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Oct 23 2022

Trojans Blank Cardinals In Football Toronto’s Game Of The Week

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By Sam Laskaris

The Michael Power Trojans senior football team no longer has to worry about off-field concerns.

The brass of the Toronto-based Catholic high school squad spent the first few weeks of its season scrounging around to find enough gear to dress all of its players.

Now that they’re fully equipped, the Trojans can concentrate on their on-field performances.

The Michael Power club took care of business in its most recent match. The Trojans blanked the Bishop Allen Academy Cardinals 26-0 this past Friday night in a game staged at Etobicoke’s Centennial Stadium.

The contest was dubbed as Football Toronto’s Game of the Week.

“It was a sold out event,” said Trojans’ head coach John Royiwsky. “We had over 2,000 people come out for the doubleheader against Bishop Allen. It was a great atmosphere.”

The game also had plenty of meaning for Royiwsky. He previously coached at Bishop Allen before switching schools to teach/coach at Michael Power this year.

Royiwsky was understandably pleased the Trojans were able to register a shutout against the Cardinals.

“I’d say our defence has become the strongest part of our team,” he said. “Our special teams are getting there. And our offence is coming together.”

Scoring touchdowns for the Trojans in Friday’s outing were Bolu Ekong-Williams, Jacob Kim and Joao Baretto.

Meanwhile Phoenix Simic successfully converted a pair of point after attempts and also booted two field goals.

Royiwsky said his team could have won by an even larger margin. 
“We had one touchdown called back (because of a holding penalty) and two dropped passes that most likely would have resulted in a touchdown,” he said.

With the win the Trojans improved their season mark to 3-1. The Michael Power squad has now registered three consecutive shutouts following a season-opening loss, 26-7 against the Brebeuf College Bulls, back on Sept. 29.

The Trojans began their shutout streak on Oct. 5, blanking Woodbridge College 35-0. The Trojans also beat Villanova College 20-0 on Oct. 15.

Michael Power’s next game is scheduled for Nov. 1 against the Romero Raiders.

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