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Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won and home of 18 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!


Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won and home of 18 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!

Columbus North Athletics

Home of the Bull Dogs - where 37 state championships have been won and home of 18 ihsaa mental attitude award winners!



9 months ago by Pat McKee

Guerin Catholic defeats Columbus North 21-7 in football

                COLUMBUS, Ind. – Senior Christian Geloy threw for two touchdowns and classmate Gus Baumgartner ran for another score Friday evening (Sept. 20), leading the Class 3A No. 9 Guerin Catholic football team to a 21-7 victory over Columbus North at Max Andress Field.

                Senior Mitchel Collier scored the Bull Dogs’ touchdown, hauling in a 15-yard pass from sophomore Luke Hammons with 1:31 to go in the game.

                Geloy completed 11-of-18 passes for 156 yards, including TDs that covered 62 yards to senior Patrick Hagel and 25 yards to junior Max McGreal, as the Golden Eagles improved to 4-1. Baumgartner added 83 yards on 27 rushes, including a 37-yard third-quarter TD burst that broke a scoreless deadlock.

                Junior Royce Lofton paced the attack for Columbus North (2-3), running 12 times for 56 yards. Junior Blake Huffman added 46 yards on 13 carries, while Hammons completed 4-of-11 passes for 62 yards. Collier had three receptions for 48 yards, and senior Hunter Huser made one catch for 14 yards.

                After a scoreless first half where the Bull Dogs squandered an early opportunity after sophomore Dyllan Redmon recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff at the Guerin 17, the Golden Eagles snapped the tie when Baumgartner broke through the line for a long touchdown run on a third-and-3 play with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter.

                The visitors added to their lead on their first possession of the fourth quarter, Geloy hitting Hagel along the left sideline for a 62-yard score. On its next possession, Geloy connected with McGreal for a 25-yard touchdown and a 21-0 advantage as the Golden Eagles spoiled CN’s homecoming game.

                The Bull Dogs countered with their lone scoring drive, the Hammons-to-Collier pass completing a six-play, 72-yard march.

                Columbus North, 0-1 in Conference Indiana, returns to action at 7:30 p.m. next Friday (Sept. 27) when it visits Terre Haute North (2-3, 0-3) in a league contest. Guerin Catholic, 0-1 in the Circle City Conference, is back on the field at 7:30 p.m. next Friday when it hosts Bishop Chatard (4-1, 2-0) in a CCC encounter.



Guerin Catholic ………….. 0   0   7 14 – 21

Columbus North ………… 0   0   0   7 –   7

                Guerin – Gus Baumgarner 37 run (Luke Etchison kick), 8:06 3Q

                Guerin – Patrick Hagel 62 pass from Christian Geloy (Luke Etchison kick), 8:36 4Q

                Guerin – Max McGreal 25 pass from Christian Geloy (Luke Etchison kick), 3:01 4Q

                CN – Mitchel Collier 15 pass from Luke Hammons (Spencer Rivera kick), 1:31 4Q


TEAM STATISTICS             CN                          Guerin

First downs ………………… 11                           12

Rushes-Yards ……………… 46-126                 37-91

Passing Yards …………….. 62                          156

Comp-Att-Int ……………… 4-11-0                  11-18-0

Total Yards …………………. 188                        247

Fumbles-Lost …………….. 4-1                         2-1

Punts-Average …………… 4-34.5                   4-26.8

Penalties-Yards ………….. 6-41                      3-24

Time of possession …….. 23:19                   24:41



                RUSHING – Columbus North: Royce Lofton 12-56, Blake Huffman 13-46, Daveed Jolley 4-13, Luke Hammons 14-12, Giovani Alejandro 1-2, team 2-(-3). Guerin Catholic: Gus Baumgartner 27-83, Christian Geloy 8-3, Nick Demas 1-3, Brayden Hall 1-2.

                PASSING – Columbus North: Luke Hammons, 4-11-0, 62 yards. Guerin Catholic: Christian Geloy, 11-18-0, 156 yards.

                RECEIVING – Columbus North: Mitchel Collier 3-48, Hunter Huser 1-14. Guerin Catholic: Patrick Hagel 1-62, Bernie McGinness 2-31, Max McGreal 1-25, Dominic Ferrucci 3-19, Brayden Hall 1-14, Gus Baumgartner 3-5.

                MISSED FIELD GOALS – Columbus North: Carter Ward, 39 (sh). Guerin Catholic: None.


                PHOTO: Columbus North seniors Jackson Payne (33) and Rashan Wells (47) combine to tackle Guerin Catholic senior Gus Baumgartner during their game on Sept. 20. CN's Nash Johnson (17), Montez Mitchell (51) and Adam Behling (60) also close in on the runner.


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