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St. Matt’s Tigers get nod for Team of the Year in 2016
By Fred Sherwin
St. Matthew Tigers senior boys football team
has been named as the overwhelming choice
for Team of the Year by OrleansOnline.ca.
St. Matthew Tigers senior boys football team has been
named as the overwhelming choice for Team of the Year
Tigers started the season with a stunning upset win over
the two-time defending champion St. Peter Knights on Sept.
24. They then reeled off three straight wins to set up
a rematch with their east end rivals in the first-ever
All Saints Bowl played in front of more than 1,200 fans
at Millennium Park on Oct. 14.
Knights ended up winning the highly charged game 29-20
to set up a rubber match in the city championship game
on Nov. 12. The highly anticipated showdown would turnout
to be a total blow out as the Tigers completely manhandled
the Knights on their way to a 42-0 win.
was the most lopsided result in a championship game in
recent memory and the worse defeat the Knights have suffered
in the programs history.
Tigers were led by Calgary transfer Ted Kubongo who scored
three touchdowns, including an electrifying 104-yard run
in the first quarter after the Knights had failed to convert
on third and goal from the four yard line. Willy-Pierre
Dimbongi also had a big game with three interceptions.
was the schools first city champion-ship in 21 years,
but the job was far from over. The Tigers assumed the
role of underdog once again when the faced the vaunted
Michael Power / St. Joseph Trojans in the Metro Bowl on
falling behind early, the Tigers stormed back to win the
game 28-7 thanks in large part to an MVP performance by
Kian Williams who scored three TDs and had three interceptions
playing both sides of the ball.
was just the fourth time that a team from the National
Capital Region had won an OFSAA bowl game. St. Peter won
the National Capital Bowl in 2005 and 2009 and the St.
Mark Lions won it in 2006.
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