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Senior Boys Football
Colonel By Cougars no match for high-scoring Knights
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Peter Knights wide receiver Turone Pierre runs through the Colonel By secondary during the Knights 58-13 win over the Cougars on Wednesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

Prior to the start of the current high school football season a lot of observers were wondering out loud why the NCSSAA decided to only put four teams in the Tier 1 division and 12 teams in Tier 2. On Wednesday they got their answer.

In a pair of crossover matchups, the Tier 1 St. Peter Knights beat up on the previously unbeaten Colonel By Cougars 58-13, and the St. Mark Lions shutout the previously unbeaten St. Joseph Jaguars 28-0.

The only Tier 2 team that had success was the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers who beat the winless St. Matthew Tigers 13-0.

The Knights wasted little time dissecting the Cougars, scoring on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 first quarter lead. Two of the touchdowns came after Colonel By had turned the ball over.

St. Peter opened the game with a sustained drive capped by a touchdown toss from Knights quarterback Jake Molinski to Reuben Charles.

After the ensuing kick-off, the Cougars were able to move the ball inside the Knights' 20-yard line, thanks to 35-yard pass from Thom Richards to Josh Rector. With the Cougars threatening to score, Knights' defensive back Eric Ouellett picked off an errant pass on the 15-yard line to set up a 95-yard touchdown pass from Jake Molinski to Tyrone Pierre.

Molinski and Pierre would hook up again on the next series after the Cougars fumble the ball away on their 40-yard line, and just like that the score was 21-0 in favour of the Knights before the game was even four minutes old.

The lone bright spot for the Cougars on an otherwise dismal day was the passing of Thom Richards who made several long throws including a 63-yard effort to big Shawn Belair to finally get them on the board near the end of the first quarter.

The Knights responded in their usual fashion, marching the ball 64 yards on six plays, including a pair of passes from Molinski to Jaylon King for 35 and eight yards for the major.

The Knights would add to their lead at the end of the first half after Richards got picked off again, this time by Jarryd Rushford. David Prem would do the honours for St. Pete's, scoring on a 13-yard run to put the Knights up 35-7 at the half.

The lone touchdown in the third quarter came on a 35-yard pass from Knights back-up quarterback Matt Huot to King for his second touchdown of the game.

A Reuben Charles touchdown early in the fourth quarter would increase the Knights' lead to 51-7.

Richards and Belair then hooked up for the Cougars second touchdown against the Knights third string defense with the game all but over.

St. Pete's capped their scoring with a three yard run by Rashari Henry to make the final score 58-13.

The Knights have a bye next week and then wrap up their regular season schedule against St. Matthew Tigers on Oct. 30.

(Posted 8:30 a.m., Oct. 18)

 

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