Cathedral High School football coach Rick Streiff has accepted an invitation to coach in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
Streiff, who is 206-65 in 21 seasons at Cathedral, will serve as an assistant coach in the all-star game, which will be played on Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio and televised on NBC.
Avon quarterback Brandon Peters, a Michigan recruit, is scheduled to play in the All-American Bowl. Other in-state players that will play are Fort Wayne Wayne defensive lineman Auston Robertson (Michigan State) and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers receiver Austin Mack (Ohio State).
A number of future stars (Andrew Luck, Tim Tebow, DeMarco Murray, Adrian Peterson and Odell Beckham Jr. among them) have played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which is in its 15th year.
HS football notes: Revenge is sweet, could lead to bigger things
• When Class 6A No. 5 Cathedral (7-3) and Lawrence North (3-7) square off for the Sectional 6 championship on Friday night at Lawrence Central, it will be the first time the programs have met in football since 1984.
The programs were coached then by Mike McGinley (Cathedral) and Doug Reeser (Lawrence North). Both are now in the Indiana Football of Fame. Cathedral won 34-19 in the 1984 game, which was played at the newly-opened Hoosier Dome.
Lawrence North won three previous meetings between the teams – 19-0 in 1980, 44-0 in 1981 and 7-6 in 1983.