Flashback: Tiger Football vs. Central

Photo from louisvillecentralfootball.com

The Tigers will look to defeat the Yellowjackets for the 9th straight year when Tiger Football travels to Central Friday night. The Tigers are coming off a big win against Bowling Green, and the Yellowjackets picked up their first win of the season against CAL last Friday. This should be a fun one.

LAST MATCHUP

The Tigers dominated the Yellowjackets last year in a 46-6 romp. Runningback Taijon Smith led the way for the Tiger’s offense, as he ran for 95 yards on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns. It was a very strong rushing attack that night, as eight Tiger carried the ball at least once. Trace Amshoff and Jackie Arnold both had interceptions on the night.

SERIES OVERVIEW

2014 – Central 6, Saint Xavier 46
2013 – Saint Xavier 27, Central 13
2012 – Central 13, Saint Xavier 27
2011 – Saint Xavier 31, Central 30
2010 – Central 20, Saint Xavier 35
2009 – Saint Xavier 36, Central 14
2008 – Central 13, Saint Xavier 36
2007 – Saint Xavier 35, Central 7
2002 – Saint Xavier 16, Central 12
2001 – Saint Xavier 31, Central 13 (at Manual Stadium)

*KHSAA.org’s datatbase only goes back to 1998

YELLOWJACKETS ALL-TIME GREAT

Lenny Lyles (Central 1950-1952) – Lyles was a defensive back who played 12 seasons in the NFL with both the Baltimore Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. Lyles started in Super Bowl III for the Baltimore Colts. Lyles went to the University of Louisville where he broke the school’s color barrier for scholarship athletes. Lyles remains Louisville’s all-time scoring leader for a non-kicker with 300 points.

TRENDS/PREDICTION

The Tigers has dominated the series with Central, and it should be a lot of the same on Friday night. The Tigers defeated Central at home last year 46-6, so you have to think it will somewhat of the same this year too especially with them coming into the game at 1-2. I have been off so far on my predictions with picking two close games (thankfully they weren’t), but I am going to go with a major blowout this week. St. X 53, Central 10.

Go Tigers!

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About Cole Bollinger

Editor for WSTX Sports

Posted on September 10, 2015, in Tiger Football. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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