remain undefeated with win over St. Joseph Jaguars
By Fred Sherwin
Peter's Josh Earle runs through the St. Joseph
Jaguars defence during the Knights' 29-18
win on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
St. Peter Knights kept their undefeated record intact
on Thursday, downing the St. Joseph Jaguars 29-18 despite
a depleted lineup.
fewer than 11 players were left off the Knights
roster for various disciplinary reasons, leaving a number
of the remaining players having to play both sides of
being shorthanded, the Knights still managed to get the
better of the Jaguars who went into the game with an identical
The Jaguars drew first blood with a single midway through
the first quarter. Matt Ghossein then added an 11-yard
field goal at the start of the second stanza to increase
the Jags lead to 4-0.
St. Joseph failed to take advantage of a botched snap
that led to a Knights turnover on the next series, St.
Peter struck for a 60-yard touchdown pass from Pascal
Lapensée-Roy to Alex Lawrie. Sasha Dierykx then
added a single on the ensuing kickoff to put the Knights
in front 8-4.
lead didnt last long, however, as the Jaguars immediately
struck back with a 75-yard touchdown run by John Horak.
Ghossein would add the extra point to put the Jags up
see-saw second quarter would tilt back in the Knights
favour on the ensuing series when Lapensée-Roy
capped a 70-yard drive with a 20-yard touchdown pass to
Jaguars continued to match the Knights touchdown for touchdown,
scoring a major late in the third quarter on a 20-yard
run by Horak to move back in front 18-15. It would be
their last lead of the game.
Knights answered back early in the fourth quarter by covering
40 yards in three plays, the last of which was an 11-yard
pass from Lapensée-Roy to Lawrie to give St. Peter
a 22-18 lead.
Knights would add another touchdown late in the game on
a 35-yard run up the middle by Quinn Nadon-Stencill to
make the final score 29-18 St. Peter.
win was the Knights third straight as they reached
the midway point of the high school season. Their next
three games will be against the same three teams they
played in the first half, including a rematch against
the Jaguars on Oct. 29.
Peter is gunning for its second straight Tier 1 city championship
and seventh in the last eight years.
2:30 a.m., Oct. 16)
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