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Grand Rapids Catholic Central records 10 sacks, defeats Country Day, 10-7, in Division 4 final

Football   | Dave Pemberton

Grand Rapids Catholic Central records 10 sacks, defeats Country Day, 10-7, in Division 4 final

 

 

Detroit — Grand Rapids Catholic Central had just 60 yards of total offense and set a state championship game record with just one first down but the Cougars still walked away with a state championship.

The Cougars scored the game’s only offensive touchdown and defeated Detroit Country Day, 10-7, in the Division 4 final on Friday at Ford Field.

Catholic Central (13-1) was able to capture its first state championship since 2010, thanks to its defense.

The Cougars’ defense didn’t allow a single point with Country Day’s touchdown coming on an interception returned for a touchdown.

“I think our defense is as good as anybody,” C.C. coach Todd Kolster said. “I think our kids play extremely hard. We’re very sound. Our coaching staff does an outstanding job. It’s something we believe in very strongly in our program, you got to play great defense to win. The proof’s in the pudding tonight.”

C.C. trailed, 7-3, when Jack Bowen threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Michael Brown wit