Cards snag a win against Roncalli

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Niki Smithers

Blake Evans ’17 celebrates with his team after scoring a touchdown. Evans earned the Player of the Game award at Lucas Oil.

It was a very close game. It came down to one play at the end that defined the game.

SHS beat Roncalli 27-21 at Lucas Oil Stadium. That was the first game of the season for the Cards, who are now 1-0.

“It’s a neat environment and I like to win everywhere,” head coach Bill Peebles said.

Through the first half SHS was dominating with a score of 21-7. The Cards scored all 21 points in the second quarter. Junior wide receiver Blake Evans had two touchdowns and senior quarterback Luke Johnston threw 190 yards in the first half.

SHS would only end up scoring one more time. In the third quarter,  junior running back Andrew Mappes ran for a nine yard touchdown. 

With 2:06 left of the game Roncalli had the ball and the score was 27-21. As Roncalli came closer to the end zone with little time left, senior Roncalli quarterback Robbie Strader threw the ball in the endzone and senior cornerback Justin Herring snagged it for an interception.

Johnston then took a knee and the game came to an end. He ended the game throwing 283 yards and three touchdowns. Evans was the player of the game and had nine catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

“It’s so great you know what I mean,” Herring said. “(I’m) speechless honestly.”

It was great getting the interception and winning the game especially against Roncalli because they always think that they are better than us, Herring says.