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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 585 games in that time and have accumulated numerous Toledo City League titles, appeared regularly in the state playoffs and have claimed four state of Ohio championships – a Poll Title in 1962, Division II Titles in 2005 and 2012, and a Division III title in 2014. The Fighting Irish were Division III State Runners-up last year, 2015.  Central Catholic competes in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC).


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Saturday, November 26 @ 7:00PM
vs. Trotwood-Madison Rams
@ Lima Senior H.S.
Spartan Stadium
100 Calumet, Lima, OH 45801

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The Blade / BCSN: Central Catholic’s Warren named Ohio’s 2016 Mr. Football

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 12/01/2016, 2:24pm EST Before the 2016 football season, Central Catholic senior running back Michael Warren said he wasn’t even aware of Ohio’s Mr. Football award. The honor — since 1987 bestowed annually by the Associated Press to the state’s top high school football player — wasn’t even on his radar. At least […]

The Blade / BCSN: Trotwood-Madison shuts out Central Catholic

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 11/27/2016, 12:36am EST LIMA — Three playoff losses worth of frustration from the previous four seasons proved to be just too much for top-ranked Central Catholic to keep from exploding in Saturday night’s Division III state football semifinal against an inspired Trotwood-Madison team. The 10th-ranked Rams (12-2) were looking for […]

The Blade / BCSN: Central dominates, advances to state semifinals again

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 11/20/2016, 1:05am EST TIFFIN — There was only a dusting of snow, but it was tough sledding for Central Catholic before it pulled away late in a Division III regional football final against Lexington on Saturday night. The top-ranked Fighting Irish scored two second-half touchdowns to emerge with a 19-0 victory […]

The Blade / BCSN: Northwest District awards announced

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 11/18/2016, 12:31am EST Top-ranked Central Catholic collected three of the four top individual honors in Division III, and the Fighting Irish have four first-team selections on the 2016 Associated Press Northwest Ohio All-District football team. Central senior running back Michael Warren, who is climbing on the state’s all-time rushing yardage […]

The Blade / BCSN: Fighting Irish ready to play Lexington

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 11/18/2016, 12:30am EST With teams that have reached state championship games in three of the past four seasons, Central Catholic football coach Greg Dempsey was perhaps grasping at straws in his post-game talk, trying to re-motivate his team after a 56-13 Division III playoff victory against University School last Saturday […]

The Blade / BCSN: Warren, Central celebrate birthday with win

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 11/13/2016, 12:39am EST HURON — Central Catholic’s pursuit of reaching a third straight Division III state football final moved a step closer Saturday night, as the top-ranked Fighting Irish jumped out to a 28-point halftime lead and cruised to a 56-13 victory over Hunting Valley University School at Huron’s Kalahari […]

The Blade & BCSN: Central Catholic builds brick wall in playoff win

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 11/06/2016, 1:19am EDT Central’s Catholic’s first-round Division III football playoff matchup against visiting Bay Village Bay looked like a mismatch on paper coming in, and the top-ranked Fighting Irish confirmed that on the field Saturday night. Central (11-0) dominated on both sides of the ball from the outset, grabbing a […]

Fighting Irish football beats Bay 41 – 7! #GoIrish

The Fighting Irish defeated Bay Village Bay 41 to 7 at home at Gallagher Stadium.  They advance in the OHSAA Div. III playoffs to the Region 10 semi-final.  The Irish will play University School on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00PM at a location TBD.

The Blade & BCSN: Central Catholic not satisfied yet

No high school football team from the northwest corner of Ohio has enjoyed the level of success Central Catholic has under coach Greg Dempsey the past dozen seasons. Since 2005, the Fighting Irish have gone 127-24 overall, including a 23-8 record in the playoffs. That run has included eight league titles — four each in […]

Fighting Irish football playoff game – Sat, Nov 5 at 7PM vs Bay HS at Gallagher Stadium #GoIrish

Our first football playoff game will be held on Saturday, November 5 at 7PM vs. Bay High School at Gallagher Stadium. Tickets will be on sale this week in the main lobby Wednesday through Friday from 8AM to 3PM. Red seat season ticket holders will be able to purchase their reserved seats on Wednesday and Thursday without […]

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