Stiff defense helps Trojans move to 7-0

Cedar Catholic’s Jacob Haahr chases after Crofton quarterback Jaden Janssen through the mud and rain at Russ Hochstein Field Friday night. Haahr ended up with the sack to help the Cedar defense earn a 12-0 shutout win.

HARTINGTON – Cedar Catholic won a mud fight with Crofton here Friday night.
After a weather delay that lasted almost an hour, the Trojans went on to win 12-0. It was a fight in the trenches all night as blockers would slip, and each play featured multiple players in the mud.
“We knew from the forecast we were probably not going to get outside and run, and that’s been kind of our backbone this year,” said Cedar coach Chad Cattau. “We knew we were going to need to rely on our guys up front and they really delivered.”
Both teams had difficulty moving the ball early. Crofton punted on their first series, but recovered a fumble off of a muffed catch. The Cedar defense was able to stop Crofton and get the ball back.
On Cedar’s second drive, Jackson Eickhoff breaks the first big play of the game, as he has a twenty yard run that put the Trojans in Warriors territory. Cedar’s drive then stalls out, and the Trojans turn the ball over after a screen pass on fourth and four falls incomplete.

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