OVFL & OFC RECAP (VARSITY – 6): Mother Nature unleashes, Ravens unstoppable, Hurricanes back on track, OPC MVP’s snap Grenadiers unbeaten streak

Weather wreaked havoc in different ways during Week 6 action in both the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

In the OVFL, Sault Sabrecats, Metro Toronto Wildcats, Ottawa Myers Riders, Essex Ravens, Oshawa Hawkeyes, Durham West Dolphins and Niagara Spears won their games.  Meanwhile, the game between London Jr Mustangs and Brampton Bulldogs were tied 14-14 in the second quarter when the game was suspended due to rain and lightning.  It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Meanwhile, Guelph Jr Gryphons, Toronto Jr Argos, Brantford Bisons, Twin Cities Predators, Hamilton Hurricanes and North Halton Crimson Tide pulled out victories in the OFC.

Here are the results from Week 6 action in both the OVFL and OFC:

(NOTE:  At press time not all stats/scored were received; therefore, this page will be continued to be updated as more information does become available)

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ONTARIO VARSITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE (OVFL):

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SAULT (SSM) SABRECATS 21, MISSISSAUGA WARRIORS 7:

At Loyola Catholic Secondary School on Saturday afternoon, the Sault Sabrecats got back into the win column with a 21-7 win over Mississauga Warriors.

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METRO TORONTO WILDCATS 23, TORONTO THUNDER 0:

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On Saturday late afternoon at Esther Shriner Stadium, the Metro Toronto Wildcats earned a 23-0 shutout victory over Toronto Thunder.

Mehki Hyman rushed for 71 yards on 14 carries while Jaiden Hyland dashed for 50 yards on 13 carries in the win.  Pivot Cole Macfarlane completed 11 passes in 19 attempts for 108 yards and two passing touchdowns.

Quinn Charles added two field goals (20 yards, 15 yards) as well as two PAT’s and a rouge for the Wildcats.

As for the Thunder, Andre Goulbourne rushed for 120 yards on 13 carries.  Leonardo Ingram led the defence with six solo and eight assisted tackles in the loss.

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OTTAWA MYERS RIDERS 42, KINGSTON GRENADIERS 14:

At Beckwith Sports Facility on Saturday evening, Jesse Scukas tallied two majors as the Ottawa Myers Riders cruised to a 42-14 win over Kingston Grenadiers.

Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) MVP Phil Iloki racked up 203 yards on 10 receptions for the Myers Riders.  OPC Offensive MVP Jacob Spinella completed 18 passes in 32 attempts for 337 yards and two passing touchdowns.

Dylan Fisher led the Grenadiers as he completed 18 passes in 37 attempts for 252 yards and a passing touchdown. Carter Matheson had 78 yards on five receptions while Nikolas Daniele racked up 51 yards on three receptions. Mike Bashall was successful on two conversion attempts.

Harry Robinson scored both Grenadiers touchdowns.

Of note, the Myers Riders went on a 27-0 run in the second half of the game.

With the win, the Myers Riders snapped the Grenadiers unbeaten streak.

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ESSEX RAVENS 30, CAMBRIDGE LIONS 11:

On Saturday night at University of Windsor Alumni Stadium, Braeden Braccio tallied two majors and rushed for 179 yards on 26 carries as the Essex Ravens defeated the Cambridge Lions 30-11 for their fifth consecutive win.

Alex Bornais also scored two touchdowns and had 54 yards on three receptions.  Additionally, Nick Langley amassed 57 yards on two receptions while Daniel Metcalfe rushed for 44 yards on nine carries for the Ravens.

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Anthony Bontorin completed seven passes in 13 attempts for 134 yards and two passing touchdowns in the victory.  Dante Brown added four PAT’s and two rouges.

On defence, Lowhya Lako led the way as he recorded a sack as well as eight solo and four assisted tackles.  Furthermore, Erik Erickson added three solo and six assisted tackles.

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OSHAWA HAWKEYES 31, YORK SIMCOE BUCS 14:

At Oshawa Civic Stadium on Saturday Night, Dawson Odei scored two touchdowns and rushed for 237 yards on 20 carries as the hosts Hawkeyes scored a 31-14 win over York Simcoe Bucs.

Tristan Park completed two passes in four attempts for 17 passing yards, 70 rushing yards on nine carries, a passing and a rushing touchdown in the win. Brendan Whitney added a 17 yard field goal and two PAT’s.

Darby Bradley guided the Hawkeyes defence with a forced fumble, solo sack as well as five solo and five assisted tackles.  Niko Isovski caught an interception as well as five solo and three assisted tackles.  Aidan McKenna recorded two solo sacks, three solo and five assisted sacks.  Ethan Shields recorded three solo sacks as well as three solo and an assisted tackle in the victory.

As for the Bucs, Michou Liongo tallied a major and racked up 97 yards on seven receptions.  Noah Craney had 50 yards on two receptions in the loss.

Buc pivot Michael Bazzo completed 12 passes in 19 attempts for 191 yards and two passing touchdowns. Marc Liegghio added two PAT’s.

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WEST DURHAM DOLPHINS 33, MARKHAM RAIDERS 7:

On Saturday night at Mount Joy, Darnel Jarrett tallied three majors and rushed for 286 yards on 16 carries as the West Durham Dolphins breezed by the Markham Raiders 33-7.

Nathaniel Benjamin led the defence as he caught an interception as well as registered four solo and four assisted tackles in the win.

As for the Raiders, Athen Neal tallied the lone major and racked up 60 yards on seven receptions.   Matt Prucha completed nine passes in 23 attempts for 66 yards and a passing touchdown.

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NIAGARA SPEARS 34, ETOBICOKE EAGLES 7:

PHOTO CREDIT: ONTARIO VARSITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE (OVFL)

At Kiwanis Field on Saturday night, the Niagara Spears earned a 34-7 victory over visiting Etobicoke Eagles.

For the Eagles, Treshaun Thomas-Wright rushed for 67 yards on 22 carries.  Gage Leaver led the Eagles defence with 10 solo and four assisted tackles in the loss.

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LONDON JR MUSTANGS VS BRAMPTON BULLDOGS (PPD – WEATHER CONDITIONS):

At TD Waterhouse Stadium on Saturday night, the London Jr Mustangs and Brampton Bulldogs were tied 14-14 when the game was suspended due to rain and lightning.  It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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ONTARIO FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (OFC):

GUELPH JR GRYPHONS 68, NIPISSING WILD 7:

Note: Player and game stats not available at press time

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TORONTO JR ARGOS 22, FOREST CITY THUNDERBIRDS 21:

Note: Player and game stats not available at press time

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BRANTFORD BISONS 24, SUDBURY GLADIATORS 0:

GAME RECAP BY BRAD WARD

In the final home game of the regular season, the Brantford Bisons had two opponents on Saturday; the Sudbury Gladiators and the weather. The Bisons overcame both in a 24-0 victory.

Under high winds and a constant downpour making passing the football nearly impossible, the Bisons relied on the power run for the entire game. Runningback Kevin Cann carried the ball 32 times for a total of 339 yards while catching one pass for 14 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Bisons to victory.

The first half was a defensive battle and a struggle for field position with the Bisons leading 1-0 after the first quarter on a single by punter Andre Toic. In the second quarter the Bisons run game began to wear down the Gladiators defense with Cann scoring his first touchdown and Toic adding the convert for a Bisons 8-0 lead at halftime.

The second half saw the Bisons offensive line open big holes for Cann allowing him to score his second touchdown on the day while the defense stepped up with a an interception by linebacker Levi Jamieson who took the ball into the end zone for the Bisons final touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Toic completed the scoring by adding three single points and two converts in the 24-0 Bisons victory

“I give credit to the Sudbury Gladiators for making the long trip to Brantford and battling us right to the very end under very difficult weather conditions. Our offensive line were the stars of today’s game. They made great blocks and opened up big holes to allow our power run offense to gain the yardage it did.” said Bisons head coach, Kelly Ireland.

With the victory, the Bisons moved to 4-2 on the season and are still in the hunt for a playoff position. The Bisons have a bye week before finishing the regular season on July 11th when they head to London for a game against the Forest City Thunderbirds.

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TWIN CITIES PREDATORS 17, HURONIA STALLIONS 11:

Note: Player and game stats not available at press time

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HAMILTON HURRICANES 53, OAKVILLE TITANS 7:

GAME RECAP AND PHOTOS BY JENNIFER SILVESTRI

The Varsity Hamilton Hurricanes got back on track with a convincing 53-7 victory over the Oakville Titans on a very rainy Saturday night.

The Canes got off to a quick start with 2 rushing TDs from Osayi Iginuan early in the 1st quarter.

The Titans didn’t throw in the towel just yet scoring their lone TD on a kick return, but the Hurricanes turned up the heat with 2 more TDs before half, one a 60 yard punt return by Mike Ciaverella, taking a 33-7 lead into half time.

Both teams toweled off for the 2nd half and the Hurricanes defense completed a defensive shut out lead by Damian Tesoro and Dan Fascione with multiple tackles and sacks, assisted by Nate Edwards and Andrew Pacheco cleaning up the rest were Nick Petermann, Joel Clairmont and Nick Baldini for the finished the scoring. The Canes will take on the Burlington Stampeders Saturday night at McMaster.

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NORTH HALTON CRIMSON TIDE 8, CHATHAM-KENT COUGARS 7:

Note: Player and game stats not available at press time

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BURLINGTON STAMPEDERS 29, PETERBOROUGH WOLVERINES 1:

GAME RECAP AND SUMMARY BY JOHN METCALFE

The Varsity Stamps 29-1 victory over the North Division leading Peterborough Wolverines ran their record to 5-0 and leap frogged the Guelph Jr. Gryphons and Hamilton Hurricanes who sit at 4-1 in the South Division.  Wolverines record moves to 4-1.  Josh Palmer and Clark McCallum got things started with a bang for the Stamps hooking up on a 105 yard pass and run to open the scoring.  They also hooked up at the end of the 3rd quarter from 8 yards away as well.  Jordan Lyons scored the Stamps other major on a 9 yard run and amassed 125 yards on the ground.  Adam Preocanin booted 3 converts and also was successful on field goal attempts of 17 and 20 yards.  The Stamps defence forced a conceded safety touch.  Devin Claypole was the only Wolverine to hit the scoresheet with a rouge on a missed field goal.  Stampeders will face a stern test as they meet the two time defending champion Hamilton Hurricanes on July 4th, kicking off at 6:00 p.m. at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University.

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Varsity Game Summary – June 28th  

Peterborough Wolverines        1     at     Burlington Stampeders                    29

Stampeders improve to 5-0, Wolverines drop to 4-1

Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                         Convert                         Running

 

1st        Burl     5:01     Josh Palmer from Clark McCallum, 105 yds.              Adam Preocanin         Burl 7-0

1st        Burl     9:13     Adam Preocanin, 17 yard field goal               n/a                               Burl 10-0

2nd        Burl     6:54     Safety touch, conceded                                  n/a                               Burl 12-0

2nd        Burl     14:47   Adam Preocanin, 20 yard field goal               n/a                               Burl 15-0

3rd        Burl     12:31   Jordan Lyons, 9 yard run                                Adam Preocanin         Burl 22-0

3rd        Burl     15:00   Josh Palmer from Clark McCallum, 8 yds.     Adam Preocanin         Burl 29-0

4th        Pete     4:03     Devin Claypole, rouge, wide field goal          n/a                               Burl 29-1

 

 

 

TEAM STATS

Peterborough                                     Burlington

 

Rushing (att.-yds.)                  20-62                                                   29-201

Passing Yards                         80                                                        211

– Team Losses                         -13                                                       -2

Net Offence                            129                                                      410

First Downs                            10                                                        18

Return Yards                          53                                                        70

Fumbles-Lost                          3-2                                                       1-1

Interceptions by                      1                                                          0

Penalties-Yards                       13-68                                                   16-207

 

 

INDIVIDUAL STATS

WOLVERINES                                STAMPEDERS

 

Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Devon MacCallum 15-38                    Jordan Lyons 20-125, td

Dylan Astrom 3-20                             Nathan Hayes 9-70

 

Receiving (cat.-yds.)                Nathan O’Keefe 4-32                         Josh Palmer 4-136, 2 tds                                                                                 Spencer Johnston 2-24                        Matt Orr 1-38

 

Passing                                    Dylan Astrom 10-23-0-0                     Clark McCallum 11-16-2-1

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