The Trinity Shamrocks and the St. Xavier Tigers are consistently two of the best teams in the state of Kentucky and the two most nationally recognized from the state. The teams first played against each other in 1956, and 2018 marks the 85th meeting between the two powerhouse programs.
Trinity took last year’s matchup and the state championship, but they come into this one having just gotten their first win of the season after struggling early. St. X, meanwhile, have won three straight under first-year head coach Kevin Wallace and will look to build on that momentum Friday evening.
St. Xavier (KY)
St. Xavier (KY)
Adam Cash is a 3-year varsity football letterman and member of both the National Honor Society as well as the Beta Club. Adam also serves as a Trinity student ambassador and Merton House captain. After his graduation from Trinity, he hopes to study engineering at either the United States Air Force Academy or the United States Naval Academy. His career aspirations are in the field of aviation. Adam is a member of St Aloysius parish
Louis is a four-year member of the Tiger football program as a wide receiver. With an unweighted GPA of 3.96 and a weighted GPA of 4.98. He currently ranks 6th in the Saint Xavier Class of 2019. He is a member of the St. X Chapter of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Ryken Service Club, and a founding member of the Animal Conservation Club. Louis has served as a volunteer with the Saint Joseph of Arimethea Society, at his parish – St. Agnes, and as a tutor at the Americana Community Center.
Having won the last seven in this rivalry and 14 of the last 15 and having been the dominant team in the state of Kentucky, Trinity must have come into this one feeling confident. But the Tigers from St. X had other ideas. The game started ugly for both teams, with neither able to get anything going offensively. St. X took a 7-0 lead at halftime, scoring the lone touchdown.
To start the second half, Trinity tied the game up at 7 and looked to reestablish dominance. But the Tigers defense stepped up and wouldn't let the Shamrocks score another point all evening. Going into the fourth quarter, it was still tied at seven a piece, but that's when the St. X offense finally got going, scoring two more touchdowns on pass plays.
The win gives first-year head coach Kevin Wallace a major platform to build on and a truly historic, career-defining win.
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