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Detroit C.C.'s defense steps up again; Shamrocks score 28 straight to top St. Mary's

Football   | Dave Pemberton

Detroit C.C.'s defense steps up again; Shamrocks score 28 straight to top St. Mary's

ORCHARD LAKE — Detroit Catholic Central scored 28 unanswered points Friday night to defeat Catholic League rival Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 28-7.

The victory marked the fifth time this season the Shamrocks' defense held their opponent to seven points or less.

“We feed off our defense so every time they get a shut out or hold someone down low, it boosts up everybody” Catholic Central sophomore quarterback Austin Brown said.

The Eaglets struck first Friday when RaShawn Allen punched in a 1-yard touchdown with 4:04 left in the second quarter.

Catholic Central responded when Brown found Isaiah Popp for a 53-yard touchdown pass with 1:32 left in the first half.

“We’ve been working on it all week and it wasn't open, but my coach told me, ‘Keep looking at the corner and if he bites, Popp is going to be wide open,’ ” Brown said. “My linemen had a big pocket for me the whole game so it was less stressful.”

It was all Catholic Central from there. Senior Nicholas Capatina broke a 72-yard touchdown run, getting tackled as he crosse the goal line with 4:40 left in the third quarter.

“My offensive line did great, I had a great lead block by my fullback,&r