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Senior Boys Football
Knights remain undefeated with win over St. Joseph Jaguars

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Peter's Josh Earle runs through the St. Joseph Jaguars defence during the Knights' 29-18 win on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The St. Peter Knights kept their undefeated record intact on Thursday, downing the St. Joseph Jaguars 29-18 despite a depleted lineup.

No 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 the ball.

Despite being shorthanded, the Knights still managed to get the better of the Jaguars who went into the game with an identical 2-0 record.
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.

After 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.

The lead didn’t 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 11-8.

The 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 Lawrie.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

St. Peter is gunning for its second straight Tier 1 city championship and seventh in the last eight years.

(Posted 2:30 a.m., Oct. 16)


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