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 60 (June 18)
The 1960’s featured the program’s first undefeated season, fourth state title, Coach of the Year honors for Dunagan and the Tigers set program bests in total shutouts (35), total wins (71) and fewest points allowed (907). #TNG
DAY 59 (June 19)
The Tigers held the Iroquois Raiders to one touchdown in a 43-7 win to claim the program’s 300th victory on Sept. 28, 1973. St. X QB Mark Hottell threw 12-16 for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tom Simms led receivers with 4 touchdowns. #TNG
DAY 58 (June 20)
In 1974, for the first time ever, St. X and Trinity met twice in the same season. The Tigers shut out the Rocks in both meetings.
Senior Beanie Erny’s first successful field goal – and only his third attempt – of the season gave the Tigers all they needed to claim the 3-0 win over Trinity in the 3A Region final. The victory ended Trinity’s two-year reign as 3A champion.
Since 1974, the rivals have met two times a year 22 times and the Tigers have posted 6 total shutouts against the Rocks. #TNG
DAY 57 (June 21)
DAY 56 (June 22)
St. X has played in 12 overtime games since the inception of the rule in 1975. The program set a state record for most consecutive overtime games (3) in 1994. The Tigers are 7-5 overall in OT. #TNG
DAY 55 (June 23)
DAY 54 (June 24)
DAY 53 (June 25)
Mike Stewart, Honorary ’81, was named to succeed Bill Glaser as head coach in 1976. Stewart served as an assistant football coach for the Tigers from 1969 to 1973.
He compiled a 52-19 record in the six-year stint as head coach and was inducted into the St. X Hall of Fame in 1997. #TNG
DAY 52 (June 26)
The ’78 squad, despite having only two returners from the previous season, defied all odds and finished 13-2 en route to claiming the 4A state title with a 42-21 win over Tates Creek.
The Tigers set a state record for most points scored in a championship game. #TNG
DAY 51 (June 27)
Mike Glaser ’70, the program’s 16th head coach, debuted in 1982. He was the longest tenured coach in school history, spending 31 seasons as the leader of the Tigers.
His 336 career win is ranked 4th in all-time wins in Kentucky. Mike was inducted into the St. X Hall of Fame in 1996. #TNG
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