It seems voodoo had no effect on the St. Thomas More Knights.
The Knights' AAA varsity football team collected a second win of the season, this time against Rutland Senior Secondary, the Voodoos.
Playing on the road in Kelowna, the Knights were off to a slow start. St. Thomas More finished off the first half ahead by only a touchdown at 14-7, against a team that hasn't won a game yet - in both exhibition and regular season play.
Halftime gave the coaching staff an opportunity to challenge their players to do better, said varsity head coach Bernie Kully, especially after a disappointing first half.
"We cannot afford to start slowly against opponents down the road. Next week will require our full effort, as Lord Tweedsmuir is a very good football team," he added.
Well, the pep talk must have set a fire under the boys because the Knights dominated the remainder of the game.
After scoring the two touchdowns in the first half, wide receiver Malcolm Lee capped the game off with another four touchdowns, including one while on defence.
"Malcolm Lee was magnificent today. Six touchdowns is a great performance. He is very explosive with the ball in his hands," Kully said.
Lee, a Grade 12 student, was on defence when he nabbed the ball on a turnover and ran it into the Voodoos end zone.
"I guess we should play him more on defense if he can score like that," he added.
Lee had a total of 333 yards, while backup quarterback JJ Deslauriers threw for 106 yards.
St. Thomas More is back at home this week against Surrey rivals Lord Tweedsmuir, who are already 2-0 this season and went undefeated in the exhibition season. The game kicks off at 5 p.m. at Burnaby Lake.
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