Peter Knights mark school's 20th anniversary with dominating
win over St. Matt's
St. Peter Knights wide receiver Tyrone Pierre
tries to shake off St. Matt's defender Cody
Barry during the second quarter on Saturday.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knights added to their lead later on in the quarter on
a 58-yard pass from Molinski to James Haggerty.
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.
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.
late single on a punt by Devllin would cap the scoring
and give the Knights a decisive 42-4 win.
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
7:30 a.m., Oct. 7)
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