St. Joe LeBlond makes history at Cameron

By Matt Gleaves The St. Joseph News Press
Posted: September 8, 2012 - 12:56 AM



Quarterback Matthew McCullough led Bishop LeBlond’s players through the post-game handshake line Friday night, hearing a chant from the visiting crowd that he’s never heard.

The crowd sang, “Undefeated.” On repeat.

The emotions were totally new after LeBlond’s 39-13 win at Dave Goodwin Field gave the Golden Eagles their first Midland Empire Conference win in about 30 years and first since rejoining the league in 2008. Prior to Friday, LeBlond was 0-for-its-previous-42, dating back to 1986, maybe longer without official records available to verify.

“(The win) was amazing,” McCullough said. “We haven’t been able to hear that very much at LeBlond so it was nice to be a part of it.”

LeBlond (3-0) have dealt with being at the bottom of the MEC for the past three seasons, but for at least one week, the Eagles know what it feels like to sit on top.

Class 3 powerhouse Maryville comes to St. Joseph next week to try and end LeBlond’s hot start.

After a pair of nonconference victories, LeBlond made it 3-0 for the first time in a decade, ending a streak of futility experienced in the previous four years. The Eagles won just two games combined over coach Tony Dudik’s first two seasons at LeBlond, both spent trying to restore the fundamentals then pride to the program. For the rest of the story click here.