Week 5 preview/pick | St. Xavier at Highlands

Week 5 preview/pick | St. Xavier at Highlands


Week 5 preview/pick | St. Xavier at Highlands


It’s the Week 5 Kentucky HS football preview with The C-J’s Jason Frakes and Chris White looking at this week’s monster games in Louisville area high school football.


First meeting since 2006, which Tigers won 35-21

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

* No. 5 St. Xavier fell at Central 20-17 last week, suffering its first-ever loss to the Yellowjackets in 36 meetings. Junior quarterback Desmond Ridder rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries but completed just 4 of 11 passes and was intercepted twice as the Tigers committed four turnovers.

* Highlands, the preseason No. 1 team in Class 5-A, dropped to 1-3 last week with a 48-24 loss to Ryle and is allowing 38.5 points per game. Senior quarterback Austin Hergott, who has committed to Central Michigan, has completed 33 of 69 passes for 485 yards and four touchdowns with four interceptions. Senior Nick Kendall has rushed for a team-high 352 yards and five touchdowns.

* The pick: St. Xavier 34-21.


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