The Marmion Cadets won their 2019 Round 1 playoff game with a convincing win over Chicago Amundsen in Chicago on Saturday 41-12. Head Coach Dan Thorpe had told me this past summer that he would have a young inexperience team. He added that with just a few starters returning from last season they needed players like Major Haas to step up. Haas did just that this season and on Saturday in the Cadets 5A Playoff opener Haas scored twice his first TD was a 34 yard touchdown run.
Junior quarterback Padraig Fitzgerald had two TD passes to sophomore receiver Dane Pardridge with the first one covering 59 yards. Junior Anthony Saltijeral also had a rushing touchdown in the Round 1 win. The Cadets led 28-0 at the half and controlled the game throughout. The Cadets improved to 7-3 on the season
This weekend Marmion will host a Round 2 matchup against Rockford Boylan who improved to 10-0 with a 49-0 win over Chicago’s Hyde Park High School. Good luck to the Cadets in their Round 2 game.