By Ron Busch
FORT WAYNE — Last season, St. Charles dominated Catholic Youth Organization football news in Fort Wayne and also at the diocesan championship held at the University of St. Francis’ Bishop D’Arcy Stadium. The St. Charles team won the championship 40-6 over South Bend St. Anthony. The consolation matchup favored Fort Wayne as well, as St. Vincent defeated Mishawaka Catholic 24-0.
The 2016 versions of St. Charles and St. Vincent do battle this year in week three of the upcoming season. This promises to be one of many interesting matchups in the fall. The two battled in the 2015 Fort Wayne CYO tournament at the grades seven and eight finale, as well as in the finale of the grades five and six tourney.
Look for other Fort Wayne teams to make this an exciting CYO season. The 2016 schedules appear at right.
Seventh and eighth football schedule
Week 1 — Sunday, Sept. 11
12:30 p.m. — St. Charles vs. Knights
2 p.m. — St. Vincent vs. Central Catholic
Week 2 — Sunday, Sept. 18
12:30 p.m. — Central Catholic vs. St. Charles
2 p.m. — Knights vs. St. Vincent
Week 3 — Sunday, Sept. 25
12:30 p.m. — Central Catholic vs. Knights
2 p.m. — St. Charles vs. St. Vincent
Week 4 — Sunday, Oct. 2
12:30 p.m. — Central Catholic vs. St. Vincent
2 p.m. — Knights vs. St. Charles
Week 5 — Sunday, Oct. 9
12:30 p.m. — St. Vincent vs. Knights
2 p.m. — St. Charles vs. Central Catholic
Week 6 — Sunday, Oct. 16
12:30 p.m. — St. Vincent vs. St. Charles
2 p.m. — Knights vs. Central Catholic
All games played at D’Arcy Stadium at the University of Saint Francis. The tournament schedule will be played on Sunday Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. The diocesan playoff will be played Nov. 6 in South Bend.
Fifth and sixth football schedule
All games at 5:30 p.m.
Week 1 — Thursday, Sept. 8 Central Catholic vs. St. Vincent at Havenhurst
Knights vs. St. Charles at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Week 2 — Thursday, Sept. 15
St. Vincent vs. Knights at St. Vincent at St. Vincent
St. Charles vs. Central Catholic at St. Charles
Week 3 — Thursday, Sept. 22
St. Vincent vs. St. Charles at St. Vincent
Knights vs. Central Catholic at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Week 4 — Thursday, Sept. 29
St. Charles vs. Knights at St. Charles
St. Vincent vs. Central Catholic at St. Vincent
Week 5 — Thursday, Oct. 6
Central Catholic vs. St. Charles at Havenhurst
Knights vs. St. Vincent at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Week #6 — Thursday, Oct. 13
Central Catholic vs. Knights at Havenhurst
St. Charles vs. St. Vincent at St. Charles
The tournament schedule will be played on Thursday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 30, at Saint Francis.
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