Sir Wilfrid Laurier Blue Devils scored 20 points at home in the fourth quarter to upset the Sir John A. Macdonald Black Scots 26-6 in Tier One Boys Football on Wednesday.
Tied at 6-6 to start the final frame, Blue Devils running back Sam Goffin caught the ball on a kick return and ran 40 yards up the side lines to bring Laurier inside Macdonald’s 40.
On the next play, Blue Devils quarterback Damjan Mancev handed the ball off to Goffin and he found a hole in the defensive line and brought Laurier to just inside the two.
Mancev ran the ball into the end zone himself on the next play and Laurier took a 13-6 lead, their first of the game.
From there, the Blue Devils never looked back as they continued to dominate on both sides of the ball.
On Laurier’s next possession, they added to their lead as running back/fullback Jordan Spences Lee ran 10 yards for the touchdown that made it 19-6 for the Blue Devils.
Spences Lee’s play of the game in the third quarter was the catalyst for getting the Blue Devils on the board.
From a handoff just inside the Black Scots’ 55 yard line, he ran through Macdonald’s defensive line. His large frame barrelling through and knocking attempts to tackle him.
It finally took at least four Macdonald players to bring him down on at the 20 yard line.
“He’s a big, strong runner,” said Louis Foulidis, Laurier’s head coach. “We’ve been working on him all year to run low because he has that definite gift of size and speed and so he’s a tough load to take down.
“He did his job really well today.”
The Black Scots couldn’t capitalize on their possessions and with under two minutes remaining in the game, they fumbled the ball and it was picked up by Blue Devils’ Ezekiel Doe who ran it in for a touchdown, making it 26-6, sealing the victory and closing the door on any attempts for a comeback.
Macdonald’s head coach Scott Driscoll talked about his team’s overall effort in the contest.
“The other team started to execute really well. I think they played a very good game plan, very simple and solid,” said Driscoll. “I think our guys started to show wear and tear, fatigue.
“It’s not an excuse but our bench is not as large. We have very few substitutions so over the course of a game you can see after the halftime, we were up 6-0 but tends to happen when you have fewer players.”
With the win, the Blue Devils improved to 2-2 while the Black Scots drop to 1-2-1.