Indianapolis Cathedral tops Westfield for 5A title

INDIANAPOLIS - Ohio State-bound Terry McLaurin scored three touchdowns, totaled 196 all-purpose yards and turned in a stalwart effort on defense in helping Indianapolis Cathedral to its first Class 5A state football championship, a 42-18 victory Friday over Westfield.

McLaurin, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior, caught six passes for 91 yards, rushed three times for 79 yards and had 26 return yards.

Fifth-ranked Cathedral was the three-time defending Class 4A champion. But the Indiana High School Athletic Association's new postseason success rule moved the Irish up to the next class.

Cathedral, 10-5 as an independent, plays a season that is a mixture of upper-class state teams as well as Cincinnati powerhouses Moeller and St. Xavier and Louisville (Ky) Trinity.

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