Royals heading to playoffs
by Tiffany Wilson

October 24, 2016

Sports - Football

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The Royals showed respect for their opponent who was down and hurt by kneeling on one knee until he was safely off the field

An injured Royals #55 Blake Hewitt, who insisted on playing, is all smiles after he recovered a fumble

The Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) Royals Football team defeated exhibition team the Grey Highlanders Lions Friday afternoon with a 34-26 win at home. 

With 4:20 left in the 2nd quarter, Royals quarterback #88 Tristan Rajendra goes in for a touchdown


QB #88 Tristan Rajendra looks for his teammates to make a play

With only 23 players dressed, head coach Joey Wentworth said the team “stepped up, kept it together and pulled it together in the end for a good team win.” 

Royals #33 Jack Drury gets rocked by Mustangs defense

He said the Lions haven’t had a team for two-or-more years and said they “definitely surprised us and played well.” 

Royals #11 Zac Vanaelemeech takes down Mustangs offence

The Royals will be heading into the Bluewater Athletic Association semi-finals against Owen Sound Secondary School (OSDSS) Friday, October 28, 2016 in Owen Sound with a 2 p.m. start. 

 “Our goal is to try to stay healthy until then,” said Wentworth. “We just have to go with what we got and stick to the game plan.” 

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Royals #22 Alex Romanowich breaks his way through St. Mary’s defense, with the help of teammate Royals #2 JD Bernard who blocked more Mustangs

Royals #22 Alex Romanowich was aggressively thrown to the ground by St. Mary’s

Royals #22 Alex Romanowich breaks out of one Mustang grip, but was taken down by another

The St. Mary’s Mustangs have a bye this week and will play the winner of the semi-final game on Friday, November 4, 2016 starting at 2 p.m. in Owen Sound. 

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