November 23, 2010 // Local

Diocesan football teams head to state

Football fever rages in the diocese as diocesan teams head to state
This Thanksgiving weekend, three diocesan high schools — Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers and Saint Joseph’s — will be thankful to bring home a coveted state football championship and an opportunity to play at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

All three will compete in the 38th Annual IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association) State Finals, presented by the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis over Thanksgiving weekend.

On Friday, Nov. 26, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (13-1) will play North Putnam (14-0) at 7 p.m. for the Class 2-A state championship at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Bishop Luers Knights defeated Rensselaer Central on Nov. 20, 41-21, for the semi-state title at a game played at Luers Field.

On Saturday, South Bend Saint Joseph’s (9-5) will play Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (10-4) at 12 p.m. for the Class 3-A state championship title. Saint Joseph’s will be the first South Bend area football team to compete for a state title at Lucas Oil Stadium since it opened in 2008.

The Saint Joseph’s Indians defeated Leo High School on Nov. 19 at Saint Joseph’s, 27-7.

The Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (13-0) will play Indianapolis Cathedral (11-3) at 3:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Class 4-A state championship crown.

The Bishop Dwenger Saints beat host Hammond Morton, 48-12, on Nov. 20.

Lucas Oil Stadium will open its gates to fans beginning one hour prior to kickoff to the first game each day. On Friday, gates will open at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Bishop Luers announced that tickets may be purchased at the school Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 8-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 26 from 9-11 a.m.

NBC33 in Fort Wayne and sister station MyTV Fort Wayne announced that it will carry all five IHSAA state championship games live this weekend.

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