Flashback: Tiger Football vs. Bowling Green
For the fifth straight year, the Saint Xavier Tigers will take on the Bowling Green Purples in a top five match-up of state powers. This should be a great game between the two teams, and it will be even more exciting with it being Patriotic Night on top of it all.
It was a defensive showdown last year down in Bowling Green with the Tigers losing 6-0 in overtime. It was a hard fought game, but the Tigers simply did not get it done. QB Noah Houk threw for 133 yards on 13-19 passing while RB Taijon Smith ran for 58 yards on 17 carries. The Tigers committed three turnovers in last year’s game.
2014 – Saint Xavier 0, Bowling Green 6
2013 – Bowling Green 39, Saint Xavier 25
2012 – Saint Xavier 31, Bowling Green 38
2011 – Bowling Green 28, Saint Xavier 20
2006 – Saint Xavier 15, Bowling Green 7 (at Western Kentucky University)
2005 – Saint Xavier 13, Bowling Green 7 (at WKU)
*KHSAA.org’s datatbase only goes back to 1998
PURPLES ALL-TIME GREAT
Robert Reynolds (Bowling Green 1995-1998) – Reynolds was a part of Ohio State’s 2002 National Championship team and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Reynolds and his older brother, Patrick, are also believed to be the only siblings to win national championships at the BCS level (Robert) and at the I-AA level (Patrick, senior lineman for Western Kentucky’s National Championship team). Both won in the 2002 season.
The Purples have defeated the Tigers four straight times and are looking to make it five on Friday. The Tiger Football team will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen on Patriotic Night in Brother Thomas More Stadium. The Purples have the confidence to come and beat St. X, but they have a lot of pressure to go along with their winning streak. This game will be a battle between two of the top five teams in the state, and it should be a great one. I’ll say St. X 28-27.