OFC Week 2: Three teams remain undefeated, Preds get first win

The Game of the Week in the OFC turned into one of the most evenly matched up games in the Conference with the St. Leonard Cougars beating the London Beefeaters 25-18 as both teams tallied 381 yards of net offense.

Cougars quarterback Nicolas Lepine would finish eight of 16 for 196 yards.  His favourite target was Jean-Jacques Janvier Jr. who caught four balls for 81 yards.  Moy McDonald added two receptions for 72 yards.

On the ground the Cougs were led by Duqueslin Pierre-Louis with 16 rushes for 103 yards and the lone major the offense would score.

The Cougars Special Teams would play a major role as well.  Janvier Jr would run a kick off back 105 yards for a touchdown, while kicker Anthony-James Gomes hit three field goals to add to the scoring.

Defensively the Cougars would tally six sacks, led by Felix Pelletier who compiled four of them and five tackles, while Malundu Bukasa had six stops.  Telemaque Yacoub would pick off a pass for the lone turnover.  David Polynice and Louis Marandola also each had a sack.

The Cougars (2-0) will travel to Windsor to face the AKO Fratmen (2-0) on Saturday.

The London Beefeaters fall for the second straight week after the loss in Montreal.

Quarterback Josh Beach fnished 14 of 23 for 210 yards and threw a touchdown pass in the losing cause.  He would find Josh Woodman seven times for 119 yards.  David Inkumsah caught the lone touchdown pass.

Joel Clubine carried 13 times for 45 yards, while Beach scampered five times for 61 yards.

The Beefs “D” was led by Emmanuel Appiah Kubi with five tackles, while Tyler Annen had four. Miles Morton and Matt Long each had a sack and Jordan Field recovered the lone fumble.

The Beefeaters (0-2) will host the Ottawa Sooners (0-2) on Saturday night.


The Hamilton Hurricanes remained perfect after a 51-0 drubbing of the GTA Bears on the weekend.

The Hurricanes defense would hold the Bears to just 35 yards of total offense, sacking them six times and forcing three turnovers.  Melvin Baughan, Ben Osmow, Kody Knieriem, Matt Coates, Jacob Barry and Dylan Martins recorded sacks.  Barry also intercepted a pass for a 36 yard pick six.  Tyler Swick also picked off a pass, while Johnathan Zarafonitis recovered a fumble.

Offensively the Hurricanes had four different players throw passes.  Denzel Rocha finished eight of 17 for 105 yards, Kyle Sewell was five of eight for 102 yards and a touchdown, Alex Hill completed four of seven passes for 76 yards and threw two touchdowns, while Kristoff Morgan was one of one.

Six different receivers caught passes for the Canes.  Cory Raposo hauled in four passes for a game high 103 yards, Andrin Masotti had five catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns, while Matt Coates received five balls for 94 yards and a major.

The ground attack was led by Ryan Kotar who carried 14 times for 124 yards and had a score.

The Hurricanes (2-0) will welcome in the Burlington Braves (1-1) on Saturday night to Mohawk Sports Complex.

The GTA Bears have more questions than answers following the shutout by the Hurricanes.

Offensively the Bears recorded 51 yards on the ground and just 15 through the air.  Starting quarterback Shaquille Johnson finished two of 13 for 15 yards, while backup James Mavrich threw two interceptions on four attempts.  Johnson would also lead the club with 13 yards on eight rushes.

Both Mark Hyndman and Justin Pritchard caught a pass.

The Bears defense played the majority of the game led by Xavier Rogers and Taj Mills who each had four tackles.  Rogers also picked off a pass, as did Stephen Cruz.  Mills recovered a fumble and Allen Alexander tallied the lone sack.

The Bears (0-2) will host the Twin Cities Predators (1-1) on Sunday at 2:00pm at Chinguacousy Park.

Photo courtesy of Mike Campbell

The Twin Cities Predators recorded their first win of the season with a 24-17 victory over the Burlington Braves.

The Preds would get all three of their touchdowns through the air as quarterback Jonathen Beitz completed nine of 17 for 182 yards and three majors.  He would find Karsten Beney five times for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while Jimmy Wiebe’s lone catch was a 35 yard TD strike.  Beitz would also lead the club on the ground with 17 carries for 106 yards.

Defensively the Predators were led by Jono Carreiro who had a game high five tackles.   Palmer Vaughn picked off a pass and Jimmy Wiebe and RJ Edwards each recovered a fumble.

On Sunday the Predators (1-1) will travel to Brampton to face the GTA Bears (0-2).

The Burlington Braves would gather just 194 total offensive yards in their first loss of the season.

Quarterback Mickey Trumper finished seven of 15 for 95 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Nicholas Deslandes.    The receiver would lead the club with three catches for 27 yards, while Paul Hookings made two catches for 27 yards.

On the ground Alex McFarlane carried 19 times for 82 yards.

The Braves defense would also get on the scoreboard as Cory Pattison returned an interception 22 yards for a major.  He would also recover a fumble and make two tackles.  Steve Connery compiled a team high four tackles and Joel Williams tallied the lone quarterback sack.

The Braves (1-1) will face the Hamilton Hurricanes (2-0) on Saturday night at Mohawk Sports Complex.


The Windsor AKO Fratmen made the seven hour trip to Ottawa worth it after recording a 22-17 victory over the Sooners.

Fratmen QB Austin Lumly finished 11 of 20 for 271 yards and threw two touchdown passes.  His “go-to” target was Shayne Rice who made five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown, while Jason Blondeau hauled in three passes and a touchdown compiling 69 yards.

Brigham Robinson carried the load on the ground with nine rushes for 40 yards.

The Special Teams of the Fratmen played a huge role as Josh Wright would return a punt 54 yards to the house. Kicker Dan Fox recorded a single as well.

The Fratmen (2-0) will host the St Leonard Cougars (2-0) in a battle of the undefeated on Saturday evening at Windsor Stadium.

The Ottawa Sooners, despite the loss, would outgain the Fratmen with 346 yards of total offense.

Quarterback Graham Kelly was 13 of 30 for 243 and threw a touchdown.  Scott Watson was his favourite target as he caught five balls for 125 and the lone TD.   Tyrone Pierre made three catches for 106 yards.

The ground game was led by Mathew Mondoux as he would carry 14 times for 88 yards, while Taylor Moran helped out with six carries for 35 yards and a touchdown.

Kelly would also be called upon for a 31 yard field goal in which he made.

The Sooners (0-2) will travel to London on Saturday night to face the Beefeaters (0-2).

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