Carroll keeps the Holy War streak going, beats KMC 28-14

WICHITA, Kan. Kapaun will have to wait another year to end a streak they'd love to forget. Bishop Carroll has won every game of the football Holy War since 1999. It was the Eagle defense that dominated, allowing only 47 yards through the air, and 53 yards on the ground.

Oct, 5, 2018; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League showdown between the Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders and the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles. ©Kelly Ross

Both defenses flexed their muscle early on, until a long run by Jackson Nichols opened things up for the Eagle offense. Nichols finished the drive with a short TD run, to give Carroll the 7-0 lead. Nichols finished with 146 yards rushing on 28 carries.

That score remained until the 2nd, when Carroll botched the snap on a punt, which allowed Kapaun to take over deep in Eagle territory. Jack Hacking quickly found Scott Valentas for a 22 yard TD pass, and the Crusaders tied it at 7.

Just two and a half minutes later, Valentas was in another huge play. This time on defense, as he picked off a Aiden Niedens pass, and returned it 55 yards for the score to put KMC on top 14-7 going into the half.

But the 2nd half belonged to Carroll. The Eagles scored 21 unanswered points, on a touchdown run, and a couple touchdown passes.


Oct, 5, 2018; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during a City League showdown between the Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders and the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles. �Kelly Ross