Bishop Chatard beats West Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE – “One more time!”

When Bishop Chatard coach Rob Doyle uttered those three words during his team’s injury round at the West Lafayette Athletic Complex on Friday night, his Trojans responded just as enthusiastically as they had for the past five weeks.

With resounding cheers, arms raised and another postseason trophy in collective hands.

A phrase meant to inspire has become a rallying cry, taking the sixth-placed Class 3A Trojans back to where the season began and right where the legendary football program remains unmatched.

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The Trojans, who already hold a running IHSAA record 15 all-time soccer state championships, are another win away from 16th after stopping top-ranked West Lafayette 21-3 for Bishop Chatard’s 17thth Semi-sovereign titles total since 1983.

Bishop Chatard Trojans pose for a photo after the IHSAA semi-state soccer game against the West Lafayette Red Devils on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Gordan Straley Field in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Bishop Chatard won 21:3.

“One more time. We always say we don’t want it to end, so now we know. This will be our last chance to be together,” Doyle said after his Trojans’ third semi-state win in four years a special time with the kids. We will enjoy every part of it.”

The prize for the Tippecanoe County win was a trip back to Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis next weekend against No. 9 Lawrenceburg (13-1), where the Trojans (10-4) ended their season with a 24-13 -Beating Brebeuf Jesuit opened during the Horseshoe Classic on August 19th.