Maranatha and Oswego put on a good show with Oswego ending up with the 20-16 win.
After rallying in the second half, Bishop Ward lost 21-16.
Archdiocesan Catholic high schools kicked off their respective football seasons recently, and The Leaven was there catching all the game action.
St. James was impressive in its victory as running back Jake Burgmeier rushed for 112 yards and two TDs.
Three turnovers doomed the Saints, who fell 38-20.
Bishop Miege, the top ranked team in Class 4A and defending state champions, flexed their muscle against Blue Valley Northwest with a dominating 57-14 victory.
Hayden got its season off on the right foot with an impressive 28-7 victory over Seaman High School.
What better way to kick off our series on the churches of the archdiocese than with the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas?
“To have a Mass to honor those who gave their lives and to ask the Lord to watch over and protect those serving today meant so much to me,” said John Anguiano, a retired sergeant.
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