OFC: Hamilton, Burlington bantam squads win

Recaps by John Metcalfe


The Hamilton Bantam North unit outlasted the Oakville Titans by a 44-27 score.  Mason Isowa led the winners with touchdown runs of 4, 20 and 78 in the win and ended the day with 151 yards on 8 rushes.  Pivot Michael Dwyer ran in from 3 yards out and hooked up with Jeremy Hicks on scoring passes of 47 and 30 yards as well as two 2 point convert passes.  Tristan Fair and Jack Mazur also were on the receiving end of 2 point convert passes.  For Oakville, Justin Dawe hooked up with Jaden Phillips for scoring passes of 20 and 32 yards while Phillips hooked up with Tommy Gorgenyi and Liam Ecclestone on half back options from 26 and 13 yards respectively.  Gorgenyi also booted one convert for Oakville.


The Hamilton Bantam South squad earned a 51-0 shutout of Brantford.  Brayden Kelly led Hamilton with touchdown runs of 60, 16 and 62 yards while finishing the day with 7 rushes for 165 yards.  Other Hamilton majors came from Brock Procee Goeree on a 40 yard run, Juwan Smith with a 37 yard run and Quinn McGregor on a 13 yard run.  Sebastien Mella was 5 of 6 on convert attempts and Jaylen Smith also booted a convert.  The Hamilton defence also forced a conceded safety touch.

Next action for the Hamilton squads is on the road for three of four games.  The Varsity Cats trek to Warrior Field at the University of Waterloo to take on the Twin Cities Predators on June 3rd kicking off at 8:00 p.m.  The Bantam North Cats will host the Huronia Stallions on June 4th at Ron Joyce Stadium kicking off at noon.  Bantam South will go to Waterloo on June 4th to face the Predators at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Junior Varsity Cats facing the Predators at 9:00 p.m.


The four time defending champion Stampeders started their quest for a fifth straight title with a 42-7 victory over the Forest City Thunderbirds.  Quarterback Keegan Hall had touchdown passes of 51 yards to Cedric Smith, 41 yards to Jackson Cooling and 41 yards to Liam Keary to lead the way.  Keary added a kick off return of 72 yards for a score and Sito Tomas Berrio crossed the goal line from 16 yards out.  Jake Bennett was good on 5 of 6 convert tries and Keary added a 36 yard punt rouge.  Thunderbirds score came from a 22 yard run for Jacob Saunders which was converted by Matthew Jaquith.


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