Trojans trounced in Toronto
A large first-half deficit was too much for the Churchill Trojans to overcome.
Jarred White tossed three of his four touchdowns passes in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the St. Mary’s Knights ran out of the gate quick to defeat the Trojans 47-28 at the Northern Bowl high school football game in Toronto on Tuesday.
The loss is the second-straight at the Rogers Centre for the Trojans (7-2-1), the two-time Thunder Bay champions who were down 26-0 to the Knights after the first quarter.
White, who will likely play for a Canadian university next season, finished went 13-for-27 for 258 yards and a pair interceptions. Justin Fui caught two of White’s passes in the end zone while Devyn Chenier and Julian Schultz also had touchdown receptions.
Chenier added 54 yards rushing in addition to his 117 in the air.
Knights running back Dylan Hebert led his Sault Ste. Marie squad with three rushing touchdowns on 21 carries and 177 yards on the ground.
Hebert scored from one yard out 2:44 and 9:15 into the first quarter for a 13-0 lead. Knights quarterback Justin Elwgren, who threw for 203 yards, found Brian Fronzi for a 24-yard touchdown in the final minute of the first quarter.
Elwgren ran the ball in from seven yards out to add to the lopsided score.
Fui finally put Churchill on the board (missing the two-point conversion) before Elwgren hooked up with Fronzi again — this time for a 25-yard touchdown strike and a 33-6 halftime lead.
After the half, Chenier pulled the Trojans within 20. But on Churchill’s next offensive series, St. Mary’s Ray Duplin intercepted
White’s pass and ran the ball back 70 yards for the score.
The teams traded touchdowns to round out the scoring.
A school from Sault Ste. Marie has won the last five Northern Bowls since the Westgate Tigers notched one for Thunder Bay in 2007.