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nvanzile - Posted Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 9:01:29 AM

The Varsity Cross Country team headed North to National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH last Saturday for the OHSAA Division I State Championship Meet with a great season already in hand.  They won the GCL Championship, the OHSAA Div I District Championship, finished third in the OHSAA Div I Regional Championship and entered the State Meet as the 6th ranked team in the State of Ohio.

The Bombers earned fifth place in the meet with a score of 209 points. This fifth place finish continues the streak of now 9 straight top 10 finishes in the state meet. St. Xavier was led by senior Peter Dauenhauer who finished 12th place overall (5 points) with a time of 15:53.6. Freshman Nathan Mountain was next in for the Bombers with a 72nd place finish (43 points) in a time of 16:41.1. Senior Jack Hands finished 77th overall with a time of 16:42.4 (48 points) while his classmate Michael Holly earned 80th place overall with a time of 16:42.9 (50 points). Rounding out the score of 209 was senior Jonathan Stansbury who finished 95th overall with a time of 16:49.2 (63 points). Other finishers for St. Xavier included sophomore Tommy Walters (126th place – 17:10.0) and junior Joe Doogan (180th place – 18:24.8).

The Running Bombers had a terrific year. They opened up the year with a huge win under the lights at the Moeller Primetime Invitational, where they set a tone for the rest of the season. The next week the Bombers B team took second at the Lebanon Warrior Invitational. The next Saturday the Bombers traveled up to Tiffin, Ohio to compete in one of the biggest meets in the state, the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, where they took first place. After doing very well at Tiffin, they traveled down to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in another big race, The Trinity Invitational where they raced against some of the top schools from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and North Carolina. They ended up taking second place in the meet, finishing behind Caramel (IN), who ended up winning the Indiana State Championships. The next week the Bombers B team raced at the Midwest Catholic CC Championships, earning a fourth place finish. The next Saturday the Bombers made the long trip to Rochester, New York, to compete in the McQuaid Invitational where they earned second place.

St. Xavier won the GCL Championship for the 7th straight season and all 7 of the Varsity bombers were either voted First Team All-GCL or Second Team All-GCL. Peter Dauenhauer (’18), Jack Hands (’18), Michael Holly (’18), and Jonathan Stansbury (’18) earned first team All-GCL, and Joe Doogan (’19), Nick Mills (’19), and Tommy Walters (’20) earned second team All-GCL. Dauenhauer won GCL Runner of the Year and Coach Andy Wietmarschen (’01) won GCL Coach of the Year.

The Cross Country Program thanks the seniors and their parents for their commitment to the program over the years. Those seniors are listed below.

Michael Bennett

Evan Bleh

Nick Booth

Jack Bossart

Jack Brinker

Griffin Cagle

Peter Dauenhauer

Matthew DeBrunner

Will Dunsire

Parker Entrup

Noah Faller

Jack Hands

Garrett Havinghurst

Michael Holly

John Honerlaw

Andrew Koenig

Alex Klas

Jackson Klotter

Sean Mahoney

Evan Paquette

James Sherlock

Jonathan Stansbury

Jared Van Schaik

Zach Rizzo

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nvanzile - Posted Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 11:18:00 AM

The Varsity Football Bombers finished the regular season with a 9-1 record with their only blemish coming in a road loss to Cleveland St. Ignatius in Week 9.  St. Xavier earned the #1 seed in the OHSAA Div. I Region 4 playoffs which entitled them to a home game in round 1.  The Bombers hosted the #8 seeded Fairfield Indians at St. Xavier Stadium on Friday night.  St. Xavier and Fairfield played in the first round last year at Fairfield HS as the Bombers won 35-14 to start their climb to the 2016 OHSAA Div. I State Championship.

Fairfield kicked off to the Bombers to start the night.  The Indians tried to kick it short and recover it but senior Ben Coffaro, a second line blocker on kickoff return, caught it and ran it 9 yards to the St. Xavier 48 yard line.  The Bombers' offense could not take advantage of good field position as they went three plays and out.  Junior WR/P Jared Kreimer, who won GCL South Punter of the Year, hit a punt that went 49 yards and was downed at the Fairfield 4 yard line.  The St. Xavier defense capitalized as senior LB Will Childs came up with a sack for a safety on 3rd down to give the Bombers a 2-0 lead.  On the ensuing free kick, senior WR Andrew Wittrock returned the kick 19 yards to the Indians' 49 yard line to give the St. Xavier offense good field position yet again.  Unfortunately, for the Bombers, senior QB Chase Wolf was sacked and lost a fumble when going down that was recovered by Fairfield.  The Indians took advantage as they drove 46 yards in 9 plays and scored a touchdown on a 9 yard run.  The extra point attempt was blocked by senior LB Blake Bacevich but Fairfield led 6-2 with 5:10 left in the 1st quarter.  The St. Xavier offense once again started with great field position as Kreimer returned the ensuing kickoff 43 yards to the Bombers' 46 yard line.  This time the St. Xavier offense took advantage as Wolf completed a pass to senior RB Matthew Fox for 11 yards on 1st down and then found Kreimer down the left sideline for 42 yards to the Indians' 1 yard line.  Fox finished the 3 play drive off with a 1 yard touchdown run and senior PK Donny Stock added the PAT to make it a 9-6 St. Xavier lead with 4:43 left in the opening quarter.  The Indians came out and responded as they drove the ball down the Bombers' 43 yard line as the 1st quarter came to a close.  

The 2nd quarter started with the Indians inside St. Xavier territory but the Bombers defense stepped up and forced a Fairfield punt that was downed at the St. Xavier 23 yard line.  On the very next play from scrimmage, Wolf found Wittrock who found the open field and sprinted to the endzone for a 77 yard touchdown catch.  Stock added the PAT and just like that, the Bombers' lead extended to 16-6.  The St. Xavier defense allowed only 8 yards on the ensuing drive and forced another punt which led to the Bombers' offense to start at midfield.  However, after one first down on a Wolf pass to Kreimer, the St. Xavier offense turned the ball over on downs as they could not recover from allowing a sack.  Fairfield took over at their own 33 yard line but once again the Bombers' defense was up to the task as senior Sean Mesue and Childs came up with a tackle for a loss on 3rd down and 1 to force a punt.  On the very next play, Wolf found Wittrock again for a 38 yard pass completion to move the ball to the Indians' 30 yard line.  Unfortunately, the Bombers could not get another first down as they turned the ball over on downs once again after Wolf found Kreimer for a 9 yard completion that came up a yard short of a first down on 4th down.  The Indians picked up a first down on a 15 yard personal foul penalty by the Bombers but the St. Xavier defense forced a punt that allowed the Bombers' to take possession with 1:07 left in the half at their own 15 yard line.  After two incomplete passes, Fox took a hand off and rushed 11 yards for a first down.  Wolf then connected with senior WR Nick Shamsi for 6 yards on the next play.  He then found senior WR Cameron Specht on the next two pass plays that resulted in 15 more yards.  Wolf then found Wittrock for 16 more yards two plays later to move the ball to the Indians' 37 yard line with 5 seconds left.  St. Xavier took a timeout and sent the offense back on the field for one more play.  On the final play of the half, Wolf launched a ball to the endzone that found Kreimer in perfect stride to get a foot down in the back of the endzone for a 37 yard touchdown pass as time expired.  Stock added the PAT and the Bombers took a 23-6 lead to the locker room after a 9 play 85 yard drive in just 1:07.

St. Xavier outgained the Indians in the first half as they had 274 total yards to Fairfield's 125 yards.  The Bombers had 262 pass yards while the St. Xavier defense only allowed 7 pass yards.  The time of possession favored St. Xavier heavily as well as the Bombers had it 17:55 to the Indians' 6:50 at the half.

Fairfield started with the ball to open the 2nd half and came up with two first downs to move the ball to their own 45 yard line.  Childs and junior Thomas Kiessling came up with a tackle for a loss on 2nd down and 10 and then Childs and junior LB Trevor Potts came up with a sack on 3rd down to force another Fairfield punt.  The Bombers' offense started with the ball at their own 45 yard line.  Wolf completed a pass to Wittrock on the first play of the drive and then the Bombers' faced a 3rd down and 12 but Wolf found Specht for 10 yards to make it 4th down and 2 at the Fairfield 30 yard line.  St. Xavier decided to go for it and Wolf threw a pass towards Wittrock but if fell incomplete but the Indians were called for pass interference and the Bombers had new life.  After a 3 yard completion to Wittrock, Wolf connected with Shamsi for a 12 yard touchdown pass to cap a 6 play, 55 yard drive.  Stock converted the PAT to put the Bombers ahead 30-6 with 5:03 left in the 3rd quarter.  On the ensuing drive, the St. Xavier defense forced the Fairfield offense backwards as senior DE Bobby Jefferson had a sack on 1st down.  Kiessling and senior Jack Logsdon had a tackle for loss on 2nd down and Logsdon and Childs had a sack on 3rd down to force another Indians' punt.  The punt only traveled 10 yards and the Bombers' offense started at the Fairfield 23 yard line.  Wolf found Specht on a 23 yard touchdown pass on the very first play and with a Stock PAT it was a 37-6 lead for the Bombers with 2:59 left in the 3rd quarter.  After a touchback by Stock on the ensuing kickoff, the Indians' took the first play 79 yards and looked to have a touchdown but junior CB BJ Ferguson chased the running back down and forced a fumble that senior CB Johnny Marrocco jumped on to give the ball back to St. Xavier and keep Fairfield off the scoreboard.  

The 4th quarter started with St. Xavier at their own 33 yard line facing a 3rd down and 10 but Wolf connected with Specht for a 10 yard completion to pick up the first down.  Three plays later on 3rd down and 13, Wolf completed a 33 yard pass to Kreimer to the Fairfield 27 yard line.  St. Xavier picked up another first down on 4th down and 8 when Wolf connected with sophomore WR Marshall Lang for a 10 yard completion.  The drive stalled out and Stock came on to make a 33 yard field goal to make it a 40-6 lead.  With a running clock, the quarter went quickly but Fairfield drove down the field and scored a touchdown with 4 seconds remaining.  Their two point conversion failed to make it a final score of 40-12.

The St. Xavier offense gained a season high 401 yards behind Wolf who finished the game 23 for 37 passing for 374 yards and 4 touchdowns with no interceptions.  Specht led the team with 7 catches for 60 yards and a touchdown.  Wittrock finished with 5 catches and a team leading 151 yards with 1 touchdown.  Kreimer also finished with 5 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown.  Shamsi finished with 2 catches for 18 yards and a touchdown as well.  Wolf led the team in rushing with 4 carries for 21 yards while Fox had 3 carries for 10 yards and a rushing touchdown. 

The Bombers' defense only allowed 274 total yards and forced 1 turnover and came up with 5 sacks.  Childs led the swarming attack with 13 tackles (1 TFL) and 2 sacks.  Kiessling finished with 9 tackles (2 TFL) while Potts finished with 8 tackles (1 TFL) and 1 sack.  Jefferson had 7 tackles (2 TFL) and 1 sack.  Bacevich finished with 6 tackles (2 TFL) and a blocked kick. 

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With the win, St. Xavier advances to the OHSAA Div. I Region 4 Semi Finals where they will face Sycamore HS at Mason HS on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm.  The Aviators finished the regular season 8-2 and took down the Milford Eagles in double overtime by a score of 41-35 to advance.  The Bombers faced Sycamore last season in the Regional Final game where St. Xavier came back from a 14 point deficit late in the game to win in overtime by a score of 35-28. 

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bschulte - Posted Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 4:29:54 PM

St. Xavier Bombers vs. Fairfield Indians

St. Xavier High School- Ballaban Field

Friday, November 3 @ 7:30 p.m.

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nvanzile - Posted Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 9:15:31 PM

The Varsity Soccer Bombers (11-5-4) traveled to Monroe HS on a night that featured steady rain throughout the match vs. Anderson HS (19-1-0) in the OHSAA Div. I Regional Semi Finals.  St. Xavier advanced after a first round bye and wins over LaSalle (2-1), Mason (1-0) and Loveland (3-2).  The Redskins advanced with wins over Withrow (9-0), Mt. Healthy (9-0), Sycamore (2-1) and Carroll (2-1) in double overtime.  The Bombers were voted as the #5 seed in the SW District while Anderson was voted as the #2 seed.  The Redskins beat St. Xavier earlier in the regular season at Anderson by a score of 2-1.

The 1st half was a back and forth match as each team created chances at the start but nothing that put a notch on the scoreboard.  The Bombers did start applying more pressure in the Anderson half of the field in the middle of the half and did earn 2 corner kicks that were cleared by the Redskins.  Anderson took its turn applying the pressure and found a good opportunity but senior GK Lucas Marshall was there for a save with just over 11 minutes left in the 1st half.  St. Xavier earned their third corner kick of the half with just over 5 minutes left in the half and junior Craig Wellens took the kick and crossed to the back post.  Junior Gino Geiser got a head on it back to senior Adam Arar who fired home a shot that found the back of the net to put the Bombers ahead 1-0 with 4:46 left.  The St. Xavier defense kept it that way until halftime.

The 2nd half started with a Bombers chance that found the crossbar and stayed out and then a  flurry of Anderson scoring chances which they finally converted with a goal with 33:15 left in the game to make it a 1-1 score.  St. Xavier responded with some chances of their own as junior Matthew Sutton had a shot sail just over the crossbar and senior Nick Bach had a shot sail just wide off of a corner kick set.  Marshall came up with another big save at the 13:30 mark to keep the score tied at 1.  St. Xavier kept the pressure on the Anderson defense but could not find the back of the net.  Anderson made a nice counter attack with 2:30 left in the 2nd half but the Bombers defense fought it off and kept the Redskins off the scoreboard.  Anderson then earned a corner kick with 1:18 remaining but the St. Xavier defense cleared and the Bombers offense created a counter attack chance but could not convert as the Anderson GK picked up the loose ball.  The game remained tied at 1 and the game moved to a sudden victory overtime period of 15 minutes to determine the winner.

 The Bombers came out and controlled the tempo in the beginning of the sudden victory period but then Anderson counter attacked and earned a corner that the St. Xavier defense cleared.  The Bombers gained an offensive attack when senior Will Watkins attack and cross went past the goalkeeper in the box but there was no St. Xavier player there to finish it off with 12:00 left in the extra period.  Marshall came up with another diving save with 7:30 left in the first extra period to keep the game tied at 1.  With 4:39 left, Geiser was on the attack and was taken down from behind from 33 yards out which resulted in a yellow card for the Redskins but Wellens' free kick was scooped up by the Anderson goalkeeper.  The Redskins came back down and created a chance but senior Bailey Lach made a nice defensive play by blocking a shot and clearing it out of the Bombers' defensive end with 3:15 left in the first extra period.  Anderson created another chance with a corner kick with 15 seconds left in the period but could not convert to keep it 1-1.  The game moved to a 2nd 15 minute sudden victory period where Anderson scored with 12:35 left to take the victory 2-1.

With the loss, the Bombers end the season with a 11-5-4 record and advanced to the OHSAA Div. I Regional Semi Finals for the first time since 2014.  They finished 2nd in the GCL South with a 3-2-1 record and played one of the toughest schedules in the State of Ohio.  They won the 2017 Jesuit Cup, the first in school history, with victories over then #1 nationally ranked St. Ignatius and then Toledo St. John's.  The seniors had a great career and will be missed.  Those seniors include: Lucas Marshall, Charlie Stutz, Bailey Lach, Eddie Weber, Will Watkins, Nick Meyer, Josh Besl, Adam Scheidler, Nathan Iker, Conor Faulhaber, Adam Arar, Nick Bach, Nathan Neal, Marcus Bauer, Simba Mandizha and Andrew Warman.


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nvanzile - Posted Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 7:21:00 AM

The St. Xavier Varsity Football team earned the #1 seed in Region 4 of the OHSAA Div. I Region 4 Computer Rankings by finishing 9-1 in the regular season.  The Bombers have earned a home game and will host the #8 seed Fairfield Indians.  The matchup will be a rematch of last year's 1st round game at Fairfield in which St. Xavier won 35-14 to start their run to the 2016 State Championship.  See below for ticket sale information.


#8 Fairfield (6-4) @ #1 St. Xavier (9-1)

Friday, November 3 - 7:30 PM

Ballaban Field - St. Xavier Stadium


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All Tickets - $8.00

2017 Season Ticket Holders/X-100 Card Holders (MUST PURCHASE TICKETS)

Tuesday, October 31 - 8 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, November 1 - 8 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 2 - 8 am - NOON

**All tickets held for Season Ticket Holders will be released at NOON on Thursday**

St. Xavier Students (No limit)

Wednesday, November 1 - FLEX TIME

Thursday, November 2 - FLEX TIME

Friday, November 3 - FLEX TIME

St. Xavier Faculty/Staff (No limit)

Wednesday, November 1 - FLEX TIME - 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 2 - 8 am - 3:30 pm

Friday, November 3 - 8 am - 3:30 pm

St. Xavier Alumni/Parents (No limit)

Thursday, November 2 - Noon - 3:30 pm

Friday, November 3 - 8 am - 3:30 pm

General Public

Friday, November 3 - 8 am - 3:30 pm


All Tickets - $9.00 (depending on availability)

5:30 pm - Tickets go on sale at Ticket Booth at Stadium

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nvanzile - Posted Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11:53:00 PM

The Bombers Cross Country team headed to Troy High School on Saturday afternoon for a cold, muddy OHSAA Division I Regional Championship meet.  St. Xavier qualified for the meet after winning the OHSAA Div. I SW District Title last Saturday at Voice of America Park.

The Boys Division I Race was the final race of the day for all SW Ohio Regionals for both boys and girls which made for a muddy course after a full night of rain.  Add the 46 degree temperatures in to the mix and it was a tough day to run but the Bombers fought through the conditions.  They were led by senior Peter Dauenhauer as he finished in a time of 15:53.42 which was good for 4th place overall (3 team points).  Next in for St. Xavier was senior Jack Hands who placed 22nd (17 points) in a time of 16:39.55 while his classmate Michael Holly finished 25th (20 points) in a time of 16:40.53.  Freshman Nathan Mountain continued his strong running as he placed 30th overall (25 points) with a time of 16:45.14.  Rounding out the top 5 for the Bombers was senior Jonathan Stansbury  who ran a time of 16:47.49 for 33rd place (28 points).  The other two finishers for St. Xavier were sophomore Tommy Walters finishing with a time of 17:09.83 which was 63rd overall (55 points) and junior Joe Doogan who finished 104th overall (92 points) with a time of 17:47.88.

St. Xavier needed to be in the Top 5 teams to qualify for the OHSAA Div. I State Championship Meet next Saturday.  They finished with a team total of 93 points which was good for 3rd place finishing behind top finisher Mason who had 61 points and 2nd place finisher Centerville who scored 87 points.  Lebanon finished 4th with 181 points and Kings finished 5th with 183 points to round out the qualifying teams. Click Here for Complete Results from Regional Meet.

The Bombers will race in the OHSAA Div. I Championship Meet on Saturday, November 4 at 3:00 pm.  Click Here for complete OHSAA Coverage of State Championship Meet.

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nvanzile - Posted Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11:12:00 PM

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The Varsity Soccer Bombers headed back to Princeton HS on Saturday night for their OHSAA Div. I District Final game vs. Loveland on a cold evening.  St. Xavier defeated Mason HS by a score of 1-0 on Tuesday at Princeton HS to advance to the District Finals.  The Bombers beat LaSalle in the 2nd round by a score of 2-1 at home after a bye in the 1st round.  St. Xavier was voted as the number 5 seed in the southwest district while Loveland was voted the number 10 seed.  The Tigers took down Middletown (2-0), Turpin (2-1 in SO), and Fairfield (3-0) to get to the District Final game.

The Bombers and Tigers had played regularly in the regular season in the past but did not play during the 2017 regular season.  St. Xavier finished the regular season with an 8-4-4 overall record and a 3-2-1 record in the GCL.  Loveland finished with a 9-6-1 overall record and a 4-3-0 record in the ECC. 

The game started in a back and forth fashion with neither team able to muster any good chances early.  With 26 minutes left in the 1st half, the Bombers took a 1-0 lead when junior Matthew Sutton made a cross to classmate Gino Geiser who found the back of the net.  The Tigers kept the pressure on as they scored an equalizer with just 7 minutes left in the opening half to make it a 1-1 game.  The Bombers responded quickly as the action picked up at the end of the half.  Senior Nathan Neal played a ball over the top to classmate Will Watkins who found the back of the net to put St. Xavier ahead 2-1 just before the half.

The Bombers took the 2-1 lead to the second half and held it until Loveland came up with another equalizer with 22 minutes left in the game to make it 2-2.  Both teams created a couple of chances but nothing that would lead to the go ahead goal until 11 minutes left.  Junior Luke Rockwood took a throw in deep in Loveland's defensive half and launched it inside the box where Neal was able to get his head on the ball and it found the back of the net off the deflection to put St. Xavier ahead 3-2.  The defense and senior GK Lucas Marshall held the Tigers scoreless the rest of the way to seal the 3-2 win.

With the win, the Bombers claim the program's 18th OHSAA Div. I District Title and first since 2014.  They advance to the Regional Semi-Finals where they will face #2 seeded Anderson HS on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm at Monroe High School.  St. Xavier and the Redskins met early in the regular season on August 22 at Anderson where the Redskins won 2-1.  Anderson finished the regular season 15-1-0 overall and a perfect 7-0-0 in the ECC.  

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nvanzile - Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 11:58:00 PM

The Varsity Football Bombers traveled to Louisville on Friday night for the final regular season game vs the Louisville St. Xavier Tigers. The Bombers and Tigers each entered the game with 8 and 1 records and both of their playoff status’ in their respective State Playoffs had been solidified. It was the 9th meeting between the two schools in the last 9 years with the Bombers holding a 6-2 edge on the Tigers. The Bombers looked to rebound from a 28-14 road loss to St. Ignatius from the week before.

It was a rainy night as it started raining in warmups and never let up the entire evening. The Bombers started with the ball to open the game and put together a sustained drive of 5:11 which included 14 plays and went 42 yards. It ended when senior PK Donny Stock drilled a 40-yard field goal to give the Bombers a 3-0 lead. Sophomore running back Kellen Newman carried the ball 6 times for 23 yards on the drive. It stalled out when the Bombers were whistled for a holding call and could not recover and had to settle for the field goal. The Tigers responded quickly as they took the ball and went 84 yards in 5 plays and scored a touchdown on a 55-yard touchdown pass and converted the PAT to take a 7-3 lead with 5:13 left in the opening quarter. The Bombers took back over and once again had a sustained drive. Senior QB Chase Wolf led the Bombers down the field as he went 8 for 9 passing the ball for 49 yards as he connected with senior WR Cameron Specht 3 times for 23 yards. Specht also had a 12 yard carry on the drive to get the Bombers inside the Tigers 15-yard line. After Wolf rushed for 4 yards, he connected with senior TE Michael Grause for an 8-yard touchdown pass to give the Bombers a 9-7 lead as the PAT was blocked. The drive went 16 plays for 80 yards and took 7:13 off the clock as it carried into the 2nd quarter. The Tigers were forced to punt 3 times in the 2nd quarter while the Bombers offense could not come up with anything else as they punted 2 times to keep it a 9-7 game at the half.

The Tigers opened with the ball in the 2nd half and drove the ball to the Bombers side of the field but stalled out after senior LB Blake Bacevich came up with a tackle for loss that set the Tigers behind the chains. The Bombers’ offense could not get anything going after the Tigers’ punt, however, and junior WR/P Jared Kreimer pinned the Tigers inside their own 20-yard line with a 44-yard punt. The Bombers defense forced another Tigers’ 3 and out and dodged a major turnover on the punt after a muff but jumped on the fumble. The Bombers picked up two first downs on the ensuing drive as junior RB Chris Payne rushed 3 times for 23 yards to open the drive. However, the Bombers’ offense stalled out after reaching the Tigers 41-yard line and Kreimer pinned them inside the 20-yard line again with a 28 yard punt. The 3rd quarter ended in the 9-7 score. The 4th quarter started with the Bombers’ defense coming up with another stop as senior DL Bobby Jefferson came up with a big tackle for loss on 2nd down and 3 yards. The Bombers’ offense took advantage and used an 8 play, 71-yard drive to take a 16-7 lead when Payne scored on an 8-yard rush and Stock converted the PAT. The offensive line of sophomore LT Paris Johnson, senior LG Jack Dirksing, senior C Evan Deters, junior RG Matthew Mohn, senior RT Michael Kronenberger led the way as they created room for Payne on the drive who rushed 6 times for 28 yards. Wolf also had time to find senior TE John Taul for a 13-yard completion and senior WR Andrew Wittrock for a 20-yard completion. The Tigers took over with 7:15 left looking for a quick score to stay in the game and that’s what they got as they scored in just 1:25 when their 3rd play from scrimmage went for a 72 yard touchdown on a pass. With the converted PAT, they trailed 16-14 with 5:54 left in the game. The Bombers came out and handed the ball off to Payne and picked up a first down after 3 carries for 17 yards but then were moved back after a holding call on the fifth play of the drive. Kreimer came in once again to punt and pinned the Tigers inside the 20-yard line again with a 42 yard punt. The Tigers picked up a first down on a pass intereference call but then turned the ball over on downs with 1:20 left and only 2 timeouts left. The Bombers would have to punt it back to the Tigers but the Tigers got the ball back with 18 seconds left and could not come up with a miracle play as the Bombers sealed the 16-14 victory.

The Bombers’ offense was led by Payne who finished with 21 carries for 110 yards and his first career touchdown. Wolf finished the game 19 for 26 passing for 144 yards and 1 TD and carried the ball 5 times for 15 yards. Specht finished with 9 receptions for 51 yards and carried the ball 1 time for 12 yards. Newman finished with 11 carries for 36 yards. Grause had the one catch for an 8 yard touchdown.

The Bombers’ defense was led by senior LB Will Childs who finished with 7 tackles (1.5 TFL) and 1 sack while junior FS Raja Bridges finished with 6 tackles (1 TFL) and 1 sack. Junior MLB Thomas Kiessling finished with 6 tackles while senior DE Bobby Jefferson finished with 6 tackles as well with 1.5 tackles for loss. Senior CB Johnny Marrocco finished with 5 tackes and senior LB Blake Bacevich also had 5 tackles (2.5 TFL) with 1 sack.

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With the win, the Bombers wrap up the 2017 regular season with a 9-1 record and have claimed the #1 seed in the OHSAA Div. I Region 4 State Playoffs. They will host an OHSAA Div. I 1st round playoff game on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm at St. Xavier Stadium. Their opponent will be determined on Saturday night after the St. Ignatius at St. Edwards game. If St. Ignatius wins, then the Bombers would face Moeller and if St. Edwards wins then St. Xavier would face Fairfield in a rematch of last year’s first round playoff game. Stay tuned to for ticket information and opponent determination.

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bschulte - Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

St. Xavier Bombers vs. St. Xavier Tigers

St. Xavier High School- Louisville Kentucky

Friday, October 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

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Radio Broadcast Information:  Broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m.

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