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. Xavierâ€™s win sets them up nicely for next weekâ€™s encounter with bitter rival Trinity, while PRP visits Male in their next encounter.
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 itâ€™s led by explosive wide receiver and UofL commit, Rodjay Burns. VT
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