State-rated Trojans are now 2-0

DSC_0059 copyHARTINGTON — Cedar Catholic got out in front early, then hung on to overcome some early-season mistakes and a big Shelby-Rising City rally to earn a 26-14 win here Friday.

The victory moves Cedar Catholic to 2-0 on the year.

The Trojan defense flexed its muscles early in this one, forcing the Huskies to make a tough decision after three plays.

Huskies coach Kevin Kopecky gambled, counting on senior running back Drew Schultz to be able to pick up the fourth-and-one and move the sticks. The gamble didn’t pay off, though, as Cedar tackled the big back for a loss, to give themselves a short field to start the game.

The Trojans then proceeded to put together a five-play, 36-yard drive to paydirt, to go ahead 6-0. Cedar scored on a five-yard Jackson Eickhoff run around the end.

“We got off to a good start in this game and we really played a good first half overall on both sides of the ball and on special teams,” Coach Chad Cattau said.

Cedar scored on their next possession, as well.

Check out the entire story on our E Edition,

Or See more Photos on Our Photo Gallery