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GAMEDAY CENTRAL | Tiger Soccer vs. Trinity

Gameday Information

St. Xavier (9-0) vs. Trinity (11-1) (In-state records)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

7:45 PM

Trinity High School

Louisville, KY

Game Notes

In the second game of Spirit Week, Tiger Soccer goes on the road to take on Trinity. This is a big game for both teams, as St. X has not lost in-state, and Trinity has only lost one game. As the Tigers take the field at Trinity tonight, lets look at what they will be facing.

The Shamrocks have a very effective offense that does not waste chances when they get them. Look for the Tiger defense to be locked in Trinity’s two leading scorers: Brandon McManus and Jack Fischer. However, on the other side of the ball, the defense is not as strong. This is a defense the Tiger scorers should be able to take advantage of.

Now, lets take a look at the Tigers. St. X has been phenomenal in-state this year, winning every game they have played. This is a team that starts 7 seniors and had their whole back line return from last year. Bennett Moorman and Connor George have been  unstoppable this year. Each time one of them touches the ball, they are a threat to score. On the other side of the ball, Zach Bannon and Michael Hagerty will lead the defense against a very effective Trinity offense.

This game is on the road, which will make it a little bit tougher for the Tigers to pull out a victory. However, St. X has the talent on both sides of the field, whereas Trinity is lacking on defense. Look for the Tigers to pull away in this one and make St. X 2-0 against Trinity this week.

MVP Predictions

Tucker: Andrew Klem

Andrew: Bennett Moorman

Game Prediction

Tucker: 4-1 St. X

Andrew: 2-1 St. X

Prediction and Preview for Tonight’s Game at PRP

Gameday Information

St. Xavier (4-0) vs. PRP (4-0)

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:00 PM

Pleasure Ridge Park High School

Louisville, KY

Game Notes

Tonight, the Tigers face their biggest test yet, as they take on the Pleasure Ridge Park Panthers on the road. The Panthers are 4-0 with an average win margin of 26 points per game. However, this stat can be deceiving because of the caliber of team they have played. PRP has defeated Valley, Bowling Green, Eastern, and North Hardin. 3 out of those 4 teams are nowhere close to the caliber of team St. X is. Because of this, the Panthers are somewhat of a mystery. They have a high caliber offense led by senior quarterback B.J. Robinson and wide receiver Shannon Bishop (WKU commit), but how will they and the rest of the offense fare against a Tiger defense that has been stellar this season?

Enough about PRP, let’s talk about the Tigers. Through the first four games we have seen St. X establish themselves as a run first offense. The duo of running back Brett Metzmeier and quarterback Jack Albers coming out of the backfield has been unstoppable. Look for the Tigers to stick with it on the ground tonight until the PRP defense stops them. I also think we will see St. X open up the playbook a little more tonight. Look for number 11 to throw the ball more tonight than he has in previous games.

This is going to be a great game with a lot of high caliber players. There are two matchups that will be key in tonight’s game: St. X’s offesive line vs. PRP’s front 7, and the Tiger secondary vs. PRP quarterback B.J. Robinson. If Wyatt Smock and co. can dominate like they have in the first four games, the Tigers shouldn’t have any problem moving down the field and scoring. On the other side of the ball, look for seniors Cam Garrett and Jake Netherton to lead the secondary against B.J. Robinson and Shannon Bishop. If the Tigers can win these matchups, I fully expect them to march out of PRP with a convincing victory.

Playing on the road in a hostile environment has led some to pick against the Tigers. However, I’m not sure why. The St. X offensive line has been dominate all season, Brett Metzmeier is averaging over 100 yards per game, and the defense is giving up just 17 points per game. The Tigers are undefeated all time against the Panthers, and that won’t change tonight. Look for the Tigers to push their winning streak to 20 with a big win against PRP tonight.

Game Prediction

Tucker: 31-24 St. X

Andrew: 35-27 St. X

MVP Prediction

Tucker

Offense: The Offesive Line

Defense: Cameron Garrett

Andrew

Offense: Will Crum

Defense: Jake Netherton

Coverage

Twitter: @StxTigerSports

Radio: 790 AM

 

 

Gameday Central | Tiger Football vs. Central

Gameday Information

St. Xavier (3-0) vs. Central (3-1)

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:30 PM

Central High School

Louisville, KY

Game Notes

The Tigers march into Central tonight looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2008, and Coach Wolford’s squad is feeling confident. After romping Fairdale last week 56-14, they march into a hostile environment looking for their fourth straight win. Quarterback Jack Albers said, “Its a crazy place to play, a lot of people show up and it’s just a fun environment to play in.” Saint X handled Central last year easily, winning 43-0 on patriotic night. However, don’t expect it to be that easy this year.

After losing in the 3A state championship last year, Central has started the season strong. After winning their first 3 games, Central lost to Ballard last week, 30-7. This is the team’s first year under new head coach Marvin Dantzler after head coach Ty Scroogins left the job following last season. The Yellowjackets do not have much of a passing game, so they will look to run the ball consistiently throughout the game. If the Tiger defense is able to stop Central’s running attack, look for this game to get out of hand quickly.

The game is going to be won in the trenches, and that is why I expect the Tigers to come out on top. Look for the offensive line to continue its dominance against a Central defensive line that doesn’t have the talent or size to compete. Also look for Andrew Uhls and co. to be in the Central backfield a lot tonight. This one could be close at half, but look for the Tigers to pull away after halftime.

Game Prediction

Tucker: 38-10 St. X

Andrew: 35-14 St. X

MVP Predictions

Tucker

Offense: Jack Albers

Defense: Doug Shaffner

Andrew

Offense: Brett Metzmeier

Defense: Andrew Uhls

Coverage

Twitter: @StxTigerSports

Radio: 790 AM

Gameday Central | Tiger Football vs. Fairdale

Gameday Information

St. Xavier vs. Fairdale

Friday, September 8, 2017

7:30 PM

Brother Thomas More Stadium

St. Xavier High School

Louisville, KY

Game Notes

Tiger Football takes on Fairdale tonight. Fairdale, (1-1) lost their season opener to 49-17 to Shelby County, but avenged that loss last Friday by beating Nelson County 47-18. Meanwhile, the Tigers (2-0) are trying to continue their hot streak to start the season.

The Tigers offense has been relentless this year. Jack Albers and Brett Metzmeier have been virtually unstoppable. The offensive line has provided holes for these two, as Metzmeier went for 141 yards last week and Albers ran for 2 touchdowns. There is no reason this shouldn’t continue this week, as the offensive line should overpower Fairdale’s defense and open up holes for the offense.

The Tiger defense was also superb last week. They gave up only 227 yards to a Bowling  offense that has two of the better athletes in the state. One thing the defense has done in both games this season is come up with big stops when the team needs it most. Making these stops is key to the Tigers continuing their success.

Starting running back Brett Metzmeier and starting wide receiver Will Crum will not play tonight as they rest injuries. With Metzmeier out look for junior Anthony Moretti to handle majority of the carries.

Saint. X just has more firepower than Fairdale does. Frankly, this one shouldn’t be close. I look for the Tigers to come out strong and put an underwhelming Fairdale team away early. Be looking for some new names and numbers after halftime tonight.

Game Prediction

Tucker: 52-14 Tigers

Andrew: 49-13 Tigers

MVP Predictions 

Tucker

Offense: Anthony Moretti

Defense: Jake Netherton

Andrew

Offense: Jack Albers

Defense: Andrew Uhls

 

You Saw Him Tear Up Cathedrals Defense on Friday Night, but What Else Do You Know about Brett Metzmeier?

On this bye week, we look at running back Brett Metzmeier. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about Metzmeier and his big game Friday night. He lit up Cathedral’s defense, going for 160 yards and 4 touchdowns. You know about his big game, but what else do you know about the downhill runner? Here are some facts about #32:

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Full name: Brett Joseph Metzmeier II

Position: Running back

Jersey number: 32

Grade: Senior

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 195

Nickname: Metz

Fun Facts

Favorite food? Cheeseburger

Pregame meal? Peanut butter and banana sandwich

Favorite TV show? Fixer Upper

Favorite college team? Louisville

Favorite pro teams? Bengals

Football idol? John Riggins

Biggest role model? Dad

Dream school to play football? Notre Dame

Favorite subject? History

How do you mentally prepare for a game? Playing the game in my head.

Favorite football memory? Playing in comeback win vs Lexington catholic last season.

Individual goals for this year? Become a more vocal leader.

Team goals for this year? Win state.

Hobbies outside of football? Golf and Fishing

Celebrity crush? Selena Gomez

Favorite movie? Forrest Gump

Favorite restaurant? WW cousins

What is the significance behind your number? Nothing, it was given to me last year.

Go-to lunch at school? Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Person that has been most influential in your football career? Bryan Mills

Favorite artist/band? Led Zeppelin

All time favorite song? Stairway to Heaven

Current favorite song? It’s a Vibe

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor? Stuart Scott

If you could go back in time to any point in your life when would it be and why? Vacation to Atlantis because it was a fun trip with my whole family.

3 most important things to you? Family, friends, school

What are you looking to improve on this season? Improve my blocking and winning 1-on-1 battles in the open field.

Game Notes from Last Night’s Big Win Against Cathedral

The Tigers put together an unbelievable game last night against one of Indiana’s top teams: Cathedral. Was the game perfect? Absolutely not. However, the Tigers made big plays when they needed to be made and that is why they won the game. Let’s look at some notes from a fantastic opening win:

  • Quarterback Jack Albers was great tonight. He connected with his receivers on several long passes and ran the ball very well. Albers ability to throw and run the ball makes him a dangerous threat and opens up the running game for Brett Metzmeier.
  • Speaking of Metzmeier… WOW. After being sidelined almost all of last year the senior finally got his shot to shine and he did not waste it. He carried the ball 26 times for 160 yards and 4 touchdowns. This was an unbelievable opening game for Brett and while it is hard to top a game like this, he will certainly be working to stay consistent throughout the year.
  • The offensive line was great again. They allowed only two sacks and opened up the holes for Metzmeier and Albers.
  • Will Crum was Albers main deep threat in the game, catching several long balls and making plays in the open field.
  • The offense had very few three and outs, which chewed up the clock and gave the defense time to rest.
  • Yes, the defense gave up 28 points. However, considering the fact that Cathedrals running back and center are going to big time Division 1 schools, I would say the defense was great last night. At the end of the day, they made big plays when they needed to be made and that is one of the main reasons the Tigers won.

Next up for the Tigers: September 1st @ Bowling Green

Ben Seger: The Speedster Bursting onto the Scene

Today we look at senior wide receiver Ben Seger. Seger saw time last year and will see even more this season. He is a small, quick receiver who can beat you in many different ways. Look for him to play a big factor in the Tigers offense this year.

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Full name: Benjamin Hardin Seger

Position: Wide Receiver

Jersey number: 15

Grade: Senior

Height: 5’8

Weight: 160

Nickname: Bob Seger

Fun Facts

Favorite food? Cheeseburger

Pregame meal? Jimmy Johns and a blue Powerade

Favorite TV show? That 70’s Show

Favorite college team? Louisville

Favorite pro teams? Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds

Football idol? Ryan Switzer

Biggest role model? My dad

Dream school to play football? Louisville

Favorite subject? Math

How do you mentally prepare for a game? Listen to music

Favorite football memory? Scoring a touchdown in my first varsity game against Lexington Catholic.

Individual goals for this year? Help my team in any way possible.

Hobbies outside of football? Play basketball, video games, and Netflix

Celebrity crush? Shakira

Favorite movie? Saving Private Ryan

Favorite restaurant? Buffalo Wild Wings

What is the significance behind your number? I wasn’t able to get the number I wanted last year so I was given #15.

Go-to lunch at school? Chicken sandwhich, fries, strawberry yogurt parfait, and a water.

Person that has been most influential in your football career? My Dad

Favorite artist/band? Cold War Kids

All time favorite song? Piano Man by Billy Joel

Current favorite song? Take It All Back by Judah & the Lion

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor? Stuart Scott

If you could go back in time to any point in your life when would it be and why? I would go back to the start of my freshman year because I would want to see how much myself and my friends have changed over the past couple years.

3 most important things to you? Family, Friends, and Food

What are you looking to improve on this season? I’m looking to improve on my speed and my ability to make defenders miss in the open field.

The 6’5 Wide Receiver that is Poised for a Breakout Season: Will Crum

In part two of the “fun facts” series we look at senior wide receiver Will Crum. Crum is a two sport athlete who spends time on both the basketball court and the football field. In Friday’s scrimmage he looked to be Albers go-to guy as they connected on several short, quick passes that Crum took for positive yardage. Here are some fun facts about the wide-out poised for a big season:

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Full name: William Oliver Crum

Position: Wide Receiver (X)

Jersey number: 82

Grade: Senior

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 195 lbs

Nickname: 99

Fun Facts

Favorite food? Steak

Pregame meal? Smoothie from Smoothie King

Favorite TV show? Big Brother

Favorite college team? Kentucky

Favorite pro teams? Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Chicago Cubs

Football idol? Calvin Johnson

Biggest role model? Father

Dream school to play football? Kentucky

Favorite subject? History

Camps attended? None

Camps you will be attending in the future? Not sure yet

How do you mentally prepare for a game? Listen to music and go over the weekly playbook.

Favorite football memory? Scoring a 99 yard touchdown against PRP sophomore year.

Individual goals for this year? Have 10 touchdowns and earn a scholarship

Team goals for this year? State Championship and nothing short of that.

Hobbies outside of football? Shoes

Celebrity crush? Kylie Jenner

Favorite movie? The Goonies or Skyfall

Favorite restaurant? Outback Steakhouse

What is the significance behind your number? My cousin was 82

Go-to lunch at school? Joey Wrap

Person that has been most influential in your football career? My Uncle Dickie

Favorite artist/band? Tim McGraw

All time favorite song? The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Current favorite song? Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor? John Buccigross

3 most important things to you? God, Family, and Friends

What are you looking to improve on this season? Blocking and catching in traffic

The 6’5 Wide Reciever that is Poised for a Breakout Season: Will Crum

In part two of the “fun facts” series we look at senior wide receiver Will Crum. Crum is a two sport athlete who spends time on both the basketball court and the football field. In Friday’s scrimmage he looked to be Albers go-to guy as they connected on several short, quick passes that Crum took for positive yardage. Here are some fun facts about the wide-out poised for a big season:

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Full name: William Oliver Crum

Position: Wide Receiver (X)

Jersey number: 82

Grade: Senior

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 195 lbs

Nickname: 99

Fun Facts

Favorite food? Steak

Pregame meal? Smoothie from Smoothie King

Favorite TV show? Big Brother

Favorite college team? Kentucky

Favorite pro teams? Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Chicago Cubs

Football idol? Calvin Johnson

Biggest role model? Father

Dream school to play football? Kentucky

Favorite subject? History

Camps attended? None

Camps you will be attending in the future? Not sure yet

How do you mentally prepare for a game? Listen to music and go over the weekly playbook.

Favorite football memory? Scoring a 99 yard touchdown against PRP sophomore year.

Individual goals for this year? Have 10 touchdowns and earn a scholarship

Team goals for this year? State Championship and nothing short of that.

Hobbies outside of football? Shoes

Celebrity crush? Kylie Jenner

Favorite movie? The Goonies or Skyfall

Favorite restaurant? Outback Steakhouse

What is the significance behind your number? My cousin was 82

Go-to lunch at school? Joey Wrap

Person that has been most influential in your football career? My Uncle Dickie

Favorite artist/band? Tim McGraw

All time favorite song? The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Current favorite song? Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor? John Buccigross

3 most important things to you? God, Family, and Friends

What are you looking to improve on this season? Blocking and catching in traffic

We have 5 days until kickoff, so let’s look at number 5: Jake Netherton

In the first part of our five part “fun facts” series, we look at senior cornerback Jake Netheron. Netherton started last season as a junior and had a big impact. He will look to do more of the same this season while leading the secondary. Five days remain until the Tigers kickoff against Cathedral, so let’s look at some fun facts about number 5.

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Full name: Stephen Jake Netherton

Position: Cornerback

Jersey number: 5

Grade: Senior

Height: 5’8

Weight: 172

Fun Facts

Favorite food? Steak

Pregame meal? Peanut butter and jelly

Favorite TV show?  The Office

Favorite college team? Louisville

Favorite pro teams? The Dolphins

Football idol? Troy Polamalu

Biggest role model? Conor McGregor

Dream school to play football?  Tennessee

Favorite subject?  Math

How do you mentally prepare for a game? Listen to music and watch highlights

Favorite football memory? Getting an interception against Highlands last year.

Individual goals for this year? Improve on my game from last year

Team goals for this year? State

Hobbies outside of football? Netflix and Call of Duty

Celebrity crush?  Margot Robbie

Favorite movie?  Wolf of Wall Street

Favorite restaurant?  Buffalo Wild Wings

Go-to lunch at school? Turkey sandwich

Person that has been most influential in your football career?  My stepdad

Favorite artist/band?  Young Thug

All time favorite song?  The good stuff by Kenny Chesney

Current favorite song?  With that By Young Thug

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor?  Dicky V

If you could go back in time to any point in your life when would it be? I would go back to 8th grade to the Toy Bowl

3 most important things to you?   Family, friends, and Netflix

What are you looking to improve on this season?  My pass coverage

Game Notes from Tiger Football’s Scrimmage vs. Simon Kenton

The Tigers opened their season with a scrimmage against Simon Kenton tonight. Here is some of what the fans saw:

  • Quarterback Jack Albers is the real deal. He throws and runs the ball at a very high level. Albers will be hard to stop with his dual threat ability and will wreak havoc on defenses.
  • Brett Metzmeier also played very well. Metzmeier is a downhill runner that does not go down after the first hit.
  • The offensive line was as we all expected: fantastic. They created holes for the running backs and the quarterbacks had plenty of time to throw.
  • Fans should expect to see an offense with a lot of running plays as well as short, quick passes.
  • Will Crum emerged as Albers number one receiver, catching multiple screens and taking them for good yardage.
  • Expect to see the defensive line get to the quarterback and apply pressure on almost every play.
  • The secondary was also very good, allowing very few big passing plays.

To sum up, this years team has the weapons to win every game on their schedule.

Fan Voting to Begin as 2017 EXPY Nominees are Announced

The EXPY Awards

For the fourth year, WSTX Sports will hold its fan voting for the 2017 EXPY Awards! Tiger Sports fans will be able to cast their vote for their favorite players, coaches, games, and more online at WSTXSports.com. Voting will begin today and last until August 7th when the winners are announced.

The EXPYS will recognize top Tiger Athletes, Teams. and Coaches and commemorate the past year in Tiger Sports by recognizing major achievements, reliving unforgettable moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2017 EXPYS will also recognize best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Athlete” that pit nominees from different sports against each other.

This year, “Breakthrough Athlete” looks to be a heated race as many sophomores and juniors stood out this past season. This is one to keep an eye on and could have a different leader every week. Another race to keep an eye on is “Best Coach.” With two newcomers and two veterans in the race it should be interesting to see how that one shakes out.

Overall, this years categories should be fairly even. In other words, do not expect to see one person or team run away with any given category. This should make this years EXPYS very exciting and the updates could provide for many surprises.

The next few weeks will surely be exciting as we get to take a look back at the 2016-2017 year in Tiger Sports. We encourage all of the Tiger Nation to go out and vote at WSTXSports.com/expys . You will be able to vote once every hour. Updates will be posted several throughout the voting period. We cannot wait to see who comes out on top this year for the coveted EXPY Awards. Winners will be announced via Twitter on August 7th. Get Voting!

As We Approach the 2017 EXPYS, Lets Review Last Years Winners

Best Athlete

Connor McKim | Photo by Tim Porco

Connor McKim | Photo by Tim Porco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiger Basketball’s Connor McKim took home the Best Athlete award last year. McKim was the absolute star of a rejuvenated team. In 2016 McKim lead his team to victories over the top-ranked teams in Kentucky. We were able to see him put up ridiculous numbers all season long, averaging over 24 points per game. He even clipped the 1,000 point mark along the way. McKim beat out Tiger Track and Fields Matthew Thomas as well as current Louisville Cardinal Pitcher Adam Elliot for the award.

1. Connor McKim, Tiger Basketball
2. Matthew Thomas, Tiger Track and Field
3. Adam Elliot, Tiger Baseball

 


Best Team

state baseball

The 2016 EXPY for Best Team went to the Tiger Baseball team. Tiger Baseball won their second championship in three years on an amazing postseason run. With that they captured the outright lead for most baseball state titles with seven. This was a tough award to win with the Tigers totaling nine state championships in the 2015-2016 school year.

1. Tiger Baseball
2. Tiger Cross Country
3. Tiger Swimming and Diving


Best Coach

Coach Chuck Medley | Photo by Tim Porco

Coach Chuck Medley | Photo by Tim Porco

The 2016 EXPY Award for Best Coach went to Chuck Medley of Tiger Cross Country. Coach Porta took an early lead in this one, but Coach Medley quickly turned that around. This award was well deserved, as he led the Tiger Cross Country team to their 21st state title in a dominating performance. All seven of the runners placed in the top 11 at the state championship race. He also defeated the two-time reigning champ in this category: Coach Larkin.

1. Chuck Medley, Tiger Cross Country
2. Andy Porta, Tiger Baseball
3. Todd Larkin, Tiger Swimming and Diving


Best Game

Photo by Clay Jackson of Lexington Herald Leader

Photo by Clay Jackson of Lexington Herald Leader

With the 2015-2016 year being filled with memorable games, this was definitely one of the toughest categories to win. The winner for Best Game was “Mudd’s Walk-off” vs. West Jessamine in the state tournament. It was a matchup of the two past state champions in what was sure to be an epic game. The Tigers lead most of the game behind Adam Elliot’s pitching, but West Jessamine tied it up in the seventh inning. Mudd had different plans, however. The rising senior had a 2-1 count, and on the next pitch, he sent it over the left-field fence. Ball game. Tigers win.

1. Tiger Baseball vs. West Jessamine (Mudd’s Walk-off)
2. Matthew Thomas winning the Dream Mile @ St.X
3. Tiger Basketball vs. Male (District Championship)


Best Championship Performance

connor holden

The Best Championship Performance Award went to Connor Holden. With the two aces in Daniel Fischer and Adam Elliot being ineligible to pitch, Holden stepped up in a big way. He threw a shutout as the Tigers went on to win the game 1-o. Holden beat out his two teammates Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler for this award.

1. Connor Holden’s shutout in the state title game
2. Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler’s back-to-back walk offs in the state baseball tournament
3. Cross Country placing all runners in the Top 11 on their way to a state championship


Best Breakthrough Athlete

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Connor Holden had quite a night when the 2016 EXPYS winners were released. He won four awards and won this category easily; receiving 44% of the votes. Holden didn’t make the team his freshman year, however he worked his butt off to make sure that wasn’t the case the next year. Fast-forward a year later, and he is throwing a shut out in the state championship game. Connor had quite a ride and was most definitely deserving of the 2016 Breakthrough Athlete Award.

1. Connor Holden, Tiger Baseball
2. Brewer Cahalan, Tiger Rugby
3. Joey Mackin, Tiger Lacrosse

 


 Tiger Pride Award

Tiger Baseball celebrates their victory over West Jessamine | Photo from @stxtigers

Tiger Baseball celebrates their victory over West Jessamine | Photo from @stxtigers

The Tiger Baseball took home the 2016 Tiger Pride Award. As said before, they won the state title on a ridiculous postseason run. First, they defeated the #1 ranked team in Kentucky and #6 ranked in the nation, Greenup County. After, they defeated their next two opponents with walk-offs. To cap it off, they won a record seventh state title. What a season it was for Tiger Baseball!

1. Tiger Baseball
2. Tiger Basketball
3. Tiger Cross Country

 

Stay tuned for this years EXPYS nominees…

 

A Name You Will be Hearing a Lot This Fall: Andrew Uhls

If you don’t know the name, you will very soon. Andrew Uhls started on the defensive line last year as a junior and made a major impact. This year, he will look to do more of the same while improving on areas of his game that weren’t as strong. If the Tigers want to win a State Championship this year, Uhls and the rest of the D-line will need to have a strong season. You know he’s a big dude, but how much do you really know about Andrew Uhls? Here are some facts about the D-lineman whose offer sheet will continue to grow.

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Full name: Andrew Michael Uhls

Position: Defensive Line

Jersey number: 96

Grade: Senior

Height: 6’4

Weight: 235 pounds

Nickname: Uni

Fun Facts

Favorite food?  Spaghetti

Pregame meal?  PB&J

Favorite TV show?  Psych

Favorite college team?  Louisville

Favorite pro teams?  Cleveland Cavaliers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds

Football idol?  Peyton Manning

Biggest role model?  Grandad

Dream school to play football?  Oregon

Favorite subject?  Math

Favorite teacher you have had at Saint X?  Mr. Gruneisen

Current offer(s)?  Morehead St.

How do you mentally prepare for a game?  Listen to music and going over my
responsibilities for the game

Favorite football memory?  Winning the toy bowl in 7th grade

Individual goals for this year?  Win state and improve on my game from last year.

Hobbies outside of football?  Basketball and video games

Celebrity crush?  Jennifer Aniston

Favorite movie?  The entire Harry Potter series

Favorite restaurant?  Chili’s

What is the significance behind your number?  Honestly, there is no significance behind my number. Last year was the first year I wore it.

Go-to lunch at school?  Chicken wrap, chips and a PB&J

Person that has been most influential in your football career?  My dad

Favorite artist/band?  Kid Cudi

All time favorite song?  Take on me by A-Ha

Current favorite song?  Jersey by Future

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor?  I do not have one.

If you could go back in time to any point in your life when would it be and why?  Back to when I lived in Florida because I had no responsibilities and lived by the beach.

3 most important things to you?  Family, religion, and friends

What are you looking to improve on this season?  Looking to be a more dominant force on our defense this year.

How Well Do You Know Your Quarterback, Jack Albers?

As most people know, the starting quarterback for the Tiger Football team this year will most likely be rising senior Jack Albers. Albers, who played sparingly last year while sitting behind Cincinnati commit Desmond Ridder, will look to lead the Tigers to their first state championship in eight years. You know the name and the face, but how much do you really know about the soon-to-be signal caller for the Tigers? WSTX compiled some fun facts about the person behind number 11.

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Name: Jack Thomas Albers

Position: Quarterback

Jersey number: 11

Grade: 12

Height: 6’1

Weight: 180

Nickname: Cowboy Jack

Fun Facts

Favorite food?  Wendy’s

Pregame meal?  Beef jerky and a bag of munchies

Favorite TV show?  Family Guy

Favorite college team?  Indiana Hoosiers

Favorite pro teams?  Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Cavaliers

Football idol?  Peyton Manning

Biggest role model?  Dad

Dream school to play football?  Indiana

Favorite subject?  History

Camps attended?  Western Kentucky, Northwestern, Ohio University

Camps you will be attending in the future?  Princeton, Pennsylvania University, Dartmouth, Yale

Current offer(s)?  Kentucky Wesleyan University

How do you mentally prepare for a game?  Listen to music and go over scouting reports

Favorite football memory?  Winning the Toy Bowl in eighth grade

Individual goals for this year?  Lead the team to a State Championship

Team goals for this year?  Win the State Championship

Hobbies outside of football?  Call of Duty, fishing

Celebrity crush?  Rihanna

Favorite movie?  Superbad

Favorite restaurant?  Pat’s Steakhouse

What is the significance behind number 11?  The team I played for when I was younger didn’t have the number I wanted so I instead chose 11 and I have worn that ever since.

Go-to lunch at school?  Fried chicken sandwich with a yogurt parfait and a side of fries

Person that has been most influential in your football career?  Dad

Favorite artist/band?  Rihanna

All time favorite song?  Play that Funky Music by Wild Cherry

Current favorite song?  Self Made by Bryson Tiller

All-time favorite Sports Center anchor?  Stuart Scott

If you could go back in time to any point in your life when would it be and why?  When I was 5 years old and had nothing to worry about

3 most important things to you?  Family, schoolwork, football

What are you looking to improve on this season?  Staying in the pocket longer and not scrambling as often