Malcolm Lee accounted for almost 300 total yards in total offence as the St. Thomas More Knights moved into a first-place tie in the Eastern conference of B.C. high school varsity football.
Lee ran for 163 yards and one touchdown on the ground and passed for 123 yards and another score to lead the Knights to a 33-0 win over Mt. Boucherie at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West on Friday.
But as good as the offence was against the Okanagan school, the STM defence proved every bit as timely.
Kevin Marshall led the D with eight tackles and one interception. Middle linebacker Noah Usherwood also had a pick, seven stops and two quarterback sacks. Darthe Cappelan also sacked the QB on two separate occasions.
“It was a nice finish for our defence to not allow any points,” said STM head coach Bernie Kully. “Our defence is much improved over the last few weeks. ... Usherwood, Marshall and Jordan Mackenzie make our defence work. They are all athletic, disciplined and great tacklers. … Three guys on our defensive line (Raf Posypanko, Darius Mackay and Cappellan) also deserve full marks over the last two weeks.”
Shane Noel scored two touchdowns for the Knights on 89 yards rushing, while Andrew Flett also scored on the ground. J.J. Deslauriers had 62 yards receiving, including a TD.
The win moved STM into a first-place tie with Lord Tweedsmuir, both at 5-1, following a 21-10 loss to Terry Fox last weekend.
The Knights close out the regular season against W.J. Mouat at Burnaby Lake-West on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
In junior varsity action, STM plays Terry Fox for the conference title in the Central division on Thursday. Game time is 3 p.m.
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