Volume 12 Week 5

Thursday, Dec. 13


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Tim Tierney


Senior Boys Football
St. Matt's tramples Garneau in game called due to lightning

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Matt's running back Kian Williams slashes through the Garneau defence on his way to the second of three touchdowns in their game on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The St. Matthew Tigers were beating the Garneau Gaulois so badly on Thursday that even God felt sorry for them.

In a game that was mercifully cut short by lightning, the Tigers scored literally at will, piling up a 50-0 lead before the game was called less than a minute into the second half.

The Tigers high octane offence was firing on all cylinders as the twin tandem of Kian Williams and Jonathan Mufuta held their own personal track meet running up and down the field during the first half.

Williams scored three of the Tigers' seven touchdowns on runs of one, 71 and 42 yards, while Mufuta scored on a 75 yard effort.

As if having the two best running backs in the city doesn't give the Tigers enough of an advantage, first year quarterback Josh McGrath is beginning to find his groove, connecting on several key passes including a 25-yard touchdown toss to Mohammed Souit in the second quarter.

Kick returner Katley Joseph also managed to get on the scoresheet with two highlight returns for majors. The first was a 105-yard punt return near the end of the first half and the second was 90-yard return of the opening kickoff in the second half just before the lightning struck.

The Tigers defence did their job as well creating three turnovers including an interception by Brayden Brunet on Garneau's first play of the game and a pair of fumble recoveries by Jehad Joseph and Aidan Ross.

The win improved the Tigers' record to 4-0 with games remaining against Mother Teresa and Philomen Wright which is also undefeated after beating Sir Wilfrid Laurier 47-7 on Thursday.

(Posted 10:30 a.m., Oct. 16)


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