Hamilton & Burlington Bantam,Peewee recaps

Source: John Metcalfe


A 28-21 win over the Mississauga Warriors keep the Varsity unit in the playoff chase.  A 55 yard fumble return by Jaxon Ciralo got the Ironmen on the board first and this was followed by a 43 pass and catch for David Benedetti from Alex DiPietro.  Benedetti adding the two converts gave the Ironmen a quick 14-0 lead.  Kian Schaffer Baker got Mississauga on the board latching on to a 33 yard pass from Alex Brophy with Merrick Sproule booting the convert and the Warriors down by 7 at the half.  Isaiah Joseph started the 2nd half for Hamilton returning the kickoff 92 yards for the score and the Benedetti convert restored the 14 point lead.  Schaffer Baker and Brophy hooked up again from 27 yards out and the Sproule convert cut the deficit to 7.  The Ironmen drove again and Vincent DiDiomede’s 2 yard run and the Benedetti convert gave the Hamilton gridders another 14  point cushion.  Josiah McKoy caught a 12 yard pass from Alex Lavric with the Sproule convert making the final score.  Ironmen improve to 2-4 while the Warriors drop to 3-3.


Warriors were led by Nathan Demontagnac who had a 58 yard scoring run, a 75 yard kick off return and a 14 yard td catch from Nolan Dillingham Morelli in their 44-8 Bantam victory.  Brad Kemayou had touchdown runs of 59 and 50 yards while the other Warrior major came on a 17 yard pass from Dillingham Morelli to Josh McBain.  Chey Charles booted 6 converts and the Ironmen conceded a safety touch.  Hamilton’s lone major came on a 2 yard run from Zamar Brooks with Joshua Omojafo catching the 2 point convert.  Warriors improved to 4-2 while Ironmen move to 0-6.

The Ironmen will host their last regular season home games on July 9th at Ron Joyce Stadium.  The Bantam and Junior Varsity squads host Etobicoke Eagles kicking off at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm respectively.  Then the Varsity squad host Essex Ravens kicking off at 4:00 pm  The Varsity Ironmen must win their last two games to have a shot at the post season.



The Cats took this battle of unbeaten squads overwhelming the North leading Vaughan Rebels 47-13.  Brayden Kelly made the most of his 5 rushes amassing 160 yards that included touchdown gallops of 65 and 73 yards.  Jesse King had runs of 3, 3 and a yard for Hamilton while Juwaun Smith scampered in for 3 and 51 yard scores for the winners.  Sebastien Mella was good on 4 of 5 convert kicks and Jayden Smith was 1 for 2 on his conversions.  Marco Simeone plunged in from a yard away for Vaughan and Michael Klana grabbed a Anthony Longo option pass from 17 yards for the Rebels other touchdown.  Adam Castellano booted one convert to complete the Rebels score card.  The Cats improved to 6-0 keeping pace with the Burlington Stampeders atop the South Division while Vaughan still sits atop the North Division at 4-1.


Zach Totton’s one yard quarterback keeper with 1:08 remaining was the winning score as the Brantford Bison edged the Cats Bantam North squard 32-25. Braxton Goodfellow led the winners with 123 yards on 17 rushes that included a 6 yard run and kicking two converts for the Bison.  Totton hit Spencer Cockerill (3 yards), David Cooper (52 yards) and Andrew Totten (65 yards) for the other Bison majors.  Donavin Milloy score on a 55 yard run for Hamilton midway through the 4th quarter and Jeremy Hicks 2 point convert to draw the Cats even at 25 that set up Totton’s winning score.  Other Hamilton scores came from Milloy catching a 49 yard Mike Dwyer pass and Hicks catching a 46 yard scoring pass.  Tristan Fair started the game scoring with a 24 yard field goal and was good on 2 converts.  Brantford improves to 2-4 while Hamilton dropped to 3-2.


As of this writing, the Bantam at North Bay and Jr Varsity at Cambridge scores are not known.

stamps diamond


Like their Varsity cousins, the Bantam Stamps and South Tiger Cats are atop the division at 6-0 as Burlington downed North Halton 38-0.  Liam Keary and Jackson Cooling led Stamps with 2 touchdowns each while Sito Tomas Berrio added the other major.  Ved Hatolkar was good on all 5 of his converts and added a rouge.  The Stamp defence also forced a safety touch.


Enjoyed a bye this past weekend.


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