St. Xavier football gets a convincing win at Nippert Stadium over Moeller

In the first high school football game at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium in two years, St. Xavier lit up the night, equaling its season-high in points in a 49-16 rout of Moeller.

The Bombers reached a running clock late in the game, the fourth time in five games. St. Xavier outrushed Moeller 253-95 with 210 of those yards coming off of the cleats of senior Charles Kellom. Kellom, who came into the game with 206 yards in four games, more than doubled his season output.

"If we can run the ball like that the rest of the year, I think our offense has a chance to be different," St. Xavier coach Steve Specht said. "We were able to run it tonight, some nights we're going to have to throw it. It's nice to be able to see us do both."

St. Xavier running back Charles Kellom dives for the pylon and scores a touchdown in the game between Moeller and St. Xavier high schools at Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati Ohio, Sept 17, 2021.

Kellom became St. Xavier's first 200-yard rusher since Ben Glines ran for 251 in 2013 against Indianapolis Cathedral.  Kellom had three rushing touchdowns and one via a 56-yard pass from fellow senior Brogan McCaughey.

"It was amazing!" Kellom said of his night. "It was a tough grind but it was all worth it at the end of the day."

The last four-touchdown game for St. Xavier came in last November's Division I state final win over Pickerington Central when Jalen Patterson snared four scoring passes from McCaughey.

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