Tigers Beat Out Panthers

St. Xavier got past a tough host in Pleasure Ridge Park with a 21-13 win to extend their season record to 5-1. Tigers quaterback Desmond Ridder rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown while also throwing for 139 yards. PRP running back Montae Robinson pitched in with 160 yards rushing on 18 carries and a single touchdown, but it was not enough, as the Panthers fell to 4-2 for the season.

St. Xavier’s win sets them up nicely for next week’s encounter with bitter rival Trinity, while PRP visits Male in their next encounter.

Looking Ahead

Arguably the greatest Catholic rivalry in Kentucky high school football will be renewed October 2 at 8 p.m. when St. X and Trinity take the field of Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Last season, St. X ended a four game losing streak to the Shamrocks after defeating them 35-21. It was their first victory since 2009. Trinity will look to regain control of the series as it’s led by explosive wide receiver and UofL commit, Rodjay Burns. VT

Photos by DAMON ATHERTON | Contributing Photographer

Montae Robinson (1) returned the opening kick for the Panthers.Chase Rowan (23) took the bal from QB Desmond Ridder (9).St. Xavier\'s Kurt Ramser (44) put the brakes on Daniel Parker (21).Blake Roshkowski (10) took the ball.Daniel Parker (21) racked up yards for the Panthers.Montae Robinson (1) found the end zone, putting PRP on the board.Desmond RIdder (9) spotted a receiver downfieldGavin Logsdon (22) sent up an extra point following a Panthers touchdown.PRP\'s Daniel Parker (21) escaped a tackle.Chase Rowan (23) ran the ball for the Tigers.Donyell Bronaugh (17) searched for a receiver near the end zone.Daniel Turner (21) positioned himself to return a punt.Donyell Bronaugh (17) kept the ball an ran it in for a PRP touchdown.Kris Adams (28) charged up the middle.Colin O\'Daniel (2) pushed the Tigers closer to another touchdown.Chase Rowan (23) pushed through the defensive line.Daniel Parker (21) was stopped by Jackson Hayes (45).Coach Wolford watched his Tigers line up on the field.Jordan Redman (49) brought down St. X\'s Chase Rowan (23).Desmond Ridder (9) leapt over a teammate.Ian Kania (11) tried to stop PRP QB Donyell Bronaugh (17).