Not even a constant, driving rain could slow the Korah Colts on Friday.
The two-time defending High School Senior Football League champions capped the 2019 regular season with a 40-7 victory over the Superior Heights Steelhawks at Superior Heights.
“We played very well,” said head coach Tom Annett, whose club finished the campaign with a 4-0 record. “Our defence was excellent and, considering the weather, I thought we moved the ball well offensively.”
The loss for the Steelhawks dropped their record to 0-4.
Superior Heights will take on St. Mary’s (2-2) in a semifinal next Friday. The winner will face Korah in the Oct. 25 city final.
The Colts jumped out quickly. Michael Nicoletta ran 25 yards for a touchdown just 5:10 in. A wet football appeared to play a role in a bad snap on the convert try. But Nicoletta, the holder, scooped the ball up and hit Nathan Lajunen for a two-point conversion.
That made it 8-0.
Two minutes later, poor field position forced the Steelhawks to concede a safety making it 10-0.
Midway through the second quarter, Korah showed off its speed again as Tyler Brechin scampered 41 yards for another major.
Gaston Matilla’s convert made it 17-0. That’s the way the half ended.
Gabe Martynuck, Thomas Thibault and Noah Grasley scored second half majors for the Colts, who substituted freely against a Superior Heights team missing some key personnel due to injuries.
Miles Borkowski, on a 79-yard run, had the lone major in defeat.
Due to The Sault Star’s Friday deadline, statistics could not be included in this story.