OVFL & OFC VARSITY RECAP (10): Grenadiers, Myers Riders, Spears & Lions win playoff contests; Stampeders & Ticats end regular season on winning note

This past weekend was a jammed packed one in Ontario as the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) playoffs began and the regular season has almost concluded in the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

In the OVFL, the Niagara Spears, Ottawa Myers Riders, Kingston Grenadiers and Cambridge Lions all advance to their conference finals.

Meanwhile, the Twin-Cities Predators, Hamilton Varsity Tiger Cats, Burlington Stampeders and Guelph Jr. Gryphons all won.  The final game of the regular season is rescheduled game between the Predators and Brantford Bisons tomorrow evening.

Both playoff schedules are to be announced by both leagues as at press time, plans were still being finalized.

Here are results for first round of the OVFL Playoffs and Week 9 OFC Varsity Divisions

(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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KINGSTON GRENADIERS 41, TORONTO THUNDER 40:

At Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute on Saturday afternoon, Tanner DeJong completed 32 passes in 44 attempts for 441 yards and four touchdowns as the Kingston Grenadiers escaped with a 41-40 win over the Toronto Thunder.

The Grenadiers advance to the Wettges Conference Final and will face the Ottawa Myers Riders.

Harry Robinson scored three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving), rushed for 85 yards on 11 carries and racked up 73 yards on five receptions.  Grant LeGood amassed 159 yards on 11 receptions in the game.  Nikolas Reyes tallied a major and had 105 yards on six receptions while Brendon Steele added a score. Shawn Miller added five PAT’s.

Defensively, Damon Fair caught two interceptions, had two batted balls as well as registered an assisted and three solo tackles.  Additionally, Wade Zanchetta blocked a kick, recorded a solo sack, an assisted and four solo tackles for the Grenadiers.

Jean Paul Cimankinda

OTTAWA MYERS RIDERS 29, YORK REGION LIONS 21:

On Saturday evening at Beckwith Sports Park, the Ottawa Myers Riders got past the York Region Lions 29-21 to punch their ticket to the Wettges Conference Final.

The Myers Riders will battle Kingston Grenadiers next weeked.

For the Lions, #CFCOPC pivot Noah Craney completed 26 passes in 42 attempts for 371 yards and three touchdowns.  Joshua Menna tallied a major and had 137 yards on 10 receptions.  Nolan Lovegrove also added a score and 115 yards on five receptions in the loss.

Alex Jafs led the Lions defence with nine solo and 11 assisted tackles.  Marcus Colangelo recovered a fumble as well as registered four solo and seven assisted tackles.  Cameron End recorded a solo sack, three solo and eight assisted tackles.  Aaron Heffernan had two solo and eight assisted tackles in the game.

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NIAGARA SPEARS 45, LONDON JR. MUSTANGS 17:

At Kiwanis Field on Saturday night, Tre Ford completed 21 passes in 34 attempts for 301 yards, rushed for 17 yards on 11 carries and had five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) as the Niagara Spears dismantled the London Jr. Mustangs 45-17.

The Spears move on to the Adam Conference Final where the team will meet Cambridge Lions.

Keagan Oshust scored a touchdown and had 118 yards on five receptions in the win.  Cameron McDonald also added a score while Keaton Bruggeling amassed 107 yards on four receptions.

Defensively, Tyrell Ford caught an interception and converted it into a 62 yard touchdown.  Moreover, he had four batted balls, six solo and two assisted tackles.

As for the Jr. Mustangs, Jack Kys tallied a major and racked up 208 yards on six receptions.  Noah Johns had 99 yards on six receptions in the game.  Pivot Connor Wicklum completed 19 passes in 33 attempts for 342 yards and two touchdowns. Sean Gough added a 17 yard field goal and two PAT’s.

#CFC100 Daniel Valente led the Jr. Mustangs defence with an interception, eight solo and four assisted tackles.  Chase McGee registered five solo and five assisted tackles.  Furthermore, Omar Helbah had three solo and six assisted tackles.

Photo credit: Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL)

Photo credit: Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL)

CAMBRIDGE LIONS 32, ESSEX RAVENS 21:

On Saturday night at Jacob Hespeler Field, Jackson White completed 15 passes in 20 attempts for 358 yards and a touchdown as the Cambridge Lions bounced the 2015 OVFL Varsity Champions, Essex Ravens out of the postseason with a 32-21 vicrtory.

The Lions will face off against the Niagara Spears in the Adam Conference Final.

Nathan McLean tallied a major, amassed 139 yards on three receptions asded a 32 yards field goal and three PAT’s..  Brandon Metz scored two touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards on 20 carries in the game.  Devante Hudson had 127 yards on four receptions.

Jack Hinsperger led the Lions defence with six solo and 11 assisted tackles.  Braden Ralph forced a fumble as well as added five solo and seven assisted tackles.  Jared Beeksma registered five solo and six assisted tackles in the win.

 

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ONTARIO FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (OFC):

Twin Cities Predators

TWIN CITIES PREDATORS 52, CHATHAM KENT COUGARS 0:

On Friday, the Twin Cities Predators earned a 52-0 shutout victory over Chatham-Kent Cougars.

The Predators improve to 3-4 while the Cougars end their regular season winless with a 0-8 record.

(NOTE: Stats were not available at press time for this game)

Photo ctedit: Jennifer Silvestri

Photo ctedit: Jennifer Silvestri

HAMILTON VARSITY TIGER CATS 44, BRANTFORD BISONS 14:

On Friday, the Hamilton Varsity Tiger Cats ended their regular season on a high note as the team thumped the Brantford Bisons 44-14.

The Tiger Cars move to 7-1 while the Bisons slide to 3-4.

(NOTE: Stats were not available at press time for this game)

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BURLINGTON STAMPEDERS 51, PETERBOROUGH WOLVERINES 3:

On Saturday, the Burlington Stampeders crushed the Peterborough Wolverines 51-3.

The Stampeders end their 2016 regular season campaign with a 7-1 record while the Wolverines slide to 6-2.

(NOTE: Stats were not available at press time for this game)

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GUELPH JR. GRYPHONS 54, NIPISSING WILD 14:

On Saturday, the Guelph Jr, Gryphons trampled on the Nipissing Wild 54-14.

The Jr. Gryphons finish the regular season with a 6-2 mark while the Wild fall to 1-7.

(NOTE: Stats were not available at press time for this game)

 

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