Elder, Moeller Look To Keep GCL South Perfect


Posted on 9/1/2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Friday Games Rescheduled For Today To Kick Off This Afternoon

Elder and Moeller will attempt to keep the Greater Catholic League South Division perfect after the first two weeks of the football season, when the two schools hit the field this afternoon to play game that were originally scheduled for Friday night but were moved back one day because of the forecasted heavy rains and winds moving through Kentucky and Ohio yesterday as the result of Hurricane Harvey.

Elder (1-0) will host Oak Hills (0-1) as the two schools renew their neighborhood rivalry at 4:30 p.m. today at The Pit in Price Hill.  Gates will open at 3:30.  Elder opened with a 21-7 victory against Lakota West at Princeton High School’s Viking Stadium in week one as part of the 20-year anniversary of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.  The victory rans Elder’s record to 17-3 in Showdown games.

Moeller (1-0) travels to Louisville to take on Trinity (2-0) at 1 p.m. today.  The Crusaders  also were victorious in their Showdown game a week ago, getting a near-perfect performance from junior quarterback Miles McBride in a 42-7 win at Hamilton.  McBride completed 11-of-12 passes for 201 yards and four scores.  Trinity is coming off consecutive wins over Indianapolis powers Carmel and Warren Central, which the Shamrocks beat last week, 42-41.  The two teams last played in the final game of the 2014 regular season, when Moeller won, 17-14, at Lockland Stadium.

GCL South teams are a perfect 6-0 after the first eight days of the season, going 4-0 in week one and then getting wins last night from St. Xavier and La Salle.  The Bombers (2-0), defending Division I state champions who have now won eight straight games, rallied from a 14-0 deficit in driving rains to emerge with a 20-17 overtime win at Colerain.  Senior quarterback Chase Wolf, coming off a 22-of-28 passing performance for 196 yards and two TDs in a 43-14 win over Hinsdale Central, IL in the Showdown a week ago, engineered two scoring drives in the final 5:16 to send the game into overtime tied 14-14.

After St. Xavier’s defense held Colerain to a field goal on its first possession, Wolf scored on a 1-yard run to give St. Xavier the win.  The Bombers also rallied from a double-digit deficit in the postseason last November, coming back from a 23-7 deficit in the third quarter to post a 29-23 victory over Colerain in OT during its run to the state title. Colerain and St. Xavier, annually two of the top teams in Greater Cincinnati and Ohio, have now gone to overtime in four of the last five meetings – including Friday night’s game.

La Salle (2-0), the three-time defending Division II state champs, turned in its second straight outstanding defensive performance in a 13-0 win at East Central on Friday night.  In week one, the Lancers – who have now won 13 consecutive games – held Colerain without a touchdown in a 7-3 victory at Lancers Stadium in the Showdown.   Sophomore running back Cameron Porter carried 19 times for 109 yards and the game’s lone TD against East Central.