OVFL & OFC RECAP (VARSITY – WEEK 5): #CFCOPC MVP’s Spinella & Iloki magical at home, Jr Gryphons pull off Hurricane upset

***UPDATED JUNE 23RD, 2015 @ 1:30PM EST******

Week 5 is in the books in both the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

In the OVFL, Niagara Spears, West Durham Dolphins, Toronto Thunder, London Jr Mustangs, Metro Toronto Wildcats, Ottawa Myers Riders, Mississauga Warriors, Essex Ravens and Kingston Grenadiers all won their contests this past weekend.

Meanwhile, Guelph Jr Gryphons, Oakville Titans, Brantford Bisons, Peterborough Wolverines and Burlington Stampeders were victorious in their games.

Here is a roundup of all the Week 5 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):

Jordan Terrio

NIGARA SPEARS 27, CAMBRIDGE LIONS 24:

Under Friday Night Lights at Laurier University Field, the Niagara Spears overcame a 16-7 deficit at halftime as they escaped with a 27-24 victory over Cambridge Lions.

Owen Charnock kicked the game winning 27 yard field goal for the Spears.  He also added a 15 yard field goal.

Jordan Terrio scored a touchdown and had 88 yards on three receptions.  Austin Pilato tallied a major.  Colin O’Connor racked up 87 yards on five receptions while Cam MacDonald rushed for 74 yards on 19 carries in the win.

OPC pivot Blair Robertson completed 19 passes in 41 attempts for 278 passing yards for the Spears.

On defence, Jack Andrews led the way with a batted ball as well as 11 assisted and six solo tackles.  Adam Lockhart caught an interception as well as an assisted and four solo tackles.  Eli Sacco registered eight assisted as well as two solo tackles while Adam Marchese chipped in with six assisted and two solo tackles for the Spears.  Furthermore, Ryan Stinson caught two interceptions as well as an assisted and three solo tackles.

As for the Lions, OPC pivot Brendan Carey completed 23 passes in 31 attempts for 286 passing yards.  Gordon Lam rushed for 103 yards on 10 carries. Nathan McLean added three field goals and a PAT.

On defence, Mitchell Weiler caught an interception and added five solo and four assisted tackles in the loss.

Durham Dolphins

DURHAM WEST DOLPHINS 38, CORNWALL WILDCATS 9:

At Pine Ridge High School on Saturday afternoon, Tevin Lawrence rushed for 120 yards on eight carries as Durham West Dolphins cruised to a 38-9 victory over Cornwall Wildcats.

Mitchell Van Pelt completed seven passes in 10 attempts for 80 yards and two passing touchdowns in the win.  Additionally, Robert Carmichael added a 28 yard field goal and was successful on five conversion attempts.

Leonardo Ingram

TORONTO THUNDER 49, YORK SIMCOE BUCS 9:

On Saturday afternoon at St. Maximillian Kolbe CHS, Leonardo Ingram recorded two solo and an assisted sack as well as four solo and three assisted tackles as the Toronto Thunder thumped the York Simcoe Bucs 49-9.

Cole Kussman

LONDON JR MUSTANGS 47, SAULT (SSM) SABRECATS 13:

At Superior Heights High School on Saturday afternoon, Cole Kussmann tallied a major and rushed for 160 yards on 18 carries as the visiting London Jr. Mustangs crushed the Sault (SSM) Sabrecats 47-13.

Brentyne AndersonBrown scored a touchdown and rushed for 132 yards on 19 carries in the win.  #CFC100 Tristan Arndt completed nine passes in 18 attempts for 113 yards and two passing touchdowns. Neil Garrity added a 33 yard field goal and six PAT’s.

On defence, Noah Hallett led the way as he caught an interception as well as registered four solo and three assisted tackles for the Jr. Mustangs.

As for the Sabrecats, Lautaro Frecha caught an interception, had a batted ball as well as amassed six solo and seven assisted tackles.  Michael Reid had four solo and 10 assisted tackles.  Eric Thornton added five solo and seven assisted tackles in the loss.

OPC pivot Evan Bodnar completed 11 passes in 26 attempts for 82 yards and a passing touchdown.  Brett Macdonald added two field goals (33 yards, 18 yards) and was successful on a conversion attempt.

Metro Toronto Wildcats 2015 OVFL

METRO TORONTO WILDCATS 12, CUMBERLAND PANTHERS 6:

On Saturday afternoon at Esther Shriner Stadium, the Metro Toronto Wildcats earned a 12-6 victory over Cumberland Panthers.

#CFC100 Kurleigh Gittens Jr had 97 yards on eight receptions for the Panthers.  On defence, Nicholas Diaquoi-Rodgers caught an interception, had a batted ball as well as six solo and two assisted tackles.

Phil Iloki Myers Riders

OTTAWA MYERS RIDERS 62, OSHAWA HAWKEYES 28:

At Beckwith Sports Facility on Saturday evening, #CFCOPC Offensive MVP Jacob Spinella completed 17 passes in 27 attempts for 516 yards and eight passing touchdowns as the Ottawa Myers Riders dismantled the Oshawa Hawkeyes 62-28.

#CFCOPC MVP Phil Iloki scored three touchdowns and amassed 199 yards on six receptions.

Jesse Skucas also tallied three majors and racked up 116 yards on four receptions for the Myers Riders.  Malik Sauve-Mohammed scored a touchdown and had 90 yards on three receptions.  Eddy Cenatus also added a score and 89 yards on three receptions in the victory.

Dawson Odei tallied three majors and rushed for 86 yards on 11 carries for the Hawkeyes.  Additionally, Mitchell Raper scored a touchdown and amassed 129 yards on eight receptions in the loss.

Tristan Park completed 11 passes in 18 attempts for 133 yards and a passing touchdown.

Mississauga Warriors 2015

MISSISSAUGA WARRIORS 22, ETOBICOKE EAGLES 3:

On Saturday evening at Loyola Catholic Secondary School, the Mississauga Warriors crushed the Etobicoke Eagles 22-3.

For the Eagles, Frederico Barcos put up the team’s only points of the game as he added a 41 yard field goal.

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ESSEX RAVENS 31, HAMILTON IRONMEN 9:

At University of Windsor Alumni Stadium on Saturday night, Anthony Bontorin completed 13 passes in 22 attempts for 248 yards and two passing touchdowns as the Essex Ravens coasted to a 31-9 win over the visiting Hamilton Ironmen.

Omar Hayes Williams scored two touchdowns and racked up 84 yards on six receptions in the victory.  Moreover, Braeden Braccio ran into the end zone for a score and had 85 yards on 17 carries.  Daniel Metcalfe rushed for 129 yards on 14 carries for the Ravens.

Dante Brown added three field goals, three PAT’s and a rouge.

Lowhya Lako led the Ravens defence as he recorded two solo tackles and an assisted tackle.  Furthermore, he registered an assisted and five solo tackles.

Dylan Fisher Kingston

KINGSTON GRENADIERS 44, MARKHAM RAIDERS 28:

On Saturday night at Mount Joy, Riley Avery was unstoppable as he scored five touchdowns and rushed for 211 yards on 34 carries as the Kingston Grenadiers pulled out a 44-28 victory over Markham Raiders.

Carter Matheson tallied a major and had 94 yards on three receptions for the Grenadiers. Dylan Fisher completed 10 passes in 19 attempts for 154 yards and a passing touchdown. Mike Bashall added a 25 yard field goal and was successful on five conversion attempts.

Lance Cellini led the Grenadiers defence as he caught two interceptions, had a batted ball and three solo and two assisted tackles in the win. Caeden Saulnier had two batted balls as well as four solo and five assisted tackles.

As for the Raiders, Tyler Munro scored two touchdowns and rushed for 105 yards on 15 carries.  Mason Posival tallied a major and racked up 114 yards on five receptions.  Majeed Zabsonre added four PAT’s.

Matt Prucha completed 18 passes in 42 attempts for 331 yards and two passing touchdowns in the loss.

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GUELPH JR GRYPHONS 28, HAMILTON HURRICANES 8:

RECAP AND GAME SUMMARY BY JOHN METCALFE

On Friday evening, the Varsity squad suffered its first ever setback in O.F.C. play as the Guelph Jr. Gryphons downed the two time defending champs 26-8.  This stopped the Varsity ‘Canes winning streak at 19 consecutive league wins and 25 if one includes the playoffs.

The Guelph defence had an interception and fumble recovery early in the game that the Jr. Gryphons offence turned into 10 points and Guelph never looked back.  Alex Douglas hooked up with Noel Amaya for a 13 yard score and Gabriel Siemieniec converted and then added an 18 yard field goal to get Guelph going early.  Hamilton then earned a safety touch to get on the board, but Douglas and Amaya again got together from 48 yards with Simieniec converting to get Guelph further ahead.  Jack Beattie booted field goals from 33 and 20 yards to get the ‘Canes to within 17-8 at the halftime break.  The Guelph defence was in a bend but not break mode until Ben Cross got some key blocks to send him 115 yards to the end zone to break the contest open.  Simieniec added the extra point and booted a 43 yard field goal to conclude the scoring.

The Jr. Gryphons improved to 3-1 while the Hurricanes drop to 3-1 on the season.  Next action for the ‘Canes is at the Oakville Titans on June 27th with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Bronte Athletic Field.

2015 Summer Hamilton Hurricanes

Varsity Game Summary – June 19th

Guelph Jr. Gryphons 26 at Hamilton Hurricanes 8
Jr. Gryphons improve to 3-1, Hurricanes drop to 3-1

Qtr. Team Time Play Convert Running

1st Gue 3:30 Noel Amaya from Alex Douglas, 13 yds. Gabriel Siemieniec Gue 7-0
1st Gue 7:16 Gabriel Siemieniec, 18 yard field goal n/a Gue 10-0
2nd Ham 2:27 Safety touch, tackle in end zone n/a Gue 10-2
2nd Gue 10;26 Noel Amaya from Alex Douglas, 48 yds. Gabriel Siemieniec Gue 17-2
2nd Ham 13:03 Jack Beattie, 33 yard field goal n/a Gue 17-5
2nd Ham 15:00 Jack Beattie, 20 yard field goal n/a Gue 17-8
3rd Gue 5:53 Ben Cross, 115 yard punt return blocked Gue 23-8
4th Gue 13:13 Gabriel Siemieniec, 43 yard field goal n/a Gue 26-8

TEAM STATS
Guelph Hamilton

Rushing (att.-yds.) 23-111 20-214
Passing Yards 150 281
– Team Losses -3 -9
Net Offence 258 486
First Downs 14 16
Return Yards 143 57
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0
Interceptions by 3 2
Penalties-Yards 5-60 9-70
INDIVIDUAL STATS
                                     JR. GRYPHONS HURRICANES

Rushing (atts.-yds.) Nathan Small 15-63 Osayi Iginuan 13-119
Arron Keough 6-35 Liam Putt 5-39

Receiving (cat.-yds.) Noel Amaya 3-78, 2 tds Michael Ciavarella 4-56
Kevin Bray 4-40 Billy Olds 3-44

Passing Alex Douglas 10-16-2-2 Liam Putt 10-24-0-2
(comp.-atts.-tds-int)             Connor Carusello 2-7-0-1

 

 

Oakville Titans

OAKVILLE TITANS 27, NIPISSING WILD 22:

Note: Player and game stats not available at press time

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TORONTO JR ARGOS 17, SUDBURY GLADIATORS 13:

In a penalty filled game, the Toronto Jr Argos spoiled the home opener for the Sudbury Gladiators as the team won 17-13.

Treyion James tallied a major for the Jr Argos.

As for the Gladiators, Brandon Chenier scored a 10 yard touchdown while Pierce Wallingford added a 35 yard field goal and a rouge.

Bisons vs. Chatham

BRANTFORD BISONS 39, CHATHAM-KENT COUGARS 0:

GAME RECAP BY BRAD WARD

BISONS TAME COUGARS

The Brantford Bisons ended their two game losing streak with a convincing 39-0 victory over the Chatham Cougars during the Bisons Alumni Homecoming Day on Saturday.

The Bisons offense used a runningback by committee to replace injured Tristen Almas, the workhorse of the offense in the previous four games. Micheal Cooper led the charge on the ground in the first quarter carrying the ball up the field on four straight plays, finishing off his performance with a touchdown. After that, the tandem of runningback Kevin Cann and fullback Branden Corbett took over with both scoring touchdowns before the half ended. Quarterback Matt Krason mixed in the running game with timely pass completions to his favourite target, Andre Toic while Ryan Campbell made a great catch and run for a touchdown on the last play of the half.

Not to be outdone, Defensive Coordinator Jykine Bradley revamped the Bisons defense after a disappointing effort last week against Burlington. The new defense constantly pressured the Cougar quarterback which led to interceptions by Daylon Rittinger and Alix Dufrat, a quarterback sack by Ty Kelly and a two point safety while the Cougar ground game never got on track.

The end result had the Bisons leading 34-0 at the half.

At halftime the 2015 Bisons Honour Roll inductees were announce with many Alumni members in attendance.

The half time  lead allowed the Bisons to empty their bench and give every player a chance to get on the field  to see some action. The defense continued to contain the Cougars while Toic scored all the points in the half with a field goal and two singles on punts that the Cougars could not get out of the end zone resulting in a 39-0 victory.

“Football is a team effort and I was pleased to see that everyone made a contribution against Chatham that led to our victory. We still have a long way to go and need to constantly improve our performance since we face a very good team in the Sudbury Gladiators next week. ” said Kelly Ireland, head coach for the Bisons.

Peterborough Wolverines 2015

PETERBOROUGH WOLVERINES 47, NORTH HALTON CRIMSON TIDE 25:

In North Halton on Saturday, the Wolverines defeated the hosts Crimson Tide 47-25.

At halftime, the Crimson Tide led 19-17.

Devon MacCallum led the Wolverines with three touchdowns while Michael MacNeil added two majors.   Devin Claypole caught an interception and ran into the end zone for a score. He also added two field goals (24 yards, 14 yards) and added six PAT’s.

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BURLINGTON STAMPEDERS 43, FOREST CITY THUNDERBIRDS 13:

RECAP AND GAME SUMMARY BY JOHN METCALFE

The Varsity Stamps kept their record unblemished as they easily handled the Forest City Thunderbirds 43-13.  Jordan Lyons scored on runs of 1, 11 and 18 yards in a 2:35 stretch of the second quarter to allow the Stamps to put this contest out of reach.  Nick Cassola hooked up with pivot Clark McCallum from 30 yards out with Adam Preocanin converting the four scores and added a rouge from a wide field goal.  Sean Gough hoofed a 25 yard field goal for the guests which saw the score 29-3 Stamps at the half.  Gough then booted another field goal from 16 yards which was followed by McCallum finding Matt Orr from 16 yards away and Nori Kaltsidis romping in from 4 yards.  Preocanin converted both to round out the Stamps scoring.  Grayson Jacklin returned an interception 60 yards to the end zone and Gough added the point after to complete the T-Birds tallies.  The Stamps record now stands at 4-0 while the Thunderbirds slipped to 1-3.  Like their Bantam counterparts, the Varsity Stamps will face the North Leaders from Peterborough on June 28th at Nelson Stadium with kickoff slated for 3:00 p.m.

2015 Burlington Stampeders

Varsity Game Summary – June 21st  

Forest City Thunderbirds        13     at     Burlington Stampeders                  43

Stampeders improve to 4-0, Thundebirds drop to 0-3

 

Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                                Convert                         Running

 

1st        Burl     9:54     Adam Preocanin, rouge, wide field goal        n/a                               Burl 1-0

1st        Burl     12:47   Nick Cassola from Clark McCallum, 30 yds    Adam Preocanin         Burl 8-0

2nd        F C      6:40     Sean Gough, 25 yard field goal                      n/a                               Burl 8-3

2nd        Burl     12:12   Jordan Lyons, 1 yard run                                Adam Preocanin         Burl 15-3

2nd        Burl     13:45   Jordan Lyons, 11 yard run                              Adam Preocanin         Burl 22-3

2nd        Burl     14:47   Jordan Lyons, 18 yard run                              Adam Preocanin         Burl 29-3

3rd        F C      4:53     Sean Gough, 16 yard field goal                      n/a                               Burl 29-6

3rd        Burl     9:01     Matthew Orr from Clark McCallum               Adam Preocanin         Burl 36-6

4th        F C      1:16     Grayson Jacklin, 60 yard interception return  Sean Gough                Burl 36-13

4th        Burl     5:52     Nori Kaltsidis, 4 yard run                               Adam Preocanin         Burl 43-13

 

TEAM STATS

Forest City                                         Burlington

 

Rushing (att.-yds.)                  17-62                                                   29-201

Passing Yards                         234                                                      182

– Team Losses                         -20                                                       -2

Net Offence                            276                                                      381

First Downs                            12                                                        26

Return Yards                          71                                                        115

Fumbles-Lost                          0-0                                                       2-2

Interceptions by                      1                                                          0

Penalties-Yards                       10-76                                                   11-105

 

 

INDIVIDUAL STATS

THUNDERBIRDS                           STAMPEDERS

 

Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Brandon Gallant 7-45                         Nori Kaltsidis 9-86, td

Nick Morello 7-22                               Jordan Lyons 7-50, 3 tds

 

Receiving (cat.-yds.)                Brecken Spence 1-71                          Josh Palmer 3-55

Sean Gough 4-64                                Nick Casola 1-30, td

 

Passing                                    Brandon Gallant 9-21-0-0                   Clark McCallum 9-14-2-0

(comp.-atts.-tds-int)               Haylen Ferguson 1-2-0-0                    Mason Brown 4-5-0-1

 

Tackles                                    Oscar Reddecop 4                              David Neptune 3

 

 

 

 

 

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