Gehlen Catholic football ended their regular season on Friday night with a 22-3 victory over Alta-Aurelia. The win cemented the Jays second playoff appearance in the last decade and 16th in program history.
The three points allowed to Alta-Aurelia last week was the fewest Gehlen had allowed in a game this season. Gehlen Catholic Head Coach, Jeremy Schindler, says that his team demonstrated great effort to beat the Warriors.
This class of Gehlen Catholic football has not seen a varsity playoff team at Gehlen since they were in junior high. As the Jays approach tonight’s matchup, Coach Schindler says that his team is energized to take the field.
The Jays meet up with the third-ranked team in the state in Logan-Magnolia. The Panthers run for 316 yards per game with the majority coming from lead running back Gavin Maguire. Maguire’s 1,166 rushing yards are fifth in Class A this season. Coach Schindler says that running attack starts with their offensive line up front.
Logan-Magnolia’s defense has been a force this season as well. The Panthers allow fewer than 100 yards passing per game and fewer than 150 yards rushing. Coach Schindler says that, for his team to be successful, they are going to need to piece together short gains and be multiple with their pass game and run game.
Kickoff between Logan-Magnolia and Gehlen Catholic is at 7:00 from Bob Evans Memorial Field in Logan. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in their program’s histories. KLEM Radio will broadcast the game live starting with our pregame show at 6:15.