Cedar Rapids Xavier’s prep football program wasn’t spared from the effects of the rain that drenched Cedar Rapids and other areas of Eastern Iowa in recent days.
The Saints’ sophomore football team experienced a major inconvenience on the way to their season opener against Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Kingston Stadium (which occurs to me to be the ACTUAL “First on the Turf game). According to Dr. Brad Stovie, who helps with the Xavier program, said the team bus stalled after trolling through standing water in the road on the way to Kingston. The bus was halted blocks away near Jefferson High School.
Stovie said the team set out on foot the rest of the way to Kingston in the pouring rain. The Saints received an abbreviated warm up before the kickoff. The slow start is forgivable given the circumstances. Plus, they overcame a 13-0 halftime deficit to pull out a 14-13 win.