First-week winners are second-week winners in D10 football
GUELPH – Nothing changed in the standings in the second week of the District 10 high school football season as the three teams that recorded wins on the opening week also scored wins in the second tripleheader Friday.
The Bishop Macdonell Celtics defeated the Ross Royals 36-14 at Ross in the first game, St. James Lions downed Lourdes Crusaders 28-6 at Alumni Stadium in the second game and Centennial Spartans blanked Guelph CVI Green Gaels 49-0 at Alumni Stadium in the third game.
Bishop Mac, Centennial and St. James are all at 2-0-0 while GCVI, Lourdes and Ross are all at 0-2-0.
The teams get back in action Thursday for the middle week of the regular season. Centennial is to play the Crusaders at Lourdes at 1 p.m. while Ross and GCVI are to tangle at Alumni Stadium at 4 p.m. while St. James and Bishop Mac are to clash at Alumni Stadium at 7 p.m.
Bishop Macdonell 36 Ross 14
Ross got off to a quick start when Ben Near returned an interception for a touchdown.
However, Bishop Mac was quick to counter as the Celtics added three first-quarter TDs to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Sam Shoniker scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter as he found the endzone on a 75-yard run and he also hauled in a 25-yard pass.
Philip Oates pulled down a 30-yard pass for another TD in the first quarter.
Bishop Mac led 21-7 at the end of the first quarter, 28-7 at halftime and 35-14 after the third quarter.
Marco Piccioni (5-yard run) and Seth Nelson (12-yard reception) had the other TDs for the Celtics while Logan Taaffe kicked five converts and Ryan Wolf recorded a safety.
Isaac Misener caught a 32-yard pass for the other TD for Ross and also kicked both converts.
St. James 28 Lourdes 6
Three second-half touchdowns took St. James to the win.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Lions led 7-6 at halftime and 21-6 after the third quarter.
St. James got on the board first when Noah Donnelle plunged into the endzone on a two-yard run. Kwynn Stringer kicked the first of his four converts including one that was deflected, but still went through the uprights.
Lourdes closed the gap to a single point when Brendan Boys picked off a pass and returned it 105 yards for the TD.
The Lions got a pair of TDs from Lemalachi Betton in the third quarter, one on a punt return and the other on a catch.
Peyton Cummings added the final TD when he scored on a 33-yard pass-and-run play.
Centennial 49 Guelph CVI 0
This one was decided early when defending champion Centennial found the endzone six times in the first half.
The Spartans led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and 42-0 at halftime to make the second half straight time. They added their final TD in the third quarter.
Matt Stam (two-yard run) and Liam Smith (27-yard catch and 20-yard run) accounted for the first-quarter TDs.
Lucas Medulun (three-yard run), Jacob Roque (punt return) and Aiden VanEsch (seven-yard catch) scored the second-quarter TDs.
Noah Milne (seven-yard run) had the TD in the third quarter.
Mohamed Idris converted all seven TDs.
- Guelph Sports Journal