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High school football title games set for this weekend

Korah and Superior Heights meet in the senior final while St. Mary's and Korah meet in the junior final
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It’s set to be a battle of the top two teams in high school football.

The city final in senior high school football is set for Friday night as Korah takes on Superior Heights.

It’s a matchup of the top two teams in the regular season with the Colts finishing the year 6-0 and the Steelhawaks rounding out the regular season with a 4-2 record. Superior Heights’ lone two losses came at the hands of the Colts.

The most recent meeting between the two schools saw the Colts scored 26 points in the second half en route to a 26-23 victory on Oct. 12 in a game that clinched top spot for Korah in the standings.

The first meeting between the two schools saw Korah pick up a 19-9 victory over Superior Heights on Sept. 22

Korah advanced to the city final thanks to a 42-7 win over White Pines in semifinal action on Oct. 20.

Superior Heights beat St. Mary’s 20-7 in the other semifinal.

It marks the third time in four seasons that the Colts and Steelhawks will do battle in the city championship. Last season, Superior Heights beat Korah 22-20 to win the city title.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Superior Heights.

The winner of Friday’s title game will earn a berth in the Northern Ontario Secondary School Association (NOSSA) final on Nov. 11 where the Sault champion will face the NOSSA semifinal winner. The NOSSA semifinal is set for Nov. 4

The junior final is set for Saturday afternoon at Superior Heights as Korah is set to take on St. Mary’s.

Korah finished the regular season with a 5-1 record while St. Mary’s finished second at 4-2. The Colts will look to advance to the NOSSA final at the junior level for the third time in four years

The winner will move on to the NOSSA final in Sudbury on Nov. 4.

Ahead of the city finals, award winners at both the junior and senior levels have been announced.

In junior, Korah’s Tyler Brechin earned MVP honours. Nick Pagnotta of St. Mary’s earned offensive player of the year honours while Zach Martin of Superior Heights was named the top defensive player. Jackson Naccarato of Korah and Chase Southwind of Superior Heights shared the linebacker of the year honour.

In senior football, Korah’s Darian Belkosky earned the Denmen Award as MVP.

The Sabercat Award for the top offensive player went to Korah’s Caleb Patteri while Joe Rosso of Superior Heights earned the Steeler Award as the top defensive player.

Korah’s Devin Segin earned the Hargraves Award as the lineman of the year while Travis Johnson of St. Mary’s earned the Rocky DiPietro Award as the top receiver.

Senior All-Stars

Offensive

  • QB Jordan Robinson-Wright (Korah)
  • QB Kendrick Saari (White Pines)
  • RB Caleb Patteri (Korah)
  • RB Nick Gervasi (Korah)
  • RB Cooper Laframboise (Superior Heights)
  • RB Carter Harrison (St. Mary’s)
  • REC Travis Johnson (St. Mary’s)
  • REC Elijah Yandeau (Superior Heights)
  • TE Alex Segin (Korah)
  • TE Matt Wheten (St. Mary’s)
  • OL Isaac Smithers (White Pines)
  • OL Graham Slater (Korah)
  • OL Brandon Southwind (White Pines)

Defensive

  • DL Darian Belkosky (Korah)
  • DL Devin Segin (Korah)
  • DL Jordan Policicchio (Korah)
  • DL Devin Staziuk (Superior Heights)
  • DL Ben Baggs (Superior Heights)
  • DL Hunter Lambert-Mousseau (St. Mary’s)
  • DL Zach Tadashore (St. Mary’s)
  • DL Julian Gioia (St. Mary’s)
  • LB Jacob Jurich (Korah)
  • LB Tyler Albert (Korah)
  • LB Joe Rosso (Superior Heights)
  • LB Maverick Hill (Superior Heights)
  • DB Joe Trudeau (Superior Heights)
  • DB Geryd Lesage (Superior Heights)
  • DB Lucas Higham (White Pines)