The Irish were able to march 80 yards in 18 plays and take more than nine minutes off the clock before Barthel found Dan Dolen for a 7-yard TD pass with 2:03 left. Twice on the drive Cathedral went for it on fourth down and converted, including a fourth and five near midfield where Evan Whigham caught pass behind the line of scrimmage and broke three tackles to get the first down.
Zionsville had a final chance and reached midfield after a pair of first downs, but with just more than a minute left Austin Compton intercepted Leichty and returned it 55 yards for a clinching score.
Leichty finished the night completing on 13 of 20 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Kocher also caught seven passes for 112 yards.