Loading…
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Friday, 11/15/2013 - Updated: 11 months ago

Central Catholic stays unbeaten with 42-13 win over Tiffin Columbian

BY STEVE JUNGA
BLADE SPORTS WRITER

FREMONT -- Central Catholic got a strong challenge from Tiffin Columbian for almost three full quarters today.

But the second-ranked Fighting Irish used some big plays to turn a tight battle into a 42-13 romp over final 13 minutes in a Division III regional football semifinal at Fremont’s Don Paul Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Central Catholic vs. Tiffin Columbian

Junior receiver/defensive back Marcus Winters made two of the big plays for the Irish (12-0), and the other came in between from sophomore running back Tre’Von Wade.

With Columbian trailing just 21-13 late in the third quarter, Tornadoes quarterback Donovan Walker sent a pass toward the right sideline intended for Russ Yeast.

But Winters stepped in front for the interception, then raced 50 yards for a touchdown with 38 seconds left in the quarter.

Wade (26 carries, 187 yards) then broke a 75-yard TD run just two minutes later to put Central ahead 35-13.

Winters added a 15-yard TD catch, leaping high and keeping his feet just inside the back of the end zone with 3:36 remaining.

He capped his standout two-way performance with his second interception of the half with 2:19 to play.

Central quarterback DeShone Kizer was 10 of 17 passing for 191 yards and two TDs, plus ran eight times for 41 yards and a score. He was intercepted twice in the third quarter, deep in Columbian territory.

It was the 17th straight win overall for Central (12-0), which won the 2012 D-II state championship. The Tornadoes bow out at 10-2.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories