Tiger Football prepares to take on a hungry Henry Clay team
This week, the Tigers will open their 2015 season with a big challenge right out of the gates. The waiting is over and real football is here! No more 7 on 7 or scrimmages, but Friday night football under the lights in Lexington.
Henry Clay is the opponent across the line of scrimmage as we get things underway in 2015 and the Tigers couldn’t have drawn a much tougher opponent to get the ball rolling against. Henry Clay returns one of the best playmakers in the state and region in defensive back Davonte Robinson. Robinson has led the Blue Devils in tackles for the past two seasons and is known as the fastest man in Kentucky due ot his stellar performance in the state track meet. We’ll most likely see him line up on the offensive side of the ball as well giving his all in attempt to take down the Tigers.
As for the Blue Devil’s offense, they will have “two starting quarterbacks” according to their longtime head coach Sam Simpson. Carl Tackett and Marcus Tyler will split reps at QB, which sounds familiar to you Tiger fans as we too have two gun slingers fighting to be the guy. Friday night’s performance by each team’s signal caller will be a look into the crystal ball of what’s to come for St. X and Henry Clay in 2015.
It’s finally football time in the bluegrass and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that than at the Bluegrass Bowl hosted by Lexington Catholic. An irregular start time will give the Tigers the first game in a double header with kickoff scheduled for 6:15 PM at Lexington Catholic High School on Friday. The Tigers have played in the Bluegrass Bowl the last two seasons and won both matchups against other Lexington high schools (Lexington Catholic -2013, Bryan Station – 2014).
It will take a special performance from the unexperienced Tigers Friday night to pull of the Lexington-three-peat, but they seem to be up for the challenge. We hope to see you in Lexington, cheering on the Tigers in person, but if you can’t make it, you can get live coverage on Twitter by following @WSTXSports and @TigerSports_TV. We’ll get you the radio information as soon as we hear so you can listen into John Spears and Tony Burke on the call of what hopefully will be a big Tiger Football victory.