Champs don't miss a beat

St. Ignatius Falcons running back Tyler Robertson, right, tries to find an opening as teammate Max Mikus, centre, gets ready to block Westgate Tigers’ Zach Gothard during the first game of the Thunder Bay high school senior football season on Friday at Fort William Stadium. Both schools slogged through wet and muddy conditions. In the end, Robertson scored three touchdowns and Quinton Dawd added two more as the defending city champion Falcons rolled past the Tigers 43-12. Lucas Dupuis and Michael Danchuk also found the endzone. Touchdowns from Eddy Dryhorub and Lance Basalyga represented the only offence for Westgate. In the late game, Manerplaw Winning and Kiran MacKenzie rushed for two majors apiece in the St. Patrick Saints’ 29-0 win over the Hammarskjold Vikings.