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Benching causes Creighton to quit

After learning he’d be benched for a second straight week, quarterbackJack Creighton quit the Saint Mary’s Huskies football team.

After learning he’d be benched for a second straight week, quarterback Jack Creighton quit the Saint Mary’s Huskies football team.

The third-year pivot from Polt Colburne, Ont., delivered the news to Huskies head coach Steve Sumarah yesterday.

“He just felt he wasn’t given a fair opportunity,” said Sumarah, who benched Creighton after opening week for fourth-year NCAA Division II transfer Micah Brown.

“Basically, he didn’t like the fact I was gonna start Micah this week again.”

Creighton took over the starting job late in 2008 and was named MVP of the 2009 Loney Bowl.

But he faltered this season in a Week 1 road loss to the Acadia Axemen, throwing three interceptions.

“I think as a third-year guy, we had high expectations, and I didn’t see that happen in Game 1,” Sumarah said.

Brown showed impressive flashes despite the Huskies’ 45-7 blowout loss to the No. 1-ranked Laval Rouge et Or.

“Micah played well enough that he deserved another opportunity,” Sumarah said.

 
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