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By Alex Fox, Xavier senior
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Xavier football team looked to improve on their 3-0 start on Sept. 14 when it hosted Dubuque Wahlert.
On the first play from scrimmage, junior Brendan Miller scampered untouched for a 64-yard touchdown. On the next offensive play, quarterback Reggie Schulte found Corbin Woods for an 85-yard touchdown pass to increase the lead to 15-0. The Saints never looked back and won the game, 53-14.
Miller, playing for injured Cal Stovie, ran for 236 yards.
The team played 42nd Street rival Kennedy at Xavier on Sept. 21. Coming into the game, the Saints had outscored their opponents by a total of 198-35. Schulte threw four touchdown passes and the Saints’ defense held Kennedy scoreless, winning handily, 35-0. With the win, the Saints improved their record to 5-0.
“We’ve been working hard every day at practice and we really have come together as a team,” junior Sean Ickes said.
Only five games into the year, Schulte has tied the single-season Xavier record for touchdown passes with 18. He also holds the record for Xavier career touchdown passes with 30. The Saints have now outscored their opponents, 233-35.
“We are just focusing on getting better each week and playing one game at a time,” senior Tristen Scallon said.
The Class 4A fourth-ranked Saints beat Cedar Rapids Washington, 35-13, last night and now are 6-0.