Notre Dame Advances In Class 3A Playoffs

Rematch With Polk County Next Week

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Notre Dame football team executed well in their first round of the Class 3A TSSAA playoffs.  The Irish scored 23 points in the first half and 15 in the second to beat visiting Cascade 38-14 Friday night.

The Irish rushed for 164 yards and threw for 167.  They scored on three pass plays and two running plays.

Up next for the Irish is a rematch with Polk County next week.  The Irish lost to Polk County two weeks ago.

Notre Dame head football coach Charles Fant was proud of how his team played on Friday.

"This was play off football,"  Coach Fant said. "We are trying to get these guys to understand it is one step at a time.  They executed on offense tonight.  We were able to run and pass."

Sophomore quarterback Alex Darras was 9 of 15 for 167 yards.

Junior Kareem Orr had 6 receptions for 148 yards.  Junior Austin Banks had 12 carries for 151 yards.  

Cascade was able to run for 183 yards but passed for just 64 yards.

Cascade sophomore quarterback Austin Hess was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the first half.  Cascade came back and scored one of their two touchdowns a few minutes later which cut the Notre Dame lead to 15-7.

"I think the game changed after their quarterback went down,"  Fant said.  "Cascade is a good team."  

Fant said his team is looking forward to a rematch with Polk County.

"We had a bad week of practice before we played Polk," Fant said.  "We had some discipline issues and had to sit some kids. Hopefully we can prepare a little better this week"

Polk County rolled past Sequatchie County 49-7 in their playoff opener.

 

Scoring Summary:


Notre Dame 8 15 15 0 - 38
Cascade 0 7 0 0 7 - 14

1st Quarter
ND 7:50 Austin Banks 25 yard run (run good) 8-0

2nd quarter
ND 11:48 44 yard pass from Alex Darras to Austin Banks (kick good) 15-0
CHS 1:16 Creed Rose 4  yard run 15-7
ND :17 52 yard pass from Darras to Kareen Orr (pass good) 23-7

3rd quarter
ND 11:45 Austin Banks 63 yard run (run good) 31-7
ND 3:00 2 yard pass from Darras to Chris Hornsby (kick good) 38-7

4th quarter
CHS 3:04 Ivan Spencer 6 yard run (kick good) 38-14

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