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 50 (June 28)
Senior Michael Meiners nailed the game-winning field goal in overtime to seal the 16-13 win over Southern in the 1984 season opener and secured the program’s 400th win. #TNG
DAY 49 (June 29)
The 1984 squad ended a five-game losing streak to Trinity by eliminating the defending state champions with an impressive 20-0 upset before a record playoff crowd of 21,612 fans at Cardinal Stadium.
The loss marked Trinity’s worst defeat since 1981. #TNG
DAY 48 (June 30)
Facing fourth down on its own 22, Coach Glaser opted to take a safety to allow his defense to hold off the Rocks in the final 21 seconds of the 1985 regular season classic.
Strategy paid off, St. X won 10-9. #TNG
DAY 47 (July 1)
“Let us cheer with all our might…remember it’s your school, your team and your game…” - First edition of the Xavier News, 1946
Never underestimate the power of school spirit, it demonstrates a passion for St. X that is immeasurable and contagious. #TNG
DAY 46 (July 2)
DAY 45 (July 3)
DAY 44 (July 4)The ’86 squad claimed the program’s eighth state championship with a 27-14 win over Boone County. Senior quarterback Jeff Houk finished the four-game playoffs with 478 yards on 71 carries, including 201 yards in the title game. #TNG
DAY 43 (July 5)
The 1980’s featured the program’s 8th state championship, 84 total wins, 25 total shutouts and the Tigers outscored opponents 2,512-1,175.
DAY 42 (July 6)
Since the inception of St. X Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983, there has been a total of 125 inductees for their accomplishments on the gridiron. 112 players, 4 coaches and 9 who both played and coached for the Tigers. #TNG
DAY 41 (July 7)
In the lowest scoring game in KHSAA history, senior kicker Will Fishback delivered the game-winning 30-yard field goal to clinch to 3-0 win over Boone County for the 1992 state championship.
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