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Quick start lifts Colts to win

On a day when the school honoured some of its top former players, the Korah Colts used a fast start to remain unbeaten in senior high school football action
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It was the ideal way to celebrate its 50th reunion.

On a day when many players from past teams were honoured at halftime, the Korah Colts got off to a quick start and remained unbeaten thanks to a 35-14 win over the St. Mary’s Knights at Superior Heights on Friday night.

The Colts took a 21-0 lead in the opening quarter and led 35-0 at halftime before holding off a late charge by the Knights en route to the win.

“We played a phenomenal first half,” said Colts Coach Tom Annett. “This was a great evening with a lot of alumni here. We talked (with the players) about standing on the shoulders of giants. The top 50 players were here and we owe it to them to play the way we played the game.”

“Our defence did a great job and the offensive line was just phenomenal,” Annett also said regarding the fast start. “We dominated in the trenches again. Our line play was outstanding. We throw in a couple of speedy and athletic backs there, it’s a pretty potent offence.”

Caleb Patteri (on a one-yard run), Nik Gervasi (from 29 yards out), and Zack Politano (from 59 yards out) staked the Colts to the lead through the opening quarter.

Darian Belkosky added a 13-yard touchdown run while Alex Segin caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Robinson-Wright in the second quarter to complete the Korah scoring.

“We didn’t show up to play,” said Knights Coach Jim Monico. “We got down and got down on ourselves and didn’t play well for the first half.”

Travis Johnson caught touchdown passes of seven and nine yards for the Knights in the second half.

“In the second half, we came out to play,” Monico said. “We made our plays and showed a little bit of heart and I’m happy with the effort in the second half.”

“We’re better than we showed in the first half,” Monico also said.

Friday’s junior game saw Korah pick up a 36-14 victory over St. Mary’s. Like their senior counterparts, the junior Colts also remain unbeaten at 5-0.

In Thursday’s senior game, Cooper Laframboise and Elisha Ishimwe ran for a pair of touchdowns each as Superior Heights moved to 4-1 with a 46-7 win over White Pines. Ishimwe had touchdown runs of 24 yards and one yard while Laframboise ran the ball in from five and three yards out.

Geryd Lesage returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown while Elijah Yandeau had a 41-yard touchdown catch.

Nick Neveu had the lone major for White Pines on a 62-yard catch,

Thursday’s junior game saw Superior Heights picked up a 42-0 win over White Pines.

The high school football schedule wraps up with a pair of games each at the junior and senior levels.

On Thursday night, Superior Heights faces Korah while White Pines and St. Mary’s face off the following night, both at Superior Heights. The junior games kick off at 4:45 p.m. while the senior games follow at 7:30 p.m.



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