Marquis ready for ultimate challenge in state Sports by Kahenientha Cross - May 24, 2019May 24, 2019 Freshman Koleton Marquis is bringing his A-game to the field when it comes to varsity lacrosse playing his heart out and proving to his coach and peers that he’s got what it takes. (Courtesy Koleton Marquis) Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Send email Mail Nothing feels better than going into a do-or-die match and coming out victorious – not to mention scoring the winning goal in the last 14 seconds of the match. Lacrosse star Koleton Marquis can tell you all about that with his experience with the Don Bosco Prep School Ironmen. The first match for Don Bosco Prep’s state championship was May 18 against St. Joseph, an easy 20-2 win for the Ironmen, knocking their first opponents out of the championship. “It was an easy game for us, and an easy bye for the second round,” said Koelton. This past Wednesday was the day Koleton was stressing about throughout his week, knowing he would have to play the game of the season. The Varsity boy’s lacrosse team and Koleton were heading into their toughest match yet with a handful of their key players out of commission. “They were not looking too good,” said Tawenrate Marquis, father of Koleton, after explaining that the team captain and an additional three senior players are down for the count. “But you can never know, they could always dig deep and put Bergen Catholic out of the competition.” The lacrosse lads pulled through and played against the odds, winning their match 11-10 against their biggest rival in New Jersey state area. Bergen Catholic beat Don Bosco in the regular season in a close 7-6 loss, leaving the boys agitated and wanting revenge, which they eventually succeeded in by knocking Bergen out of the state championship. “They beat us at the beginning of the year at our home field so we’re hoping to end their season on their home field,” said Koleton before he marched his way into enemy territory and dashed all of Bergen’s hopes of progressing in states. “It’s crazy,” he said, after winning the game. “I have no words to describe how it felt.” “I feel proud because he was able to be scouted out and be able to play on the varsity team as a freshman, it is a big deal,” said Koleton’s father. Koleton is in his freshman year at Don Bosco and played his first season on the freshman team, only to then be moved up to the varsity team after finishing his rookie season. Koleton’s awesome achievement got him an interview and shootout on the Varsity Aces’ Twitter page, along with a just as awesome a clip of his game-winning goal. Koleton Marquis instantly became a Don Bosco hero. The Ironman freshman scored this goal in the final minute to knock off Bergen Catholic. pic.twitter.com/gOaOGcSxCN— Varsity Aces (@VarsityAces) May 22, 2019 Their next match is against another foe to fear, Seton Hall Prep, a nationally-recognized team and ranked the top team in the state. Game starts at 1 p.m. tomorrow in enemy territory for Don Bosco Prep. [email protected] With rising printing costs, overhead and inflation, community newspapers like The Eastern Door are finding it increasingly more difficult to keep afloat. But here’s a way you can help: Please consider a financial contribution to help us keep doing what we do best; telling the stories of our people in a contemporary medium – a solid archive of our cherished history. Your kind donation will go towards a paper that stands as equal parts historical record, in-depth, informative and award-winning news, colourful stories, as well as a big boost to the local economy by employing 95 percent local workers. Also, please consider subscribing to our e-edition, which comes out Thursday night, at www.easterndoor.com today, or pick up your copy Friday morning in Kahnawake, Kanesatake, Akwesasne or Chateauguay. We exercise real freedom of the press every single day. Without our reporters fighting for the truth our community would be missing something. E-transfers are accepted at: [email protected] Kahenientha Cross + posts Kahenientha Cross https://www.easterndoor.com/author/kahenientha-cross/ Mohawks bring A-game to Ontario Provincials Kahenientha Cross https://www.easterndoor.com/author/kahenientha-cross/ Relatives across the ocean visit Kahnawake to share stories Kahenientha Cross https://www.easterndoor.com/author/kahenientha-cross/ Eagle Spirit Camp a lesson for youth and leaders Kahenientha Cross https://www.easterndoor.com/author/kahenientha-cross/ Losing identity and finding it again through language Share on Facebook Share 0 Share on TwitterTweet 0 Send email Mail 0 Total Shares No related posts.