Dehnke's efforts give Guerin Catholic their first win

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INDIANAPOLIS - In a grind-it-out type of contest on a slightly unseasonably cool night of football, it was a little finesse that finally gave Guerin Catholic a notch in the win column. 

Down by four at Tech on Friday night junior Drew Dehnke came up with two major plays to give the Eagles the lead and eventually a 10-7 victory over the Titans on Friday night.

Guerin Catholic had dropped their first four games of the season before finally notching a "W" on the road. Tech falls to 3-2 on the season. 

Dehnke-a running back, linebacker and rugby-style punter-finally helped to swing the tide towards the Eagles in the third quarter. On fourth down at midfield and with his team down 7-3, Dehnke ran to his right as if to kick but instead took off when he saw an opening and got the first down.

He would complete the eventual game-winning drive in style when he took a pass from Michael Myers and raced past the defense for a 31-yard touchdown to make it 10-7.

Tech would have a number of chances on offense to try and tie it but couldn't make up much ground against the Guerin Catholic defense. Deonta Murray finally was able to get the Titans down the field with just under four minutes to go as the crossed midfield.

After that, however, the Eagles defense stiffened and stopped the Titans on fourth down with 3:30 to go. Guerin Catholic would then get a series of first downs to run out the clock and seal the victory.

Getting a second win of the season will be a tough task as the Eagles host undefeated Class 5A opponent Greenwood. Tech will try to get back on track at home against Fort Wayne South next Friday.


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