NSSAFFL RECAP (5): Valardo guides CFC#26 Phoenix, Loppie powers Kingfishers

Cameron Valardo completed 11 passes in 15 attempts for 173 yards and three passing touchdowns as CFC#26 Citadel Phoenix downed Horton Griffins 39-3 this past weekend in Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL)Division 1 action.

Jonah Williams scored two kick return touchdowns while Marco Xidos (21 yard), Greg McDonald (2 yard) and Teddy Kinley (30 yard) each tallied a major.

“We were able to execute in all three phases of the game but we took too many penalties and had moments of poor decision-making,” assessed Phoenix Offensive Coordinator Jon Dyer after the game. “Jonah Williams had a terrific game on defense; he’s a force as a kick returner on special teams this year and can really change a game at any time.”

“Horton is a good team and played a hard fought game. They have some great athletes and are only going to get better as year goes on.”

Tyrell Young

SACKVILLE HIGH KINGFISHERS 41, HALIFAX WEST WARRIORS 15:

Jalen Loppie scored four touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving, an interception return), rushed for 61 yards and amassed 120 receiving yards as the Sackville High School Kingfishers cruised to a 41-15 win over Halifax West Warriors.

Pivot Justin Morgan completed 15 passes in 24 attempts for 282 passing yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions and rushed for 48 yards for the Kingfishers.

Matt Skinner tallied a major and racked up 90 receiving yards.  Additionally, Chris Roberts added a score and 72 receiving yards.   Lauchlin Swain scored a 42 yard defensive touchdown.  Tyrell Young rushed for 109 yards in the game.

“Overall we are happy with our performance today,” commented Kingfishers Coach Joe Macleod.  “We played smart and tackled well as a defense and had a faster start on offense than we had in previous weeks.”

“Our special teams contributed well will a few big plays which helped us with good field position throughout the game. Jalen Loppie had a standout game in all three phases, scoring three times on offense and adding a defensive touchdown, as well a few nice returns.”

Michael Ogilvie

NORTHEAST KINGS TITANS 17, AVON VIEW AVALANCHE 3:

In rainy, windy conditions this past weekend, the Northeast Titans scored a 17-3 victory over Avon View Avalanche.

Michael Ogilvie tallied a major.  Moreover, Colin Hiltz scored on a pick six.

On defence, linebackers Ogilvie, Kier Frank Rodgers and Gavin Schofield led the way for the Titans.

Ogilvie added a field goal and a PAT in the win.

“The Avalanche is a strong, very physical football team and will only get better with more experience,” commented Titans Head Coach Reg Ogilvie.  “Our team executed our game plan very well with outstanding efforts from our entire offensive line and the entire defensive unit.”

“Highlight of the year will be the Colin Hiltz pick 6 for a touchdown in the second quarter.”

Central Kings Gators 2014

CENTRAL KINGS GATORS 24, DR JOHN HUGH GILLIS ROYALS 7:

Under Friday Night Lights, Connor Ross completed 15 passes in 24 attempts for 318 yards and three passing touchdowns as Central Kings Gators defeated Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals 24-7.

Geoff Mullins scored two touchdowns and amassed 131 yards on four receptions for the Gators.  Eric Holliefield tallied a major and racked up 157 yards on six receptions.

Rookie running back Colton Balsor rushed for 234 yards on 19 carries. Nick Clark had 30 yards on three receptions.

“It’s great to be able to run the ball Colton is a young player and to have his vision and speed  at this stage of the game what will he be like in a couple of years,” commented Gators Head Coach Larry Priestnall after the game.  “Our offense had a good game controlling the ball with our total yards being better than 500 for the night.”

“Our defence needs some work they saw a couple of things tonight that they have not seen before and we had to adjust to stop them. Darrien McBride had another great game at the tackle spot along with Natan Meisner Trayce Jarvis and Chet Winters had two interceptions. Our exchange student from France Benjamin Dutiellerd had a good game on special teams and picked up a fumble for us to keep our offence on the field. Giilis is a tough team, by far the toughest we played this year they played far better than their record shows. I will be the first to say look out for them in the second half of the schedule.”

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