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GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Tiger Soccer takes home State today

Game Information

St. Xavier vs. Daviess County

Saturday, November 4, 2017

5:00 PM

Lafayette High School

Lexington, KY

Game Notes

Today in Lexington, for the first time since 2012, Tiger Soccer is bringing state back to Poplar Level Road. This season has been a special one from the beginning. The Tigers didn’t lose one in-state game this year, which is almost unheard of in a state that is full of so much talent. Today, the they look to finish what they started.

Senior striker Bennett Moorman is coming off a huge game vs. Warren Central in which he scored 3 goals. I expect Moorman to pick up where he left off and help lead the Tigers to victory. Also, look for junior midfielder Case Cox to play a big game for the Tigers on both sides of the field today. He has consistently been one of the teams best players and that won’t change today.

Earlier in the year, St  X beat Daviess County by a score of 6-1. The game will be a little bit closer today, but not by much. The Tigers just have too much talent for Daviess County to handle. Look for the Tigers to pull away in the second half and bring home state!

Game Prediction

St. X 4-1

Coverage

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Gameday Central | Tiger Football vs. Manual

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

St. Xavier (8-2) vs. Manual (3-7)

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:30 PM

Saint Xavier High School’s Brother Thomas More Stadium

Louisville. KY

GAMEDAY NOTES

Tiger Nation, playoff football is finally here. Coach Wolford’s squad finished the regular season with an impressive 8-2 record, but they aren’t done yet. The road to state begins tonight against the Manual Crimsons. The two teams have already met once this year, with the Tigers coming out on top 56-34 on the road. Let’s take a look at what you should expect from St. X tonight:

Junior Keegan Sullivan will be making his first career start at quarterback. Jack Albers suffered a minor injury last week against Cincinnati St. Xavier and will not play tonight. Sullivan has played well in his reserve role this year, so the Tiger offense is in good hands. He is more of a pocket passer, as opposed to Albers, a dual-threat QB. In the last matchup with Manual, Will Crum and the other receivers tore up a weak Crimson secondary, so do not be surprised if you see the Tiger offense take advantage of Sullivan’s passing ability.

Running backs Dominic Allgeier and Anthony Moretti also had strong showings against the Crimsons earlier this year and will try to replicate these contributions. An early rushing attack will help Sullivan settle in and will also open up the passing game.

The defense allowed a season-high 34 points against Manual in the first matchup, but expect a lockdown performance this evening. Andrew Uhls and and Connor Schaefer will be manning the trenches while Sam Boarman and Jake Netherton will be leading the secondary. If St. X wants to make a deep playoff run, the defense will need to continue to play well.

From this point forward, it is win or go home, so come out and support the Tigers!

GAME COVERAGE

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Gameday Central | Tiger Football vs. Trinity

GAME INFORMATION

St. Xavier (5-0) vs. Trinity (6-0)

Friday, September 29, 2017

8:00 PM

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

Louisville, KY

GAMEDAY NOTES

The matchup we have all been waiting for is finally here: St. X-Trinity. The Tigers come in at 5-0 and are fresh off a big 35-21 road win at PRP. On the other side, Trinity improved to 6-0 last week by beating J-Town 40-6.

Junior RB Anthony “Tones” Moretti has officially entered the starting lineup after senior Brett Metzmeier tore his ACL last week. Although Moretti was not the starter, he has had ample playing time this year, logging 6 touchdowns in the last 4 games. Look for Moretti to pick up where Metzmeier left off in terms of backfield productivity.

Like Moretti, the Tiger defense faces a challenge, but it is ready to step up to the plate. Trinity’s pass-heavy offense boasts some talent, highlighted by 4-star wide receiver Rondale Moore and quarterback Nick Bohn. Expect the Tiger secondary, led by senior Jake Netherton, to slow down Moore’s hot start to the year. Also, don’t be surprised if Andrew Uhls and the rest of the defensive linemen are in Bohn’s face all night.

The offensive line is also a major key for Coach Wolford’s squad tonight. Wyatt Smock, Chase Farris, and the rest of the boys in the trenches have been playing well all year, and I do not expect that to stop now. If they execute like they have been, there should be big holes for Moretti and plenty of time in the pocket for Albers.

Speaking of Albers, he is another key component for the Tigers tonight, as he has been all year. Albers’ dual-threat abilities will bode well for St. X’s offense tonight, because his scrambling abilities will open up the passing game. Look for Albers to have a strong game on the ground and through the air.

Trinity has a good team, but St. X is ready for battle. If the defense continues the tear they’ve been on all year and Albers keeps leading the offense as well as he has, the Tigers will emerge victorious tonight.

For a more in-depth look at Trinity’s team, click here. We will see you at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium tonight, Go Tigers!

TUCKER’S PICKS & PREDICTIONS

Offensive MVP: Offensive Line

Defensive MVP: Andrew Uhls

Score: 31-27 Tigers

ANDREW’S PICKS & PREDICTIONS

Offensive MVP: Will Crum

Defensive MVP: Jake Netherton

Score: 30-24 Tigers

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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

Scouting Report | Tiger Football vs. Trinity

This Friday, the Tigers have their annual regular-season matchup against rival Trinity. The Shamrocks enter the game with a 6-0 record, ranked #1 in the state, while Tiger Football is ranked #3 at 5-0. Let’s take a closer look at what St. X is up against this weekend:

OFFENSE

Trinity’s offense is headlined by wide receiver Rondale Moore. Moore, a 4-star Texas commit, has dangerous speed with the ball in his hands. He came onto the scene late last year after sitting out most of the season. Moore makes up for a lack of height with tremendous quickness and impeccable ball skills. If the Tigers want to win, they will need to limit Moore’s productivity, but that is easier said than done.

Senior Nick Bohn has put together a productive season in his first year as the starting quarterback. He played sparingly last season behind then-senior Spencer Blackburn, but was named QB1 this offseason. Trinity’s pass-heavy offense is contingent on Bohn’s gunslinging abilities, but the St. X defense has other plans.

Besides Moore, Bohn’s favorite target is most likely senior wideout Nick Strothman. Strothman, a 2-year starter, is a tall receiver who can make a play on the ball and create in the open field. While Moore is obviously the #1 receiver, Strothman is a capable player.

Trinity passes the ball the overwhelming majority of the time, but they still have a bit of a run game. Junior Luke McGuire is the starting running back for the Rocks and Bohn scrambles into the open field occasionally, but expect them to pass it more often than not.

DEFENSE

Trinity’s defense has had a strong start to the season. They’ve stifled opposing offenses in most games this season, keeping them in single digits multiple times.

The secondary is one of the reasons the Shamrock defense has been successful. Sophomore Jacob Dingle and Senior Santana Jones are the leaders for Trinity in this area. They have played well thus far, but will have their hands full against the very talented Tiger receiving corps.

The defensive line is the high-point of Trinity’s defense. This strong D-line is headlined by junior Stephen Herron and senior Arak McDuffie. Herron, a Michigan commit and a 4-star defensive end, is ranked as the #1 junior in Kentucky according to Rivals. McDuffie has come onto the scene after playing minimally last year. At 6’4″, he is a threat at defensive end with his length and pass-rushing abilities. Trinity has an impressive D-line, but they may be in for a rude awakening due to St. X’s size and skill at offensive line.

IN CONCLUSION

St. X is looking for its first win against Trinity since the 2014 regular season matchup, and Coach Wolford’s squad certainly has the talent to get it done. This is just a brief look at what the Shamrocks will be fielding this Friday. If you want to see more, get out to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and cheer on your Tigers!

For more information on the Trinity football team, click here.

Get to the Game on Friday, go Tigers!

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

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Game Notes | Tiger Football vs. Central

For the second time this year, Tiger Football played on the road this past Friday night. This time, they squared off against the Central Yellowjackets. St. X came out on top 42-7, so let’s take a closer look at how the game unfolded:

  • The Tigers opened the game in the best way possible. Senior Cameron Garrett returned the opening kickoff 80+ yards for a touchdown. This is the first special teams TD of the year for St. X.
  • To add onto the special teams TD, the defense also found the endzone. Near the end of the first half, the Jackets were pinned deep in their own territory. The ball was then fumbled and bounced around until Andrew Uhls fell on it in the endzone.
  • Overall, the defense played extremely well. They had 2 takeaways to add to their already impressive season total and scored a TD for the 2nd straight game. They were also very close to logging a shutout for the first time this year, but Central scored on the final play of the game.
  • The offense came out slow but ultimately picked up some steam as the game progressed. The rushing attack produced 3 TDs: one each from Metzmeier, Moretti, and Seger.
  • The offense focused more on running the ball, but Albers still threw for 1 TD. He connected with junior Jack Varga in the redzone for the score.

Coach Wolford’s squad is on the road again this Friday against PRP. Get to the game!

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

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Tiger Football | St. X Alums in College

It was a big weekend for Tiger football, as Coach Wolford led his team to an easy 56-14 victory over Fairdale at home on Friday. Former Tigers also had a strong showing at the college level. Let’s take a look at some of their performances:

  • Kentucky wide receiver Charles Walker, class of 2014, made solid contributions for the ‘Cats in a 27-16 win over Eastern Kentucky. Walker tallied 2 catches for 38 yards. The Wildcats moved to 2-0 and will play South Carolina next week.
  • Owen Johnson also had a great outing for Elon on Saturday. Johnson, class of 2017, knocked in a game-winning 36-yard field goal in the closing seconds to seal a 34-31 victory over Furman. He finished the day 2/2 on field goals and 4/4 on extra points. He is only a freshman, but Johnson has already made a huge impact for Elon.
  • Brad Schickel also knocked in a game-winning field goal. His 30-yarder as time expired gave the University of Indianapolis a 31-28 win over Wayne State. University of Indianapolis is ranked #18 in the country thanks largely in part to Schickel’s outstanding kicking.
  • Mason King started again for Louisville at punter, but played sparingly, as the Cards hung 6 touchdowns on UNC. He recorded only one punt for 36 yards in the 47-35 victory. Louisville is back in action against Clemson next week.

Congrats to all the other Tiger Alums who played this past weekend and good luck the rest of the year. Go Tigers!

Game Notes | Tiger Football vs. Fairdale

Last night, the Tigers ran up a huge early lead and never looked back. Obviously, Fairdale is not the toughest opponent on St. X’s schedule, but it was still a good win. Let’s take a closer look at Friday night’s 56-14 victory.

  • A few of the Tigers’ offensive starters did not play. Wide receivers Will Crum and Dominic Allgeier as well as running back Brett Metzmeier were all sidelined due to injury. All three should be back in the coming weeks. Despite these absences, the offense did not skip a beat, jumping out to a 35-0 first quarter lead.
  • The huge early lead is thanks largely in part to the defense. Seniors Conor O’Dea and Jake Netherton both had interceptions deep in Fairdale territory. Junior Harrison Pate also had a pick that he returned for a touchdown.
  • Junior running back Anthony Moretti scored a touchdown for the second consecutive week. He has played well in reserve status behind Metzmeier and will continue to contribute out of the backfield.
  • St. X had eight touchdowns from eight different players last night. Will Ginter, Harrison Pate, Anthony Moretti, Trenton Zoeller, Myles Harris, Brycen Harkins, John Kleine-Kracht, and Logan Davis all found the endzone. These were also the first TDs of the year for Pate, Zoeller, Harris, Harkins, Kleine-Kracht, and Davis.
  • The Tiger defense looked extremely good yet again. They had four takeaways (3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery) and scarcely gave up first downs. They also kept the opponent under 20 points for the second straight game. Stingy D will be a huge factor for the St. X down the stretch this year.
  • Special teams were also very sound for the Tigers. The kickers were 8/8 on extra points and recorded several touchbacks. Kick coverage was also particularly solid, allowing no big returns for the Bulldogs.

Coach Wolford’s squad is back in action next Friday night at Central. Go Tigers!

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

 

Tiger Football Scouting Report: Bowling Green

This week, the Tigers will be back on the gridiron after having a bye this past week. This will be St. X’s first action since their big 35-28 win over Indianapolis Cathedral. Let’s take a look at what the Tigers will see against Bowling Green this Saturday.

After beating an inferior North Hardin team 42-7 in week one, BG surprisingly lost 35-21 at PRP last Friday. This ended their state-best 28 game win streak. Before last week, their last loss came in the beginning of the 2015 season, when they were pummeled 45-19 by your St. X Tigers. Bowling Green will be eager to bounce back in their home opener, so Coach Wolford’s squad must be prepared.

Opponent Bio

Name: Bowling Green High School

Mascot: Purples

Coach: Kevin Wallace

Record: 1-1

KY State Rank: #12

Offense

The BG offense is led by the backfield tandem of junior QB Beau Buchanan and sophomore RB Vito Tisdale. Buchanan has put together a solid season so far, throwing for almost 350 yards and 3 touchdowns while completing 63% of his passes. While Buchanan can sling the ball decently, he has little to no running ability. In two games, he has zero rushing touchdowns and has not scampered for more than five yards on a single carry.

Sophomore Vito Tisdale, who already holds 5 D1 offers, has also produced some impressive numbers early on in his 2017 campaign. The shifty back only has 114 rushing yards, but he has found the endzone 3 times. No other player on the team has more than 17 yards on the ground, so look for Tisdale to carry the load in that department.

Seniors Nash Hightower and Ziyon Kenner have proven to be Buchanan’s favorite targets in the passing game. Kenner leads the team in receiving yards with 120 to go along with 1 TD catch, while Hightower has 2 receiving touchdowns and 110 yards. Hightower also has a rushing touchdown to add to his resume. Kenner is very lethal on special teams as well. Against PRP, he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and had multiple big punt returns.

The offensive line has been a weakness for the Purples so far this year. Buchanan was sacked 5 times against PRP, totaling 7 sacks already this year. Considering Buchanan’s poor running abilities, the Tigers have a good chance to rack up a few sacks of their own. The secondary will also need to play well to shut down Hightower and Kenner. The DBs must also be ready to make a play if Tisdale breaks free for a big run. Bowling Green boasts a somewhat strong offense, but it is nothing the Tigers can’t handle.

Defense

The anchor of the Bowling Green defense is senior linebacker Justice Dingle. Dingle, a 3-star recruit, is ranked as the #4 overall player in Kentucky for the class of 2018 and is committed to play for Georgia Tech. He leads the team with 20 tackles so far this season and has also accumulated 2 sacks.

Devan Jackson, another linebacker, has also been playing well to start this season. He is just behind Dingle with 17 tackles and leads the team with 2.5 sacks. Jackson also has a fumble recovery on his stat sheet.

Although the Purples have talented players, such as Dingle and Jackson, they have shown early signs of weakness. Last week against PRP, they allowed five touchdowns adding up to 35 points. BG gave up 232 yards on the ground and 179 through the air, totaling 411 yards for the Panthers. St. X will look to emulate this performance with the Metzmeier/Albers rushing attack which may open up the passing game for receivers such as Will Crum and Ben Seger.

In Conclusion

Your St. X Tigers will face off against the Bowling Green this Saturday at Noon ET. They will look to avenge the 31-10 loss suffered against BG a year ago. The Purples always play well at home, but the Tigers certainly will not go down without a fight. Get to the game on Saturday!

All stats and info courtesy of purplesfootball.com 

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:

Profile

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

Gameday Central | Tiger Football vs. Cathedral

Gameday Information

St. Xavier vs. Cathedral (IN)

Friday, August 18, 2017

7:30 PM

Brother Thomas More Stadium

St. Xavier High School

Louisville, KY

Gameday Notes

Tonight is Tiger Football’s 2017 season opener. St. X looks to have a very strong team, but they face a tough test in Cathedral. Let’s take a look at what the Tigers will be up against in this contest.

The Indianapolis Cathedral Irish have high expectations for the 2017 season. Despite finishing  7-5 in 2016, Cathedral opens up this season ranked #1 in Indiana’s 5-A class. A big reason why is the return of bruiser running back Markese Stepp. Stepp, a 4-star Notre Dame commit, will look to get back into the swing of things after missing most of last season due to injury.

On the other side of the field, St. X will look to ride its momentum from last week’s scrimmage against Simon Kenton. The rushing attack, led by seniors Albers and Metzmeier, will be on full display. The defense will also need to come up strong in order for the Tigers to bring home a win.

Get out to the game at 7:30 at St. X. Go Tigers!

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