What the “experts” are saying about Friday night’s St. X-Trinity game
The Tiger Football team will take on Trinity Friday night at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and the game has the “experts” talking. Here is a small rundown of what they are saying.
It may be one of the biggest rivalries in the country but as of late Trinity has owned the series – winning eight out of the last nine.
St. X ended a seven game losing streak to the Shamrocks last fall but the Rocks returned the favor in the Class 6-A playoffs and went onto win their 23rd state championship.
Last year Ryan Young was the signal caller for Trinity while Noah Houk quarterbacked the Tigers.
This year is different as senior Jacob Woosley will lead a Trinity offense that is putting up 42.2 points per game while junior Desmond Ridder leads a Tiger offense that’s scoring 32 points per game.
St. Xavier (4-1) vs Trinity (5-1)
Y’all thought I was going to leave this one out? The annual rivalry will be fantastic once again as both teams are contenders for the 6A title. Both teams will look to quarterbacks who are getting their first taste of the rivalry. Desmond Ridder has been impressive as both a runner and passer for St. X in his first season under center. Trinity’s Jacob Woosley has also been very good as the leader of the #2 team in 6A. This game will come down to who can run the ball against each other’s defense.
Trey’s Pick- The Rocks will be too much for St. X.
Nick’s Pick- Do I have to? I mean, can they both lose? Well, this is tough, because St. X has lost to Trinity so much recently it’s not really a rivalry anymore. With that said, they’re due for a win about once every five years and it’s about that time. Relish it Tiger fans, it’ll be awhile before it happens again.