#CFCOOPC16 RECAP (Varsity): Pilato guides Team West to victory over Team Central [stats]

Game summary and stats courtesy of John Metcalfe

Under Friday Night Light at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton, Austin Pilato lit it up as he scored a touchdown and rushed for 90 yards on 12 carries as Team West got past Team Central 17-7 in the opening game of the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC).

Team West pivot Zach Beno snuck into the end zone for a 2 yard score early in the first quarter to give the team the early lead.

Before the half, Team Central tied it all up 7-7 after Ronan McPhail Silver caught an interception and ran down the field for a 30 yard major.

Photo credit: Ebony Goodridge

Photo credit: Ebony Goodridge

Pilato sealed the victory for Team West early in the fourth quarter as he crept into the end zone for a 1 yard touchdown.

Team West finished with 22 first downs as opposed to Team Central’s 4. Additonally, team Central amassed 19 penalties which costed the team 119 yards in losses while Team West had nine penalties totalling 80 yaeds lost.

For his efforts in the game, Pilato was selected as Big Kahuna Sport Company Game MVP.  Furthermore, Team West’s Beno was chosen as Spalding Offensive Player of the Game while Team Central’s Silver nabbed Russell Athletics Defensive Player of the Game.

Photo credit: Ebony Goodridge

Photo credit: Ebony Goodridge

2016 Ontario Prospect Challenge – Varsity Game Summary
Team Central 7 vs. Team West 17
Qtr. Team Time Play Convert Running
1st West 10:02 Zach Beno, 2 yard run Owen Charnock W 7-0
2nd Cent 12:25 Ronan McPhail Silver, 30 yd. int return Anthony St. Jean 7-7
3rd West 5:59 Owen Charnock, 35 yard punt rouge n/a W 8-7
3rd West 13:11 Safety touch – conceded n/a W 10-7
4th West 3:55 Austin Pilato, 1 yard run Owen Charnock W 17-7

TEAM STATS
Central West
Rushing (att.-yds.) 12-10 37-253
Passing Yards 37 85
– Team Losses -8 -16
Net Offence 39 322
First Downs 4 22
Return Yards 91 60
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-2
Interceptions by 3 2
Turnover on Downs 1 2
Penalties-Yards 19-115 8-80
INDIVIDUAL STATS
CENTRAL WEST
Rushing (atts.-yds.) Kevin Ofori 2-9 Austin Pilato 12-90, td
Nathan Brown 5-2 Ben McAlpine 5-53
Receiving (cat.-yds.) Liam Wolfe 2-21 Ben McAlpine 2-32
Majeed Zabsonre 1-13 Prosper Mbai 1-26
Shane Gryszkiewicz 1-3
Passing Cale Cutcliffe 3-14-0-1-24 Zach Beno 4-10-0-2-42
Noah Craney 1-7-0-1-13 Alex Petty 3-12-0-1-43
GAME AWARDS
Russell Athletics Defensive Player of the Game Ronan MacPhail Silver – Central
Spalding Offensive Player of the Game Zach Beno – West
Big Kahuna Sport Company Game MVP Austin Pilato – Wes

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