LCS dives into The Rivalry
Our good friends over at Louisville Catholic Sports took a look back at the last 16 years of the biggest rivalry in the nation and pulled some great numbers surrounding the matchup. A lot of it favors those guys from Shelbyville Road, but its worth mentioning that the rivalry takes big momentum shifts and it just feels like that shift will occur this year for the better for the Tigers.
Male knocked both our Tigers and Trinity out of the playoffs last year; it was the first time St. X and Trinity didn’t meet in the postseason since 2006. Whoever is in charge of these things… can we please get it back to where we’re meeting the Rocks for the title?? It’s only right. Anyways, let’s take a trip down memory lane and take these numbers for what they’re worth, which is up to you.
Combined state championships: 35
State championships (Trinity): 21
State championships (St. Xavier): 14
State championship record head-to-head: Trinity 3-2 (2003, ’05 and ’07), St. X (1997 and ’09).
Series record: Trinity leads 15-9.
Average margin of victory (St. Xavier): 17.8
Average margin of victory (Trinity): 17.4
Biggest win (St. Xavier): 48-16 in 2005.
Biggest win (Trinity): 48-0 in 2010.
Longest winning streak in the series (St. Xavier): Three (2008-09)
Longest winning streak in the series (Trinity): Seven (current).
Times the regular-season winner lost in the postseason: Three times in 2005,’07 and ’08. St. X won in the regular season while Trinity won in the postseason each year.
Average points per game (St. Xavier): 16.8
Average points per game (Trinity): 21
Team records over the past 16 years: Trinity leads 15-9.
Breakdown of the past 24 games
2013: Trinity 29-17
2012: Trinity 34-7 (regular season)
Trinity 15-14 (postseason)
2011: Trinity 42-6 (regular season)
Trinity 41-6 (postseason)
2010: Trinity 48-0 (regular season)
Trinity 35-7 (postseason)
2009: St. Xavier 32-7 (regular season)
St. Xavier 34-10 (postseason)
2008: St. Xavier 30-6 (regular season)
Trinity 28-21 (postseason)
2007: St. Xavier 24-15 (regular season)
Trinity 34-28 (postseason)
2006: Trinity 10-0
2005: St. Xavier 48-16 (regular season)
Trinity 14-6 (postseason)
2004: St. Xavier 38-16
2003: Trinity 17-6 (regular season)
Trinity 17-14 (postseason)
2002: Trinity 16-0
2001: St. Xavier 14-7
2000: Trinity 27-14
1999: St. Xavier 28-14
1998: St. Xavier 13-9