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Junior Boys Football
Jr. Knights dedicate championship win to former coach

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Donna Roney shows off the game ball she was presented by the St. Peter Knights following their win over the Asbury Colts on Friday.

The St. Peter Knights junior boys football team wrapped up an undefeated season on Friday with a 49-0 win over the Ashbury Colts to capture the first city championship played in four years.

And somewhere up in the vast expanse of sky, looking down on the scene with a big grin on his face, was Michael Heney, the Knights' long time coach who passed away in September from a heart attack.

When five Catholic board schools, along with Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School and Ashbury Collegiate agreed to resurrect junior football this year, no one was happier than Heney. The mathematics teacher had been an assistant to head coach Bruce Blomeley for nearly years.

Unfortunately, Heney passed away before getting a chance to coach in the Knights' opening game. And although he was not there in body, he was there in spirit, inspiring the team to a perfect season.

Just as they had been in their previous six wins, the Knights were totally dominant from beginning. Of course, it didn't help the Colts cause that four of their best players, including their starting running back, were away at a hockey tournament.

Not that it would have mattered. The Knights scored three touchdowns on their first five possessions and never looked back. A pair of pick sixs by Zekeim Ogilvie and Jonathan Agette on back-to-back Colts possessions late in the first half turned what had been a lopsided game into a total blowout.

And after Zak Karim scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter, the remainder of the second half was little more than a prelude to the trophy presentation.

The Knights other touchdowns were scored by quarterback Tevin Johnson on a one-yard plunge that capped a long drive featuring some great running by Pierre Gouombas, and Liam Curran who scored on a 39-yard run.

Following the trophy presentation, the players got together and presented Mike Heney's widow, Donna Roney, with the game ball. It was a classy act by a classy group of young men. Mr. Heney would have no doubt been proud.

The St. Peter Knights junior boys football team celebate after winning the city championship on Friday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

(Posted 6 a.m., Nov. 7)

 

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