Brohm, Rocks fall to Cincy St. Xavier

Brian Brohm and the Trinity Shamrocks fell for the second week in a row to an out of state power house, losing to Cincinnati St. Xavier Saturday night, 24-17. Following the game, Brohm spoke with ITV. We've also got highlights of Brohm's performance, game standouts and more.

For the first time in his high school career, Trinity quarterback Brian Brohm and his Rocks have lost consecutive games.

The two-time defending Kentucky State Champion Shamrocks fell Saturday night to Cincinnati St. Xavier, 24-17 in the third game of a triple header at Ryle High School Stadium.

"I wish I could get back on the field right now," Brohm told ITV following the game. "I wish we could play tomorrow. We just need to get a win under our belt and get our confidence going."

Brohm began the game on fire, completing every pass he threw during the Rocks first three offensive series.

On their second possession of the night and trailing 7-0, Brohm was simply sensational in marching Trinity 80 yards down field to answer the Bombers first score. During the drive, Brohm completed 8-8 passes and demonstrated his fine running skills as he scampered 11 yards to pick up a key first down.

"I've always had that ability [to run]," Brohm said. "But it's just that these past couple of years I haven't really had to use it."

In the second quarter after the Rocks recovered a St. X fumble, Brohm again took to the ground with a 24 yard run to set up the Rocks second touchdown. Moments later, Brohm scored on a one yard quarterback keeper to give Trinity a 14-7 advantage.

With the game tied at 14 late in the first half, Brohm was hit hard by a Bomber defender shortly after releasing a pass and remained down for several minutes. However, the tough minded signal caller got up and remained in the game.

But things appeared different for Brohm and Trinity during the second half after the hard blow delivered on Brohm by the Bombers.

Early in the third quarter and trailing 17-14, Brohm connected with his receiver for a 28 yard gain on third and fifteen to set up the game tying field goal. The field goal turned out to be the Rocks only points of the second half.

After being notted at 17 throughout most of the second half, St. X pounded the game winning touchdown in from one yard out with less than 30 seconds remaining to provide the game's final score.

In defeat, though, Brohm again showed all the skills that make him the coveted prospect he is. We already knew Brohm had the complete package of skills. At 6'4, he has ideal size and also possesses the speed to hurt opponents when forced to run outside the pocket. He also has tremendous accuracy and arm strength and you'd be hard pressed to find a high school quarterback that throws a better ball.

"This has really helped us and will be a good learning experience," Brohm told ITV following the game. "We're going to be real hungry in our next game and the rest of the season, so hopefully we'll be able to come out, get some wins and get going again."

Fatherly advice (ITV)
What some might not realize, though, is his tremendous competitive spirit and seemingly natural ability to direct and lead his team. Following a tough, hard fought loss, Brohm showed tremendous class in speaking with the media, including ITV, focusing on the loss in terms of helping his team learn and using it to prepare for the rest of the season. And that maturity clearly stems from the mentoring of his father and former Cardinal quarterback, Oscar Brohm.

Despite a sub-par second half, Brohm finished the game unofficially 19-30 for 147 yards with one rushing TD and 1 interception.


ITV Notables

Rob Schoenhoft (ITV)
6'6, 225 Cincinnati St. X junior quarterback Rob Schoenhoft clearly has a bright future ahead of him.

Blessed with great size and a strong arm, Schoenhoft completed 7-20 passes for 111 yards, including a 40 yard touch pass in the first half.

"It meant a lot [to defeat Trinity]," Schoenhoft told ITV. "To play against the nation's number one quarterback in Brian Brohm and try to prove yourself against him...I learned a lot."

Schoenhoft is already receiving significant attention from several Mid American Conference schools, including Central Florida, and it appears as though his recruitment will heat up in the near future.

Player to Watch

Alex Temple (ITV)
Alex Temple, 6'4, 235 Sr. Defensive End (Trinity) - Temple has good size and toughness and is a good looking prospect that appears to have a Division I future as a defensive end.

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