Shamrocks Tame Tigers

Trinity got past bitter rivals St. Xavier last Friday night with a narrow 20-15 victory in front of an estimated 13,000 fans at a rain-soaked Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Trinity got off to a blistering start with running back Jailen Reed rushing for 144 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Shamrocks’ defense did their best to keep out a stubborn Tigers offense. Senior quarterback Jacob Woosley also contributed, making 21-25 passes for 158 yards. The win pushed Trinity’s record for the year to 6-1, while St. X fell back to 4-2.

Friday’s mammoth match-up also saw the Shamrocks take a 40-37-2 all-time lead in the series that stretches back to 1956.

Looking Ahead

DuPont Manual (6-0) will be at home versus St. X (4-2), October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Both teams sit atop the upper echelon in Class 6A. Derek Dorsey, UofL commit, leads a stingy Crimson defense that has given up the second fewest points all season in its class. St. X, on the other hand, will look to bounce back to its winning ways after losing 20-15 to its archrival Trinity last weekend at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. VT

Jacob Woosley (13) put the ball in the hands of teammate Larry Harper III (3).Jailen Reed (34) racked up 144 rushing yards in the Shamrocks\' victory.Blake Roshkowski (10) was stopped by a host of Shamrocks.St. Xavier\'s Blake Roshkowski returned a kick.Trinity\'s Jailen Reed (34) extended the Rocks\' lead with another touchdown.Tigers P Zac Collins (38) was called in to service.Desmond Ridder (9) put the ball in the hands of Chase Rowan (23).aSt. X QB Desmond Ridder (9) retained the ball and carried it himself.Desmond Ridder (9) fired off a pass to a receiver.Coach Wolford watched his Tigers offense get in formation.Jacob Woosley (13) punted as the St. X defense closed in to block the kick.Trinity head coach Bob Beatty watched his Shamrocks knock off archrival St. X Tigers.Shamrock Dalton Jones (7) charged into the Tigers defense.Desmond Ridder (9) fired off a pass to a receiver.Trey Clements (28) took a turn carrying the ball for the Tigers.Coaches Wolford and Beatty shook hands following the rain-plagued game.Trinity captains Jacob Woosley (13), Damon Lowe (52), Connor Foos (56), and Michael Hiestand (61) accepted the Shillelagh following their victory over St. Xavier.

Photos by DAMON ATHERTON | Contributing Photographer