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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, August 26 @ 7:00PM
vs. Columbus Bishop Hartley Hawks
@ Gallagher Stadium

2016 Varsity Schedule


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Season Tickets: $42 each  |  Tailgate Spot: $120 each


2016 Varsity 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 – 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 […]

Football Home Opener – Friday, August 26 at 7PM

Join us for our football home opener this Friday, August 26 at 7:00PM.  The Fighting Irish football team will take on Columbus Bishop Hartley Hawks here at Gallagher Stadium.  Tickets are on sale now through the Athletic Department before or after school.  Tickets will also be sold beginning one hour prior to the game on […]

Colts sign CCHS alum Eric Herman

Colts sign two offensive linemen, waive two others By Josh Wilson @JoshWilsonSB on Aug 21, 2016, 5:10PM The Indianapolis Colts have had a busy day of making roster moves, as this afternoon they signed guard Eric Herman and tackle Keith Lumpkin. To make room on the roster, they waived guard Donovan Williams and waived-injured tackle Kevin […]

1962 Football Team to be inducted in to Toledo City League Hall of Fame

The Central Catholic 1962 Football Team will be inducted into the Toledo City League Hall of Fame this November 7, 2016.

Hudson commits to Michigan

James Hudson III will be playing football for the University of Michigan after he graduates from Central Catholic High School in May of 2017.

Central Catholic Football Starts Two-A-Days

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Former Central Catholic football coach dies at 65

Longtime CCHS teacher and football coach Tom Santoro was killed in an accident Friday, May 20, 2016, while on vacation in California. Tom loved Central Catholic. The Blade / BCSN Articles Former Central Catholic football coach dies at 65 –  BLADE STAFF – 05/21/2016 Santoro had deep impact on so many – BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST […]

Kentucky Commit James Hudson Receives Offer From Miami

Per Scout.com, Kentucky commit James Hudson, has picked up an offer from the University of Miami. In an interview with Scout, Hudson said, “They watched my film and liked what they saw, so they went ahead and offered.”  He admitted that the offer from the Hurricanes was special since he has been a Miami fan […]

Hoover Awarded Chuck Ealey Undefeated Spirit Award

On Sunday, April 10, Zach Hoover was honored by the Chuck Ealey Foundation as one of the recipients of the Chuck Ealey Undefeated Spirit Award. The award honors five male and five female high school student athletes who exhibit an undefeated spirit, inspiring drive, and leadership in school, athletics, and their community. Recipient finalists are […]

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