PLAYOFF PRE-GAME NOTES: Catholic vs Central

CENTRAL Bobcats (11-2)
at
CATHOLIC Irish (9-3)
November 23, 2018
Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field
7 p.m.
TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – Semifinal Round

 

SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 26th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… Irish have reached the playoffs semifinal round in four of the past six seasons…Catholic won state titles in 2015 and 2017…Irish finished second in Region 4-5A this season…Central won Region 2-5A…seven Catholic opponents are/were participating in the TSSAA playoffs this season…Catholic leads the series with Central, 4-1…the teams met in the semifinal round of the playoffs last season… Catholic won last year’s contest, 42-7, at Central…Catholic has won eight consecutive playoff games…Irish have posted five consecutive 10-win seasons…Irish have won 153 of their last 200 games…Irish have won seven consecutive games…Catholic offense averages 365.8 yards per-game…Irish have outscored their opponents 119-67 in the first quarter and 243-132 in the first half this season…Irish holding foes to 242.4 yards per-game…Catholic is minus-two in turnover margin…

 

INDIVIDUALLY SPEAKING — Winton leads the Irish in receiving with 44 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns.…Winton has three 100-yard receiving games… Jones had at least 100 receiving yards in all three playoff games… Jones and Winton average more than 19 yards per-catch…Winton leads the Irish in scoring with 84 points…Jarmon tops the rushing charts with 937 yards and seven touchdowns… Jancek has passed for 1.142 yards and 12 touchdowns while seeing action in six games this season… Winton has 1,706 all-purpose yards… Duncan tops the tackle chart with 124…Story has 115 stops for the Irish…Mays has 12 tackles for-loss…Moore has seven sacks…Quinones has four interceptions…Mynatt has three picks…Robertson is 48-of-48 on extra points and 5-of-6 on field goals this season…

 

THE RECORDS – Catholic is 9-3 in 2018, including a 3-1 mark in Region 4-5A. The Irish won at Oak Ridge last week, 42-40. Central is 11-2 this year, including a 6-0 mark in Region 2-5A. The Bobcats won at home over David Crockett, 23-12, 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 72-29, and his record at Catholic is 62-18. The Irish have reached the TSSAA Playoffs in each of Matthews’ seasons at Catholic. His playoff record is 18-3, 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.

PLAYOFFS WITH COACH MATTHEWS – Catholic coach Steve Matthews has led the Irish to an 18-3 playoff record during his tenure. Here’s a look:

Year Record Result

2013 3-1 lost in semifinals

2014 1-1 lost in second round

2015 5-0 won state championship

2016 1-1 lost in second round

2017 5-0 won state championship

2018 3-0 current

 

IN THE PLAYOFFS – Catholic makes its 26th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs. The Irish have posted a 38-22 record in the TSSAA Playoffs and won the Class 5A state championship in 2017, defeating Beech, 45-28. Catholic also won the Class 5A state championship in 2015, defeating Pearl-Cohn, 48-8, and the AAA state championship in 2008, defeating Memphis Mitchell, 28-18. The Irish also played in the 2003 championship game, losing to BGA, 24-19.

 

OPPONENTS IN THE PLAYOFFS – Seven Catholic opponents from this season made the TSSAA playoff field. Here’s a look:

Opponent (record) Class This week

Lenoir City (5-5) 5A season complete

Rhea County (4-5) 5A season complete

Soddy-Daisy (5-4) 5A season complete

Maryville (9-1) 6A at Oakland

Cleveland (4-5) 6A season complete

Brentwood Academy (8-2) DII vs. MUS (11/30 – state championship)

Baylor (4-6) DII season complete

 

SEASON SCHEDULES – Here are 2018 schedules for both teams:

Catholic (9-3/3-1) Central (12-2/6-0)

8/17 Maryville L, 31-10 8/16 Tennessee L, 19-16
8/24 Baylor W, 35-16 8/23 Fulton L, 18-9

8/31 Open Date 8/31 @Sevier County* W, 40-6

9/7 Cleveland W, 35-28 9/7 Hardin Valley W, 35-20

9/14 Soddy-Daisy* L, 17-7 9/14 @Seymour* W, 35-0

9/21 @Brentwood Acad. L, 40-3 9/21 @Clinton W, 35-14

9/28 @Rhea County* W, 30-12 9/28 Halls* W, 49-17

10/5 @West Greene W, 49-6 10/5 @Carter W, 43-7

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

10/19 Open Date 10/19 South-Doyle* W, 35-0

10/26 @Lenoir City* W, 42-0 10/26 Gibbs* W, 46-0

11/2 West W, 34-28 11/2 Cocke County W, 48-6

11/9 @Fulton W, 28-25 11/9 Daniel Boone W, 49-7

11/16 @ Oak Ridge W, 42-40 11/16 David Crockett W, 23-12

11/23 Central 11/23 @Catholic

*Denotes Region 4-5A game *Denotes Region 3-5A game

 

SERIES VS. CENTRAL – Catholic leads the series with Central, 4-1. Here’s a look:

2011: Catholic 21, @Central 14

2012: @Catholic 35, Central 0

2015: Central 28, @Catholic 10

2016: Catholic 49, @Central 19

2017: Catholic 42, @Central 7 (playoffs/semifinal round)

 

LAST YEAR VS. CENTRAL (TSSAA Playoffs/Semifinal Round) – Playing in the semifinal round for the third time in five years, Catholic went on the road and defeated Central, 42-7. A 28-yard pass from Jack Sompayrac to Dashon Bussell capped a seven-play, 57-yard drive to give the Irish a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter. On Central’s next possession, Jake Mahoney grabbed an errant Bobcat pass and the Irish were in scoring position. A 27-yard Paxton Robertson field goal provided Catholic with a 10-0 advantage after one quarter. The Irish were back in the end zone again early in the second stanza as Joshua Brown rambled 10 yards to paydirt. After forcing a Central punt, Catholic proceeded on a 14-play, 69-yard drive, capped by a 12-yard run from Sompayrac. Central posted its only score of the evening on its ensuing drive, leaving the halftime score 24-7. A 26-yard Robertson field goal on Catholic’s first possession of the second half lifted the Irish to a 27-7 advantage. Following a Central fumble, Sompayrac connected with Adam Jones on a 31-yard touchdown strike to move the margin to 34-7. A seven-yard run from Sompayrac, followed by Brown’s conversion run, upped the advantage to 42-7 early in the fourth quarter and set the rolling clock into play. Brown topped the Irish rushing attack with 67 yards on nine carries. Sompayrac added 58 yards on 13 tries. Sompayrac was 15-of-21 passing for 204 yards. Bussell was the main target, grabbing five balls for 88 yards. DJ Mitchell also had five receptions for 37 yards. Catholic’s defense posted season-best totals in first downs allowed (8) and total offense allowed (172) on the evening. In addition to his interception, Mahoney had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery. Stiles Moore added 11 tackles, including two TFL’s and a sack. Joe Fluker had nine stops for the Irish.

 

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

REGION OVERALL

Soddy-Daisy 3-1 6-4

Catholic 3-1 9-3

Rhea County 2-2 4-6

Lenoir City 2-2 5-6

Walker Valley 0-4 0-10

 

Last week’s results

Catholic 42, Oak Ridge 40

 

Friday’s Game

Central @ Catholic

 

REGION 2-5A STANDINGS – Here’s a look at the 2018 Region 3-5A standings:

REGION OVERALL

Central 6-0 11-2

South-Doyle 5-1 7-4

Gibbs 4-2 6-5

Halls 3-3 5-6

Carter 2-4 2-8

Sevier County 1-5 2-8

Seymour 0-6 2-8

 

RACK ‘EM UP – Catholic has won 123 of its last 159 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

 

ON THE BOARD – Catholic has scored on the game’s opening possession in four of its last six games. The Irish also scored on their first possession against Fulton two weeks ago after the Falcons won the toss, elected to receive, then went three-and-out. Here’s a look:

OPPONENT DRIVE SCORING PLAY

Fulton 10-59-4:22 Moore 13 pass from Jancek

West 10-80-3:29 Winton 15 pass from Jancek

Lenoir City 7-61-1:58 Winton 32 pass from Jancek

Walker Valley 4-58-1:02 Jarmon 3 run

West Greene 4-62-1:16 Winton 38 run

 

TURNOVER MARGIN – Catholic is minus-two in turnover margin in 2018. The Irish have thrown 13 interceptions and lost six fumbles. Opponents have thrown 11 interceptions and lost six 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.

 

GRAB AND GO – Adam Jones had 10 receptions for 251 yards and two touchdowns (50, 55) in Catholic’ 34-28 win over West. The modern-day record for reception yards in a game is held by Chase Kuerschen, who had 255 receiving yards against Fulton in 2016.

 

THE CENTURY MARK – Adam Jones had at least 100 receiving yards in each of Catholic’s playoff games. Here’s a look:

OPPONENT REC-YDS-TD

West 10-251-2

Fulton 6-101-1

Oak Ridge 6-110-2

 

WEEK FOURTEEN (TSSAA Playoffs/Quarterfinal round) – Catholic advanced to the semifinal round of the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs with its 42-40 win at Oak Ridge. After Oak Ridge took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter, Catholic embarked on a 15-play, 80-yard drive to tie the score. A nine-yard pass from Jack Jancek to Adam Jones evened the game at 7-7. The Wildcats moved ahead, 14-7, late in the first quarter. A one-yard Jancek run early in the second stanza tied the game at 14-14. Two more Wildcat touchdowns in the quarter had Oak Ridge ahead at halftime, 27-14. The Wildcats found the end zone again early in the third quarter to take a 33-14 lead. The Irish responded with an eight-play, 74-yard drive, capped by a 35-yard Jancek dash, to cut the deficit to 33-21 midway through the quarter. Catholic struck paydirt again with 3:02 remaining the quarter when Jancek passed 15 yards to Cody Duncan to make the score 33-28. The Irish were not finished, as Jones hauled in a 43-yard pass from Jancek to give Catholic the lead, 35-33, at the end of the third quarter. Catholic moved ahead by nine points, 42-33, early in the fourth quarter as Drew Hicks recovered his own fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Oak Ridge moved to within 42-40 following a score with 2:11 remaining in the contest, but Raaphell Mayes recovered the Wildcat onside kick attempt. Catholic was then able to keep possession until game’s end. Jancek accounted for five Irish touchdowns on the evening.  The junior was 11-17-1 passing for 221 yards and three touchdowns, and added 80 yards and two scores on 12 rushing attempts. Keondre Jarmon added 61 yards on 15 carries for the Irish. Jones topped the 100-yard receiving mark for the third consecutive game, grabbing six balls for 110 yards and two scores. Tommy Winton had three receptions for 87 yards. Xavier Story led the Irish defense with 12 tackles, including one for-loss, and a caused fumble. Duncan added 11 stops, while JT Quinones and Stiles Moore each had nine tackles. Quinones had two tackles for-loss and a sack, while Moore had two sacks and a tackles for-loss. Cooper Mays had eight tackles, including two for-loss and a sack, and also broke up a pass. Jones had a fumble recovery for the Irish.  

 

WEEK THIRTEEN (TSSAA Playoffs/Second round) – Catholic advanced to the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs with its 28-25 win at Fulton. Catholic scored on its first possession, marching 59 yards on 10 plays. Jack Jancek passed 13 yards to Stiles Moore to put the Irish ahead, 7-0. Fulton then posted two touchdowns and led after the first quarter, 13-7. A 31-yard pass from Jancek to Adam Jones put the Irish on top for good midway through the second quarter. A one-yard run from Jancek midway through the third quarter capped a 12-play, 72-yard drive and moved the Irish lead to 21-13. Fulton scored late in the quarter to pull within 21-19. A four-yard run from Keondre Jarmon gave the Irish a 28-19 lead with 4:45 remaining in the game. Fulton responded with a touchdown, but Taylor Shannon recovered a Falcon onside kick attempt (cont’d)

and the Irish ran out the clock. Jarmon had 64 yards on 14 carries to pace the Irish rushing attack. Jones had six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. Cody Duncan had 12 tackles, including one for-loss, and a sack. Jancek and Ray Thompson each had 11 stops, with Jancek also collecting an interception. Xavier Story was also in double-digits with ten tackles. Javis Mynatt grabbed his third interception of the season.  

 

WEEK TWELVE (TSSAA Playoffs/First round) – Catholic posted a 34-28 win at home over West in the first round of the TSAAA Class 5A Playoffs. For the fourth consecutive game the Irish scored on the opening possession of the contest. A 15-yard pass from Jack Jancek to Tommy Winton capped a ten-play, 80-yard drive in the opening 3:29. West scored two touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead, but the Irish tied the contest late in the first quarter when Jancek passed 50 yards to Adam Jones, A 36-yard field goal from Paxton Robertson put the Irish ahead, 17-14, and a 70-yard pass from Jancek to Winton had the Irish ahead, 24-14 midway through the second quarter. Winton has seven receptions for 143 yards for the night. Two more scores from West left it ahead at the half, 28-24. Jancek, who passed for 454 yards and four touchdowns on the evening, connected on a 55-yard strike to Jones to move Catholic ahead to stay, 31-28. Jones had 10 receptions for 251 yards, coming just four yards shy of the single-game record for receiving yards. A 37-yard Robertson field goal with 3:31 remaining in the game provided the final margin. The Irish amassed a season-high 523 yards total offense on the evening. Cody Duncan led the Catholic defense with 19 tackles, including two for-loss. Xavier Story had 13 stops and also caused a fumble.  

 

WEEK ELEVEN – Catholic concluded its regular season with a 6-3 overall record and 3-1 mark in Region 4-5A following its 42-0 win at Lenoir City. The shutout was Catholic’s first since 2016. Jack Jancek, seeing his first action since August 24, led Catholic on a seven-play, 61-yard scoring drive on the first possession of the game. Jancek connected with Tommy Winton on a 32-yard pass to put the Irish ahead, 7-0. A two-yard run from Taylor Shannon four minutes later upped the margin to 14-0. Jancek registered touchdown pass number two early in the second quarter with his eight-yard pass to Keondre Jarmon. Winton was back in the end zone next, hauling in a Caden Buckles pass and racing 63 yards to paydirt. Winton posted touchdown number three when he grabbed Jancek’s third scoring toss, a 46-yarder late in the second quarter to make the score 35-0. A seven-yard pass from Buckles to Adam Margolis put the score at 42-0 midway through the third quarter. Jancek was 8-of-9 passing for 154 yards on the evening. Winton had four grabs for 158 yards. Jarmon led the rushing attack with 31 yards on six carries. Cody Duncan paced the Irish defense with 12 tackles, including two for-loss. He also had a caused fumble and recovered fumble. Xavier Story added eight tackles, including one for-loss, and a sack. JT Quinones collected his fourth interception of the season.

 

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 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 (cont’d) 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, 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 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 365.8 yards per-game in total offense, including 183.9 yards on the ground and 181.9 yards through the air. Defensively, Catholic allows 242.4 yards per-game, including 134.8 yards on the ground and 107.7 yards through the air. Catholic averages 30.3 points per-game. Opponents average 20 points per-game.

 

TEAM STATS (Playoffs) – In the playoffs Catholic averages 394.3 yards per-game in total offense. Including 131.3 yards on the ground and 263.0 yards through the air. Defensively, Catholic allows 351.3 yards per-game, including 151.3 yards on the ground and 200.0 yards through the air. Catholic averages 34.7 points per-game. Opponents average 31.0 points per-game.

 

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

Rushing: Keondre Jarmon (137 att., 937 yds, 7 TD)

Passing: Jack Jancek (70-108-7, 1142 yds, 12 TD)

Receiving: Tommy Winton (44 rec., 872 yds, 8 TD)

Interceptions: JT Quinones (4)

Scoring: Tommy Winton (84 points; 14 TD)

Tackles: Cody Duncan (124)

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Playoffs) – Here’s a look at Catholic’s statistical leaders in the playoffs –

Rushing: Keondre Jarmon (43 att, 155 yds, 1 TD)

Passing: Jack Jancek (43-66-6, 789 yds, 9 TD)

Receiving: Adam Jones (22 rec, 462 yds, 5 TD)

Interceptions: Jack Jancek, Javis Mynatt (1)

Scoring: Adam Jones (30 points, 5 TD)

Tackles: Cody Duncan (42)

 

PLAYERS OF NOTE

 

1 – Keondre Jarmon (RB/DB, 5-9, 180, Fr.): 15 att, 61 yds, vs. Oak Ridge…14 att, 64 yds, 1 TD (4) vs. Fulton…14 att, 30 yds, 2 rec, 36 yds vs. West…6 att, 31 yds, 1 rec, 8 yds (TD) vs. Lenoir City…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.): 12 att, 80 yds, 2 TD (1, 35), 11-17-1, 221 yds, 3 TD (9, 15, 43), 3 tackles vs. Oak Ridge…9 att, (-7) yds, 1 TD (1), 8-13-1, 114 yds, 2 TD (13, 31), 11 tackles, 2 PBU, 1 INT vs. Fulton…10 att, 38 yds, 24-36-4, 454 yds, 4 TD (15, 50, 70, 55), 2 tackles vs. West…3 att, (-1) yds, 8-9-0, 154 yds, 3 TD (32, 8, 46) vs. Lenoir City…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.): 12 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FC vs. Oak Ridge…10 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Fulton…13 tackles. 1 FC vs. West…1 rec, 9 yds, 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Lenoir City…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, 9 yds, 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 2sacks vs. Oak Ridge…1 rec, 13 yds (TD), 5 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Fulton…6 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 sacks vs. Lenoir City…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.): 6 rec, 110 yds, 2 TD (9, 43), 4 tackles, 1 FR vs. Oak Ridge…6 rec, 101 yds, 1 TD (31), 7 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Fulton…10 rec, 251 yds, 2 TD (50, 55), 2 tackles vs. West…1 rec, 18 yds vs. Lenoir City…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, 2-2-0, 70 yds, 2 TD (63, 7) vs. Lenoir City…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.): 3 att, 5 yds, 5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Oak Ridge…3 att, 11 yds, 11 tackles vs. Fulton…1 att, (-1) yds, 2 rec, 8 yds, 1 tackle vs. West…2 tackles vs. Lenoir City…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.): 1 att, (-3) yds, 3 rec, 87 yds, 1 tackles vs. Oak Ridge…5 att, 23 yds, 2 KR, 46 yds, 6 tackles vs. Fulton…5 att, 9 yds, 7 rec, 143 yds, 2 TD (15, 70), 2 tackles vs. West…3 att, 27 yds, 4 rec, 158 yds, 3 TD (32, 62, 46) vs. Lenoir City…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.): 4 att, 5 yds, 1 rec, 15 yds (TD), 11 tackles vs. Oak Ridge…11 att, 37 yds, 1 rec, 0 yds, 12 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Fulton…2 att, 4 yds, 1 rec, (-1) yds, 19 tackles, 2 TFL vs. West…2 att, 19 yds, 1 rec, 8 yds, 12 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 FC, 1 FR vs. Lenoir City…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…

 

40 – Chris Torres (LB, 6-1, 210, Sr.): 4 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Oak Ridge…8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Fulton…4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Lenoir City…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…

 

41 – JT Quinones (WR/LB, 5-10, 165, So.): 9 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack vs. Oak Ridge…1 tackle vs. Fulton…5 tackles vs. West…4 tackles, 1 INT vs. Lenoir City…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.): 6/6 XP, 2 punts, 31.0 avg vs. Oak Ridge…4/4 XP, 4 punts, 37.8 avg. vs. Fulton…2/2 FG (36, 37), 4/4 XP vs. West…6/6 XP vs. Lenoir City…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…

 

78 – Cooper Mays (OL/DL, 6-3, 260, Jr.): 8 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack vs. Oak Ridge…8 tackles, 2 TFL vs. Fulton…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. West…5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Lenoir City…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-YARD PASSING – Catholic quarterbacks have had two 225-yard passing games this season. Here’s a look:

PLAYER OPPONENT STATISTICS

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

Jack Jancek West 24-36-4, 454 yds, 4 TF

 

100-YARDS RECEIVING – Catholic has had seven 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

Tommy Winton Lenoir City 4-158-3

Adam Jones West 10-251-2

Tommy Winton West 7-143-2

Adam Jones Fulton 6-101-1

Adam Jones Oak Ridge 6-110-2

 

ALL-PURPOSE MEN – Tommy Winton has 1,706 all-purpose yards this season. The breakdown includes 872 receiving yards, 369 kickoff return yards, 452 rushing yards, and 13 punt return yards. Keondre Jarmon has 1,081 all-purpose yards this season. The breakdown includes 937 rushing yards, 106 receiving yards, 22 kickoff return yards, and 16 punt return yards.

 

DOUBLE-DIGIT TACKLES – Catholic has had 21 double-digit tackle efforts this season. Here’s a look:

Player Opponent Tackles

Xavier Story Oak Ridge 12

Cody Duncan Oak Ridge 11

Cody Duncan Fulton 12

Jack Jancek Fulton 11

Ray Thompson Fulton 11

Xavier Story Fulton 10

Cody Duncan West 19

Xavier Story West 13

Cody Duncan Lenoir City 12

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.

 

ON TV – Tonight’s game is the FCA Playoff Friday contest on MyVLT.  Mark Packer calls the action, with Austin Price adding analysis.

UP NEXT – Should Catholic win tonight, it would play the Beech-Henry County winner next Saturday in the TSSAA Class 5A state championship game. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. (Eastern) at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech.