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Catholic High falls short in rematch with Rummel, 17-14

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Friday, September 26 2014 Sep 26, 2014 September 26, 2014 10:50 PM September 26, 2014 in HS Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Michael Cauble

The match up of two top five ranked teams in 5A ball lived up to the billing, as #5 Catholic High and #1 Rummel from New Orleans clashed in week four of the regular season.

A field goal was the final margin of victory for the visting Raiders who won 17-14, taking their second straight over the Bears.

It's likely not the last time these two powerhouse teams could meet this season, as both are expected to do well in the the "select" division of the playoffs.

The Raiders scored first with a Brandon Phillips three yard touchdown plunge.  Rummel was able to capitolize on a muffed punt from Bears back Clyde Edwards-Elaire.

Catholic did respond, converting a 4th and 1 from near mid-field into a 38 yard touchdown score from Ian Brian to tight end Nick Deranger to tie the game at 7-7.

In the second half the Bears drew first blood, tailback Derrius Guice connected with Brian on a 18 yard crossing patter for the go ahead score.

It was short lived though as Rummel's Maurice Bailey raced 65 yards for the score to draw the game back to even.

The Bears would fail to convert another 4th and 1 near mid-field, and Rummel marched the field and settled for a field goal, the eventual game winner.

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