Photo Gallery - St. Edward vs. St. Ignatius

In a defensive struggle, St. Edward was able to hold their arch-rival to 123 total yards on 42 offensive plays in the game. At the same time the Eagles only gained 236 yards on 63 offensive plays. It wasn't the prolific renewal that the fans of the Holy War have become accustomed to in recent years but it was good enough for the St. Edward faithful. The Wildcats are now 0-18 in the series when they score 13 points or less.

Photo Gallery - St. Edward vs. St. Ignatius

Nate Oliver, a top junior prospect, is a leader on the St. Edward defense.

Rudy Kirbus leads the Ignatius offense.

Brandon Frohnapple about to throw one of his two first-half interceptions on this play.

Junior linebacker Pat Mascia was the recipient of one of the errant tosses on this play.

Frank Edmonds rushed for 120 yards on 34 carries but had 75 of them in the fourth quarter.

Edmonds had a 29-yard TD run in the game.

Joe Thomas helped pave the way for Edmonds on the ground.

John Ryan has worn Robby Parris number since he went down with a season-ending injury two weeks ago.

Parris will miss basketball season but should be 100 percent by the summer.

Ironically, Ryan was injured in the game and may be lost for the season if the Wildcats don't make the playoffs.

Thomas plays left tackle for the Eagles.

Kirbus completed 10 of 22 passes for 141 yards and one TD.

Junior Kyle Hubbard hauled in this long pass and advanced it to the five yard line... set up this 21-yard field goal by Ben Rios which proved to be the difference in the game.

Hubbard is an imposing prospect at 6-3 and 225 pounds.

Thomas blocked against Ryan much of the game.

Oliver plays some offense as a wideout or in the slot.

Junior Ben Jurevicius has had to step it up at wideout in the absence of Parris.

On this play, Kirbus throws a 2-yard touchdown pass to...

...Ryan to take a 7-3 lead in the third period.

Ryan grabs at his jersey to honor his good friend after making the catch.

Thomas and Ryan battled throughout the game.

Ryan went down with a leg injury in the fourth quarter and didn't return to action.

Thomas had to block Reilly Lauer as well.

Senior tackle Brian Neff was no day at the beach for Thomas either.

Neff is a legitimate playmaker at defensive tackle.

It's the Holy War.

In the end a 29-yard run by Edmonds won it for St. Edward.

A tremendous defensive effort was responsible for the win as well.

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