scored

Fountain Central 0 0 0 0 — 0 Central Catholic 7 21 21 3 — 52 First quarter Central Catholic 7, Fountain Central 0 — Cody Christopher 7 pass from Chris Mills (Niall Noonan kick). 2 plays, 5 yards. Time on clock: 4:23. Elapsed time: 0:49. Key plays: A 57-yard punt by Mills rolled to the Fountain Central 6. Scott Windler intercepted Fountain Central quarterback Scott Moore on the next play and returned it to the 5. Two plays later, Mills lobbed a pass to a wide-open Christopher in the end zone. Second quarter Central Catholic 14, Fountain Central 0 — Danny Anthrop 59 pass from Mills (Noonan kick). 3 plays, 67 yards. Time on the clock: 11:05. Elapsed time: 1:02. Key play: On thirdand-2, Anthrop took a short pass over the middle, broke a midfield tackle to spring the big gain, then reversed field and raced untouched into the end zone. Central Catholic 21, Fountain Central 0 — Marc Withers 33 pass from Mills (Noonan kick). 4 plays, 62 yards. Time on the clock: 8:18. Elapsed time: 1:07. Key plays: Anthrop got things started by slipping tackles for an 18yard gain. Coming out of a Fountain Central timeout, Mills hit Withers in stride down the sideline for his 46th touchdown pass of the season. Central Catholic 28, Fountain Central 0 — Mills 1 run (Noonan kick). 4 plays, 49 yards. Time on the clock: 3:32. Elapsed time: 1:22. Key play: Connor Mackey made a nice over-theshoulder reception of Mills’ lob down the sidelines that went for a 43-yard gain down to the 2. Third quarter Central Catholic 35, Fountain Central 0 — Anthrop 12 run (Noonan kick). 5 plays, 33 yards. Time on the clock: 8:14. Elapsed time: 2:03. Key play: The Knights took over at the Fountain Central 33 following a punt. The 5-play scoring drive was CC’s longest of the game to that point. Central Catholic 42, Fountain Central 0 — Anthrop 32 pass from Mills (Noonan kick). 2 plays, 45 yards. Time on the clock: 4:36. Elapsed time: 0:49. Key play: Anthrop got behind the defense, and Mills hit the sophomore in stride. Central Catholic 49, Fountain Central 0 — Anthrop 56 run (Noonan kick). 2 plays, 59 yards. Time on the clock: 2:29. Elapsed time: 1:01. Key play: Anthrop took another sweep around the left end and bolted up the sideline for his fourth touchdown. Fourth quarter Central Catholic 52, Fountain Central 0 — Noonan 25 field goal. 12 plays, 40 yards. Time on the clock: 6:07. Elapsed time: 7:16.

State title game statistics FOUNTAIN CENTRAL

Rushing

Player Trent Spear Sam Shoaf Michael Duane Cameron Seymour Brent Nelson Zach Robertson Scott Moore

Att. Yds 5 15 4 6 2 1 1 0 1 -2 5 -3 11 -10 Receiving

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 8 2 2 0 0 1 6

Player Tyler Lawson Zach Robertson Trent Spear

No. Yds 4 60 4 44 1 7 Passing

TD 0 0 0

Long 31 22 7

Cmp-Att-Int 9-20-2 Tackle leaders

Yds 111

TD 0

Solo Assist 5 4 2 5 4 2 3 2 3 2 2 3

Total 9 7 6 5 5 5

No. 1

Yds. 18

No. 1

Yds. 6

No. 4 3 2

Yds. 58 43 29

Player Scott Moore Player Trent Spear Sam Shoaf Michael Duane Scott Moore Zach Robertson Micah Haynes

Interceptions

Player Ryan Carver

Punt returns

Player Tyler Lawson

Kickoff returns

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Wide receiver Cody Christopher reacts after catching a 7-yard touchdown pass to give Central Catholic a 7-0 lead.

Player Brent Nelson Zach Robertson Trent Spear CENTRAL CATHOLIC

Rushing

Player Danny Anthrop Joe Naville Cody Christopher Brad Schrader Nathan Budny Chris Mills Team

Att. Yds 5 78 10 51 9 32 3 8 1 2 3 -1 3 -6 Receiving

TD 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 56 10 31 5 2 1 0

Player Danny Anthrop Cody Christopher Marc Withers Connor Mackey

No. Yds 6 117 3 29 2 41 1 43 Passing

TD 2 1 1 0

Long 59 13 33 43

Cmp-Att-Int 12-18-1 Tackle leaders

Yds 230

TD 4

Solo Assist 7 4 7 3 3 3 2 4 3 2 2 3 2 3

Total 11 10 6 6 5 5 5

No. 1 1

Yds. 12 -4

No. 5 1

Yds. 34 14

No. 1

Yds. 7

Player Chris Mills Player Brian Beardmore Scott Windler Adam Zimmerman Alex Anderson Stu Corcoran Mark Strong Jake Milakis Player Scott Windler Greg Burns Player Cody Christopher Marc Withers

CC’s Danny Anthrop breaks away for one of his four touchdowns.

Player Joe Naville

Interceptions

Punt returns

Kickoff returns


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A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Central Catholic’s Danny Anthrop (33) scores a touchdown for the Knights as they rolled to a 52-0 victory in the state championship game. At left, Alex Schrader (78) and Mark Strong (56) kiss the state championship trophy after the team’s victory to clinch a perfect season. Central Catholic cheerleader Kayla Meckl (above) encourages the team during its state championship game against Fountain Central. The Knights won the Class A title game 52-0 to finish off a perfect season. Joe Naville (right) pauses to look at his medal after the victory at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Central Catholic’s Danny Anthrop (33) scores a touchdown for the Knights as they rolled to a 52-0 victory in the state championship game. At left, Alex Schrader (78) and Mark Strong (56) kiss the state championship trophy after the team’s victory to clinch a perfect season. Central Catholic cheerleader Kayla Meckl (above) encourages the team during its state championship game against Fountain Central. The Knights won the Class A title game 52-0 to finish off a perfect season. Joe Naville (right) pauses to look at his medal after the victory at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS Semistate No. 1 Central Catholic 47 No. 8 Southern Wells 13

PONETO — Joe Naville scored two early touchdowns on Nov. 20 to help the Knights return to the state finals for the first time in 10 years. Behind Chris Mills’ five touchdown passes, the Knights quickly took care of the Raiders by capitalizing on excellent field position throughout the game. Mills completed 20 of 31 passes for 308 yards. Mills had TD passes of 20, 34, 35, 22 and 43 yards, including a pair of scores to Marc Withers. Naville, Cody Christopher and Danny Anthrop also caught touchdown passes from Mills, who surpassed the 9,000-yard career mark. Southern Wells basically had no answer for Mills and attempted to bring pressure to rattle the 6-foot-4 senior. Leading 28-6 at halftime, the Knights’ defense didn’t allow the Raiders a first down until their final scoring drive in the fourth quarter.

Regional No. 1 Central Catholic 56 Culver 0

Joe Naville rushed for 100 yards on eight carries, including a 46-yard touchdown on the game’s second play on Nov. 13. The Knights’ only punt came with one minute left. The defense made 13 tackles for loss and picked off three Collin Stevens passes en route to CC’s eighth shutout of the season. CC capped an 11-play, 86-yard drive with a 2-yard run by Chris Mills to go up 14-0. The Knights led 42-0 at halftime after Cody Christopher scored on a pair of second quarter runs, and Marc Withers hauled in a pair of Mills touchdown passes. Christopher and Brad Schrader both scored on third-quarter touchdown runs to round out the scoring. The CC defense limited the Cavaliers to just 76 yards on 39 carries (1.9) and 148 total yards.

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Central Catholic quarterback Chris Mills ranks fifth in the IHSAA for career passing yardage with 9,501 yards.


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CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS Sectional 34 No. 1 Central Catholic 20 No. 2 Pioneer 0

Central Catholic’s defense forced five turnovers and shut out its seventh opponent on Oct. 23. Senior split end Connor Mackey caught five passes for 140 yards and a touchdown. Scott Windler recorded two of four interceptions for the Knights’ defense. On a wet, windy night, Chris Mills completed 13 of 20 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns and ran for CC’s first score. Pioneer (9-1), which averaged 50.8 points coming in and had scored 49 or more in seven straight games, was shut out for the first time since the 2007 season opener against Cass. A 61-yard completion from Mills to Mackey keyed a first-quarter CC scoring drive capped by Mills’ 1yard plunge. Midway through the second quarter, Pioneer attempted a fake punt on fourth-and-11 at its own 15 but was stopped after an 8yard gain. Two plays later, Mills found Marc Withers open in the end zone from 23 yards to make it 14-0. That was the last first down for the Knights until early in the fourth quarter, but Pioneer managed only 65 second-half yards in response. Mills and Mackey hooked up for a 49-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth to make it 20-0.

No. 1 Central Catholic 33 Frontier 6

CHALMERS — Chris Mills completed just 14 passes, but five went for touchdowns. He threw for 226 yards despite rain and a muddy Falcon Field on Oct. 30. After CC recovered a Frontier fumble on the game’s third play, Mills found Danny Anthrop on a screen that went for a 28-yard score. Mills also connected with Marc Withers for two touchdowns in the first quarter as CC built a 19-0 lead. Withers’ second touchdown reception went for 62 yards and came on a third-and-20. The Knights opened the second half with an 11-play, 70-yard drive that ended with Cody Christopher scoring on an 11-yard grab. Frontier followed with a 10-play, 68-yard drive that resulted in the second touchdown scored against

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Central Catholic running back Tom Almond carries the ball against Pioneer during the first round of sectionals. the Knights all season, a 4-yard pass from Dylan Sterrett to JonMarc Ream. The Knights advanced to the sectional championship for the first time since winning their last title in 2005.

No. 1 Central Catholic 58 Caston 13

FULTON — Cody Christopher caught two first quarter touchdowns and rushed for another as Central Catholic won the Class A, Sectional 34 championship at The Comet Crater on Nov. 6. Danny Anthrop returned the opening kickoff near midfield and three plays later, Chris Mills dumped a screen pass to Joe Naville that went for a 51-yard touchdown. Two plays into top-ranked CC’s next offensive possession, Christopher caught a 5-yard out pass, broke a tackle and went 63 yards for a score. Christopher also had a 5-yard TD reception, and Marc

Withers hauled in a 40-yard score to help CC go up 27-0 after the first quarter. Quarterback Chris Mills, who had 219 yards passing in the first half, scored on a second quarter run, as did Anthrop and Christopher. Meanwhile, the stifling Knights defense held Caston to 55 total yards in the first half as CC led 480. Niall Noonan was 7 of 8 on extra point kicks and also booted a 37-yard field goal. Cody Schrader scored on a 6-yard run in the third quarter to round out the Knights’ scoring. Caston scored two late touchdowns to post the largest point total against CC all season. CC coach Kevin O’Shea in a lighter moment before the top-ranked Knights faced No. 2 Pioneer.


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CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS Regular season

The Knights’ first offensive score came as time expired in the first quarter on Cody Christopher’s 10yard run. Tom Almond scored four touchdowns, rushed for 45 yards and had five catches for 109 yards.

No. 2 Central Catholic 56 Delphi 0

DELPHI — Danny Anthrop took a sweep 52 yards for a touchdown on Central Catholic’s first play of the season on Aug. 21. On Delphi’s first possession, CC’s Scott Windler darted through the Oracle line to block a Dustin Salyer punt and fell on the ball in the end zone to make it 14-0 less than three minutes in. Tom Almond’s 6-yard TD run and Cody Christopher’s 15-yard scoring run put the Knights up 280 with 4:29 left in the first quarter.

No. 1 Central Catholic 66 Tri-County 7

Central Catholic’s defense surrendered its first touchdown of the season but otherwise held the Cavaliers to one first down and minus8 yards in total offense for Senior Night on Oct. 2. CC quarterback Chris Mills completed 21 of 25 passes for 330 yards and five touchdown passes, most of those in the first half. But it was a Mills interception that set up Tri-County’s lone touchdown in the second quarter. Marc Withers caught five of Mills’ passes for 153 yards, including touchdowns of 35 and 50 yards to ignite a 29-point second quarter that put the game away early. Tom Almond added 106 yards on 10 carries.

No. 1 Central Catholic 68 Benton Central 0

Quarterback Chris Mills passed for 328 yards and seven touchdowns on Aug. 28. Sophomore Danny Anthrop caught six passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Cody Christopher and Marc Withers each caught two touchdown passes from Mills. The Knights scored on their first four possessions, using big plays on offense and defense to race to a 280 lead. On Central Catholic’s second play from scrimmage, running back Tom Almond bolted for a 45-yard touchdown run.

No. 1 Central Catholic 42 Culver Academies 0

No. 1 Central Catholic 45 Clinton Central 0

The victory on Sept. 4 marked the Knights’ longest shutout streak since the 1970 squad blanked five straight opponents. Central Catholic also ran its Hoosier Heartland Conference winning streak to 22 games. The Knights limited Clinton Central to 70 total yards — including 37 rushing yards on 27 carries — and four first downs. Two of the Bulldogs’ first downs came from Central Catholic penalties. Jake Milakis scored on firsthalf runs of 1, 9 and 5 yards to help Central Catholic build a 24-0 halftime lead. He fumbled on his way in for another touchdown early in the third quarter, but Marc Withers scooped the ball up at the 3 and scored to make it 31-0.

No. 1 Central Catholic 58 Guerin Catholic 3

NOBLESVILLE — Chris Mills was 17 of 22 for 276 yards to help

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CC’s Cody Christopher takes off down the field against Clinton Central. the Knights build a 51-0 halftime lead on Sept. 11. A 32-yard field goal by Guerin’s Shelby Evans with 8:31 left in the game provided the first points scored against the Knights this season. CC’s defense held opponents scoreless for the first 183 minutes, 29 seconds of play. Five plays into the game, Danny Anthrop scored on a 10-yard run. His 66-yard TD scamper came on the first play of the Knights’ second drive.

No. 1 Central Catholic 62 Carroll 0

FLORA — Tom Almond rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns. His scoring runs covered 23, 43, 27

and 58 yards on Sept. 18. His efforts zapped the spirit from Carroll, which held CC to seven points until late in the first quarter. When Knights quarterback Chris Mills connected with Niall Noonan on a 34-yard touchdown pass with a minute left in the opening quarter, the floodgates opened. The Knights’ defense held the Cougars to 33 yards and three first downs.

No. 1 Central Catholic 70 Tri-Central 0

Even though senior quarterback Chris Mills started the game 0-for-3 with two interceptions, the Knights still posted another blowout. Mills finished 10 of 15 for 191 yards and three touchdowns on Sept. 25.

CULVER — Central Catholic’s defense never let Culver Academies cross its own 42 yard line on Oct. 9. Culver Academies (6-2) came into the game averaging 34 points per game against a predominately Class 3A schedule. CC held the Eagles to 49 total yards — 40 on 36 rushing attempts and 9 yards on 2 of 14 passing — while posting its sixth shutout of the season. Chris Mills threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score. In the second half, Danny Anthrop rushed for a touchdown and scored another on a pass play while accumulating 87 yards.

No. 1 Central Catholic 2 Clinton Prairie 0 (forfeit)

With over a quarter of its student body absent amidst a flu outbreak, Clinton Prairie was forced to forfeit the regular season finale on Oct. 16. The cancellation clinched Central Catholic’s sixth straight Hoosier Heartland Conference championship.


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Central Catholic’s football players, staff and cheerleaders gather for a team photo with the championship trophy after beating Fountain Central.

Central Catholic roster No. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24

Name Niall Noonan Greg Burns Stu Corcoran Cody Christopher Cody Schrader Jake Churchill Austin Munn Jake Milakis Adam Zimmerman Austin Mitchell Chris Mills Sam Kochert Brad Schrader Mason Fisher Dalton Skees Will Jones Ross Corcoran Jack Kendrick Matt Burks Connor Mackey Joe Henshaw

Yr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr.

Ht. 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-0 5-6 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-4 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-7 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-0

Wt. 175 170 150 170 130 160 160 205 160 155 185 165 165 130 160 125 160 185 150 200 165

Pos. SE/K WB/DB WB/DB WB/DB WB/DB QB/DB QB/DB FB/LB SE/DB WB/LB QB/P FB/LB WB/LB WB/DB SE/LB WB/DB WB/LB FB/LB SE/DB SE/DB SE/DB

No. 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 40 41 43 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59

Name Nathan Budny Travis Smith Robert Kubat Scott Windler Marc Withers Scotty Trout Joe Naville Danny Anthrop Tom Almond Jimmy Mills Timmy Mills Jake Talley Jimmy Schrader Patrick Mackey Jacob Austerman John Schrader John Beardmore Jacob Matson Mark Strong Jason Aldridge Alex Anderson Brian Carless

Yr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So.

Ht. 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-7 5-9 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-4 5-9 5-8 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1

Wt. 155 145 145 185 165 175 180 165 180 135 140 220 200 210 200 180 230 180 230 210 205 200

Pos. WB/CB SE/DB WB/DB SE/DB SE/DB WB/LB FB/DL WB/LB FB/LB WB/LB WB/DB TE/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL

No. 60 61 62 64 65 66 67 68 70 71 72 74 75 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 86 88

Name Brian Beardmore Arthur Reust Joe Churchill Devin Morgan Mike Rosebraugh Nick Payne Matt Thieme Jeff Adams Ty Hartlep David Thieme Drew Smedley Drake Hoover Casey Bollock Patrick Bondi Alex Schrader Robby Fortwendel Joey Talley Nelson Almond John Paul Santos Joe Yeaman Andrew Hubertz Ryan DeBoy

Yr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Ht. 5-9 5-9 5-6 5-7 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-1

Central Catholic’s state championships Football 1976, 1999, 2009

Boys basketball 1998, 2000, 2003

Baseball 2004, 2007, 2009

Girls basketball 2006

Wt. 205 160 195 190 210 220 190 240 275 190 260 225 180 230 255 220 160 185 135 135 160 155

Pos. OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL SE/LB TE/LB SE/DB SE/DB SE/DL SE/DB


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CHAMPS

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Central Catholic State Football Champs