Cathedral foils St. Al in rivalry

Published 1:16 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

St. Aloysius played hard and physical, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the speed of Cathedral’s Carl Hammitte.

The junior wide receiver caught touchdown passes of 93 and 79 yards from quarterback Caleb Upton to lift the second-ranked Green Wave past St. Al 13-8 on Friday

Despite the loss, St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart was elated with his team’s physical effort. Ford Biedenharn led the team with 118 yards rushing, and the Flashes kept Cathedral’s high-powered offense in check for most of the night.

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“We left it all on the field,” Smithhart said. “They just hit the two big plays. No. 4 (Hammitte) is a good ballplayer. But I was really proud of the way we played. We’re going to be all right.”

Besides Hammitte’s game-breaking plays, the Flashes (3-5, 1-3 Region 4-1A) were undone by a costly end zone interception in the first half and an illegal block on a free kick return in the second half.