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St. X makes playoffs, beats KY rival

After a slow start, the St. Xavier (Cincinnati) Bombers rallied in the second half to beat the St. Xavier (Louisville) Tigers, 28-3.

The first scoring play of the game came with just 27 seconds left before halftime, as the Tigers were able to sink a 21-yard field goal.

That would be the only lead for the Tigers and the only points they would score. The Bombers offense went off after halftime reeling off 28 unanswered points.

St. Xavier Head Coach Steve Specht (photo by Mike Noyes/TriStateFootball.com)

St. Xavier Head Coach Steve Specht (photo by Mike Noyes/TriStateFootball.com)

Bombers quarterback Chase Wolf threw for all four of St. X’s touchdowns, two of them being caught by Jared Kreimer. Wolf finished 31/41 for 242 yards with an interception.

Nicholas Moeller led all Bombers receivers with nine receptions for 108 yards.

The Bombers defense is what helped kick start their second half run, as they came up with four sacks, had an interception, blocked punt and held the Tigers to 3-12 on third down conversion attempts.

Neither team was able to run the ball successfully, as the Tigers were held to a mere 19 yards on the ground, while the Bombers had just 18.

With the win, the Bombers clinched their eighth straight playoff appearance, which is the longest active streak of any Division I team.

Next week, St. Xavier (OH) plays against a yet to be announced playoff opponent. The Bombers will find out their foe on Sunday (10/30) at 3 p.m. St. Xavier (KY) is also expected to continue to the post season.

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