Game Recap | Lexington Catholic

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The Tiger Football Team celebrates around their newly won hardware

The second game of the doubleheader at the Traditional Bank Bluegrass Bowl got off to a late start. Likewise, the Tiger Football team got out to a late start, looking out-of-sync from the get go. However, the tale of the night was, “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” That’s just what the Tigers did last night. Finished.

The Tiger Offense started with a couple of three-and-outs, putting the Defense in bad position. Lexington Catholic scored on three straight possessions; the fourth score came on a ninety yard pick-six. By the early second quarter, the score was 28-0, the Tigers in one of the biggest first half holes they have had in Saint Xavier Football history. To say the least, the Tiger Football team was dazed, and they were faced with a choice.  They could accept defeat and roll over, or they could fight like the Xaverian Warriors they are. They chose the latter. The coaching staff reminded them that every setback leaves behind a path to make your comeback, and last night the Taylor twins found that path and blew it wide open for the whole team to go through.

Throughout the next three quarters, senior running back Sam Taylor proceeded to rack up nearly 250 rushing yards coupled with three touchdowns. Jake Taylor was just as much a stud at defensive back. He racked up two interceptions and one fumble recovery, while playing lock-down defense throughout the whole game. The defensive line made stops, Albers found his groove, and the Offensive Line started pushing back. Special Teams were firing on all cylinders, with some forced fumbles, and Owen Johnson getting some key field goals to keep the team in the game. The whole thing was a pigskin work of art, that would’ve made Vince Lombardi awestruck. The entire team rallied behind these two twins en route to the greatest comeback in Saint X history.

The Tigers took the lead on a two-yard rush by Jack Albers, and he then proceeded to hit Mack Blincoe for the two-point conversion. Sam Taylor then gave the dagger with a ten yard rush for his third touchdown of the game. 42 UNANSWERED POINTS.

This game will definitely go down as one of the best games in Saint Xavier Football history. The team matured in the middle of the game to get this one done. This goes without saying, but the Tigers will need to work on coming out faster, especially with Bowling Green on the horizon. Overall, the team has a lot to improve on, but we will savor this victory for awhile. Now, Tiger Nation, lets just see how “Bad” these BGBadBoyz are. Go Tigers!

– Co-written by Malcomb Haming and Max Masterson

Scoring Recap 

9:24- Four yard pass (PAT good),  7-0 LC
6:01 – Four yard pass (PAT good), 14-0 LC
0:13.1 – Three yard rush (PAT good), 21-0 LC
10:54 – Jack Albers pass intercepted at the 10 yard line and returned for a pick-six (PAT good),    28-0 LC
4:55 – Sam Taylor 1 yard rush (PAT good), 28-7 LC
0:49.7 – Owen Johnson 35 yard FG, 28-10 LC
7:50 – Owen Johnson 28 yard FG, 28-13 LC
11:44 – Ben Seger takes a screen 30 yards (PAT good), 28-20 LC
10:02 – Sam Taylor 46 yard rush (2-pt conversion failed), 28-26 LC
4:08 – Jack Albers two yard rush (Mack Blincoe with the 2-pt conversion), 34-28 St.X
1:50 – Sam Taylor 10 yard rush (Brett Metzmeier with the 2-pt conversion), 42-28 St.X


Posted on August 27, 2016, in Tiger Football, WSTX Sports and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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