Posted: September 24, 2007
Charlotte Catholic and Olympic met Friday night for a game many would assume would decide conference before the season started. Olympic hasn’t lived up to expectations up to this point, but they came into the game with a perfect conference record (0-0) and wanted to build from there.
The Trojans wanted to prove they were still team capable of winning conference, and they showed that right away as Olympic scored first on a 14 yard TD reception by WR Blair Boler. However, Catholic would strike back on a 2 yard TD run.
The Trojans and Cougars would trade scores, Jason Cook scored on a 73 yard run for Olympic’s last score of the half, and Catholic would score twice more to take a 21-14 lead at halftime.
Olympic would come back strong in the second half. Another TD by Boler and a 84 yard TD run by Mike Huff would give the Trojans a 28-21 lead in the 3rd Quarter. However, this lead wouldn’t hold as Catholic’s Sweeney’s TD in the 4th Quarter would force a 28-28 tie. The game would stay at 28 all until OT.
Olympic elected to play defense first in OT, and gave up a 1 yard QB sneak to put the game at 35-28. Olympic’s first offensive play of OT would be their last, a pass intended for a very reliable Boler was intercepted by the Cougars, and that was all she wrote.
Olympic lost for the fourth straight week, but Coach Shuford is convinced that Olympic is “a much better football team than they were 3 or 4 weeks ago.”
After this year's close game, and last years, this may be the start of a rivalry.