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Matt Luloff

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Tim Tierney






Senior Boys Football
St. Peter Knights post second consecutive shutout in win over
St. Matt's Tigers

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. 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 Coventry/Photo

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.

The combination 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.

Things began 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 24-0.

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.

The situation 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 line.

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 48-0.

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.

Looking around 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.

(Posted 3 p.m., Sept. 27)


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