Crusaders: MMA Champions

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Canisius defeated Timon/St. Jude 28-20 in a hard fought battle to win the Msgr. Martin Championship and finish unbeaten for the first time in 36 years.

The Crusaders jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and looked like they would dominate the Tigers, but Sr. LB Brad Wellenzohn intercepted a Tyler Mascio pass and returned it 45 yards to a TD. The Tigers scored again on an Adam DiMillo run and the first half ended 14-14. The Tigers' Tom Gioia missed a field goal as the first half ended.

Both teams had opportunities in the second half, but Qadree Ollison was the difference in the game by rushing for 195 yards and 3 TDs.

GAME MVPs:

Offense:
    Qadree Ollison
    Adam DiMillo

Defense:
    Brad Wellenzohn
    Michael Sharpe

Lineman of the Game:
    Ryan Hunter, Canisius

Unsung Player:
    Denzel Benton, Canisius
    Sean Murphy, Timon/St. Jude

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