HWMFA: Atom Tiger-Cats continue dominance

The Hamilton Wentworth Minor Football Association (HWMFA) Atom AAA Tiger-Cats continued their dominant season in Central Ontario Minor Football League (COMFL) action this past week-end.

The Atom team, coached by former CFL player Joe Sardo, went into the game 2-0 after beating Twin Cities (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Toronto to begin the season.  However, game three of their season was against the  Burlington Stampeders, a perennial powerhouse at every age group.  The game was played at Hamilton Wentworth’s own dedicated football complex, MacRae Fields, and the home team quickly showed Burlington that they were ready and jumped out to a 15-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

The Stamps were able to get on the board in the 2nd quarter, but they were visibly frustrated from being in a position that Burlington teams rarely find themselves in.  The Tiger-Cats, aided by some Stampeder penalties, were able to score an additional 24 points in the second quarter, and by half-time the score was 39-9 for the home team.

The start of the second half saw a fired up Burlington team take the field.  They made some adjustments and started the second half in a no huddle offense.  They were able to keep Hamilton Wentworth’s high powered offense in check, and outscored the home team 9-0 in the third quarter.  The Tiger-Cats settled down in the 4th quarter.  They did not allow the Stampeders to score any more points and added another touchdown to make the final 45-18.  The star of the game for Hamilton Wentworth was Donovin Milloy with 6 Touchdowns.  Coach Sardo is impressed at how well this group of 9 and 10 year old kids are picking up on elements of the game that are not usually taught until high-school ages.

He stated, “We have a practice plan at every practice, and these kids are picking up things so quickly we have been able to progress quicker than I had planned. They are a fantastic group of kids, and my coaching staff is having a lot of fun helping them develop.”

Next up for the undefeated Tiger-Cats, the Guelph Bears bring their perfect 3-0 record into town.  This should be a great test for Hamilton Wentworth’s high powered offence, as the Guelph team has yet to allow a touchdown against in their first three games.  Game time Sunday September 22 at 12:00pm. Seewww.hwticats.com for more info.


In other AAA games:

HWMFA Peewee AAA Tiger-Cats were shut out by Burlington Stampeders 32-0

HWMFA Bantam AAA Tiger-Cats were leading at halftime, but ended up losing to the Vaughan Rebels 31-21


In AA action:

HWMFA Tyke1 Tiger-Cats lost to Port Dover Steelheads 20-6

HWMFA Tyke2 Tiger-Cats were defeated 32-7 by the Brantford Bisons

HWMFA Atom AA Tiger-Cats lost to the Twin Cities Warhawks 25-13

HWMFA Peewee AA Tiger-Cats were shut out by the Halton Hills Crimson Tide



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