AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The defense, under the direction of coordinator Mark Gibbons, registered its most dominating performance of the season, sacking Saugus quarterback Zach Summers 10 times. “It’s an honor to be a part of this defense,’ said senior defensive lineman Brian Lynch, who had three sacks. “It doesn’t matter if you’re individually putting up great stats or not, this defense plays together and wins together.’ While the Golden Knights limited Summers to seven completions for 51 yards, his counterpart, Golden Knights quarterback Stephen Peterson, had an effective evening. The junior connected on 15 of 21 passes for 105 yards and had a critical fourth-quarter touchdown that iced the game for St. Francis (5-0). On a second and goal from the 12- yard line, Peterson was flushed from a collapsing pocket only to find a huge gap on the right side of the field. The quarterback scampered untouched into the end zone for a touchdown that put the game out of reach. LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE –There was no overtime thriller or one- point white knuckler this time around when the St. Francis High School football team met up with Saugus High Friday night at Friedman Field. Rather, Friday night’s game was a methodical, clock-killing clinic put on by the Golden Knights, as they defeated the Centurions 20-0. Though this year’s contest might have lacked in excitement in comparison to last year’s 35-34 double- overtime thriller, St. Francis coach Jim Bonds couldn’t have been happier. “Last year’s game was a barn- burner, a great game if you’re a football fan,’ Bonds said. “But I prefer not turning the ball over like we did last year. This time we didn’t have any turnovers, while collecting a couple of fumbles. That’s the type of game I like and the type the coaches are proud of.’ “We had worked all week on game planning for this team,’ Peterson said. “It feels good to get some more reps in this game and be able to control the clock.’ The Golden Knights held the ball for nearly 27 minutes of the game, almost eliminating the second and third quarters for Saugus (2-3) when St. Francis held the ball for 16 of a possible 24 minutes. “We had an excellent game tonight from everyone,’ Bonds said. “We haven’t been 5-0 in quite some time. It feel pretty good.’ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!