OFC/OMFL: Hamilton & Burlington bantam, peewee recaps

Source: John Metcalfe



Cats improved to 2-0 with a 37-7 win over Twin Cities (0-2).  Jaylen Smith led Hamilton with a touchdown and 3 converts.  Other majors were scored by Brayden Kelly, Cody Hutchinson and Owen Vernon.  Sebastien Mella booted two converts and a safety touch was conceded.  Callum Wither scored Predators lone major which was converted by Anthony Venneri.


Cats also improved to 2-0 with a narrow 21-18 decision over the Huronia Stallions (0-2).  Michael Dwyer threw scoring passes to Jack Mazur (5 yards) and Carter Miscione (11 yards) while plunging in from a yard out himself.  Mark Skerl converted all three majors.  Bailey Swift scored on runs of 42 and 1 yard while Josh Robinson scored on a 7 yard pass for the Stallions.  All three of Huronia’s 2 point convert attempts went for naught.


A 14 yard run by Tyler Martin late in the 3rd quarter was the only score of the contest as the Cats trimmed the Toronto Jets (0-2) to even their record at 1-1.


Twas not a good trip to Clarington as the Bantam Cats were shut out 52-0 by the Knights (3-0).

Coming up for the Bantam North unit is a trip to Peterbourough (0-2) to take on the Wolverines on June 11th at 11:00 a.m.  The Bantam South squad will host Chatham Kent Cougars (2-0) at noon at Ron Joyce Stadium in an early battle of unbeatens.

For the OMFL teams, both travel to take on the TNT Express on June 12th with Bantam kicking off at noon

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Something that has not had to be said for the Bantam unit in the last five seasons, they had to come from behind as they squeaked out a 14-13 over the Sturgeon in Sarnia.  Stamps were down 13-0 with 3:00 to play, but majors from Jackson Cooling and Cedric Smith plus two converts from Ved Hatolkar allowed the Stamps to improve to 2-0 and escape Norm Perry Park with the win.  Four Stampeder turnovers inside the Sturgeon 20 yard line in the first half made this one close.


Nicholas Canapini had the lone score for the Stamps as they dropped a 20-6 decision in London to the Forest City Thunderbirds.  Lukwe Marcovecchio led the T Birds with a touchdown and two converts while Van Taylor and Brian Bennett recorded majors for the victors.  The Stamps drop to 1-1 on the young season while Forest City improved to 2-0.

All four teams return to action this coming Sunday, June 12th.  Action kicks off at Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School in Burlington with the Pee Wees facing Twin Cities Predators (2-0) at 10:00 a.m. followed by Bantam versus the Brantford Bison (0-2) at noon.


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