ONT (Peel Tier 1): Knights upset Panthers, Angels cruise into playoffs after blowout win over the Tigers

Notre Dame Knights 20, St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers 13:

TheSt. Marguerite  d’Youville Panthers hosted their first annual “Tackle the Cure” event against the Notre Dame Knights.

“It was an exciting game, the players were excited and everyone showed great support.” said Panthers Head Coach J.P. Falacho.

The Panthers started fast going up 7-0 in the first quarter. The running game was heavily relied on by both teams.

The windy conditions made it difficult for both teams to create anything in the passing game.

The second half was an eventful one as the Knights made a few adjustments at half-time and were able to get on the scoreboard.

The effort made by the Knights was tremendous. The Panthers were upset with the loss on their home turf to the visiting team.

“The entire school was out here, the crowd was great and it was a successful event for the school and players, but unfortunately we did not get the result we were looking for.” said Falacho.

St. Joan of Arc Angels 30, St. Francis Xavier Tigers 0

Going into the final game of the season the St. Joan of Arc Angels were in a must win situation to secure their playoff spot and they did not disappoint.

It was a commanding win over the St. Francis Xavier Tigers.

“Our defense really stepped up today and helped the offense to get the lead. It was a good game against a tough opponent,” said Angels Head Coach Tom Pianta.

CFC TOP 100 quarterback Nate Hobbs contributed with yet another multiple touchdown game.

“Our focus for the past few weeks have been on limiting penalties and our guys did a great job today in that area,” said Pianta.

The Tigers finish in fourth place in the South Division at 3-3 while the Angels close out the season clinching a playoff spot with a 5-1 record.

“Our guys played tough, we made some mistakes and it cost us. Best of luck to the Angels, they have had heck of a season.” Coach Nick Mazzone of the Tigers.

The Angels now take on St. Roch Ravens in the semfinals.


Lorne Park Spartans 7, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Crusaders 0

In the final match of the season, Our Lady of  Mount Carmel Crusaders were defeated by Lorne Park Spartans.

“Lorne Park have had a great season, they are a good football team,” said Crusaders Head Coach Patrick McCallion.  “We unfortunately could not make the plays that we needed to make in order to win.”

Both defenses proved to be tough and physical units and created issues for both offenses.

“Our defense played well but we couldn’t get anything going on offense,” said McCallion.  “It was a real battle.”

The top two teams in both divisions advance to the playoffs and with seven teams contending for one of those spots, it becomes a tight race.

The Crusaders finish their season fifth with a 2-4 record and the Spartans advance into the playoffs undefeated with a 6-0 sitting comfortably in first place.

For the Crusaders, the off-season will be a time to regrouping and refocusing on getting stronger in all facets of the game.


Next Week’s Games:


St. Joan of Arc @ St. Roch

Friday, November 8, 2013 – Noon


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