Wednesday, August 19, 2009

America's Toughest High School Football Schedule? St. Xavier of Cincinnati

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

No one can ever accuse St. Xavier of Cincinnati, Ohio of playing a cupcake schedule. Once again this year, the Bombers will play what is arguably the toughest schedule in the country.

It all gets started August 28th when St. X plays cross-town rival Colerain. After that and on consecutive weekends, the Bombers play defending Indiana 4A champ Indianapolis Cathedral (9/5), 2008 Kentucky 6A semifinalist St. Xavier (9/11), defending Kentucky 6A champ Trinity (9/18), 2008 Kentucky 5A champ Highlands (9/25) and finally Elder, which is ranked #13 in the pre-season rankings.

Just for good measure, the Bombers will face defending Ohio Division I champ St. Ignatius on October 24.

Now for the good news, quarterback Luke Massa is back for his senior season after a disappointing junior year that ended with a broken collarbone in the middle of last season. As a sophomore Massa led St. X to the Division I title.

So with last year's disappointing 4-6 record behind them, the Cincinnati Enquirer looks at what is ahead as St. X attempts to regain its form and challenge Elder for the Greater Catholic League South title.

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