Photo Gallery - St. Ignatius vs. St. Xavier
Darius Ashley is an emerging star.
Darius Ashley is an emerging star.

Posted Oct 23, 2005


Led by the rushing of sophomore Darius Ashley, who recorded 136 yards in the game and scored on two long touchdown runs of 27 and 39 yards, St. Xavier went up early on the home St. Ignatius Wildcats and never looked back. The Bombers defense shut out the Wildcats for the first time during the regular season since the 1991 campaign. St. Xavier, who lost to St. Ignatius in the state title game in 2001, has beaten the Wildcats five straight times in the regular season now. The Bombers won 22-0.


Photo Gallery - St. Ignatius vs. St. Xavier


Sophomore running back Darius Ashley ran for 136 yards on 19 carries including first-half touchdown runs of 27 and 39 yards.



Rudy Kirbus was 10 of 22 for 92 yards with three interceptions in the game. If you look closely on Kirbus' wristband, the number 85 is there for his injured teammate John Ryan.



After a big first half, Ashley was held to just 25 yards in the second half.



Ashley was tackled by Reilly Lauer, #65, on this play.



Senior quarterback Brad Scherer gives the Bombers another running threat in the backfield.









Defensive tackle Marty Kern makes the tackle on Scherer on this play.



Brian Neff, #92, the other defensive tackle, takes down Scherer on this play.





Sophomore linebacker, Nick Schneider, trips up Kirbus on this play.





Ashley breaks open on his 39-yard touchdown run...



...and his gone!



Schneider is destined to be a top prospect in Ohio in two years.



Nick Secue was held in check for the game by a good St. Xavier defense.



Linebacker Alex Albright is one of the leaders of the defense.





Kyle Meyer makes the play on Secue on this play.



The Ignatius offense minus John Ryan and Rob Parris.



Louis Miller, #53, and sophomore Fred Craig, #7, converge on this sack of Kirbus.



Craig celebrates on the sack, one of four on the day for the Bomber defense.









Joe Ries brings down Secue on this play.







Neff stops Ashley on this play.



St. Xavier did throw the ball some later in the game.



Schneider tackles Secue in the end zone for a safety.



Seth Robinson makes a nice gain after a catch on this play.





Matthew McFarland had a touchdown catch for the third offensive score for the Bombers.



It's nearly become a nightmare of a season for John Ryan (on crutches) Rob Parris and Kirbus.



The longterm prognosis is good for both guys who will likely resume their careers at Notre Dame in good health.



The Bombers advance to 9-0 while the Wildcats end their regular season at 5-4.




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