St. X vs. Trinity Preview
St. Xavier Tigers (3-3) vs. Trinity Shamrocks (5-0)
Game Time: 8:00 P.M.
Location: Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Weather: Partly Cloudy, High 65, Low 47
All-time Series: St. Xavier leads 36-33-2
Last Year: Trinity defeated St. X 48-0 in last years’ regular season matchup. The Rocks also defeated the Tigers 35-7 in the Regional Quarterfinals.
Players to Watch
– #10 QB Alex Mattingly – Mattingly sat out last week’s wild win over 3A #1 Louisville Central with a bum ankle. Tigers coach Mike Glaser says Mattingly is a go for Friday. This season Mattingly has completed 43 of 84 pass attempts for 682 yards and 6 TD’s, while rushing for 3 scores.
– #16 RB Charles Walker – The most reliable offensive player for the Tigers. Walker, a sophomore, has compiled 219 yards on 42 carries, and has found the end zone 5 times, 2 of his scores came via the air.
– #30 DB Patrick Sermersheim – As a Junior, Sermersheim has been a force in the St. Xavier secondary recording 21 tackles and 2 interceptions. Last week in the HSreplays.com Game of the Week, he recorded and interception and blocked a punt for a touchdown in a 31-30 win over Central.
– #17 WR James Quick – A name that fans across the Commonwealth will become familiar with, if they haven’t yet. Quick, a junior, leads the Shamrocks with 34 catches for 620 yards and 9 TD’s. Offers have poured in from schools around the country, including Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, and Louisville.
– #13 QB Travis Wright – QB play at Trinity High School has thrived under coach Bob Beatty, with names like Brohm, Petrino, and Stein. Travis Wright is the latest to continue the trend. Through 5 games the Shamrocks QB has competed 57 of 84 passes for 945 yards and 12 TD’s.
– #95 DL Adam Barry – The biggest Trinity defensive lineman, weighing in at 275 pounds, Barry is a force in the middle. Whispers of Division 1 offers have been heard coming from St. Matthews. Barry could be in for a coming out party in front of a large crowd Friday night.
– St. X (3-3) has not lost more than 3 games in a season since 1988.
– Trinity moved up one spot to #5 in the USA Today Super 25 Football poll, this week.
– Trinity’s 48 – 0 win over the X-Men last season was the largest margin of victory in series history. The Rocks outscored the Tigers 83-7 in two meetings last year.
– Trinity WR James Quick needs only 103 receiving yards to tie TaShawn McBroom 03’, as the all-time leading receiver in school history.