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(Posted 8:30 p.m., Jan .6)
St. Matt’s Tigers get nod for Team of the Year in 2016
By Fred Sherwin
OrleansOnline,ca

The St. Matthew Tigers senior boys football team has been named as the overwhelming choice for Team of the Year by OrleansOnline.ca. File Photo

The St. Matthew Tigers senior boys football team has been named as the overwhelming choice for Team of the Year by OrleansOnline.ca.

The 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.

The 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.

It was the most lopsided result in a championship game in recent memory and the worse defeat the Knights have suffered in the program’s history.

The 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.

It was the school’s 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 Nov. 29.

After 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.

It 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.

(Posted 8:30 a.m., Jan. 6)

 

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