“I’m hoping the boys go in and play well,” Neace said. “I’m looking forward to new competition, that’s probably the most exciting part. We are so used to seeing the teams on our schedule, right now we seem to be taking everyone for granted. Everyone we are playing now we have beaten by double digits in the past. I’m just hoping we’ll come in with an intensity that sets us apart from the rest of the competition, but we’ll find out.”
Despite all the success Washington Catholic has enjoyed over the past four years, the Cardinals are still building a program and this weekend is another step towards showing the rest of the state what they are made of. The Cardinals will face New Castle tonight at 10:10 p.m., Edgewood at 12:40 p.m. Saturday and Bedford North Lawrence at 6:10 p.m.
“I can remember when we were trying to pick up games, and the only teams that wanted to play us were the smaller teams — the higher teams didn’t want to give us the time of day,” Neace said. “Maybe we can show that we can play with them. We might be one of the smallest schools, but we’re pretty talented. The quality of kids we have in our program for the quantity we have in our high school I think is pretty good.”