Saturday, November 26, 2011
Shamrock fans show their spirit for Novi school during entire championship game.
Even though Novi's Catholic Central fell short in its bid to win its 12th state championship on Saturday, Shamrock pride was front and center at Ford Field. Catholic Central High School lost to Detroit Cass Tech, 49-13, but the thousands that showed up wearing blue and white said they were proud of the squad’s effort and entire run through the post-season. “We’re fortunate to have been here,” said Father Dennis Kauffman, Detroit Catholic Central’s director of school improvement. “You look at the number of schools in the state of Michigan, we were one of 16 to make it this far. It’ll be hard to get that message across to the kids, because they wanted to win like everybody else.” The backing for Detroit Catholic Central came from more than …
Cass Tech freshman quarterback Jayru Campbell torches Shamrocks for five touchdowns on Saturday in the Division 1 finals.
DETROIT – The Catholic Central High School football team hasn’t had a day this bad in more than 40 years. The Shamrocks suffered its worst loss since 1971 on high school football’s biggest stage, falling to Detroit Cass Tech 49-13 Saturday at the Division 1 State Championships at Ford Field. “Today, we just came unraveled,” said Tom Mach, Catholic Central's head coach. For Mach, it was the first time in 36 years as the Shamrocks coach that an opponent forced a running clock, a 35-point or greater deficit in the second half, against his team. Novi's Catholic Central (12-2) looked nothing like the heavy favorite it was coming into the game. “We got outplayed today,” Mach said. “I was very proud of our team throughout the whole year, but we …
Can't make it to Ford Field Saturday? Come to Novi Patch to read live updates from the game.
Catholic Central High School's football team has once again made it to the Division 1 state championship game, which will be played against Detroit Cass Tech Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ford Field. If you're too busy or can't make it down to Detroit to watch the game, don't worry—we've got you covered! We'll be on the field getting you instant updates and analysis. Just come back to Novi Patch Saturday and you can keep up with all of the game's action as it happens. Check back with Patch after the game for a game summary, photos and comments from the fans. Before the season started, hype started building around the varsity football team and some of its star players, including defensive lineman Matthew Godin. The senior will play at the …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Traffic, parking and details you'll need if you are headed to Ford Field for the state high school football finals Friday or Saturday.
Traffic: The interactive map above indicates the traffic around Ford Field. Any green highlighted roads are moving freely; yellow are moving slowly; red are at a standstill. Directions: Ford Field is located at 2000 Brush St., just south of Interstate 75 (Fisher Freeway) and across Brush Street from Comerica Park. Suggested routes are listed on the Ford Field website. Parking: The attached parking map (PDF) indicates lots around Ford Field and routes to get there. There are several parking garages in the area that are within a short distance of the stadium. If you use the People Mover and park elsewhere, the best stop is Broadway. Division 1: 1 p.m. Saturday Detroit Cass Tech (10-3) vs. Detroit Catholic Central (12-1) Division 2: 1 p.m. …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Shamrocks defeat Ann Arbor Pioneer by a score of 21-0.
In State Division 1 playoff action, the Catholic Central (CC) Shamrocks scored touchdowns in each of the first three quarters of the regional game Saturday afternoon to earn a 21-0 victory. The Shamrocks will play in the semifinals against Rockford next weekend. After the teams exchanged punts, CC converted a third and 9 on its own 35-yard line via a 15-yard pass from Kyle Cooper to Evan Andreski. That led to a series of sizeable runs by Anthony Darkangelo, David Houle and Zach Bock, whose four-yard burst with two minutes remaining in the first quarter put the Shamrocks ahead for good. Alex Kozlowski followed with his first of three conversions. Later in the game, Bock lost a punt in the sun, but then redeemed himself with a 15-yard gain …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
- Mike Oak
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Catholic Central fought to a 21-14 win over Canton today, to claim the district title and advance in the Division 1 state playoffs. Canton's season ends at 8-3.