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Trinity 34, St. Xavier 7 (9/28/12)

September 29, 2012

A crowd of 30,434 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium saw the Trinity Shamrocks defeat the St Xavier Tigers to earn their 5th straight victory in this series. Rain early in the morning on Friday threatened to keep the fans away but by the afternoon the sun was out and it was a beautiful fall day in Louisville. Before the game Joe Dawson of St Xavier and Amos Stinson of Trinity were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements.

After a scoreless 1st quarter Trinity took the early lead with a 4-yard TD run but after a missed extra point, the Rocks led 6-0. After each team had a possession St Xavier got on the board with an impressive 26-yard touchdown run by Charles Walker to take a 1-point lead. However, the Tigers were unable to hold on to the lead going in to the break as James Quick turned a short pass in to a 75-yard touchdown, helping Trinity to a 13–6 halftime lead.

The 2nd half saw the Rocks hold St Xavier scoreless as Trinity put 21 points on the scoreboard. With Trinity’s defense seemingly more focused, St. Xavier had trouble sustaining drives and found themselves in too big of a hole to climb out of. Teddy Kazunas’s 12-yard touchdown catch extended Trinity’s lead to 20–7 in the 3rd quarter. Two touchdowns in the 4th quarter, one being a 25-yard fumble return by Jabari Jordan and the other a 15-yard touchdown run that ended the scoring as Trinity went on for the 34-7 victory against the Tigers.


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