OVFL & OFC VARSITY RECAP (9): Jr. Mustangs, Ravens fight their way into postseason; Myers Riders claim tops in Wettges & Tiger Cats get redemption

Playoff matchups have been set after the conclusion of the final week of the regular season in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

In the Adam Conference, top ranked Niagara Spears will host the London Junior Mustangs while the Essex Ravens are on the road to face the Cambridge Lions.

Meanwhile, the Ottawa Myers Riders who gained top spot in the Wettges Conference will host the York Lions while the Toronto Thunder visit the Kingston Grenadiers.

As for the Ontario Football Conference, this upcoming week marks the final week of the regular season.  The Toronto Jr. Argos, Guelph Jr. Gryphons, Peterborough Wolverines, Huronia Stallions, Brantford Bisons, Sudbury Gladiators and Hamilton Varsity Tiger Cats won their contests.

Here are results for WEEK 9 OVFL and Week 8 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):

Gordon Lam 5 CFC100

CAMBRIDGE LIONS 44, HAMILTON IRONMEN 10:

Under Friday Night Lights at Jacob Hespeler Field, Jackson White completed 19 passes in 31 attempts for 342 yards and three touchdowns as the Cambridge Lions secured second place in the Adam Conference with a 44-10 win over Hamilton Ironmen.

The Lions end their regular season with a 6-2 record while the Ironmen finish their 2016 campaign with a 3-5 mark.

#CFC100 Gordon Lam amassed 115 yards on nine receptions for the Lions.  Brandon Metz rushed for 88 yards on 11 carries in the game.

Devontae Hudson scored two touchdowns and had 106 yards on three receptions.  Mark Christopher (51 yards on eight carries), Kaden Jespersen (55 yards on four receptions) each tallied a major.  Owen Sutcliffe added six PAT’s.

Defensively, Michael Allain recorded four solo tackles as well as an assisted and four solo tackles.  Jack Hinsperger caught an interception and converted it into a 33 yard touchdown score.  He also recorded a sack as well as four solo and two assisted tackles. Brayden Ralph registered six solo and four assisted tackles in the win.

As for the Ironmen, David Benedetti added a 33 yard field goal and a PAT.

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KINGSTON GRENADIERS 35, CORNWALL WILDCATS 7:

At Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute on Saturday afternoon, Harry Robinson tallied a major, rushed for 104 yards on 13 carries and racked up 41 yards on two receptions as the Kingston Grenadiers claimed second spot in the Wettges Conference with a 35-7 victory over Cornwall Wildcats.

The Grenadiers head into the postseason with a 7-1 record while the Wildcats finish their season with a 1-7 record.

Grant LeGood had 107 yards on six receptions in the game.  Moreover, pivot Brendon Steele completed 14 passes in 20 attempts for 195 yards and two touchdowns.  Josh Armstrong also tallied a major for the Grenadiers.  Shawn Miller was successful on all five of his point after conversion attempts.

Hayden Tripp 2016 Myers Riders

OTTAWA MYERS RIDERS 24, WEST DURHAM DOLPHINS 7:

On Saturday evening at University of Ottawa, the host Myers Riders locked up first place in the Wettges Conference with a 24-7 win over visiting West Durham Dolphins.

The Myers Riders end their 2016 regular season campaign with a 7-1 record while the Dolphins finish with a 1-7 mark.

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

Photo credit: Chrystal Earhart

Photo credit: Chrystal Earhart

ESSEX RAVENS 29, MISSISSAUGA WARRIORS 21:

At Loyola Catholic Secondary School on Saturday evening, the visiting Essex Ravens dashed the postseason hopes of the Mississauga Warriors by defeating them 29-21.

The Ravens take third place in the Adam Conference via tiebreaker and go into the playoffs with a 5-3 record while the Warriors end their year with a 4-4 mark.

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

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TORONTO THUNDER 44, CUMBERLAND PANTHERS 0:

On Saturday evening at Millenium Park, the Toronto Thunder punched their ticket to the postseason by earning a 44-0 shutout victory over Cumberland Panthers.

The Thunder gain the third seed in the playoffs with a 7-1 record while the Panthers end their 2016 campaign with a 2-6 mark.

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

Tazie Vang

LONDON JR. MUSTANGS 36, SSM SABRECATS 6:

At TD Waterhouse Stadium on Saturday night, Brandon Vanneste had two batted balls, two solo sacks, two assisted sacks as well as four solo and two assisted tackles as the London Jr. Mustangs punched their ticket to the playoffs with a 36-6 win over SSM Sabrecats.

The Jr. Mustangs have earned the fourth seed in the Adam Conference with a 5-3 mark while the Sabrecats finish their season with a 3-5 record.

Pivot Connor Wicklum completed 11 passes in 21 attempts for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Tazie Vang Bell (77 yards on nine carries) and Emmanuel Ituara (54 yards on two receptions) each scored two touchdowns.  Furthemore, Nick Cozens scored a touchdown and racked up 51 yards on two receptions.  Brentyne AndersonBrown had 68 yards on 15 carries while Sean Gough added two PAT’s and Tyler Cejvan was successful on three point after conversion attempts.

Aden Alkinani registered three solo and five assisted tackles on defence.  Also, Omar Helbah had three solo and three assisted tackles for the Jr. Mustangs.

Photo credit: Lori Sabourin

Photo credit: Lori Sabourin

YORK REGION LIONS 34, METRO TORONTO WILDCATS 7:

On Saturday night at York University, Majeed Zabsonre tallied two majors including a 104 yard kickoff return and had 71 yards on five receptions as the York Region Lions took the fourth spot in the Wettges Conference with a 34-7 victory over Metro Toronto Wildcats.

The Lions end their regular season with a 6-2 mark while the Wildcats end their year with a 2-6 record.

#CFCOPC Noah Craney completed 15 passes in 24 attempts for 139 yards and a touchdown.  Jack Camplin has a 24 yard reception in the game.  Marc Liegghio added a 30 yard field goal and four PAT’s.

Defensively, Aaron Heffernan had two batted balls, six solo and five assisted tackles.  Alex Jafs recorded a solo sack, an assisted sack as well as four solo and eight assisted tackles for the Lions. Marcus Colangelo had a batted ball, four solo and seven assisted tackles. Nathaniel Ganesh had a solo sack and three assisted tackles in the win.

As for the Wildcats, Jerome Adams has 67 yards on 10 carries while Fernando Fuller rushed for 52 yards on eight carries in the loss. Joshua Knight was successful on the conversion attempt.

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BRAMPTON BULLDOGS 15, ETOBICOKE EAGLES 12:

At Chinguacousy Park on Sunday evening, the Brampton Bulldogs ended their 2016 campaign on a high note as the team got by the Etobicoke Eagles 15-12.

The Bulldogs finish with a 2-6 record while the Eagles are basement dwellers of the Adam Conference with a 0-8 mark.

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

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Photo credit: Nipissing Wild

 

TORONTO JR. ARGOS 55, OAKVILLE TITANS 8:

On Friday, the Toronto Jr. Argos cruised to a 55-8 win over Oakville Titans.

The Jr Argos move to 7-1 while the Titans fall to 1-7.

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

Twin Cities Predators

GUELPH JR. GRYPHONS 35, TWIN CITIES PREDATORS 23:

On Friday, the Guelph Jr. Gryphons defeated Twin Cities Predators 35-23.

The Jr. Gryphons are 5-2 while the Predators slip to 2-4 on the season.

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

Photo credit: Ron Claypole

Photo credit: Ron Claypole

PETERBOROUGH WOLVERINES 28, NIPISSING WILD 0:

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On Saturday the Wolverines Sr. Varsity football team secured second place in the OFC Ramsay Conference Sr. Varsity Division with a 28-0 victory in North Bay against the Nipissing Wild. The Wolverines will finish the OFC regular season when they host the Burlington Stampeders in a 5 pm contest at the TAS Field. The Wolverines with the second place in their conference will host the third place team in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday July 30th at the TAS Field. The opponent and game time will be announced soon.

Scoring TD’s for the Wolverines against the Wild were Spenser Johnston, Chase Batley, Ryan McNamara and Emerson DeCarlo. Nick Clarkin was successful in converting 4 convert kicks.

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HURONIA STALLIONS 43, NORTH HALTON CRIMSON TIDE 39:

On Saturday, the Huronia Stallions got past the North Halton Crimson Tide 43-39.

The Stallions improve to 4-4 while the Crimson Tide slip to 5-3.

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

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BRANTFORD BISONS 41, CHATHAM KENT COUGARS 12:

On Saturday, the Brantford Bisons upended the Chatham-Kent Cougars 41-12.

The Bisons are now 3-3 while the Cougars are winless at 0-7.

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

Graeme Stevens

SUDBURY GLADIATORS 28, VAUGHAN REBELS 0:

On Sunday, Noah Skuce tallied a pair of majors as the Sudbury Gladiators earned a 28-0 shutout victory over Vaughan Rebels.

The Gladiators improve to 4-4 while the Rebels drop to 1-7.

Bankamina N’Galamulume snuck into the end zone for a one yard touchdown.

Defensively, Graeme Stevens recovered a fumble in the game.  Additionally,  Riley Roy caught an interception and coverted it into a touchdown score.

Photo credit: Jennifer Silvestri

Photo credit: Jennifer Silvestri

HAMILTON VARSITY TIGER CATS 20, BURLINGTON STAMPEDERS 17:

On Sunday, Hamilton Varsity Tiger Cats handed the Burlington Stampeders their first loss of the season with a 20-17 win.

Both teams have identical 6-1 records on the season.

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

 

 

 

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