November 3rd, 2012

TOY BOWL: Ready for Some Football?

Staff Report

TOY BOWL: Ready for Some Football?
CSAA playoff action / file photo by Cam Sutherland

A thorough over-view of the 6th grade Toy Bowl games

special to Louisville Catholic Sports Network - by Jim Brinkman

CSAA Football: 6th Grade Playoffs – All games at St. Xavier High School


6A - St. Bernard 28 St. Andrew Academy 14

6A - St. Aloysius PW 26 defeat St. Mary Academy 0

6A – Toy Bowl 10:30 a.m. Saturday 11/03/12 – St. Bernard (6-2) vs. St. Aloysius (7-0) 

They say third times a charm as the Wildcats of St. Bernard take on the Eagles of St Aloysius for the third time this season. The first two games haven’t turned up on the Wildcats side of the ledger as the Eagles won at St Bernard 35-6 on September 9th and 39-13 on September 30th, also at St Bernard. However, Coach Rick Brown’s team has the experience of playing in the Toy Bowl last year, losing to St Edwards 20-14. The Wildcats are led by Jack Lucas and Aaron Pfaadt. For St. Aloysius, this would be their first Toy Bowl win ever for the parish and Coach Keith Norris’ team. Norris, the son of former U of L player Dave Norris and nephew of CSAA Board Member Bobby Norris, has turned the records around 180 degrees from last year. Last year’s team went 1-6 while the rising 4th grade team went 1-5 but that all changed this year. The Eagles have a number of weapons but are usually led by running backs 22- Paul Mullaney and 36 Patricio Deleon. Luke Wheatley and Kyle Porter anchor the defense for the Eagles.  


6AA – St. Albert 6 St. Agnes/Francis 0    OT

6AA - St. Nicholas 15 St. Martha 0

6AA – Toy Bowl 12 p.m. Saturday 11/03/12 – St. Albert vs. St. Nicholas

This may be one of the best games of the weekend as the Panthers try to avenge the 14-6 loss to the Vikings on October 7th. Both of these teams have South end roots as both Head Coaches attended St Denis grade school. Both teams are capable of putting points on the board as both scored in the 30’s on multiple occasions. The Vikings roster is littered with former state champion dads as the line is anchored by Sam Kessinger, son of Trinity state champion Robert (Boo- Boo) Kessinger in 1977. Running Back Brycen Harkins lead the stable of St Albert backs while Cam Scheler is the last Scheler to go through the halls at St. Nicholas. Kameron with a K Kiesel leads the Panther defense using his speed and agility. The Vikings are riding a wave after the exciting overtime win against St. Agnes/St Francis while the Panthers took advantage of a couple of breaks to advance against the Shamrocks of St. Martha.


6AAA – St. Patrick 19 St. Margaret Mary 0

6AAA - Holy Trinity 39 St. Raphael 0  

6AAA - Toy Bowl 1:30 p.m. Saturday 11/03/12 – St. Patrick vs. Holy Trinity

They say that winning is contagious and for St Patrick 6th grade football team, it most certainly is. For the  9th time since the turn of the century, St Patrick will be playing in the 6th grade Toy Bowl, having won five of them. St. Patrick has won the last two years in the Toy Bowl (they had 2 teams in the Toy Bowl in 2010) and has not lost since 2010’s epic thriller 50-49 to St Gabriel in 7 overtimes. This year’s team, coached by Tony Wagner, has QB Dominic Vogt who calls his own number frequently and hands off to Harrison Pate often. Vogt can also hit capable receivers Keegan Sullivan and Ryan Skeeters, who both caught long passes in the semifinal win against St Margaret Mary. The Celtic defense is led by Desmond Ogbogu and Nick Donat, who also gets carries on the offensive side. Holy Trinity offense was in full force in the semifinals with Connor George as the lead back but Will Hubbs as the fullback will be effective in inside traps up the middle. QB Jude Carlon leads the Eagles and the big man, Gunnar Maddox anchors the defense.  St. Patrick won the first meeting 8-0 on September 16th, but the Eagles have fully recovered from early season injuries and hitting on all cylinders for Coach Jeff Maddox.



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