Junior Knights open season with impressive win over Sir Wil
By Fred Sherwin
Peter Knights tailback Jaylen King is off and running during the Knights 47-0
win over the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers on Tuesday. Shena Hyde/Photo
two years since the St. Peter Knights last laid claim to the NCSSAA junior football
championship, and in that time they only lost one game.
2009, their undefeated season was wiped out after they were forced to forfeit
all their games for mistakingly dressing an ineligible player.
went undefeated during the regular season again last spring, but then lost to
St. Matthew Tigers in the championship game.
season they hope to finally claim what they feel is rightfully theirs and bring
the city championship back to
St. Pete's. They began their quest on Tuesday
with a workmanlike 47-0 win over the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers.
Knights were led by Cumberland Panther teammates Jacob Molinski, Jaylen King and
Tyrone Pierre. All three young men have been playing together since tyke and it
rushed for three touchdowns, while Molinski and Pierre each scored a touchdown
along with . On the defensive side of the ball the Knights forced the Lancers
into giving up three safeties.
Knights totally dominated the game on defense, limiting the Lancers to less than
five first downs. The closest they came to St. Peter's end zone was the 45-yard
Ismail did his best filling in at quarterback for Stephen Kukkonen, who broke
a finger on his throwing hand last week. Ismail, who is normally a wide receiver,
had less than a week to prepare for Tuesday's game after being informed that he
would start the season behind centre.
Pete's, meanwhile, moved the ball seemingly at will. They could have broken the
50-point mark if not for a defensive stand by the Lancers on their 10-yard line
late in the second quarter.
Knights next game is against South Carleton on Oct. 5. The Storm are coming off
a 25-6 loss to St. Mark.
9:30 p.m., Oct. 1)
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