RECAP: CFC 100 Lyons, Mandalfino steer CFC#18 Crusaders to second OFSAA Bowl victory [stats]

CFC 100 Jordan Lyons scored a touchdown rushed for 154 yards on 19 carries and Dominic Mandalfino tallied two majors to power CFC#18 Assumption Crusaders to a 28-9 victory of CFC#11 Assumption Lions earlier this afternoon at the OFSAA Bowl Festival Series at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

This is the Crusaders second OFSAA Bowl victory.  The team’s previous win came in 2004.

The Crusaders opened the scoring in the first quarter as Mandalfino ran into the end zone for an 11 yard touchdown score.

Liam Putt 2014

However, the Lions responded as CFC 100 Liam Putt snuck into the end zone for a one yard quarterback sneak to tie the game.

At halftime, the Crusaders enjoyed a 14-7 lead after Adam Van Kooten connected with Noah Griffith for a 61 yard touchdown reception.

In the second half, Mandalfino crept into the end zone for a one yard major.  Lyons sealed the victory for the Crusaders as he added a 10 yard rushing touchdown.

Van Kooten completed six passes in eight attempts and a passing touchdown.  In addition to his two majors, Mandalfino racked up 77 yards on 17 carries and 72 yards on two receptions for the Crusaders.  Justin Lyons led the offence with four tackles.

As for the Lions, Putt completed 13 passes in 22 attempts, rushed for 43 yards on six carries and had a rushing touchdown.  Nolan Putt amassed 70 yards on five receptions in the loss.  On defence, Ben Crocock registered eight tackles.

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2014 OFSAA Football Festival Game 8 Summary (COURTESY OF JOHN METCALFE)

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Assumption College School Lions (Brantford – CWOSSA)                         9

Assumption CSS Crusaders (Burlington – GHAC)                                      28



Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                                   Convert                         Running


1st        Burl     11:34   Dominic Mandalfino, 11 yard run                  Max Tusim                  Burl 7-0

2nd        Brant   11:37   Liam Putt, 1 yard run                                      Andre Toic                  7-7

2nd        Burl     11:51   Noah Griffith from Adam Van Kooten, 61 yds.         Max Tusim                  Burl 14-7

3rd        Brant   0:00     Andre Toic, 85 yard kick off rouge                n/a                               Burl 14-8

3rd        Burl     9:35     Dominic Mandalfino, 1 yard run                    Max Tusim                  Burl 21-8

4th        Brant   :17       Andre Toic, rouge, missed field goal              n/a                               Burl 21-9

4th        Burl     5:25     Jordan Lyons,  10 yards                                  Max Tusim                  Burl 28-9




Lions                                                   Crusaders


Rushing (att.-yds.)                  12-63                                                   42-249

Passing Yards                         138                                                      162

– Team Losses                         -16                                                       0

Net Offence                            185                                                      411

First Downs                            10                                                        17

Return Yards                          52                                                        10

Fumbles-Lost                          1-1                                                       0-0

Turnover on Downs                0                                                          1

Interceptions by                      0                                                          0

Penalties-Yards                       5-50                                                     7-84




LIONS                                                CRUSADERS


Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Liam Putt 6-43, td                              Jordan Lyons 19-154, td

Jacob Cockerill 3-14                           Dominic Mandalfino 19-77, 2 tds


Receiving (caught-yds)            Nolan Putt 5-70                                  Dominic Mandalfino 2-72

Andre Toic 5-47                                  Noah Griffith 1-61, td


Passing                                    Liam Putt 13-22-0-0                           Adam Van Kooten 6-8-1-0



Tackles                                    Ben Crocock 8                                                Justin Lyons 4



Crusaders second OFSAA Football win having previously won the Golden Horseshoe Bowl in 2004


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