By Cougars no match for high-scoring Knights
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
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.
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.
only Tier 2 team that had success was the Sir Wilfrid
Laurier Lancers who beat the winless St. Matthew Tigers
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.
Peter opened the game with a sustained drive capped by
a touchdown toss from Knights quarterback Jake Molinski
to Reuben Charles.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Reuben Charles touchdown early in the fourth quarter would
increase the Knights' lead to 51-7.
and Belair then hooked up for the Cougars second touchdown
against the Knights third string defense with the game
all but over.
Pete's capped their scoring with a three yard run by Rashari
Henry to make the final score 58-13.
Knights have a bye next week and then wrap up their regular
season schedule against St. Matthew Tigers on Oct. 30.
8:30 a.m., Oct. 18)
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