Crusaders roll over Mount Royal

Carlton Crusader linebacker Zach Tretiak wraps up a Mount Royal ball carrier during high school football action at Max Clunie Field. The Crusaders dominated both sides of the ball on Thursday, winning 58-13. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

It took a few minutes for the Carlton Crusaders to get rolling on Thursday, but when they did they were practically unstoppable.

The Crusaders torched the visiting Mount Royal Mustangs for eight touchdowns, including four in the second quarter, on route to a 58-13 victory at Max Clunie Field.

After the game, Carlton head coach Lindsay Strachan praised his squad for their ability to fight through some early obstacles.

“The opening drive I think we put the ball on the ground three times, which is a bad game in most cases, let alone a bad drive, but after that we bounced back,” Strachan said. “We put points up on the board, threw the ball well, ran it, and once again we were pretty balanced tonight, which is in our favour.”

After taking an early 2-0 lead on a safety, the Crusaders extended their advantage when quarterback Jacques Lavoie plunged across the goal line for a three-yard rushing touchdown. Lavoie scored his second touchdown of the game a few minutes later, putting the Crusaders up 15-0 after the first quarter.

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