Class 2A finals: DeSales vs. NewCath, noon

December 6, 2013 

CLASS 2A

DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic

Kickoff: noon (EST) Saturday

Cantrall ratings: DeSales 81.4; NewCath 65.7

Numbers game: DeSales is averaging 45.2 ppg and giving up 9.4. NewCath is averaging 31.9 and giving up 19.8.

History lesson: DeSales has been state runner-up twice, to Fort Campbell in 2A in 2009 and Henry Clay in 4A in 1981. NewCath is looking for its third state title in four years, and sixth overall.

DeSales leaders: Nathan Roush has thrown for 1,055 yards, 10 TDs, and rushed for 928 yards, 14 TDs. Dylan Byrd has run for 1,889 yards, 34 TDs. He's also the leading receiver with 17 catches, 308 yards, 2 TDs. Connor Shipley has 5 interceptions. Matt Bouchard and Adam Nord are leading tacklers.

NewCath leaders: Mac Franzen has thrown for 1,983 yards, 24 TDs, and run for 599 yards, 6 TDs. Jacob Smith has run for 954 yards, 13 TDs. Jack Sutkamp has run for 420 yards, 10 TDs. Tommy Donnelly has 33 catches, 624 yards, 9 TDs. Brandon Gray has 35 catches, 494 yards, 3 TDs. Tyler Lyon, Kobe Tallon lead the team in tackles.

DeSales (13-1)

Coach: Harold Davis

Lou. Holy Cross W, 45-0

John Hardin W, 25-20

Warren Central W, 40-27

Washington County W, 63-0

Shawnee W, 49-0

Bardstown W, 55-7

Fort Knox W, 56-6

Lou. Christian L, 27-24

Thomas Nelson W, 76-0

Southern W, 51-14

Playoffs

Metcalfe County W, 42-3

Glasgow W, 35-28

Lou. Christian W, 34-0

Murray W, 38-0

Newport Central Catholic (10-4)

Coach: Dan Wagner

Ashland Blazer W, 37-26

Cooper L, 31-22

Campbell County L, 21-20

Simon Kenton L, 30-7

Dixie Heights L, 36-7

Lloyd W, 22-7

Newport W, 42-21

Bishop Brossart W, 41-0

Cov. Holy Cross W, 48-0

Beechwood W, 34-31

Playoffs

Owen County W, 47-14

Walton-Verona W, 36-0

Gallatin County W, 34-12

Somerset W, 49-48 (2OT)

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