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Royals put it all together

By Benjamin Leibowitz

(correcting name to Demetrius Wilson)

The Christ the King football team just keeps rolling.

The Royals grabbed another win—executing well on both sides of the ball—as the squad took down Queens rival St. Francis Prep 47-12 at Martin Van Buren High School Oct. 2.

“It boosts up the team, and makes us feel like we can beat anybody,” senior quarterback Demetrius Wilson said of the latest win, “if we continue to give 100 percent of our effort to winning the game. The biggest thing now is to make sure we progress every week.”

Wilson continued to be the spark that made the Royals (4-0) offense go, as he went 6-for-11 through the air for 182 yards and two touchdowns. He also chipped in 74 yards on five carries and another two trips into the end zone.

Wilson’s passing prowess was complemented by strong play from his receivers as well and Christ the King’s offense was dominant in the victory.

Senior receiver Tosin Oyekanmi—who has received college offers from Bryant College, Delaware State and Wagner College—put on a show, hauling in two touchdowns, including an 80-yard touchdown grab. He finished the game with 140 yards, and also contributed a tackle on defense. Senior Justin Terry recorded a 75-yard touchdown run and pulled in a 32-yard reception, while senior Aron Sanbria had a great game on the ground, rushing for 72 yards and a touchdown on just five carries.

It was a complete offensive effort for the Royals and one the squad has worked hard on throughout the entire season.

“The offensive line, the receivers, and the whole team in general did a great job understanding what we needed to address,” Wilson said.

While Wilson and the Christ the King offense put on a show, the Royals defense was just as impressive.

Senior Anthony Lang once again put on a strong, hard-hitting performance, racking up six tackles and a sack, while Randy Pringle notched 11 tackles and added a sack of his own.

Linebacker Kylon Combs also came up with 11 tackles. Terrell Jones made his mark by turning defense into offense with an 81-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Of course, the Royals still believe there’s plenty to work on. St. Francis Prep notched a handful of big-time hits by linebackers Tyge Duffy and Marc-Anthony Dalce and the squad still put points on the board.

Christ the King won’t have long to dwell on this latest victory—they are already looking to fix some of the miscues in the win—as the squad preps to face Iona Prep Oct. 11 in a game that could be a preview of the league final.

“This coming week is going to be a hell week. We’re going to play a tough program,” said Christ the King coach Jason Brown. “Iona is a very talented football team and they’re going to bring it against us.”

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