2015 ONTARIO PROSPECT CHALLENGE (St. Catharines): Bailey shines in loss to Team West


Kiwanis Field in St. Catharines was the location of the 2015 Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) junior varsity game with Team West squaring off against Team Halton-Peel.

2014 MVP Jaden Bailey hit the field running, showing his speed and agility for Team Halton-Peel.

Matthew Dahmer substituted in as quarterback for Team West with 3:31 on the clock in the first quarter.

In the first quarter, Team West conceded a safety to Team Halton-Peel to open the scoring.

Before the half, both teams exchanged touchdowns. Team West pivot Zach Beno connected with Dylan Wilkins for a 15 yard major. However, the conversion attempt was blocked. Soon after, Kurtis Rourke found Nick Mardner for a 30 yard score but Team Halton-Peel’s could not convert on the two point attempt.

At halftime, Team West held on to a slim 8-6 lead over Team Halton-Peel.

5:41 left in 4th at OPC JV game St. Catharines – team west 20 Halton-Peel 8 #CFCOPC

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In the second half, it was all Team West as Beno connected with Riley Boersma twice and Wilkins for the second time in the game to give them the 27-8 victory. Team Halton Peel’s Bailey racked up 99 yards on 14 carries to lead all rushers. Wilkins tallied two majors and amassed 86 total receviing yards while Boersma had two touchdowns and 55 receiving yards. Defensively, Team Halton-Peel’s Jake Robertson registered two tackles and recorded a sack.

“The second half we really shined,” said MVP Xenith Helmet Defensive Player of the Game Ryan Isenor.

In his postgame comments, Baron RIngs MVP Player of the Game Zach Beno, savoured the opportunity to play against the best of the best from the province.

“It was awesome competing against the best guys in Ontario,” added Beno.


2015 Ontario Prospect Challenge

Junior Varsity Game Summary


Halton Peel      8     vs.     West      27



Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                                                                       Convert                         Running


1st        HP       5:00     Safety touch, conceded                                  n/a                               HP 2-0

2nd        W        12:12   Dylan Wilkins from Zach Beno, 15 yds.        blocked                       W 6-2

2nd        HP       14:43   Nick Mardner from Kurtis Rourke, 30 yds.   2 pt. no good               HP 8-6

3rd        W        2:23     Riley Boersma from Zach Beno, 40 yds.        Ryan Isenor                 W 13-2

3rd        W        11:30   Dylan Wilkins from Zach Beno, 46 yds.        Ryan Isenor                 W 20-8

4th        W        10:11   Riley Boersma from Zach Beno, 12 yds.        Ryan Isenor                 W 27-8



Halton Peel                             West


Rushing (att.-yds.)                  28-167                                     16-98

Passing Yards                         109                                          183

– Team Losses                         -20                                           -15

Net Offence                            256                                          266

First Downs                            12                                            14

Return Yards                          71                                            129

Fumbles-Lost                          1-0                                           3-2

Interceptions by                      0                                              1

Penalties-Yards                       5-40                                         5-45



                                                   HALTON PEEL                   WEST


Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Jaden Bailey 14-99                 Chase Brown 5-53

Zaid Malik 4-27                      Jason Lefkas 7-32

John Nikolovski 4-14              Wyatt Flagg 1-8

Kevin Wong 2-13                   Oliver Muembi 2-3

Kurtis Rourke 1-7                   Zack Beno 1-2

Lucas Scully 3-7


Receiving (cat.-yds.)                Nick Mardner 4-42, td                        Dylan Wilkins 3-86, 2 tds

Michael Lehmann 6-36           Riley Boersma 3-55, td

Noah Griffith 1-16                  Xavier Masotti 2-22

Zaid Malik 1-10                      Cole Burniston 1-13

Nathan Langley 2-8                Mark Randazzo 2-7


Passing                                    Kurtis Rourke 5-10-1-0-60     Zach Beno 7-14-3-0-155

(comp.-atts.-tds-int-yds)         Austin Reid 7-9-0-1-40           Matt Dahmer 4-5-0-0-28

Kevin Wong 2-3-0-0-7


Defence                                   Matt McBain – 3 tackles         Jackson Maves – 3 tackles

Jake Roberston – 2 tackles, sack    Nolan Smith – 3 tackles

Ryan Isenor – 2 tackles, tackle for loss, int.




Game Awards


Baron Rings M.V.P.                                                  Zach Beno – West

Big Kahuna Offensive Player                                 Jaden Bailey – Halton Peel

Xenith Helmets Defensive Player                         Ryan Isenor – West



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