St. Xavier 35, East St. Louis 20

St. Xavier head coach Steve Specht and his Bombers open 2014 with very solid victory over East St. Louis.

Photo: Mike Noyes

St. Xavier narrowly escaped being its own worst enemy on Saturday afternoon. Penalties and fumbles allowed visiting East St. Louis (IL) to stick around and be a menace after the Bombers built a 21-0 first half lead. A young St. X squad didn’t handle the early prosperity well but held on for a 35-20 win in the 2014 opener. Things started out great for the St. Xavier ... (MORE)

Lakota West 49, Loveland 46

OXFORD, Ohio – Loveland had a chance to upend Division II state champion Loveland, but the Tigers fell two yards short. Lakota West held on for a 49-46 win in the 17th annual Skyline Chili Showdown Friday at Yager Stadium on the campus of Miami University. Lakota West senior linebacker C.J. Stalker tackled Loveland junior quarterback Drew Plitt on the 2 y ... (MORE)

Lakota West's Blake Darland threw for 356 yards and five touchdowns.

La Salle 40, Colerain 21

OXFORD, Ohio – The 17th annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown had a common denominator between both games Friday, and that was offense. After watching Lakota West and Loveland score 95 total points, La Salle followed that up with an offensive performance of its own by upsetting Colerain, 40-21 at Miami University’s Yager Stadium. Colerain (0-1) had it ... (MORE)

La Salle's Jeremy Larkin rushed for 288 yards and three touchdowns.
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Highlands 23, Campbell County 16

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. – Highlands jumped out to a 23-0 first quarter lead thanks to new starting quarterback Beau Hoge. But the Bluebirds had to hold off a late rally to edge Campbell County, 23-16 at the Campbell County Athletic Complex on Friday. It was the Highlands defense that scored first when Donnie Mills sacked Campbell County quarterback Carson Plessin ... (MORE)

Highlands quarterback Beau Hoge led the Bluebirds to a 23-point first half.

Cooper 31, NewCath 0

UNION, Ky. – Cooper capitalized on early turnovers, and Newport Central Catholic could not muster enough offense to weather the deficit. The Jaguars rolled the Thoroughbreds in a 31-0 drubbing at Randle Cooper High School on Friday night. The Jaguars (2-0) defense forced two turnovers and held the Thoroughbreds to just 55 yards of total offense in the fir ... (MORE)

Coach Randy Borchers' Jaguars shut out NewCath in their season opener.
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