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Matt Luloff

Beacon Hill,
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Tim Tierney






Senior Boys Football
Knights breeze into
city championship game with lopsided win over St. Mark

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Peter Knights slotback Jaylaen King tries to hold onto the ball during the Knights' 35-0 win over the St. Mark Lions on Tuesday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The St. Peter Knights are heading back to the Tier 1 senior boys football championship for the sixth straight year after taking care of the St. Mark Lions in business-like fashion on Tuesday.

The Knight scored five touchdowns, three on offence and two by the defence. to down the Lions 35-0 and set up a highly- anticipated rematch against the St. Francis Xavier in Saturday's city championship.The Coyotes steamrolled past the St. Matthew Tigers 55-0 in Tuesday's other semi-final.

St. Peter wasted little time getting down to business against the Lions, scoring on a 50-yard pass from Jacob Molinski to Tyrone Pierre on their second possession of the game.

The Knights threatened to score again early in the second quarter, but they fumbled the ball away on third and one at the Lions' 15-yard line. As it turned out, the turnover merely delayed the inevitable as the Lions failed to pick up a first down and had to punt the ball away which set up a 60-yard touchdown toss from Molinski to Pierre.

The Knights would add to their lead on the Lions' next possession on a fumble recovery and touchdown run by Matt Normand and just like that the Knights had a 21-0 lead heading into the halftime break.

Normand would cause the Lions fits again when he dispossed the Lions of the ball on the opening series of the second half and ran 30 yards for his second touchdown of the game.

After picking up one first down on their opening series of the game, the Lions didn't pick up another first down until their second series in the second half. Even then they failed to get past midfield.

The Knights fifth touchdown came on another long pass from Molinski to Pierre, this time for 55 yards early in the fourth quarrter.

While neither the Knights nor the Coyotes were tested in their respective semi-final games, the two teams will have to turn things up a notch if they want to win the city championship.

St. Fancis is the early favourites heading into the game based on their 34-22 win over the Knights on Oct. 11. The Knights, however, are the four-time defending champions with a history of rising to the occasion in the big game.

(Posted 9 a.m., Nov. 6)


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