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Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights mark school's 20th anniversary with dominating win over St. Matt's

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Peter Knights wide receiver Tyrone Pierre tries to shake off St. Matt's defender Cody Barry during the second quarter on Saturday. Fred Sherwin/Photo


On a weekend when St. Peter High School was holding its 20th anniversary reunion, the school's football team was busy adding to the legacy of winning that has become synonymous with the east end institution..

Playing in front of many former players, the 2012 version of the Knights completely dominated their traditional east end rivals from St. Matthew High School, scoring 21 points in less than five minutes in the second quarter on their way to a 43-4 win.

The tone of the game was set on the opening drive when the Knights forced the Tigers to cough the ball up on their second play from scrimmage. It was a foreshadowing of things to come as two turnovers later on in the first half would lead to the Knights' first two touchdowns.

Marley Allen's pick off late in the opening quarter set up the Knights first touchdown of the game on an 18-yard pass from quarterback Jacob Molinski to Mark Devlin. The Tigers then fumbled the ball away on the next series to set up a short drive capped by a three yard run by John Tshimangu, and just like that, the Knights were ahead 14-1.

They would go up 21-1 less than a minute later on an electrifying punt return by Tyrone Pierre. After fielding the ball near midfield, Pierre ran sideline to sideline before turning upfield for a 50 yard gain.

The Knights added to their lead later on in the quarter on a 58-yard pass from Molinski to James Haggerty.

St. Matt's responded with a 20-yard field goal off the boot of Jacob Powell that was set up by a blocked a punt by Denis McGrath on the Knights' 38-yard line.

Any hope of a second half comeback on the part of the Tigers were quickly dispelled when the Knights scored on their opening drive in just three plays to go up 35-4. David Prem ran the ball in from the 28 yard line after Molinski hit Devlin for 22 yard reception. The Knights scored again in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard pass from Molinski to Jelani Paul.

A late single on a punt by Devllin would cap the scoring and give the Knights a decisive 42-4 win.

The Knights next game is a highly anticipated showdown with St. Francis Caviar in a likely preview of the city championship. Both teams are 2-0 with wins over the Tigers and the St. Mark Lions. Whoever wins Thursday's game will get homefield advantage in the playoffs.

(Posted 7:30 a.m., Oct. 7)

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