With a date against arch-rival South Meck just a week away, Charlotte Catholic wasn’t going to look past an Olympic team that had won three of its last four.
Unveiling new black home uniforms, Catholic dominated on both sides of the ball as quarterback John Walton and running back Jaret Anderson each accounted for two touchdowns and the defense recorded their fourth shutout in six games in a 43-0 homecoming victory at Jim Oddo Field.
Catholic jumped on Olympic right away, going 75 yards on their opening drive with Anderson scoring from a yard out on the 11th play of the drive.
On Olympic’s first play from scrimmage Andrew Brouse picked off quarterback Dylan Earney at the Trojans 42. Walton would hit Jack Fishbaugh on a two-yard touchdown pass to finish the drive and extend the lead to 13-0 and the rout was on.
Catholic’s defense put points on the board twice, recording a safety after a bad Olympic snap and later Connor Miller recovered an Olympic fumble in the end zone for a score. For the game Catholic held Olympic to 114 total yards and forced four turnovers.
Quote: “Olympic has given us trouble before so we had to be ready to play,” Catholic head coach Mike Brodowicz said. “I can see the confidence growing in our kids; guys are believing in their teammates and that’s nice to see.”
Records: Charlotte Catholic improves to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the SoMeck 8 while Olympic falls to 3-4 and 1-2.
Worth mentioning: Catholic has allowed just 20 points in their six victories so far this season.
Olympic lineman Isaiah Robinson was injured on the first play of the third quarter and was down on the field for a while before being carted off. Robinson had a brace put on what looked like his lower right leg.
On Catholic’s first scoring drive of the game five different players rushed the ball and another player caught a pass from Walton. “We want to be a team that opponents can’t load up on a single player,” Brodowicz said.
What's Next: Olympic will play at West Meck while Catholic will play at rival South Meck.