Knights dedicate championship win to former coach
By Fred Sherwin
Roney shows off the game ball she was presented
by the St. Peter Knights following their win
over the Asbury Colts on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
St. Peter Knights junior boys football team
celebate after winning the city championship
on Friday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
6 a.m., Nov. 7)
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