SUDBURY, Ontario (BVM) — Lo-Ellen Park Knights defensive edge Lucas Mullaly has fresh memories of the Sudbury District Secondary Schools Athletic Association senior boys football championship won last fall at James Jerome Sports Complex in Sudbury, Ontario. And he is aiming to finish this city high school tournament that ends in November with the same sweet taste.
The 16-year-old middle guard was an important member of the crew that took the 2020-2021 season title undefeated — the LEP Knights finished the course with a 6-0 record — after beating the Lively Hawks 29-25 in a close duel.
This year, the Knights, mentored again by head coach Alex Vendramin, are expected to dominate the six-team circuit once again, according to the Sudbury Star staff.
To make his role more decisive, Mullaly started his preseason in full swing: the Grade 11 Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School student enrolled this summer, like other teammates, in the Sudbury Junior Spartans high-school training camps. And also celebrated a big triumph: the Spartans ended up as the Ontario Summer Football League U16 AA champions.
Building a bigger frame is one of the speedy defender’s pending assignments so he can join his fellow position mates, Sam Nardi and Jamie Burrell, in tackling opposing quarterbacks.
Last tournament, Carter Will, with whom Mullaly shared the Knights’ defensive line, won the league’s Sid Forster Memorial Most Outstanding Player award and the Defensive Player of the Year award after leading Lo-Ellen to its first crown since 2014. Three months later, Will announced his commitment to the Laurier Golden Hawks of Waterloo, Ontario. Mullaly can look in Will’s mirror and dream of carrying over his talents to the college level.
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