Pregame Interview: Steve Specht, St. Xavier

St. Xavier (4-4) head coach Steve Specht talks with Greg Shoemaker of and James Rapien of ESPN 1530 AM radio about his Bombers and their upcoming game against Cleveland St. Ignatius (6-2) on Saturday. Specht is 134-51 with three state titles in his 15th season at St. Xavier.

The Bombers have won 2 in a row after dropping the previous three before that. St. Xavier has combined to score 80 points the last two weeks. It’s best back-to-back offensive games of the season. Six different St. X receivers have at least two TD catches on the year.

Outside of the 51 points they gave up to Elder, St. Xavier has allowed just 12.2 points in its other seven games – which includes tilts versus Colerain, Moeller La Salle. The Bombers defense has four returns for TDs (three IRs, one FR).

Bombers to watch:
Jared Kreimer, Sr, WR/RS/P – 241 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 104 RuYds, 1 RuTD, 31 rec., 486 ReYds, 4 ReTDs, 29.2 on 10 KRs. Committed to Holy Cross.
Wyatt Hudepohl, Jr, QB – 1,397 PaYds, 13 PaTDs, 2 RuTDs. Committed to pitch for the University of Kentucky.
Chris Payne, Sr, RB – 294 yards (241 rush) from scrimmage and 5 TDs in the last two games.
Paris Johnson, Jr, OL – 6’7”/290 – Verbally committed to Ohio State.
Thomas Kiessling, Sr, LB – 60 TotTkls, 5.0 sacks.
Liam Clifford, So, WR – 18 offensive touches, 5 TDs (four rec, one rush).
Nathan Arthur, Sr, LB – 72 TottTkls, 6.5 sacks, 1 IRTD.

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