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Football Boys Varsity

Date Game Start W/L/T Conf N-Conf Total Update
08/26/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Rufus King (Milwaukee, WI) 1:00 PM W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
  Wolfpack Win Opener Over Rufus King
The Wolfpack won their season opener 19-0 against the Rufus King Generals, one of Milwaukee’s strongest public school programs. Ignatius head coach Matt Miller, who won his coaching debut, said: “I'm very proud of this group. We've come a long way since June. We ask a lot from these 30 guys. Each play both sides of the ball and are asked to know multiple positions. Many of them never left the field. The defense in particular gave a great effort. Our coaching staff put them in the right position and they came up big for the team with a shutout.” Playing in the Wisconsin Lutheran College Stadium outside Milwaukee, neither team managed to score in the first period, despite a couple long drives by the Wolfpack. Junior running back Campbell Callam put Ignatius on the scoreboard early in the second quarter with a 20 yard touchdown run. After the Wolfpack defense forced another three and out. Ignatius orchestrated another sustained drive, highlighted by a 25 yard QB keeper by senior Quinn Donath ending inside the 5 yard line. Junior RB Joe Loftus then powered into the end zone to give the Wolfpack a 14-0 lead. After yet another sterling defensive effort to get the ball back, the Wolfpack drove down to the red zone, where junior George Moynihan kicked a 33 yard FG to stake Ignatius a 17-0 lead. The Wolfpack defense put on a dominant performance.  The Generals did not manage to earn a 1st down until the last 2 minutes of the first half, and only managed one sustained drive in the entire game, in the 4th quarter.  In the opening drive of the second half, Ignatius kept King pinned deep in its own territory, and the special teams forced a defensive score, getting a safety on a muffed punt snap by King that rolled out of the end zone, leading to the last score of the game, 19-0. The defense created a couple turnovers in the second half, with senior David Dingens recovering a fumble in the 3rd quarter, and senior Blaise Malisch picking off the Generals on their last drive, assist
09/01/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Young 7:15 PM W 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
  Wolfpack Roll to 2-0 Start
The Wolfpack dominated the Whitney Young Dolphins 65-0 to open the season at 2-0, topping their second straight shutout with a prolific offensive display. Coach Matt Miller said: "Tonight was a quintessential team win. Offense, defense and the special teams all got on the scoreboard and every player contributed to the victory. The defense put on another incredible performance allowing under 10 total yards and the offense was able to convert on every possession. We hope to continue to build on this momentum as we get into Catholic League play next week." The game started auspiciously for the Wolfpack, as senior QB Quinn Donath hit junior  WR Aidan Boyle for a 58 yard TD throw on the opening play.  The offensive onslaught continued in the 1st quarter as sophomore Elijah WIlliams, junior Joe Loftus and junior Campbell Callam all scored on long running plays, resulting in a 28-0 lead after one quarter.  The defense put points on the board early in the 2nd quarter when junior Giorgio Arquilla and senior David Dingens forced a safety, Sophomore Declan Callahan returned the ensuing kickoff 55 yards for a TD.  Sophomore Elijah WIlliams had another long TD run to finish the second half scoring at 44-0. The second half was characterized by exciting special teams play, as junior Aiden Casey scored 2 TDs on punt returns of 45 yards and 63 yards.  Sophomore QB Rico Ponce scored on a short keeper run to finish the Wolfpack scoring.  Late in the 4th quarter, the defense snuffed on the only chance the Dolphins had to score with a swarming goal line stand that resulted in a Jack Coolidge fumble recovery on the Wolfpack 5 yard line. Junior George Moynihan made all 9 of his PAT attempts.  The Wolfpack open up Chicago Catholic League play next Friday afternoon against DePaul College Prep at 4:15 p.m.
09/08/17 Boys Football Varsity @ DePaul Prep 4:15 PM W 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0
  Wolfpack Move to 3-0
The Wolfpack football team extended their unbeaten streak - and shutout streak - to 3-0 as they dominated DePaul College Prep with a 48-0 victory over the Rams. The Wolfpack took the opening kickoff and drove half the field, but stalled before senior QB Quinn Donath converted a fake punt on 4th down with a 30 yard pass. On the next play Donath scored a TD on a 5 yard keeper to go up 7-0. On the Rams first possession, they gained a first down before the defense - led by junior Zach Allen and senior Blaise Malisch - had a couple tackles for big losses and forced a punt. A powerful running game propelled the Wolfpack to their next score, as Donath and sophomore Elijah Williams had long runs before Williams punched into the end zone from 4 yards out to make it 14-0 early in the second quarter.  After a 3 & out forced by the defense, the Wolfpack rolled down the field with a long reception by junior Aidan Casey, followed by a 41 yard TD run by Campbell Callam making it 21-0. After another terrific series by the defense, the Wolfpack got the ball back with about 1 minute left in the half and made the most of it, when Donath hit junior Aidan Boyle for a 9 yard TD pass, ending the 1st half up 28-0.  The 2nd half was more of the same for the Wolfpack and the Rams.  After the swarming Ignatius defense pushed the Rams back to punt from their own goal line, Donath delivered a 36 yard pass to Boyle down to the 3 yard line. Donath scored on a keeper the next play to make it 35-0. Sophomore Rico Ponce took over as QB on the next series and led the offense down the field with a series of running plays, highlighted by a 1 yard TD plunge by junior Joe Loftus.  The score ended the 3rd quarter at 42-0. The Wolfpack held the Rams defensively the rest of the game, and put together one last offensive drive, led by a few long runs by junior Amar Power, and finished with a 10 yard TD run by Williams.  This Friday night the Wolfpack travel to New Lenox to play the Providence Celtics.
09/15/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Providence 7:30 PM L 1-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
  Celtics Defeat Wolfpack
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 8pt"> <font face="Calibri"> </font> <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?> <o:p>Last Friday night in New Lenox the Wolfpack varsity football team lost to the Providence Catholic Celtics 35-6, giving them a 3-1 record for the season.  The Celtics scored quickly on their first possession after starting with very good field position.  The Wolfpack defense dug in after that, forcing the Celtics to punt after a couple short possessions.  The Wolfpack offense put together a couple good drives of their own, with senior QB Quinn Donath and junior Campbell Callam running for first downs, and with Donath connecting with junior Aidan Ouimete on a 40 yard pass play.  The 1st quarter ended 7-0.  More spirited defense largely shut down the Celtics in the second quarter, and the Wolfpack put together one of their best drives into the Celtic red zone late in the quarter, but the Celtics blocked a Wolfpack field goal attempt.  Providence scored on a long pass after a QB scramble to make it 14-0 at half. The second half favored the Celtics, as they scored twice in the 3rd quarter and stymied the Wolfpack offense.  Ignatius got on the score board in the 4th quarter, putting together an excellent drive with long runs again by Callam and Donath and an efficient passing game, punctuated by a 4 yard TD run by sophomore Elijah Williams.  The Wolfpack host their first home game (and Senior Night) this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (JV kicks off at 5 p.m.) against St. Joseph at Fornelli Field.</o:p> </p>
09/22/17 Boys Football Varsity vs St. Joseph 7:30 PM W 2-0-0 2-1-0 4-1-0
  Wolfpack Win Home Opener
The Pack beat St. Joseph 30-13 in a hard-hitting home opener, advancing their record to 4-1. The Wolfpack’s powerful ground game and tough, opportunistic defense helped a raucous student crowd celebrate Senior Night with a win.  The Wolfpack struck early when they took the opening kickoff and drove straight down the field for their first TD, running the ball successfully, capped off by a 1 yard dive by junior Gio Arquilla.  A missed 2 point conversion made it 6-0. On the Chargers’ first possession, junior cornerback Bill Brady came up with a tough interception to get the ball back, and the Wolfpack again relied on their ground game to move the ball down into the red zone behind strong runs by juniors Joe Loftus and Campbell Callam.  The Chargers forced Ignatius to settle for a 28 yard FG by junior George Moynihan, ending the 1st quarter up 9-0. On the next possession, the Wolfpack defense gave the Chargers new life with a 1st down penalty deep in their own territory, and St. Joseph took advantage by charging down the field, making several quick 1st downs with a hurry-up passing game.  An end-zone interception by junior Aiden Ouimet stopped them, who then returned the ball over 40 yards to get the Wolfpack back on offense. The Chargers then forced a 3 &amp; out, but a huge Ignatius punt left them with the ball on their own 2 yard line.  However, the Chargers benefitted from a lucky play when a pass bounced off the hands of the intended receiver to another receiver behind the defense, who then raced downfield, but was caught and forced out of bounds at the 8 yard line by the incredible hustle of senior David Dingens and sophomore Declan Callahan, who both sprinted 70 yards to save the TD.  The Chargers still managed to score on a short pass, but the 2 point attempt was broken up to make it 9-6, which was the score at halftime. The second half opened with the swarming Wolfpack defense forcing a 3 &amp; out on the first Charger possession, pinning them deep in their own
09/29/17 Boys Football Varsity @ St. Francis Wheaton 7:30 PM W 3-0-0 2-1-0 5-1-0
  Pack Rack Up Spartans
The Pack racked up an impressive 30-3 win over St Francis (Wheaton), blitzing the Spartans with 3 TD runs of over 50 yards and a stifling defense to ruin their opponent’s homecoming and improve their record to 5-1. Both teams started slowly with defenses forcing punts, but on their 3rd possession, the Wolfpack created a few long runs, capped of by a 50 yard TD run by junior Campbell Callam.  On the ensuing possession, junior Aiden Casey picked off a Spartan pass and returned it 27 yards, setting up a 31 yard Wolfpack field goal by junior George Moynihan to make it 10 -0 at the end of the 1st quarter.  The Spartans put together a long driver aided by a couple Wolfpack penalties before the Ignatius defense buckled down and forced a FG, making it 10-3. On the next possession, Callam ripped off a 62 yard TD run making it 16-3. The Wolfpack defense rose to the occasion a couple more times in the 1st half, led by some big sacks by senior Blaise Malisch and junior Zach Allen. The second half opened with the Wolfpack putting together a methodical running game drive to get deep into the Spartan red zone, but their FG attempt was blocked. A punt recovery by the Spartans gave them the ball on the Wolfpack 10 yard line, but a diving interception in the end zone by senior Quinn Donath ended that threat. Donath made quick work on the next possession, dashing 64 yards for aTD to push the score to 23-3.  After the defense forced the ball back into the Wolfpack’s hands, the offense executed a strong drive, mixing passing and running before Donath scored on a 2 yard QB keeper, making it a 30-3 lead. A huge and extended goal line stand near the end of the game by the defense sealed the win. The Wolfpack travel to Aurora Christian this Friday night.
10/06/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Aurora Christian 7:30 PM W 4-0-0 2-1-0 6-1-0
  Wolfpack Defeat Aurora Christian for Playoff Berth
The Pack ruined yet another opponent's homecoming by trouncing the Aurora Christian Eagles 28-12, as the Wolfpack flexed its powerful triple option running game and shut down the Eagle’s heralded QB with 3 interceptions and constant pressure. The Wolfpack's first possession yielded 2 first downs before the Eagles stopped them on downs.  Aurora Christian then moved downfield quickly on a couple long passes, before the defense rallied with a big red zone sack for a huge loss by senior Blaise Malisch and junior Zach Allen, forcing the Eagles to kick a short field goal, putting them up 3-0 for short-lived lead. The Wolfpack wasted no time in getting on the board next, as they moved the chains twice behind crisp short passing game and strong running before senior QB Quinn Donath shaked ‘n baked for a 49 yard TD run, making it 7-3, as the 1st quarter ended.  The Eagles used its passing game to move down the field before the defense once again rallied and forced an Eagle FG, pulling the score at 7-6, which was as close as the Eagles would get. After the Wolfpack were forced to punt, Aurora Christian tried to throw deep but junior Bill Brady made a leaping interception and scrambled for a 45 yard return to give the Wolfpack excellent field position.  A few plays later, Donath plunged into the end zone to put the Wolfpack up 14-6, where the score ended at halftime. The Ignatius defense stuffed the Eagles for a 3 and out at the start of the second half, leading to another impressive drive by the Wolfpack, as they racked up a series of running first downs, including a 35 yard scamper by junior Campbell Callam.  Donath finished the drive by scoring his 3rd TD of the game on another 1 yard keeper, putting the Wolfpack up 21-6.  On the next possession, junior Gio Arquilla came up big by intercepting the Eagles and making a rugged 35 yard return into the opponent’s red zone.  The Wolfpack capitalized with a 7 yard TD run up the middle by junior Joe Loftus, making it 28-6 lead at t
10/13/17 Football Var vs Bishop Mac 7:30 PM 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
10/20/17 Boys Football Varsity vs St. Laurence 7:30 PM W 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
  Wolfpack Stun Vikings on Homecoming
The Wolfpack clinched a second consecutive conference title with an impressive 28-13 Homecoming win over rival St. Laurence.  With another 7-2 record, they have become the winningest Ignatius football team ever over two years.  They have also earned the home field advantage in the state 6A playoffs, hosting Cary-Grove this weekend at Fornelli Field. The Wolfpack wanted to slow the game down, eat the clock with their ground game and limit the possessions of the high-powered Viking offense, who were riding a 4 game winning streak where they averaged 56 points per game. The team executed their game plan to perfection in the first half, scoring on all 3 of their possessions and limiting the Vikings to 8 snaps to go up 21-0 at halftime. The first Wolfpack drive featured a strong ground game with a couple long runs by junior Campbell Callam and punctuated by a 2 yard TD by junior Gio Arquilla.  After a 3 and out on the Viking’s first possession, Ignatius again ground out a long drive, featuring a 25 yard ramble by senior Quinn Donath and a 4th down conversion, making it 14-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. After the Vikings were quickly forced to punt again, the Ignatius offense orchestrated another clock-eating possession. Juniors Joe Loftus and Aidan Casey led the way with a few strong runs to get to the red zone.  The Vikings’ defense rose to the challenge to force a FG, but they were penalized for roughing the kicker, giving the Wolfpack another chance at the end zone, which Casey delivered from 2 yards out to make it 21-0 going into halftime.  St. Laurence opened the 2nd half with the ball, but Donath quickly took it back with a interception around mid-field.  The Vikings were able to force the Wolfpack to punt for the first time to get ball back, and came out throwing the ball effectively, moving down the field for their first score, making it 21-7.  Ignatius and Laurence then traded possessions on the next several possessions, each generating a couple 1st downs befo
10/27/17 Boys Football Varsity vs Cary Grove (IHSA State Playoffs) 7:00 PM L 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
11/04/17 Boys Football Varsity vs De La Salle (Prep Bowl) 1:00 PM W 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
11/10/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Marmion (Prep Bowl) 7:00 PM W 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
11/17/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Fenwick (Prep Bowl Playoff) 7:00 PM W 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
11/24/17 Boys Football Varsity @ Simeon (Prep Bowl Championship) 1:00 PM L 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Football Boys Soph

Date Game Start W/L/T Conf N-Conf Total Update
08/25/17 Boys Football Soph vs Christ the King Jesuit 7:00 PM W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
09/02/17 Boys Football Soph vs Chicago Hope Academy 9:30 AM L 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
  Hope Holds Off Wolfpack
The Wolfpack lost 36-20 to Chicago Hope Academy. The highlights of the game for the Pack came from Leo Rugai who had 2 touchdowns, a 60 yard interception return, as well as a 33 yard TD reception from Rico Ponce. Aidan Callahan also scored for the Wolfpack on a 2 yard TD run. Next up the Wolfpack will Providence Catholic on September 15th.
09/11/17 Boys Football Soph @ DePaul Prep 4:30 PM W 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
09/15/17 Boys Football Soph @ Providence 5:00 PM L 1-0-0 1-2-0 2-2-0
09/22/17 Boys Football Soph vs Simeon 5:00 PM W 1-0-0 2-2-0 3-2-0
09/29/17 Boys Football Soph @ St. Francis Wheaton 5:00 PM L 1-1-0 2-2-0 3-3-0
10/06/17 Boys Football Soph @ Aurora Christian 5:00 PM L 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-4-0
10/13/17 Boys Football Soph vs Bishop Mac 5:00 PM L 1-3-0 2-2-0 3-5-0
10/20/17 Boys Football Soph vs St. Laurence 5:00 PM L 1-4-0 2-2-0 3-6-0