Cathedral, led by quarterback Kejonte Hickman, continued its torrid play, beating Marian, 38-12, on Thursday.
The Panthers wasted little time, scoring 31 points in the opening frame. Hickman was the catalyst in the quarter, throwing three touchdown passes to three receivers.
Cathedral, which started the season 2-2, has reeled off seven consecutive wins thanks to a defense that has allowed more than 16 points only once in that span.
The defense, powered by seniors Derek Welcome and Mohammed Braimah, have a knack for getting to the quarterback. Braimah, who had two sacks in the league-clinching win over Pope John last week, contributed four sacks in the win over Marian.
Cathedral will meet North Shore Tuesday in the playoffs.
Catholic Central (Small)
St. Clement 27, St. Joseph’s Prep 8 — Alberto Lopez scored on the Anchormen’s first play from scrimmage on a 76-yard rush and later caught one of Jamey Thompson’s two TD passes. Lopez also had seven tackles and a forced fumble.
Latin Academy 46, Charlestown 0 — Kyle Dance tossed four TD passes to four receivers, and ran for a 70-yard score to help the Dragons win their eighth game.
O'Bryant 6, Madison Park 0 — Ajoni Alfred-McFall’s 8-yard burst into the end zone lifted the Tigers past the playoff-bound Cardinals in overtime. MP will face Bristol-Plymouth Tuesday in the playoffs.
Southeastern 32, South Shore Voc-Tech 20 — Running back Demetrius Fontes-Semedo rushed for three TDs and 115 yards, leading the Hawks to victory.
Pope John Paul II 22, Bishop Connolly 12 — Ryan Barabe passed for 181 yards and two TDs to lead the Lions.
Chelsea 22, Matignon 8 — Raul Flores scored a 1-yard TD and had an interception and six tackles to lead the Red Devils (2-8).
Minuteman 46, Mystic Valley 14 — A three TD performance from Zahir Ramsey helped the Mustangs improve to 5-5.
Burke 22, New Mission 0 — Senior Elvin Perez rushed for a score to lead Bulldogs (3-8).