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Game Recap | Lexington Catholic

lexington catholic celebration

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


Gameday Central | Tiger Football at Lexington Catholic

Friday, August 26th | 8:45 PM | Lexington Catholic High School | Lexington, KY

Jack Albers


St. Xavier Tigers (0-0) at Lexington Catholic Knights (1-0)                             Friday, August 26th                               Varsity Game – 8:45 PM.                        Joseph K. Ford Stadium                 Lexington, KY

Tiger Football will travel to Lexington Catholic for the second game of a doubleheader in the annual “Traditional Bank Bluegrass Bowl”. The Tigers are eager to play after a first week bye, and are looking to turn some heads.

Starting at Quarterback will be junior Jack Albers, as Desmond Ridder has been suspended for the first two games of the season. Don’t look for any production to drop-off, because Albers is ready to show what he can do. Runningback Sam Taylor is someone you might want to keep tabs on in this game, as Lexington Catholic let up more than a few big runs last week against Boone County.

On the other side of the ball, look for the three studs on the D-Line in Max Willinger, Kyle Robinson, and Ryan Adams to have themselves a game.


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Tiger Baseball gets 2 wins Saturday

WSTX Sports File Photo

Miles Lee | WSTX Sports File Photo

Tiger Baseball improved their record to 3-0 on Saturday by defeating both Lexington Catholic (2-1) and Newport Central Catholic (1-2) at home on Mueller Field.

The Tigers beat Lexington Catholic by a score of 8-1 as Hayden Ford and Josh Osborne collected 2 hits apiece, and Cam Revelette worked 6 innings of 1-hit baseball to pick up his first varsity win

Josh Osborne and Austin Clemons each drove in 2 runs apiece, and Robby Skarvan worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the shutout win over Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds 10-0 in 5 innings.

Coach Porta and the Tigers have a busy week ahead as they play Wednesday at Butler, Friday vs. South Oldham and multiple games in the Catholic Invitational at Thurman Hutchins Park.

Tiger Lacrosse beats Lexington Catholic

The Tigers battled the elements as well as the Knights on a snowy night in Lexington | WSTX Sports File Photo

The Tigers battled the elements as well as the Knights on a snowy night in Lexington | WSTX Sports File Photo

Coach Frank and his JV Tigers made the 75 mile trip down to face in-state competitor Lexington Catholic on Wednesday. The Tigers started slow, as expected after the long journey and the bitter cold conditions, but eventually found their stride. Freshman Joey Mackin added 4 goals to his season total, helping the JV lacrosse team to a 10-4 win against Lexington Catholic.

Varsity entered into the game the favorites to win, and surely did not disappoint. St. X’s Varsity squad battled the snowy elements and was able to maintain the shutout through three periods of play due to Max Cartor’s impeccable skills in the goal and great defensive leadership from Evan Caffee. Junior Collin Roppel’s 4 goals gave St. X some room to breathe as they quickly capitalized off of face off wins by Coleman Webb and Alex Cherry. The Tigers maintained a solid lead through the rest of the game, leading them to their second win of the season by a score of 10-3.

This Saturday both the JV and Varsity Tigers take on Indiana powerhouse Cathedral High School in the hopes of getting another solid win for the resumé. JV starts at 11:00 AM and Varsity at 12:30 PM.

Tiger Lacrosse visits Lexington Catholic

Wednesday, March 12 | 7:00 PM | Joseph K. Ford Stadium | Lexington, KY

Holy Trinity Guys

From Left to Right: (Standing) Tanner Black, Jack Werner, Graham Weyland, Ben Grimes, Collin Roppel. (On Graham’s Shoulders) Coleman Webb. (Squating) Parker Maddox, Caleb Grimes. | Photo by Jacob Hayslip


St. Xavier Tigers (1-1) at Lexington Catholic Black Knights (Lexington, KY) (2-2)
Wednesday, March 12th
Varsity Game – 7:00 PM
JV Game – 5:00 PM
Lexington, KY


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