Bears Overcome Wet Field For Big Win Over Dutchtown
A ninety-minute lightning delay, consistent rainfall and the Dutchtown Griffins could not stand in the way of Catholic High on Friday night. The Bears used a suffocating defense and sledge hammer run game to blank the Griffins 20-0.
The Bears rushed for more than 270 yards, led by senior running backs Beau Griffon (91 yards) and Parker Smith (83 yards). The offensive line was instrumental in creating holes for the Bears’ running attack. The defense held the Griffons to less than 100 yards of offense and pitched a shutout.
Sophomore center Brian Hibbard was named the Offensive Player of the Game for CHS. Hibbard directed traffic up front for the offense and graded out highest among Bear o-linemen. Hibbard was also perfect on center/quarterback exchanges despite being faced with a wet ball.
Senior defensive lineman Peyton Harris was the Defensive Player of the Week. Harris was instrumental in the Bears completely nullifying the Griffons’ run game. The senior came off a solid week of practice for defensive coordinator Deuce Harrison’s bunch.
Punter Blake Davis was the Special Teams Player of the Week. The senior booted a 45-yard punt that was fair caught by the opponent and killed another punt at the four yard line. He also handled all field goal snaps despite a wet ball.
The win over Dutchtown brings the Bears’ record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in district. The Bears are currently 4th in the LHSAA Division I power ratings. The team will close out the regular season against Broadmoor on Friday, Nov. 3, at Olympia Stadium. The Bucs come in with a record of 1-8 overall and 0-4 in 5-5A play. Kickoff is set for 7p.m.
The team will learn its post-season fate on Sunday, Nov. 5, when the official LHSAA playoff brackets are released. Check out www.lhsaa.org on Sunday afternoon for more information.
Photos by Bobby Brummel