It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Coach Wolford embraces Noah Houk after a Tiger touchdown | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Coach Wolford embraces Noah Houk after a Tiger touchdown | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

It’s that time of year again, Tiger Nation!  Once a year, we take our Green and Gold craziness to a whole other level.  We might be crazy all 360 other days, but this week… it’s different.  You’ll see massive student sections for freshman and junior varsity games and it all is leading up to one massive district game in one of the nicest college stadiums in the country that we regularly fill.

Let’s take some time and get to know exactly what is going on this week!  Mark your calendars and do your best to attend all of the following Tiger games.  We’ll be there bringing you coverage of every minute of all of it just in case you have something better to do (you won’t).

Monday, September 29th

The JV Tiger Football team kicks off the week against Trinity over on Shelbyville Road at Marshall Stadium.  That game will begin promptly at 5:30 PM on the Shamrocks’ turf.  The JV squad is 2-3, but Sophomore Quarterback Desmond Ridder looks to lead the Tigers into enemy territory tomorrow and bring home a win.

Varsity Tiger Soccer hosts Atherton at home in their final tune up before Trinity and heading west this weekend for the Gateway City Classic in St. Louis, MO, but we’ll talk more about that later.  If you aren’t at Marshall Stadium for the JV game, come check out Coach Schulten and the Tigers break the scoreboard against the Rebels at 7:00 PM tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 30th

The Tiger Golf team has one of their biggest tournaments of the year at the Regional Tournament on Tuesday.  This round of golf for Mike Sass and company will be played at Nevel Meade Golf Course.  Look for a big day for the Tigers, creating momentum for the rest of the season and a potential state championship season.

Freshman Tiger Soccer hosts Trinity at 5:30 PM on Tuesday.  The Tigers defeated Trinity last Tuesday 2-0 at Trinity, so look for a similar result coming just seven days after that victory.  Spirit Week festivities will have both squads fired up and adrenaline will be pumping on both sides.

Wednesday, October 1st

We ring in the new month with one of the biggest soccer games in the state between the Tigers and Shamrocks at Br. Thomas More Stadium.  JV will go first at 5:30, followed by Varsity at 7:00 PM.  This will feature a matchup of two Top 10 ranked teams in the state.  While Tiger Soccer has seen its share of struggles, the Shamrocks have blown through most of their schedule, but we have a feeling that all ends Wednesday with a Tiger victory.

Thursday, October 2nd

Freshman Tiger Football will head over to Marshall Stadium and take on Trinity at 5:30 PM.  Freshman QB Jack Albers and the Tigers look to keep their undefeated season in tact after their first battle against Trinity.  This game is always a fantastic matchup.  Grade school friends turn enemies for one night and set the tone for the next four years in the greatest rivalry in America.  We will all be dying of anticipation for the game the next day, so this should ease the anxiety a little bit by getting out and watching some great freshman level football.

Friday, October 3rd

Before we get carried away with the importance of the football game on Friday, the Tiger Soccer team will be in St. Louis for the Gateway City Classic and will face some of the stiffest competition over the weekend.  This will be a big test to see the growth of the team since their battles with some of the out of state teams earlier this year.

There also happens to be a football game Friday.  This is one that alumni mark on their calendars months in advance and fly across the country to see.  This is a game that other schools in the city let their students out just to go tailgate.  Grade schools schedule their parent-teacher conferences around it so they can have the weekend off for a high school football game.  This is a game that fills a Division-I football stadium.  This is St. Xavier vs. Trinity.

There is nothing more special than the mid-year showdown between the Tigers and Rocks.  We can’t wait to bring you all the coverage all week leading up the game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and making this about you the fan all week long.  We encourage you to tweet at us or use the comment section all week long to make sure you are always in the know about the biggest game of the year.  It will have major post-season implications as District play begins.  Trinity is one of the top teams in the state again, but so are we.  Records are thrown out the door and the excitement surrounding the game makes for an instant classic each year.  We won’t spend much time talking about the past couple of years because this is 2014. This is our year.

Saturday, October 4th

The Gateway City Classic continues for Tiger Soccer in St. Louis and Tiger Cross Country travels to Cary, NC to take part in the Great American.

Let’s have a great week and Beat The Weeds! We Are! St. X!

About Jacob Hayslip

Senior at Saint Xavier High School. Editor-In-Chief of WSTX Sports.

Posted on September 28, 2014, in Tiger Cross Country, Tiger Football, Tiger Golf, Tiger Soccer and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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