The defending KHSAA Class 6A state champions became the sixth program in KHSAA football history to reach 800 victories with the 24-10 win over Male on Friday night.
Saint Xavier High School was already more than 50 years old when its football team took the field for the first time in 1917. The Tiger defeated Jeffersonville 18-0 in its inaugural game. Since then, the Tigers have clinched 15 state championships and an overall record of 800-310-20.
The program hopes to accomplish back-to-back championships for the first time in 47 years. The only back-to-back titles in school history came in 1974 and 1975 under the leadership of Bill Glaser '61.
Kentucky teams with the most wins:
- Male - 928
- Mayfield - 922
- Highlands - 922
- Paducah Tilghman - 808
- Danville - 803.
The Tigers improved to 3-0 with their 15th consecutive win. This marks the longest win streak since St. X won 266 in a row from 2004-2005.
St. X will have a bye next week before returning to action at Elder on September 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
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