COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
100 Days of St. X History
It will be a historic season for Saint Xavier Football in the fall of 2018 as the program will field its 100th squad on the gridiron. May 9th marks 100 days until the 2018 season kickoff for the 100th season of Saint Xavier Football, and St. X Athletics will take Tiger Nation down memory lane leading up to the season opener against DeSales on August 17.
DAY 20 (July 28)
Michael Mattingly scored four touchdowns and the Tigers amassed 466 yards of offense, including 374 on the ground, in the 48-16 win over Trinity in front of a series-record 38,500 fans in 2005.
The Tigers tied the series record for most points scored. St. X last scored 48 points in 1956 and 1960. #TNG
DAY 19 (July 29)
The high school football Game of the Year lasted only a quarter before storms and lightning rolled into the area in 2006.
It marked the first time, in 63 meetings, the game was canceled. #TNG
DAY 18 (July 30)
DAY 17 (July 31)
The Tigers snapped Trinity’s 26-game winning streak against in-state opponents with a 24-15 victory in 2007.
Deuce Finch led St. X with 19 carries for 182 yards and one touchdown. #TNG
DAY 16 (August 1)
The Tigers finished with 360 total yards and scored 30 against a Trinity defense that allowed just 4.5 points per game through its first four outings.
The game was played in front of a series-record 38,872 fans, and it was filmed by a crew from NFL Films.
The Tigers also debuted gold uniforms in the 30-6 win over the Rocks. #TNG
DAY 15 (August 2)
The 2008 squad holds the all-time record for most points scored during a regular season and postseason.
The Tigers scored 465 points and averaged 51.7 per game in its 9-game regular season schedule and 659 points total, finishing 12-1 in 2008. #TNG
DAY 14 (August 3)
Deuce Finch made program history when he was named the first Mr. Football from Saint Xavier following the 2008 season.
He finished his career with 3,781 rushing yards and 58 touchdowns, including 1,397 yards and 30 touchdowns during his senior season. #TNG
DAY 13 (August 4)
Two Tigers have earned Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year honors: Mark Askin in 1989 and Deuce Finch in 2008.
The award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most outstanding high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. #TNG
DAY 12 (August 5)
Jermiah Neal and quarterback Brian Buehner each rushed for more than 100 yards, and Daylen Hall had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 32-7 win over Trinity in front of 26,614 fans in 2009. #TNG
DAY 11 (August 6)
St. X trailed 3-0 before outscoring Trinity 34-7 to capture the program’s 14th state championship in a 34-10 win in 2009.
Tiger rushing was led by Michael Montano who ran for 67 yards and one touchdown and Jermiah Neal with 54 yards and two touchdowns. #TNG
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