GCL South Football Looks To Stay Perfect


Posted on 09/05/2014 at 12:51pm

After an impressive 4-0 start to the regular season last week, the four Greater Catholic League South Division football teams will try and stay perfect tonight.  All are hosting non-conference games, including Moeller facing Covington Catholic at 7 p.m. at Lockland Memorial Stadium.  CovCath is off to a 2-0 start, having soundly defeated Boone County and Dixie Heights in its first two games. Moeller  - the two-time defending Division I state champion - defeated Pickerington North, 21-6, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, in a rematch of the 2012 Division I state semifinals.

La Salle hosts East Central at 7 p.m. at Lancer Stadium.  The Lancers are coming off an impressive 40-21 victory over rival Colerain last Friday at Miami University’s Yager Stadium.  :a Salle racked up 515 yards total offense in the win, including a career-high 288 yards rushing and three touchdowns from junior Jeremy Larkin.  East Central lost its season opener, 21-17, at Harrison.

Elder hosts Lakota West at 7 p.m. at The Pit, in a game between two playoff teams from a year ago.  The Panthers renewed their rivalry with Oak Hills last Friday, posting a 34-6 victory on the road.      Junior quarterback Peyton Ramsey completed 9-of-12 passes for 108 yards and one TD.  Lakota West is coming off a 49-46 victory over defending Division II state champion Loveland.

St. Xavier hosts Colerain at 7 p.m. at St. Xavier Stadium.  This game has become of the best early-season matchups every year between perennial playoff teams.  Colerain is young and looking to rebound from the loss to La Salle, while St. Xavier is hoping to continue its strong rushing led by senior Ben Glines and stout defense – which led to a 35-20 win over East St. Louis last Saturday afternoon.