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C-02Since 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).

2017 Football Experience

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2016 Accomplishments
TRAC Champions

OHSAA Region 10 Champions
OHSAA Division III Final Four

2016 Varsity Football Team
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2016 Freshmen Football Team
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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 […]

The Blade: 1st-round matchups set for 15 area playoff teams

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 10/31/2016, 12:12am EDT With the dust settled on the 2016 Ohio high school football regular season, 15 area teams will extend their seasons into the state’s 45th annual postseason playoffs. The playoffs open with first-round (regional quarterfinal) games Friday in divisions I, II, IV, and VI, with all games kicking […]

The Blade: Central rallies for win; Warren runs for 385 yards

BLADE STAFF – 10/30/2016, 12:12am EDT LIMA — Central Catholic, Ohio’s top-ranked Division III team, rallied from a 14-point third-quarter deficit Friday night to escape with a 35-34 Three Rivers Athletic Conference football victory over Lima Senior. Michael Warren, who rushed for a single-game school-record 385 yards on 46 carries, scored the game-winning points on a […]

The Blade: Central rolls to clinch share of TRAC title

STEVE JUNGA BLADE SPORTS WRITER – 10/21/2016, 10:28pm EDT Central Catholic clinched at least a share of its fourth straight Three Rivers Athletic Conference football championship, and Irish running back Michael Warren continued his climb on Ohio’s career rushing list Friday night in a 49-7 victory over visiting St. John’s Jesuit at Gallagher Stadium. The […]