Catholic moved to 9-0 on the season with a 46-14 victory over Grace Baptist Academy Thursday night.
The game was played at Grace, and was more competitive than the score indicates. Catholic got on the board first with a 46-yard run by strong and speedy running back Alex Osborne. Osborne scored three touchdowns on the night before exiting the contest midway through the third quarter with a leg injury.
Also scoring multiple touchdowns for Catholic was Bennett Brinson. Brinson had a rushing touchdown and a “pick – six” late in the fourth quarter for Catholic. The Rams also received scores from Christian Robinson and shifty runner Charlie Menham.
The final offensive touchdown came on a well-thrown pass from quarterback C.J. Petrin to Ben Bambrey, who streaked into the end zone for a 38-yard touchdown.
The defense once again ruled the day for Catholic.
Maverick Tucker led all tacklers. Catholic also received solid play from hard-hitting Landen Cooling. Luke Smith had a fumble recovery and Sean Green recorded a 22-yard sack.
Following the contest Catholic line coach Matt Madron talked about how the line pulled together.
“We had to make a lot of adjustments tonight because we were missing quite a few players,” Madron said. “Very proud of the way Tucker Berry, Fran Palacios and Andy McGann stepped up.”
Catholic plays a second consecutive Saturday game tomorrow, October 1, against St. Rose out of Murfreesboro. St. Rose is a feeder program to Father Ryan in Nashville. Kick-off is at 2 p.m. at OLPH’s Billy Warren Field.
_ L.D. Scott