Mater Dei ready for tough matchup in 2A semistate


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) The Mater Dei Wildcats are one win away from playing for a state championship.

Mater Dei will face Western Boone, the 2-time defending state champions, in the 2A semistate on Friday night.

The Wildcats have hit their stride at the perfect time. After a 1-4 start to the season, Mater Dei has won eight in a row.

Head coach Mike Goebel says, “This team has grown so much and so well. And they play together and they are having a lot of fun. You know, you can’t ask for much late in November than to be alive, hopefully having a good showing on Friday night. You’re playing a 2-time defending state champion in Western Boone at their place on a Friday night. It’s a long haul, and we know the challenges there.”

Mater Dei and Western Boone kick at 6:30 Friday night.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 18, 2020)

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