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Gameday Information 

St. Xavier Tigers (1-0) at Bowling Green Purples (2-0)

Friday, September 2nd

Varsity Game – 8:00 PM

El Donalsdon Stadium

Bowling Green, KY

Game Notes

The Tiger Football Team will travel down I-65 to take on the Bowling Green Purples for their second game of the season. The Tigers are coming off of a remarkable victory at Lexington Catholic, but the team can’t come out slow like they did last week if they want to beat a good Bowling Green team.

The key for the Tiger Offense will be to get the running game established early in the game. Sam Taylor carried the offense for almost the whole game last week, and if he can play similarly to last week, this should open up some gaps for the passing game. Jack Albers will need to be on his A-game, taking some shots when they are given, but primarily playing as a game-manager.

The Tiger Defense will have a tough task in front of them. The Bowling Green Offense features nine returning starters from last year, one of whom is a good bet for KY Mr. Football in runningback Jamale Carothers. Look for another big game in cornerback Jake Taylor; if he  can limit the passing game by the Purples, it’s going to be tough for them to keep relying on Carothers the whole game.

The X-factor this year, much like last year, will be special teams. Many would say that the Tigers were able to win so handily last year due to special teams play. Blake Roshkowski scored on a punt return for a touchdown and took the opening kickoff to the house last year, and the Tigers are poised to produce similar results. Whoever wins special teams this game, will be ultimately be the winner of this game.

Coverage 

Radio: WKJK 1080 AM

Twitter: @WSTXSports

“Who Are These Guys” : Bowling Green

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Jamale Carothers | Photo by bgdailynews.com

“Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.” -Bill Shakespeare

This Friday, Tiger Football travels down to Bowling Green to take on the Purples. This game has turned into one of our biggest rivalry games over the years, and it’s always a thrill to watch. Last year, the Tigers had one of their best games of the year, defeating Bowling Green 45-19. The Tigers got out early, with a kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff by Blake Roshkowski, who went on to score three more times in the game. However, this year will be different, featuring new some new faces. Let’s get to know the Purples.

Mascot: Purples

School Colors: Purple and Old Gold

Location: 1801 Rockingham Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Only Notable Person Associated You Need to Know: 

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The “infamous” rapper Vito Tisdale shooting his music video outside of Rafferty’s | Photo by bgamplifier.com

Bowling Green has produced it’s fair amount of athletes and notable alumni over the years (shoutout to Jason Frakes), but this is the only person you need to know. Back in 2012, Vito Tisdale, who was apart of the music group Nappy Roots (2002-2012) came out with “The Purple Anthem” . The rap was created in tribute to the BGHS football team. The music video is full of the always delicious Rafferty’s and some awesome (I say this is as sarcastically as possible) lyrics. Not much has been heard of “Big V” lately, but we can still hear him distantly chanting “YEAH I’M A PURPLE”.

Coach: Kevin Wallace (20th year)

Top players: Jamale Carothers (Sr. RB), Clark Payne (Sr. QB), DeAngelo Wilson (Sr. WR), Luke Brown (Sr. WR),  Ziyon Kinner (Sr. WR/RB), Garret Strickler (TE), Dalan Cofer (Sr. DE), Justice Dingle (Jr. LB), Jhamir White (Sr. LB), J’son Beason (Jr. LB)

Last year: 14-1 : Won KHSAA Class 5A State Championsip (only loss was to St.X)

Last Game: Defeated Christian County 42-22

#BeatBowlingGreen

“Who Are These Guys?”: Lexington Catholic

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Kirk Fagot | Photo by Rick Elkins

“Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.” -Bill Shakespeare

Good afternoon, Tiger Nation!  This will be the first week that all of the Fall Sports teams will be competing. However, we are going to focus on Tiger Football’s opening game against Lexington Catholic. While many teams began their seasons last week, the Tigers had a bye week. We can’t wait to see the our favorite team in action. So without further a due, “Who Are These Guys?”

Mascot: Knights

School Colors: Blue and White 

Location: 2250 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503

Notable People Associated with Lexington Catholic: 

Alison Lundergan Grimes: Grimes is in her second term as the 76th Secretary of State of Kentucky. She was the Democratic Candidate for the United States Senate in 2014, but was defeated by Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.

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Brian Cashman: Cashman first became apart of the Yankees organization in 1986. Cashman has served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the New York Yankees since 1998. During his tenure as Assistant GM and VP/General Manager, the Yankees have won seven American League pennants and five World Series championships.

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Ben Revere: Revere was selected in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins. After playing in the minors for three years, he made his big-league debut in 2010. Revere played with Twins until 2012, but was traded to the Phillies at the end of the year. Since then, he has played for the Toronto Blue Jays and presently the Washington Nationals.

Coach: Mark Perry (3rd season)

Top players: Kirk Fagot (QB), Damien Jones (RB), Jack Fagot (S), Austin Pedroche (LB/RB), Ben Buchigani (WR), Dylan Coulter (DL), Austin Lauterbach (S), Woodford Lankford (OL), Sam Hodges (WR), Zach Owsley (DT)

Last year: 11-4, defeated by Belfry in the 3A State Championship Game

Last Game: Won 41-18 vs. Boone County

#BeatLexCath

Gameday Central | Tiger Football vs. Bowling Green

Friday, September 4 | 8:00 PM | Br. Thomas More Stadium | Louisville, KY

Bowling Green 2015 Football Gameday Central Graphic

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

St. Xavier Tigers (1-0) vs. Bowling Green Purples (2-0)
Friday, September 4
Varsity Game – 8:00 PM
Patriotic Night
Br. Thomas More Stadium
Louisville, KY

GAME NOTES

Tiger Football comes back home from last week’s win against Henry Clay in Lexington to play Bowling Green on Patriotic Night. Bowling Green has defeated the Tigers four straight times coming into this year’s match-up.

Desmond Ridder was named the starting quarterback last week and played great in his debut. He led the offense to putting up over 500 yards  and had 272 total yards himself, including 151 on the ground.

Keep an eye on senior Logan Butler, who had three solo tackles last week, to make some big plays and get the Tigers going with his senior leadership on defense.

COVERAGE

Radio: 1080 AM WKJK – Pregame Show starts at 7:35 PM
Twitter: @WSTXSports, @TigerSports_TV
Last Game: Defeated Henry Clay 40-13

Scouting Bowling Green

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Bowling Green Purples

Game details: Sept. 4 (Friday), 8:00 PM, Brother Thomas More Stadium

Coach: Kevin Wallace (19th Season)

Last year: 11-2; lost to Graves County in Class 5A Region 1 Championship

Player to watch: Junior quarterback Clark Payne (6-foot-2, 170 pounds) has been the leader for the Purples on the field so far this season. He has thrown for 5 touchdowns and 262 yards through 2 games. Running back Jamele Carothers and Wide Receiver DeAngelo Wilson have also had multiple touchdowns so far this year, but Payne will dictate the pace of play for the Purples. Stop Payne; stop the Purples.

Season vibe: The Purples have started their season off with two straight blowout wins against Monroe County and Christian County. Bowling Green is once again one of the favorites to win the Class 5A State Championship and was listed as the 3rd best team in the entire state in The Courier Journal’s Jason Frakes’ power rankings this week. The Purples lost in the Region Championship last year, so they will be out for blood this season, as they look to reclaim their spot at the top of 5A.

“Who Are These Guys?”: Bowling Green

Bowling Green Senior Jacob Yates | Photo by Bac To Trong | Daily News

Bowling Green Senior Jacob Yates | Photo by Bac To Trong | Daily News

“Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.” -Bill Shakespeare

Good afternoon, Tiger Nation!  Not a lot will be going on this week in Tiger Sports until Wednesday when Tiger Soccer travels to Male, but we want to go ahead and start preparing you for the big game on Friday. We are talking about the showdown at Brother Thomas Moore Stadium between Tiger Football and Bowling Green at 8:00 PM.  This is a huge game for a number of reasons, but we will get to that later.  For now, get to know the Bowling Green Purples.

Mascot: Purples

School Colors: Purple and Old Gold

Location: 1801 Rockingham Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Notable People Associated with Bowling Green:

A Paul Kilgus trading card while he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. | Photo via krispaulw.com

A Paul Kilgus trading card while he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. | Photo via krispaulw.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Kilgus was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and the Baltimore Orioles from 1987 to 1993.

Ann-Blair Thornton | Photo from Jim Ball Designs

Ann-Blair Thornton was named Miss Kentucky 2011. She was named The Quality of Life Award Winner at the Miss America 2012 pageant.

Coach: Kevin Wallace (19th year)

Top players: Clark Payne (Sr. QB), Jamele Carothers (Jr. RB), DeAngelo Wilson (Jr. WR), Luke Brown (Jr. WR), Jacob Yates (Sr. RB), Cody Boyd (Sr. CB), Connor Roper (Sr. LB), Andrew Spader (Sr. LB), Griffin Cline (Sr. S) and Dalan Cofer (Jr. DE).

Last year: 11-2 Record. Lost to Graves County in the KHSAA 5A Region 1 Championship.

Last Game: Defeated Christian County 55-14

#BeatBowlingGreen

First Half Statistics – St. Xavier 0 Bowling Green 0

Game Leaders

Pass Rush Rec
 Bowling Green Gott 9-15, 59 yds, 0 tds Yates 6 car, 6 yds, 0 tds Wallace 5 rec, 38 yds, 0 tds
 St. Xavier Houk 6-10, 82 yds, 0 tds Smith 10 car, 27 yds, 0 tds Roshkowski 1 rec, 33 yds, 0 tds

Team Stat Comparison

Bowling Green St. Xavier
Number of Plays 25 29
Total Offense 69 120
Time of Possession 00:10:39 00:08:00
Rushing Attempts – Yards 10 – 10 15 – 38
Passing: Completions – Attempts 9 – 15 6 – 12
Passing Yards 59 82
Passing: Touchdowns – Interceptions 0 – 0 0 – 2
Fumbles – Lost 0 – 0 0 – 0
Turnovers 0 2
First Downs 5 4
First Downs – Rushing 0 1
First Downs – Passing 5 3
First Downs – Penalties 0 0
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/7 (42.9%) 3/8 (37.5%)
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 (0.0%) 0/0 (0.0%)
Penalties – Yards 0 – 0 1 – 10
Defensive Sacks – Yards 0 – 0 0 – 0
Punts – Average 3 – 37.3 2 – 32.5

Rushing Stats

Att Yds Avg TD
#22 TaiJon Smith 10 27 2.7 0
#34 John Martinez 4 11 2.75 0
#25 Michael Ackerman 1 0 0 0

Receiving Stats

Rec Yds Avg TD
#37 Blake Roshkowski 1 33 33 0
#85 Davis Kannapell 1 18 18 0
#16 Griffin Ackerman 2 14 7 0
#21 Jaylon Hibbs 1 11 11 0
#25 Michael Ackerman 1 6 6 0

Defensive Stats

Tkl Solo Ast Sac TFL Int
#6 Kyle Oliver 3.5 3 1 0 1 0
#40 Connor Barnes 2 2 0 0 0 0
#77 Christian Fell 1 1 0 0 0 0
#95 Max Willinger 1 1 0 0 0 0
#34 John Martinez 1 1 0 0 0 0
#55 Dylan McFarland 1 1 0 0 1 0
#27 Davey Sermersheim 1 1 0 0 1 0
#32 Clark Campbell 1 1 0 0 0 0
#10 Tyler Boarman 0.5 0 1 0 0 0
#7 Jackie Arnold 0.5 0 1 0 0 0
#49 Logan Butler 0.5 0 1 0 0 0

Punting Stats

Att Yds Avg I20
#17 Mason King 2 65 32.5 0

Punt Return Stats

Att Yds Avg TD
#25 Michael Ackerman 3 10 3.333 0

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Tweet Beat | The Bowling Green Game

St. X Head Coach Will Wolford talks to his guys at halftime of their game against Lexington Catholic. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

St. X Head Coach Will Wolford talks to his guys at halftime of their game against Lexington Catholic. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Tiger Nation is taking to Twitter before tonight’s game! With all the tensions flaring, this is probably why Coach Wolford elected to keep his team off of Twitter throughout the season! Good call coach!  But, this isn’t stopping you, the fans, from telling us how you feel about the game and we love it!  Keep the tweets coming!

Go Tigers!

https://twitter.com/Barron_Von/status/507981355745935360

The X Men: Bowling Green Edition

Peyton Byrne and Phillip Freeman preview the game, talk about the “Bad Boyz” and sit down to discuss tonight’s festivities with Tiger Football players Lowell Brown and Will Edwards.  The X Men predict a 35-17 victory for the Tigers… what says you, Tiger Nation? This could be a monumental night in the football programs new era, but let’s keep calm because it’s almost time to play a little football. Don’t geek.

Go Tigers!

Gameday Central | Tiger Football at Bowling Green

Friday, September 5 | 8:00 PM | Donaldson Stadium | Bowling Green, KY

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION

St. Xavier Tigers (2-0) at Bowling Green Purples (2-0)
Friday, September 5th
Varsity Game – 8:00 PM
Donaldson Stadium
Bowling Green, KY

GAME NOTES

The two schools will meet for the fourth consecutive season. It is the first time that the Purples and Tigers have played in four consecutive years and they are under contract to meet in 2015 and 2016.

Bowling Green and St. X first met in 1925, with St. X winning at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 21-0. St. X won the initial eight games in the series, with the Purples scoring only a combined 48 points in those eight contests.

BGHS is on a three-game win streak against St. X, winning in 2011 (28-20), 2012 (38-31), and 2013 (39-25).  Two Bowling Green Seniors that played significant roles on last year’s championship team will make their first appearances of the season on Friday. Senior Wide Receiver Bradley Wierson will return to the starting lineup against the Tigers after missing the last three weeks with an injured quad. Sophomore Kicker Lee Ramsey suffered a broken arm in the Lexington Catholic game and will miss the next six weeks.

COVERAGE

Live Game Feed: St. Xavier at Bowling Green
Radio: 790 KRD (Pregame Show starts at 7:35 PM EDT)
Twitter: @WSTXSports, @TigerSports_TV, @LouCathSports
Last Game: Defeated Bryan Station 28-13
Bowling Green vs. St. Xavier: The Preview
Tiger Football ranked No. 3 in 6A
“Who Are These Guys?”: Bowling Green

Bowling Green’s Media Notes

Purple Head Coach Kevin Wallace | Photo via eteamz.com/bgpurples

Straight from the team themselves, here is Bowling Green’s media notes as posted on their team website for you Tiger Nation…

Bowling Green (2-0) vs. St. Xavier (2-0)
Friday, Septmeber 5 Donaldson Stadium, Beard Field
Series Record: 3-8 Last Meeting: BGHS 39-25

Offensive Depth Chart

WR- 1 Robbie Lofton 89-Luke Brown
WR- 17- Bradley Wierson 2- Deangelo Wilson
TE- 84 Cameron Wallace 11- Dane Drobocky
LT- 51 Jordan Meredith 54-Harding Kinchloe
LG- 65- Tyler Rush 74-Deven Richardson
C- 61- Owen Rush 66-Kameron Riehn
RG- 57- Zach Turner 62-Haris Napier
RT- 58- Mason Bowen 76-Chaz Tooley
WR- 16-Justin Gentry 3- Luke Thurman
RB- 5- Jacob Yates 23-Jamale Carothers
QB- 6 Campbell Gott 10- Clark Payne

Defensive Depth Chart

DE 44 Ben Holt 54 Harding Kinchloe
NT- 56 Tavion Barnett 91 Kijana Winters
DE- 53 Darrian Scott 69 John James
OLB- 11 Dane Drobocky 44 Ben Holt
OLB- 20 Tyrecus Sweatt 22 Rashad Darden
LB- 43 Joseph McIntyre 52 Ahmerian Brown
LB- 27 Jake Bush 39 Connor Roper
CB- 26 Casey Wilkins 25 Cody Boyd
CB- 34 Tyrikus Boyd 28 Anthony Greer
S- 45 Andrew Spader 32 Daelin Carpenter
S- 9 Griffin Cline 7 Tre Boards

SPECIALIST DEPTH CHART
K- 92 Hunter Hanks 11 Dane Drobocky
P- 92 Hunter Hanks 3- Luke Thurman
LS- 84 Cameron Wallace 16 Justin Gentry
PR- 5 Jacob Yates 2- Deangelo Wilson
KOR- 5 Jacob Yates 2 Deangelo Wilson
KOR- 1 Robbie Lofton 23 Jamale Carothers

GAME NOTES

BGHS vs St. X: The two schools will meet for the fourth consecutive season. It is the first time that the Purples and Tigers have played in four consecutive years and they are under contract to meet in 2015 and 2016. BGHS and St. X first met in 1925, with St. X winning at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 21-0. St. X won the initial eight games in the series, with the Purples scoring only a combined 48 points in those eight contests. BGHS is on a three-game win streak against St. X, winning in 2011 (28-20), 2012 (38-31), and 2013 (39-25). Last season, Devin Hayes threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns against the Tigers. This will be the tenth consecutive season that BGHS has played either St. X or Trinity…Two BGHS Seniors that played significant roles on last year’s championship team will make their first appearances of the season on Friday. SR WR Bradley Wierson will return to the starting lineup against St. X after missing the last three weeks with an injured quad. SO K Lee Ramsey suffered a broken arm in the Lexington Catholic game and will miss the next six weeks.

BGHS vs Lexington Catholic: BGHS defeated the Knights, 40-14 in the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl. SR QB Campbell Gott threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns. All three of those scoring passes were hauled in by SR TE Cameron Wallace, who had six receptions for 67 yards on the night. JR RB Jacob Yates had 20 carries for 158 yards and two touchdowns. JR S Tre Boards had 5 tackles, 3 assists, and 2 interceptions and SR DE Ben Holt was named the BGHS MVP in the contest for his 6 tackles, 3 assists, 2 sacks effort. JR OLB Andrew Spader led the Purples with 7 tackles and 3 assists.

RANKINGS: BGHS continues to be ranked #1 in every Class 5A poll. St. Xavier is ranked #3 by the AP Class 6A poll, #5 by Bluegrass Preps.

BGHS Football: BGHS currently has a 46-game winning streak. During that current streak, the Purples have outscored their opponents 2067-507 and have beaten 27 ranked teams. …The Purples have had two 26-game win streaks in school history (1995-96 and 1997-98 which included a forfeit win over Hopkinsville). The current football record at BGHS is 629-328-35 (.629), which places the Purples 11th on the KHSAA wins list. The Purples have captured four state championships and have made eight appearances in the state finals. BGHS has won eleven regional titles, including seven of the past nine. BGHS Head Coach Kevin Wallace has now moved into 20th place in KHSAA career wins. Wallace is 251-96 (.724) as a head coach and tops the list of career wins at BGHS, amassing a record of 206-35 (.856) as the mentor of the Purples.

JV: BGHS (1-0) defeated John Hardin, 20-14 and will host Owensboro on Monday

FR: The first game of the season vs. Monroe County was canceled. The BGHS FR team will travel to Central Hardin on Thursday.

Participation list: 64- Josh Sansom-out, 95- Lee Ramsey-out

NEXT WEEK: BGHS will travel to Owensboro

Bowling Green vs. Saint Xavier: The Preview

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There is a big game going down Friday night, Tiger Nation.  It is St. X against Bowling Green.  Two of the most established programs in Kentucky High School Football history.  The Purples are chasing history entering this clash of titans, and the Tigers are on a mission to make sure a record is not broken.  It is sure to be a great one.  Other than the state championship game, don’t expect to experience an atmosphere more full of tension and emotions than the one inside El Donaldson Stadium this weekend.

The 2-0 Tigers will take on the 2-0 Purples at 8:00 p.m. in Bowling Green.  Both teams were in action at Lexington Catholic High School last week, with St. X taking home a 28-13 victory over Bryan Station and Bowling Green drubbing Lexington Catholic by a final line of 40-14.  Both teams are looking good, and they are both certainly hungry.

Last season saw Bowling Green travel to Brother Thomas More Stadium and batter the Tigers by a final score of 39-25.  The Bowling Green students rushed St. X’s home turf, and the Tigers were left with a sour taste in their mouths.  Now St. X is coming to the Purples’ house with similar intentions.  Bowling Green is riding a 46 game winning streak, and Trinity’s state record of 50 consecutive victories is in sight.  This very well may be the last legitimate chance the Purples’ streak could perish.

It will be a very interesting game to watch.  Bowling Green has featured a high-powered offense in recent seasons, and it has been difficult for St. X to contain as of late.  Last year, Purples then-senior quarterback Devin Hayes torched the Tigers, both with his legs and arm, throwing to 2013 Kentucky Mr. Football Nacarius Fant and running back Blue Tisdale.  The St. X secondary had no answers for the Purples’ offensive attack last season.

However, this is a new season.  Hayes, Fant, and Tisdale are all gone, and St. X’s secondary is completely revamped since last year.  Seniors Davey Sermersheim, Jackie Arnold, Tyler Boarman, and Brandon Blaser are all ready to bring a no-fly zone onto the field at El Donaldson.  They are all big, strong, and fast, but more importantly, they are ballhawks; they will find the ball in the air and attack it.  The unit’s closing speed is deceptive.

Another huge matchup to watch will be Bowling Green defensive end Ben Holt against St. X offensive tackle Tyler Haycraft.  Holt already has eight sacks this season, including six in the first game of the season.  If Haycraft can stymie Holt’s rush off the edge, it could bode very well for senior Tiger quarterback Noah Houk and the St. X passing attack.

The big-play ability of senior St. X running back TaiJon Smith and senior wide receiver Jaylon Hibbs could also be a big factor.  If either of those elite athletes find a crease at any point during the game, they could be gone to the house in an instant and completely flip momentum.  It will be fun to watch those two Tigers do work on the road.

Finally, the pass rush on St. X’s side could determine the game result.  If senior defensive end Will Edwards and company can get to Purples senior quarterback Campbell Gott early and often, fans may even see a blowout.  By the same token, if Gott is allowed to sit back and read the St. X coverage, he very well could pick apart the Tiger defense and lead the Purples to a blowout victory.

Friday night in El Donaldson Stadium will be intense.  Two heavyweights will lay it all on the field, and looking at it on paper, anyone’s guess as to who will win this game is as good our’s.  Tiger Nation, we will say this, though: If there was ever a time to drive two hours to an away game, it would be Friday night.  It will be exciting.  It will be rowdy.  It will be memorable.

Here’s hoping the Tigers can snatch a victory from the Purples on the road and capture revenge.  As always, Go Tigers! We Are!