December 2, 2011

We are the champions again

Nine-year-old Evett Singh, a member of The Salvage Yard Christian Church in Indianapolis, watches the flame burning on his candle during the Interfaith Prayer Service on Nov. 22 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. He was among many children who participated in the 12th annual prayer service with their parents. (Photo by Mary Ann Garber)

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The championship tradition continues for the football teams at Bishop Chatard High School and Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. For the second straight year, both schools won Indiana High School Athletic Association state championships on Nov. 26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Trojans of Bishop Chatard High School—the archdiocesan interparochial high school for the Indianapolis North Deanery—earned a record 11th state title in football when they defeated St. Joseph High School in South Bend 21-7 for the Class 3A championship.

The Irish of Cathedral High School—a private Catholic high school—won their ninth state football championship by beating Washington High School in South Bend 42-7 for the Class 4A championship.

Bishop Chatard senior Max VanVliet of St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis received the Class 3A Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award honoring mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.

Cathedral senior Jacob Bailey of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Carmel, Ind., in the Lafayette Diocese received the Class 4A Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award.

This photo essay celebrates the success of the championship teams. †


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