DUBUQUE – The Cedar Rapids Xavier football team is not invincible, a point Western Dubuque drove home a week ago while pulling arguably the season's biggest Class 3A upset on the Saints' home turf.
But when the Saints are on their game and themselves, they're a migraine headache even Excedrin won't stop, a point Dubuque Wahlert will confirm after Friday night.
An angry Xavier team rediscovered its identity by returning to what it does best: Dominating the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, establishing its electric running game and controlling the game from first quarter to fourth.
Jay Kortemeyer trucked for 207 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and the Class 3A No. 5-ranked Saints rolled off 41 unanswered points while bouncing back with a 41-12 statement stomping of Wahlert at Loras College's Rock Bowl.
The past week may have been the lost collective week of Saints players' lives.