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Junior Boys Football
Junior Knights open season with impressive win over Sir Wil

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. 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


It's been 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.

In 2009, their undefeated season was wiped out after they were forced to forfeit all their games for mistakingly dressing an ineligible player.

They went undefeated during the regular season again last spring, but then lost to the
St. Matthew Tigers in the championship game.

This 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.

The 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 showed.

King 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.

The 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 line.

Mahdi 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.

St. 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.

The Knights next game is against South Carleton on Oct. 5. The Storm are coming off a 25-6 loss to St. Mark.

(Posted 9:30 p.m., Oct. 1)

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