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High School Insider: Lakota West and St. Xavier prepare for the Division I regional football final

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 17:27:51-04

Friday night should be special.

St. Xavier will travel to Lakota West in a Division I, Region 4 football final in West Chester with trip to the state Final Four on the line.

The teams met in a scrimmage Aug. 21 at Lakota West, but there is much more at stake Friday night.

St. X coach Steve Specht and Lakota West coach Tom Bolden joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss their respective teams during this unique season.

This Friday night will mark the eighth time since 2010 that Bolden and/or Specht have coached in a regional final.

"Here we are in a regional final competing against each other," Specht said. "What a blessing for all of us. For the city of Cincinnati. All the football communities around - the fact that these kids have been able to play, especially the seniors. The icing on the cake for us is we're here."

You will also hear from La Salle football coach Pat McLaughlin and senior quarterback Zach Branam as the Lancers prepare for a Division II, Region 8 semifinal against visiting Anderson Friday night.

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The La Salle football team plays host to Anderson in a Division II, Region 8 semifinal Friday night.

The Lancers, the reigning Division II state champion, defeated Dayton Stebbins 49-0 Friday night.

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