Win gives Irish seventh straight regional title

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INDIANAPOLIS — Mt. Vernon joined an ever-growing list of postseason and Hoosier Heritage Conference victims of the Indianapolis Cathedral football machine Friday.

4A No. 7 Cathedral rolled to a 41-7 win over the No. 4 Marauders at Arsenal Tech High School, claiming the program’s seventh straight regional title and snapping MV’s 11-game win streak.

The two-time defending state champion Irish scored 34 straight points following a 7-7 tie to win going away.

Cathedral (8-5) has triumphed in 16 straight postseason games, and its last four regional title wins were against HHC opponents MV, Pendleton Heights (twice) and New Palestine by an average score of 44-9.

There was virtually no tougher Indiana 4A opponent the previously red-hot Marauders could have faced in the regional, MV coach Doug Armstrong acknowledged.

“We may be the second best team in the state, I don’t know,” Armstrong said. “But, that’s who our regional opponent is, and they’re solid in all phases and they’re well-coached.”

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