IC Catholic rolls past St. Edward
Having already run through the first six weeks of their schedule flawlessly, IC Catholic Prep came into Week 7 simply looking to take care of business and keep their momentum building as the postseason rapidly approaches.
That is exactly what the Knights (7-0) did against St. Edward (4-3) on Friday night, as they utilized a highly efficient offensive attack to defeat the Green Wave by a final score of 41-0 in a Metro Suburban Conference crossover football game.
The scoring started early for IC Catholic, with the Knights ripping off three scores within their first seven offensive plays, including a pair of quick-hitting touchdown throws by quarterback Danny Cronin.
Running back Kyle Franklin got involved as well, allowing the Knights to stay balanced and remain on schedule offensively.
"We just wanted to be balanced," said IC Catholic coach Bill Krefft. "Get our kids in good positions, good spots, and really jump on them early."
Cronin finished the ballgame 5 for 6 through the air with 117 yards and the aforementioned pair of scores.
Franklin racked up 69 total yards on 3 carries and 1 reception, also scoring a total of two touchdowns on the evening.
Meanwhile, the Knights also displayed a strong defensive effort, allowing only 65 total yards to St. Edward throughout the course of the game.
"We wanted to get our kids in good spots and let them execute the system," Krefft said. "Defense was a pretty basic game plan, we played our base defense the whole game."
After pulling away from the Green Wave, IC Catholic rotated a number of players into the game with a notable performance coming from George O'Brien, who came on in relief for Cronin under center.
O'Brien completed all but one of his pass attempts, including a high-arcing toss that connected to Rashad Sbeih in the end zone from 24 yards out in the third quarter.
While the Knights were enthusiastic about this Week 7 victory, their focus turned immediately toward the future, with Krefft encouraging his players to start thinking about next week's game and their goals for the season, which include winning a conference title.