Central Catholic starts playoff run with 69-14 win over Defiance


Second-ranked Central Catholic jumped out to a 49-7 halftime lead and rolled to a 69-14 football victory over visiting Defiance tonight in a Division III first-round playoff game at Gallagher Stadium.

Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer was 11 of 16 passing for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and running backs Tre’Von Wade and Paul Moses scored two rushing TDs apiece as Central (11-0) outgained the Bulldogs 630-227 in total offense.