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 Johnâ€™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 Shamrocksâ€™ 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 Trinityâ€™s record for the year to 6-1, while St. X fell back to 4-2.
Fridayâ€™s mammoth match-up also saw the Shamrocks take a 40-37-2 all-time lead in the series that stretches back to 1956.
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 Johnâ€™s Cardinal Stadium. VT
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