Peter Knights post second consecutive shutout in win over
St. Matt's Tigers
By Fred Sherwin
Peter Knights linebacker Dan Fair hauls down a member of the St. Matthew
Tigers during first half action between the two schools on Friday. Ashley
The St. Peter
Knights senior boys football team continued to show why they are the prohibitive
favourites to repeat as city champions on Friday by downing the St. Matthew
Tigers 48-0 for their second lopsided win of the season.
of a formidable running attack and a tenacious defence proved too much for
the Tigers, just as it had for the South Carleton Storm a week earlier when
the Knights shut them out 50-0.
to go downhill for the Tigers from the opening kickoff which Shane Dabros
managed to run back 87 yards for the Knights' first major score of the game.
Already up 7-0,
St. Peter showed off their ground attack during the opening series, running
the ball five straight times for 50-plus yards. The final blow was delivered
by Demetri Dalekos on a five yard counter.
The Knights went
up 21-0 on their second series of the game which included a 45-yard bomb
from quarterback Ryan Begin to Scott Berty that set up a seven yard sweep
by Stephen Dalekos.
Begin then kicked
a 33-yard field goal midway through the second quarter to make the score
The Knights struck
again on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Begin to Steve Masterson with barely
five seconds left on the clock to go up 31-0 at the half.
went from bad to worse for the Tigers when the Knights' Shane Patrick recovered
a Dan Fair blocked punt early in the third quarter to give
St. Peter a first down on the Tigers' 24-yard line. Stephen Dalekos carried
the ball over the goal three plays later after his brother Demetri ripped
off a 14-yard run to set up a first and goal situation from the two yard
The blocked punt
must have still been weighing on the mind of the Tigers kicker when he went
back to punt the ball after St. Matt's failed to pick up a first down on
the next series. The ball went off the side of his foot and barely went
past the line of scrimmage. A quick thinking Chris Zablocki picked it up
where it lay and bolted 42 yards down the sideline for the Knights' sixth
touchdown of the game.
By the beginning
of the fourth quarter the Knights had their entire second team in the gam
save for a few offensive lineman who were kept in to protect Masterson who
had replaced Begin at quarterback.
A 38-yard field
goal by Begin with 5:50 left to go in the game would make the final score
St. Peter's next
game against the Sir Wilfiid Laurier Lancers on Oct. 2, has all the makings
of another potential blowout. The Lancers have yet to score an offensive
touchdown in a pair of losses to the St. Mark Lions and the Ashbury Colts
and they've allowed a total of 40 points.
The real test
for the Knights will come on Oct. 8 when they play the St. Mark Lions who
are also 2-0 with a pair of shutout wins over the Lancers and the Storm.
the league, the Lions are the only team that stands between the Knights
and another city championship. A decisive win over St. Mark would set the
stage for a potentual run all the way to the National Capital Bowl in Toronto
in early November.
p.m., Sept. 27)
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