Game preview | St. Xavier (6-3) at Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-2)

Game preview | St. Xavier (6-3) at Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-2)

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Game preview | St. Xavier (6-3) at Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-2)

Final tune-up for Tigers before home playoff opener

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Final tune-up for Tigers before home playoff opener

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The Tigers were off last week after posting a 28-7 victory over Manual on Oct. 17, when quarterback Noah Houk threw a pair of touchdown passes and rushed for another score. St. X has clinched the No. 2 seed from Class 6-A, District Four and will host Daviess County next week in the first round of the playoffs. The Tigers beat the Bombers 24-16 last season.

The Bombers ran their winning streak to four last week with a 24-10 victory over Cleveland St. Ignatius. Senior Ben Glines, who has committed to Boston College, has rushed for 781 yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior Justin Hilliard, who has committed to Ohio State, is ranked among the nation’s top linebackers and is fourth on the team with 56 tackles.

The pick: Cincinnati St Xavier 21-17.

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