Catholic Clash: Red-hot BC ready for Kapaun

BC has won 20 straight over east-side rivals

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Catholic Clash: Red-hot BC ready for Kapaun

Senior wideout Brady Pacha lines up during the victory over Great Bend. KMC is up next. Photo by Grace Mernagh.

Senior wideout Brady Pacha lines up during the victory over Great Bend. KMC is up next. Photo by Grace Mernagh.

Senior wideout Brady Pacha lines up during the victory over Great Bend. KMC is up next. Photo by Grace Mernagh.

Senior wideout Brady Pacha lines up during the victory over Great Bend. KMC is up next. Photo by Grace Mernagh.

Adrian Holguin, Sports Editor

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BC vs. KMC 

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The BC “Boys of Fall” will once again be taking the gridiron as they attempt to go on a mid-season win streak, beginning with the Kapaun Crusaders.

So far:
Golden Eagles: The Golden Eagles are coming off of a huge bounceback win against Great Bend, where they won 28-14. The Golden Eagle defense, led by Dalton Nichols and Phoenix Smith, are looking like a dominant group this year that can stand toe-to-toe with any offense in the state.

Kapaun Crusaders: The Crusaders are on a three-game losing streak. They will be highly motivated this week as they attempt to keep their season alive against Carroll on Friday. They will also be motivated to spoil the Golden Eagles homecoming plans, with a big City League win.

Who’s Hot?

Bishop Carroll: Phoenix Smith (DE): Smith has been wreaking constant havoc in the opposing team’s backfield. He has a combined five sacks in the Golden Eagles’ previous two games. He will be looking to keep this momentum this week against Kapaun.

What to Watch for:

Bishop Carroll: Look for the Golden Eagles to continue to shut down the opposing team’s offense, this week it being the Kapaun Crusaders subpar offense. The offense will continue to establish its passing game, specifically the connection between Aiden Niedens and Max Bullinger, as well as run the ball effectively against the Kapaun defense.

Kapaun Crusaders: Kapaun will continue to attempt to establish an identity for its offense. That could prove to be a difficult task though, due to the confidence that the Golden Eagle eefense has been playing with as of late.

Prediction:

BC will get its 20th straight over its east-side rival. Expect for the Golden Eagles to jump out to a two-touchdown lead by the end of the first half. Bishop Carroll will then continue to build up its lead as the second half commences. The Golden Eagle defense will also continue its hot streak by completing a near shutout vs Kapaun.
Final Score: BC 28, KMC 7

Quotes of the Week:

Hunter Trail on the keys for the running game to continue to succeed this week:
“…be physical right out of the gate and be razor sharp mentally. Everyone has to be on the same page, in order to have success on the ground.”

Hunter Trail on the key to the defense’s continued success:
“The key factor I think is the confidence we play with and the effort we give. We play hard whistle to whistle, as well as having everyone doing their job and executing their job to their best ability.”

Hunter Trail on the impact that seniors Dalton Nichols and Phoenix Smith have had on the defense, and the team in general:
“Defensively, Dalton and Phoenix are guys who give it their all. They push the defense and the whole team to play at an elite level. Those two guys are definitely guys we have faith in when the biggest moments happen. They just make plays. Two very different personalities, but two very talented leaders.”

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