St. Xavier back in the playoffs, beats Kentucky rival 28-3

After a slow start, the St. Xavier (Cincinnati) Bombers rallied in the second half to beat the St. Xavier (Louisville) Tigers 28-3.

The first scoring play of the game came with just 27 seconds left before halftime, when the Tigers were able to sink a 21-yard field goal.

That would be the only lead for the Tigers and the only time they would score. The Bomber offense went off in response and scored 28 unanswered points after halftime.

Bomber quarterback Chase Wolf threw for all four of St. X’s touchdowns, two of them caught by Jared Kreimer. Wolf finished 31/41 for 242 yards with an interception.

Nicholas Moeller led all receivers in yards, hauling in 108 on 9 receptions for the Bombers.

The Bombers defense is what helped kick start their second half run, when they came up with four sacks, an interception, a blocked punt and held the Tigers to 3-12 on third downs.

Neither team was able to run the ball successfully. The Tigers were held to 19 yards on the ground, and the Bombers had just 18.

With the win, the Bombers clinched their eighth straight playoff appearance, which is the longest active streak of any Division 1 team.

Next week, St. Xavier (Cincinnati) plays against a yet to be announced playoff opponent, while St. Xavier (Louisville) is also expected to continue to the post season.

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