The sixth-seeded St. Xavier Bombers handed their GCL South foes, the LaSalle Lancers, a convincing 30-14 defeat in the opening round of the Region 4 playoffs on Friday night.
LaSalle (9-2) got a huge dose of Conor Hundley before they even knew what hit them. The St. Xavier (6-4) running back scored three touchdowns as the Bomber built a 21-0 second quarter lead and never looked back. Hundley would finish the evening with four touchdowns and 150 yards rushing on 32 carries as he came to play in a big game like always.
The Lancer shot themselves in the foot with miscues and missed opportunities all night. They looked like an inexperienced playoff squad at times. Quarterback Drew Kummer did throw two touchdown passes, but there are snaps and throws that he would like to have back.
The 14 points allowed by the Bombers' defense was the sixth time in 10 games they've held opponents to 14 points or less.
St. Xavier came into this game having lost three of their last five games to end the season, but they avenged a Week 7 loss to the Lancers in this one.
St. Xavier now gets to clash with Colerain next Saturday in what seems to be an annual post-season ritual between Steve Specht and Tom Bolden.