By Kitchener Post staff
The Kitchener Post team of the week is the Huron Heights Huskies senior boys football team.
The Huskies, the top team from the WCSSAA C-division, captured their first football championship last Saturday — a triple-overtime 14-13 at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge over the A-division’s St. Benedict Saints.
In front of a huge crowd, the Huskies took the field, going down 7-0 early in the first quarter before cutting the Saints’ lead to 7-6 on a touchdown pass from Derek Boyd to Mackenzie Frey.
The Saints took a 10-6 lead into halftime and pushed it to 13-6 in the second half before the Huskies forced overtime as Boyd scrambled and found Matt Cober on a 50-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 13-13.
In triple overtime, the Huskies kicked a single point to become the first team in WCSSAA history to win the B-championship coming from the C-division.
Defensive players of the game were Frey, Drake Smith, Nick Davis, Diako Karimi, Mike Whalen, Robert Dungey and Alkan Ozderya. Top offensive honours went to Boyd, Cober, Frey, Brendan McCracken, Jason Lee and Zack Gillingham.
Other member of the team include Moe Abdul-Muhsen, Ifabiyi Adaran, Chris Anderson, Noah Bester, Travis Boronka, Travis Brown, Matt Carmichael, Evert Davey, Josh Davis, Paul Gubek, Justin Irvin, Zane Kane, Tristan Kozub, Bradley Lloyd, Nathaniel Madden, Nick Mask, Josh McCracken, Shawn Naisby, Jake Nichols, Ryan Pease, Sam Piticaru, Zach Recchia, Malcolm Riepert, Nathan Schneider and Zach Thibodeau.
Coaches and managers include Aaron Holmes, Andrew Bieronski, Todd Bowman, Floyd Ashley, Matt Fraser, Veronica Priess and Victorica Ponce.