July 11th, 2018

Top five male fall sports rivalries

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Top five male fall sports rivalries
file photo by Conor Revell

With the fall sports season quickly approaching, here’s a look at the five biggest LCSN male rivalries when it comes to their specific sports.

5. DeSales vs. Holy Cross soccer

It’s played the night before the football game every and fans tend to flock to this game to get their weekend started. Many of the kids grew up playing soccer at the local Southend Catholic schools.

4. St. Xavier vs. Collegiate soccer

This rivalry has juiced up over the year. Their district rivals and both teams have to battle or else the loser is stuck with the possibility of playing their first round regional game on the road against a district winner which sometimes is Trinity.

3. St. Xavier vs. Trinity soccer

This soccer game draws more people than a lot of football games around town as the fans flock to cheer on their favorite green monster. It’s usually the first of two meetings as the these two teams have met in the postseason every year except for once since being merged into the same region back in 2012.

2. DeSales vs. Holy Cross football

The battle for the Hibernian Cup. It has been quite lopsided since 2012 with DeSales winning by a massive margin each year. Despite that, the Southend Catholics all gather for a night of fellowship and watch these two longtime rivals go at it. However, Holy Cross has decided this will be the final year of the game for now, so expect an even bigger crowd next month when the rivals grind it out.

1. St. Xavier vs. Trinity football

This one is easy. Sometimes 50,000 fans flock to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for this game. A bad crowd is 20,000. If you were a Catholic school kid on the east-end, everybody had a side they cheered for. Football players in the CSAA dream of playing in this game on the grand stage. It’s a special game for the Catholic community and it receives national attention.



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