PRE-GAME NOTES: Catholic at Lenoir City

CATHOLIC Irish (5-3/2-1)
at
LENOIR CITY Panthers (5-4/2-1)
October 26, 2018
Cecil Thomas Field
7:30 p.m.

SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic plays its final regular-season game…Irish will finish first, second, or third in Region 4-5A, depending on outcomes of games involving region teams tonight…the Irish lead the series with Lenoir City, 3-2… Catholic won last year’s game, 49-14…Irish have posted five consecutive 10-win seasons…Irish have won 149 of their last 196 games…Winton leads the Irish in receiving…Winton has two 100-yard receiving games…Jarmon tops the rushing charts… Winton has 1,173 all-purpose yards… Story tops the tackle chart with 72…Moore has eight tackles for-loss… Quinones has three interceptions…Irish holding foes to 221.3 yards per-game…

THE RECORDS – Catholic is 5-3 in 2018, including a 2-1 mark in Region 4-5A. The Irish had an open date last week. Lenoir City is 5-4 this year, including a 2-1 mark in Region 4-5A. The Panthers lost at Red Bank, 42-7, last week.

ON THE SIDELINE – Steve Matthews is in his sixth year at the helm of the Irish. He also serves as Catholic’s offensive coordinator. Matthews came to Catholic from Seigel High School in Murfreesboro, where he served as offensive coordinator from 2010-2012. He was head coach at Moore County in 2008 and 2009 and posted a 10-11 record. He also served as QB/WR coach at Tullahoma, his high school alma mater, from 2004-2007. His overall record is 68-29, and his record at Catholic is 58-18. The Irish have reached the TSSAA Playoffs in each of Matthews’ seasons at Catholic. His playoff record is 15-3, and his 2015 (4A) and 2017 (5A) squads won TSSAA state championships. Matthews played collegiately at Tennessee and Memphis. He played professionally with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Oilers.

SEASON SCHEDULES – Here are 2018 schedules for both teams:

Catholic (5-3/2-1) Lenoir City (5-4/2-1)

8/17 Maryville L, 31-10 8/17 @William Blount L, 13-7
8/24 Baylor W, 35-16 8/24 Loudon W, 42-14

8/31 Open Date 8/31 @Soddy-Daisy* W, 34-31

9/7 Cleveland W, 35-28 9/7 @CAK L, 34-20

9/14 Soddy-Daisy* L, 17-7 9/14 Rhea County* L, 21-7

9/21 @Brentwood Acad. L, 40-3 9/21 Powell W, 1-0

9/28 @Rhea County* W, 30-12 9/28 @Walker Valley* W, 47-14

10/5 @West Greene W, 49-6 10/5 Stone Memorial W, 43-21

10/12 Walker Valley* W, 49-7 10/12 Open Date

10/19 Open Date 10/19 @Red Bank L, 42-7

10/26 @Lenoir City* 10/26 Catholic*

*Denotes Region 4-5A game

SERIES VS. LENOIR CITY – Catholic leads the series with Lenoir City, 3-2. Here’s a look:

2009: Catholic 30, @Lenoir City 13

2010: @Catholic 35, Lenoir City 7

2011: @Lenoir City 14, Catholic 10

2012: Lenoir City 31, @Catholic 14

2017: @Catholic 49, Lenoir City 14

LAST YEAR VS. LENOIR CITY – Catholic wrapped up the Region 4-5A championship with its 49-14 home win over Lenoir City. After spotting the Panthers a 7-0 lead, the Irish got on the scoreboard on the final play of the first quarter. A two-yard run from Joe Fluker knotted the score at 7-7. Catholic then executed an onsides kick and took over at the Panther 45 yard-line, Three plays later, a 34-yard run from Dashon Bussell put the Irish ahead for good. A two-yard run from Joshua Brown upped the margin to 21-7 midway through the second quarter, but the Panthers scored on their ensuing drive to pull to within 21-14. Catholic scored two minutes later on a 21-yard pass from Jack Jancek to Cameron Blakely to move ahead, 28-14. After forcing a Lenoir City punt, Catholic scored in just three plays as Bussell ran 14 yards to paydirt to put the Irish ahead at halftime, 35-14. Brown, who had 106 yards on ten carries, went in from 24 yards midway through the third quarter to move the score to 42-14. A 25-yard pass from Jancek to Blakely less than two minutes later accounted for the final margin. In addition to Brown’s rushing effort, Bussell added 60 yards on just four carries. Jancek was 7-of-13 passing for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Blakely had three receptions for 73 yards and two scores, while Bussell had three grabs for 33 yards. The Irish defense gave up a season-low 176 yards in total offense to the Panthers, including just 20 rushing yards. Cade Mays had six tackles, including one for-loss, while DJ Mitchell also had a half-dozen stops and an interception. Stiles Moore had 5.5 tackles, including 2.5 sacks. Brown had 5.5 tackles and 0.5 sacks. Sam Sompayrac also collected an interception.

RACK ‘EM UP – Catholic has won 122 of its last 158 regular-season games.

FIVE FOR TEN – Catholic has posted five consecutive 10-win seasons. Here’s a look:

2013: 10-4

2014: 10-2

2015: 11-4

2016: 10-2

2017: 12-3

TURNOVER MARGIN – Catholic is minus-two in turnover margin in 2018. The Irish have thrown seven interceptions and lost five fumbles. Opponents have thrown eight interceptions and lost two fumbles.

GROUND IT OUT – Keondre Jarmon rushed 24 times for 266 yards and two touchdowns in Catholic’s 30-12 win over Region 4-5A foe Rhea County. The modern-day record for most rushing yards in a game is held by Nolan Coulter with 298. Coulter amassed that total against Heritage in 2011, a 56-34 Irish victory.

REGION 4-5A STANDINGS – Here’s a look at the 2018 Region 4-5A standings:

REGION OVERALL

Catholic 2-1 5-3

Lenoir City 2-1 5-4

Soddy-Daisy 2-1 4-4

Rhea County 2-2 4-4

Walker Valley 0-3 0-9

Last week’s results

Signal Mountain 14, @Soddy-Daisy 0

@Red Bank 42, Lenoir City 7

@McMinn County 41, Walker Valley 7

Open Date – Catholic, Rhea County

Friday’s Games

Catholic @ Lenoir City

Soddy-Daisy @ Walker Valley

Cane Ridge @ Rhea County

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS – Here are the possible playoff scenarios for Region 4-5A, according to the TSSAA website:

Catholic wins, Rhea County wins, Walker Valley wins — 1. Catholic, 2. Rhea County,

3, Lenoir City, 4. Soddy-Daisy.

Cane Ridge wins, Catholic wins. Walker Valley wins — 1. Catholic, 2. Lenoir City, 3. Soddy-Daisy, 4. Rhea County.

Catholic wins, Soddy-Daisy wins — 1. Soddy-Daisy, 2. Catholic, 3, Rhea County, 4. Lenoir City.

Lenoir City wins — 1. Lenoir City, 2. Soddy-Daisy, 3. Catholic, 4. Rhea County.

WEEK TEN – Catholic enjoyed an open date.

WEEK NINE – Catholic improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Region 4-5A with its 49-7 home win over Walker Valley. Keondre Jarmon put the Irish on the board just 1:02 into the game with his three-yard run. A six-yard pass from Caden Buckles to Tommy Winton had the Irish ahead, 14-0 just two minutes later. Stiles Moore made his first reception of the season a memorable one, grabbing a 23-yard scoring pass from Buckles midway through the first quarter. Following a Walker Valley touchdown, Jarmon’s 28-yard run pushed the Irish lead to 28-7. Buckles and Winton then reversed roles, as Winton passed six yards to Buckles to move Catholic ahead, 35-7. A 22-yard Winton run gave the Irish a 42-7 lead, and Nicklaus Iverson closed the scoring with his 20-yard run just before halftime. Buckles was 7-of-8 passing for 165 yards and two (cont’d)

touchdowns. Adam Jones was Buckles’ top target, grabbing three balls for 89 yards. Jarmon led the rushing attack with 93 yards on six carries. Winton added 66 yards on three tries. Cody Duncan and Xavier Story led the Catholic defense with nine tackles each. Moore had eight stops, while Sam Beene and Chris Torres had seven tackles each.

WEEK EIGHT – Catholic moved its overall record to 4-3 on the season with its 49-6 non-region win at West Greene. Tommy Winton put the Irish on the board just four plays into the contest with his 38-yard run. Winton was back in the end zone on Catholic’s next possession, taking a Caden Buckles pass 12 yards to paydirt. A four-yard run from Keondre Jarmon had the Irish ahead, 21-0, after one quarter. Winton scored his third touchdown of the evening early in the second quarter as he rambled 72 yards. A second Buckles touchdown pass, a 36-yarder to Xavier Story, upped the margin to 35-0 midway through the second quarter. Buckles provided a one-yard scoring plunge later in the period to give the Irish a 42-0 lead at halftime. Nicklaus Iverson concluded Catholic’s scoring with his 40-yard run midway through the third period. West Greene got on the scoreboard with a one-yard run on the game’s final play. Winton had 169 yards rushing on just four carries to pace the Irish ground attack. Jarmon added 95 yards on seven carries. Connor Cress paced the Irish defense with six tackles. Stiles Moore had three tackles, and all were for losses. Story had three stops, including a TFL and a sack, while Cole Jenkins collected an interception. Catholic held West Greene to just 55 yards in total offense on the evening.

WEEK SEVEN – Catholic evened its overall record at 3-3 and its Region 4-5A mark at 1-1 with its 30-12 win at Rhea County. The Eagles got on the scoreboard first, converting an Irish turnover into a 20-yard touchdown-scoring drive. Rhea County missed the extra point and held a 6-0 lead. The Irish answered, marching 73 yards on six plays. Keondre Jarmon covered the final 48 yards and, with the extra-point from Paxton Robertson, the Irish led, 7-6. Robertson added a 37-yard field goal with 4:43 remaining in the second quarter to give the Irish the lead at halftime, 10-6. Rhea County regained the lead in the third quarter, taking the second-half kickoff and moving 56 yards to the end zone. A two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the Eagles ahead, 12-10. Once again the Irish answered, this time with an impressive 15-play, 73-yard drive that consumed 6:06 of the third-quarter clock. Cody Duncan went the final yard, and the Irish were ahead to stay. A 17-yard run from Tommy Winton capped a five-play, 91-yard drive early in the fourth quarter to up the Irish lead to 23-12. Jarmon scored from 10 yards to conclude a six-play, 94-yard drive later in the final quarter to account for the final points of the evening. Jarmon rushed 24 times for 266 yards and two touchdowns on the evening. Winton added 62 yards on eight carries. Xavier Story paced the Irish defense with 15 tackles, including two for-loss and two sacks. Duncan added 11 stops and also recovered a fumble. Sam Sompayrac added ten tackles, including one for-loss. Javis Mynatt had two interceptions for the Irish.  

WEEK SIX – Catholic fell to 2-3 overall on the 2018 season with its 40-3 loss at Brentwood Academy. The Eagles led, 7-0, after one quarter, then added a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to up their lead to 20-0. Paxton Robertson put the Irish on the board with his 21-yard field goal just before halftime. That score capped a nine-play, (cont’d) 76-yard drive. Brentwood Academy scored three touchdowns in the second half while keeping the Irish off the scoreboard. Keondre Jarmon paced the Irish rushing attack with 91 yards on 16 carries. Caden Buckles, who became the third Irish quarterback to start a game this season, was 10-of-18 through the air for 95 yards. Tommy Winton had five receptions for 40 yards. Xavier Story, Adam Margolis, and Chris Torres all had seven tackles to lead the Irish defense.

WEEK FIVE – Catholic saw its overall record even at 2-2 and its district mark go to 0-1 with its 17-7 home loss to Soddy-Daisy. The Trojans turned two Irish turnovers into touchdowns in the second quarter and added a field goal later in the quarter to take a 17-0 halftime lead. Catholic got on the board midway through the third stanza as Ray Thompson went in from one yard. That score capped a ten-play, 83-yard drive by the Irish. Drew Gregg was 13-of-23 passing for 168 yards on the evening, with Tommy Winton grabbing eight balls for 116 yards. Keondre Jarmon led the Irish rushing attack with 61 yards on 12 carries. Cooper Mays led Catholic’s defense with 16 tackles, including two for-loss and two sacks. Mays also caused a fumble and broke up a pass. Cody Duncan also had 16 tackles, including one for-loss and a sack. Xavier Story was also in double-digits, registering 11 stops.

WEEK FOUR – Catholic improved to 2-1 on the season with its 35-28 home win over Cleveland. The Irish spotted the Blue Raiders a 14-0 lead but tied the contest on a pair of Drew Gregg second-quarter touchdown passes. Gregg connected with Cody Duncan on a 27-yard strike, then hit Tommy Winton on a 61-yarder to even the score late in the first half. Cleveland took a 21-14 lead into halftime via a late second-quarter score. The Blue Raiders went ahead by 14 again late in the third quarter and held a 28-14 lead after three periods. Gregg’s third touchdown pass of the evening, a 27-yarder to Keondre Jarmon early in the final quarter, brought the Irish to within 21-14. Jarmon struck again less than two minutes later, racing 54 yards to paydirt and knotting the score at 28. A 19-yard run from Winton capped an 11-play, 77-yard drive with 1:32 remaining to provide the winning margin for the Irish. Making his first start, Gregg was 11-of-22 passing for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Winton was the top target, grabbing three balls for 124 yards. Jarmon rushed 12 times for 134 yards to pace the Irish ground attack. Alec Bindner recorded 16 tackles, including four for-loss, to lead the Catholic defense. Xavier Story had 13 tackles, with Duncan adding 11 stops, including two for-loss and a sack. In addition, JT Quinones collected his third interception of the season.

WEEK THREE – Catholic enjoyed an open date.

WEEK TWO – Catholic evened its record at 1-1 with its 35-16 home win over Baylor. Jack Jancek gave Catholic a 7-0 lead with his 17-yard run on the game’s opening possession. A 17-yard interception return from JT Quinones put the Irish ahead, 14-0, just a minute later. A 29-yard Jancek dash had the Irish ahead, 21-0, after the first quarter. A two-yard run from Drew Hicks late in the second quarter provided the Irish a 28-0 halftime lead. A seven-yard pass from Drew Gregg to Adam Jones midway through the third quarter pushed the Irish advantage to 35-0. A third-quarter safety and two fourth-quarter touchdowns provided Baylor’s points on the evening. Ray Thompson (cont’d)

paced the Irish rushing attack with 49 yards on seven carries. Jancek added 43 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Gregg was 8-of-12 passing for 145 yards and a touchdown. Jones was the top target, grabbing eight balls for 97 yards and a score. Quinones led the Catholic defense with 12 tackles, two interceptions, and a caused fumble. Cody Duncan added nine stops, with Xavier Story collecting eight tackles.

WEEK ONE – Catholic opened its 2018 campaign with a 31-10 home loss to Maryville. The Irish scored on their opening possession of the season, marching 80 yards in 10 plays. Tommy Winton went in from nine yards to give the Irish a 7-0 lead just 3:32 into the game. Maryville tied the score with a touchdown of its own on the ensuing drive. Paxton Robertson gave Catholic its last lead of the contest midway through the second quarter with his 25-yard field goal. A Rebel touchdown, followed by a field goal as time expired in the second quarter, left them ahead, 17-10, at halftime. The Rebels scored two second-half touchdowns to account for the final margin. Jack Jancek was 14-of-25 passing for 139 yards on the evening. Jancek also led the Irish in rushing with 39 yards on 12 carries. Winton had nine receptions for 93 yards in addition to his touchdown run. Adam Jones led the Irish defense with 12 tackles, while Cody Duncan added 11 stops. Chris Torres had ten tackles, including one for-loss and a sack.

TEAM STATS – Catholic averages 356.5 yards per-game in total offense, including 210.3 yards on the ground and 146.3 yards through the air. Defensively, Catholic allows 221.3 yards per-game, including 143.8 yards on the ground and 77.5 yards through the air. Catholic averages 27.3 points per-game. Opponents average 19.6 points per-game.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS – Here’s a look at Catholic’s statistical leaders –

Rushing: Keondre Jarmon (88 att., 751 yds, 6 TD)

Passing: Drew Gregg (32-57-2, 561 yds, 4 TD)

Receiving: Tommy Winton (30 rec., 484 yds, 3 TD)

Interceptions: JT Quinones (3)

Scoring: Tommy Winton (54 points; 9 TD)

Tackles: Xavier Story (72)

PLAYERS OF NOTE

1 – Keondre Jarmon (RB/DB, 5-9, 180, Fr.): 6 att, 93 yds, 2 TD (3, 27), 1 KR, 33 yds vs. Walker Valley…7 att, 95 yds, TD (4), 1 rec, 14 yds vs. West Greene…24 att, 266 yds, 2 TD (48, 10), 1 rec, (-3) yds vs. Rhea County…16 att, 91 yds vs. Brentwood Academy…12 att, 61 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…12 att, 134 yds, TD (54), 2 rec, 51 yds, TD (27) vs. Cleveland…6 att, 13 yds vs. Baylor…5 att, (-2) yds vs. Maryville…

3 – Jack Jancek (QB/DB, 6-4, 185, Jr.): 8 att, 43 yds, 2 TD (17, 29), 5-8-0, 60 yds, 3 tackles vs. Baylor…12 att, 39 yds, 14-25-1, 139 yds, 6 tackles vs. Maryville…

6 – Xavier Story (RB/LB, 5-10, 215, Sr.): 9 tackles vs. Walker Valley…1 rec, 36 yds (TD), 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. West Greene…15 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks vs. Rhea County…1 rec, (-1) yds, 7 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…2 rec, 18 yds, 11 tackles vs. Soddy-Daisy…13 tackles vs. Cleveland…8 tackles vs. Baylor…6 tackles vs. Maryville…

7 – Stiles Moore (DE, 6-3, 240, Jr.): 1 rec, 23 yds (TD), 8 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Walker Valley…3 tackles, 3 TFL vs. West Greene…8 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks vs. Rhea County…2 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR vs. Soddy-Daisy…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Baylor…6 tackles vs. Maryville…

9 – Adam Jones (WR/DB, 6-3, 175, Sr.): 3 rec, 89 yds vs. Walker Valley..2 rec, 34 yds, 5 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Cleveland…8 rec, 97 yds, 1 TD (7), 3 tackles vs. Baylor…1 rec, 16 yds, 12 tackles vs. Maryville…

10 – Caden Buckles (QB, 6-0, 190, Fr.): 1 att, (-1) yds, 1 rec, 6 yds (TD), 7-8-0, 165 yds, 2 TD (6, 23) vs. Walker Valley…3 att, 2 yds, TD (1), 4-8-1, 69 yds, 2 TD (12, 36) vs. West Greene…10 att, 25 yds, 6-9-1, 38 yds vs. Rhea County…13 att, (-1) yds, 10-18-1, 95 yds vs. Brentwood Academy…4 att, 6 yds, 1-3-1, 24 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…2-2-0, 13 yds vs. Baylor…

13 – Ray Thompson (RB/DB, 6-0, 190, Sr.): 2 att, 12 yds, 1 rec, 28 yds vs. Walker Valley…1 tackle vs. West Greene…5 att, 19 yds, 1 TD (1), 4 tackles vs. Soddy-Daisy…7 att, 49 yds, 1 rec, 3 yds, 4 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Baylor…7 att, 18 yds, 1 rec, 5 yds, 7 tackles vs. Maryville…

16 – Drew Gregg (QB/DB, 6-1, 170, So.): 7 att, 8 yds, 13-23-0, 168 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…7 att, 19 yds, 11-22-2, 248 yds, 3 TD (27, 61, 27) vs. Cleveland…5 att, 36 yds, 8-12-0, 145 yds, 1 TD (7) vs. Baylor…

24 – Tommy Winton (RB/DB, 5-10, 175, Fr.): 3 att, 66 yds, TD (22), 1-1-0, 6 yds (TD), 2 rec, 25 yds, TD (6) vs. Walker Valley…4 att, 169 yds, 2 TD (38, 72), 1 rec, 12 yds (TD) vs. West Greene…8 att, 62 yds, TD (17), 1 rec, 16 yds, 3 KOR, 55 yds vs. Rhea County…2 att, 17 yds, 5 rec, 40 yds vs. Brentwood Academy…3 att, 16 yds, 8 rec, 116 yds, 2 KOR, 43 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…5 att, 45 yds, 1 TD (19), 3 rec, 124 yds, 1 TD (61), 2 KOR, 54 yds vs. Cleveland…1 att, 4 yds, 1 rec, 58 yards vs. Baylor…3 att, 17 yds, 1 TD (9), 9 rec, 93 yds, 2 KOR, 57 yds vs. Maryville…

30 – Cody Duncan (RB/LB, 6-2, 215, Jr.): 1 att, 8 yds, 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU vs. Walker Valley…3 tackles, 1 TFL vs. West Greene…3 att, (-2) yds, TD (1), 1 rec, (-1) yds, 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR vs. Rhea County…1 att, 4 yds, 16 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Soddy-Daisy…5 att, 17 yds, 3 rec, 34 yds, 1 TD (27), 11 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack vs. Cleveland…2 att, 2 yds, 2 rec, 28 yds, 9 tackles vs. Baylor…6 att, 23 yds, 11 tackles vs. Maryville…

41 – JT Quinones (WR/LB, 5-10, 165, So.): 4 tackles, 1 FC vs. Walker Valley…1 tackle, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 1/1 XP vs. West Greene…9 tackles, 5 TFL vs. Rhea County…3 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Soddy-Daisy…8 tackles, 1 INT vs. Cleveland…12 tackles, 1 FC, 3 PBU, 2 INT, 1 TD (17) vs. Baylor…6 tackles vs. Maryville…

45 – Paxton Robertson (K, 6-1, 200, Jr.): 7/7 XP vs. Walker Valley…6/6 XP vs. West Greene…1/1 FG (37), 3/3 XP vs. Rhea County…1/1 FG (21) vs. Brentwood Academy…1/1 XP vs. Soddy-Daisy…5/5 XP vs. Cleveland…5/5 XP vs. Baylor…1/1 XP, 1/1 FG (25) vs. Maryville…

53 – Chris Torres (LB, 6-1, 210, Sr.): 7 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Walker Valley…2 tackles, 2 TFL vs. West Greene…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Rhea County…7 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…3 tackles vs. Soddy-Daisy…4 tackles vs. Cleveland…4 tackles vs. Baylor…10 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Maryville…

78 – Cooper Mays (OL/DL, 6-3, 260, Jr.): 4 tackles vs. Walker Valley…7 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Rhea County…5 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…16 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FC vs. Soddy-Daisy…8 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Cleveland…6 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Baylor…7 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Maryville…

100-YARD RUSHERS – Catholic has had three 100-yard rushing efforts in 2018. Here’s a look:

PLAYER OPPONENT ATT-YDS-TD

Keondre Jarmon Cleveland 12-134-1

Keondre Jarmon Rhea County 24-266-2

Tommy Winton West Greene 4-169-2

225-YARDS PASSING – Drew Gregg has one 225-yard passing games this season. Here’s a look:

OPPONENT STATISTICS

Cleveland 11-22-2, 248 yds, 3 TD

100-YARDS RECEIVING – Catholic has had two 100-yard receiving game this season. Here’s a look:
PLAYER OPPONENT REC-YDS-TD

Tommy Winton Cleveland 3-124-1

Tommy Winton Soddy-Daisy 8-116-0

ALL-PURPOSE MAN – Tommy Winton has 1,173 all-purpose yards this season. The breakdown includes 484 receiving yards, 290 kickoff return yards, 396 rushing yards, and three punt return yards.

DOUBLE-DIGIT TACKLES – Catholic has had 12 double-digit tackle efforts this season. Here’s a look:

Player Opponent Tackles

Xavier Story Rhea County 15

Cody Duncan Rhea County 11

Sam Sompayrac Rhea County 10

Cody Duncan Soddy-Daisy 16

Cooper Mays Soddy-Daisy 16

Alec Bindner Cleveland 16

Xavier Story Cleveland 13

Cody Duncan Cleveland 11

JT Quinones Baylor 12

Adam Jones Maryville 12

Cody Duncan Maryville 11

Chris Torres Maryville 10

THE LAST GO ‘ROUND – Catholic’s 2018 roster includes nine seniors. Included are Xavier Story (RB/LB), Adam Jones (WR/DB), Ray Thompson (RB/DB), Adam Margolis (RB/LB), Chris Torres (RB/LB), Alec Bindner (OL/DL), Jordan Natour (OL/DL), Max Suchomski (P), and Adam Price (WR/DB).

ON THE STAFF – Serving as assistant coaches for the Irish are: Justin Anderson (Offensive Line), Sam Brown (Running Backs), Rodney Ellison (Tight Ends), Drew Franklin (Wide Receivers), Kevin Lane (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs), Kris White (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), Geraud Hall (Defensive Ends), John Brewster (Defensive Tackles), Don Coffey (JV) and Tyler Teague (JV).

ON THE RADIO – Tonight’s game is being broadcast on WNML, The Sports Animal (99.1 FM). John Wilkerson handles play-by-play, while former Catholic quarterback and 1999 Mr. Football winner Rob Demastus adds commentary.

UP NEXT – Catholic will participate in the 2018 TSSAA Class 5A State Playoffs. The opponent and site will be determined by tonight’s games in Region 3 and Region 4.