LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It is "Rivalry Night" on Touchdown Friday Night. None bigger than the annual matchup between St. X and Trinity.
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium will host over 30,000 fans in what will be the 74th meeting between the two Catholic school powers. St. X leads the series 36-35 with 2 ties.
Trinity has dominated of late. The Rocks won both meetings in 2011 by a combined score of 83-12 and have won 30 games in a row overall.
It will be the final regular season St. X-Trinity game for Tigers head coach Mike Glaser, who will retire after the 2012 season.
"I'm a competitor, there is nothing like beating Trinity, I love it, I'd love to have one last time," Glaser said.
To do it they'll have to contain Trinity speedsters Dalyn Dawkins and James Quick, easier said than done.
"We'll be prepared, our coaches have done a great job so far and our kids have too, so Friday night can't get here quick enough," Trinity head coach Bob Beatty said.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.. We'll have live reports at 5, 6, and 7, with both sports and weather reporting from the stadium. Joins us as our tailgate tour includes free drinks from Sun Drop and free food from Shenanigan's.
Kendrick Haskins will have a complete post game report on Touchdown Friday Night.
Across the river, Southern Indiana's biggest rivalry game is also Friday night. Jeffersonville (4-2) hosts New Albany (4-2) in what will be the 87th meeting in the series. The Bulldogs lead 48-33 with 5 ties.
Jeff is averaging 44.5 points and 484 yards of total offense a game. The Red Devils beat New Albany 49-13 in 2011 and haven't won back-to-back games in the series since 1998-99.
"It's obviously heated, me getting the job, that's what they said, got to win one game a year and that's the New Albany game," Jeff head coach Lonnie Oldham said.
New Albany head coach Charlie Fields played for the Bulldogs. "When you are the two largest public high schools south of Indianapolis, it's going to lead to that intensity and that normal rivalry," Fields said.
In a battle of unbeatens at Corydon, the 3A #4 Panthers (6-0) host 3A #3 Charlestown (6-0).
Bullitt County also hosts a bragging rights battle, Bullitt Central (4-2) takes a four game winning streak to North Bullitt (3-2).
Cougars running back Trevor Carnell rushed for 312 yards in last weeks 21-7 win over Henry County.
"It's exciting, everyone is ready for it, everyone knows that this atmosphere is going to be hot and they're going to expect the best," Carnell told WAVE 3 Sports.
Also on the slate for the big show, Shelby County (4-1) at Collins (3-2), 6A #4 P.R.P. (5-0) at Fern Creek (1-4) and Marion County (1-4) visits Taylor County (4-1).
Catch all the highlights on Touchdown Friday Night, voted by the Associated as the Best Sports Prep Show in Kentucky in 2012.
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