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Since 1920, Central Catholic High School has been one of the most successful and storied football programs in the state of Ohio. The Fighting Irish have won more than 550 games in that time and have accumulated numerous Toledo City League titles, appeared regularly in the state playoffs and have claimed three state of Ohio championships – a Poll Title in 1962, Division II Titles in 2005 and 2012, and a Division III title in 2014. Central Catholic competes in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC).


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Friday, September 30 @ 7:00PM

vs. Fremont Ross Little Giants
@ Gallagher Stadium

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2016 Freshmen Football Team
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2015 Accomplishments
OHSAA Division III State Runner-up

OHSAA Region 8 Champions
Three Rivers Athletic Conference Champions


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The Blade: Warren is central figure in Irish win #GoIrish

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 09/24/2016, 1:15am EDT   The annual battle for football supremacy in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference was over almost before it started Friday night at a jam-packed Whitmer Memorial Stadium, where Michael Warren and Central Catholic dominated in a 49-28 victory. By halftime, the visiting Fighting Irish owned a […]

Irish football team continues to win, 50-17 over Clay; Hawaiian Tribute to Coach Tom Santoro

September 16, 2016 The Fighting Irish football team continued to win this season by beating the Oregon Clay Eagles, 50-17.  In-between the first and second quarters, the Fighting Irish nation paid tribute Coach Tom Santoro who passed away earlier this year.  The Irish coaches wore Hawaiian shirts in honor of Tom’s love for his trips […]

The Blade: St. John’s, Central, Swanton lead divisions in poll

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER 09/13/2016, 12:30am EDT St. John’s Jesuit, Central Catholic, and Swanton head up the three divisional groupings in the first Blade high school football poll of the 2016 season. Click here to read full article.

The Blade: Warren, Central Catholic football roll to easy victory

BLADE STAFF – 09/11/2016, 1:50am EDT Central Catholic 49, Buffalo Timon 0 Michael Warren rushed 10 times for 99 yards, including touchdowns runs of 21, 2 and 4 yards Friday night as Central Catholic blanked visiting Buffalo (N.Y.) Bishop Timon 49-0 in a non-league high school football game played at Gallagher Stadium. The Fighting Irish […]

Central Catholic 48, Buffalo St. Francis 18

Michael Warren rushed for 198 yards with six touchdowns to lead the Irish. His scores were from 47, 6, 8, 15, 12, and 27 yards. Torrin Campbell added a 30-yard scoring run. The Irish had  456 yards of offense, with 338 on the ground. Buffalo was held to 27 rushing yards. The visitors were paced […]

The Blade: Irish rally for victory

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 08/27/2016, 1:16am EDT In a game more befitting of a Week 15 state championship game, Central Catholic rallied in the closing seconds to take a thrilling 31-28 football victory Friday night over visiting Columbus Bishop Hartley in a season opener at Gallagher Stadium. Standout Fighting Irish senior running back Michael […]

The Blade: Late touchdown pushes Central to victory

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 08/26/2016, 10:23pm EDT Central Catholic’s standout senior running back Michael Warren scored on a 16-yard pass from Torrin Campbell on a fourth-down play with 27 seconds remaining Friday night to lift the Irish to a thrilling 31-28 football victory over visiting Columbus Bishop Hartley at Gallagher Stadium. The winning play […]

The Blade: Warren running toward history

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 08/26/2016 At this point of his high school football career, you could say that Central Catholic senior running back Michael Warren II is playing with house money. Entering his third season as an Irish starter, Warren has already played a major role in Central’s 2014 Division III state championship, and […]

The Blade – Central takes aim at 4th straight TRAC title

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 08/24/2016 Highly successful Central Catholic football coach Greg Dempsey may be scratching his head about his Fighting Irish being favored to win their fourth consecutive Three Rivers Athletic Conference championship this season. But he need look no further than the program’s own excellence, especially over the past four years, as […]

The Blade – TRAC: Hudson making a huge impact in Central Catholic’s success

BY STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 08/24/2016 Impact players in football are those who not only impose their will upon opponents within their individual battles on the field, but who also create bigger ripples in a game by allowing their teammates to perform better. That said, James Hudson, Central Catholic’s Michigan-bound 6-foot-5, 285-pound senior two-way […]

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