A Night In The Summit City

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Irish Eyes was at Zollner Stadium on Friday night to see Notre Dame verbal commit Tyler Eifert and his No. 5 (4-A) Bishop Dwenger teammates beat No. 5 (2-A) Fort Wayne Harding, 24-12.

It was the game of the week in the local papers.

The 6-foot-5 Eifert played receiver, tight end and safety, catching four passes for 45 yards, and was in on six tackles. He made several key plays in the win, as the Saints improved to 2-0.

With his team up 14-12 late in the first half, Eifert caught a screen pass and ran 18 yards to set up a field goal as time ran out in the second quarter.

In the fourth quarter, and the score still 17-12, Harding running back Roderick Smith got loose on a run and found the sideline with nothing but the end zone in front of him. Eifert ran over and matched perhaps the state's best player in the class of 2010 stride for stride, pushing him out of bounds to save a touchdown. Harding later turned the ball over on downs, attempting a fake punt.

With Harding needing a stop to get the ball back for one more try to score and win, they had Bishop Dwenger looking at a 4th and 11. Eifert got open over the middle to haul in another 18-yard reception, and the Saints added a touchdown soon after that to seal the game.

Check out these video links to see more from Fort Wayne this weekend.

Tyler Eifert Interview

Bishop Dwenger Head Coach Chris Svarczkopf

Eifert's play in the first half

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