FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For the first time in 15 years the Carroll football team defeated Bishop Dwenger.
The Chargers defeated the previously unbeaten Saints 36-21 on Friday night at Dean Gorsuch Field. Carroll led 36-7 at halftime after scoring two defensive touchdowns in 11 seconds. The win also snapped Dwenger’s program record 18-game win streak that goes back to Week 2 of last season.
The win was the first for Carroll over Dwenger since sectional play in 2001. This was also the second time in the last 30 years that Carroll has won with Dwenger owning the series 8-2.
The win also caused a shake-up in the SAC. Dwenger was previously tied with Snider on top of the SAC with undefeated records. The loss puts Dwenger in a two-way tie with Carroll who both are 4-1 on the season. Snider now sits in sole possession of first place in the SAC standings with a 5-0 record. Carroll has already lost to Snider but can win a share of the SAC title if Dwenger beats Snider when the two defending state champions meet on October 7th. It would be Carroll’s first share of the SAC title ever with the Chargers joining the conference from the NHC last year.