RECAP: Ford leads CFC#24 Marauders to first OFSAA Bowl win [stats]

Tre Ford’s two yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter propelled CFC#24 A.N Myer Marauders to a 39-31 OFSAA Bowl win over Adam Scott Lions earlier this afternoon at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario.

Today’s win is the first one for the Marauders in this, their first appearance in the OFSAA Bowl Festival Series.

The Marauders opened the scoring in the first quarter as Ford connected with Michael Casciano for 12 yard touchdown.  Later in the quarter, Joshua Paterson added a 25 yard field goal.

Parker Sands got the Lions on the scoreboard as he sprinted down the field for a 68 yard major. Devin Claypole tallied a major on a 65 yard punt return to give the Lions the lead in the second quarter 14-10.

The Marauders would respond with two majors just before the half.  Zyer Harris sneaked into the end zone for a 1 yard score while Tre Ford connected with Tyrrell Ford for a 21 yard touchdown/

At halftime, the Marauders enjoyed a 24-14 lead.

Zyer Harris 1

In the second half, Harris dashed into the end zone for a three yard touchdown score to strengthen the Marauders lead 33-14.  The Lions reduced the deficit as Logan White scored on a 70 yard kickoff return in the final frame.

Tre Ford responded with that two yard major to extend the Marauders lead 39-23.

The Lions tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter.  Jack Knox connected with Claypole for a 12 yard major.  However, the comeback fell short.

Tre Ford completed 20 passes in 29 attempts and two touchdowns.  Harris scored two rushing touchdowns, had 48 rushing yards as well as 57 yards on three receptions for the Marauders.  In addition to his touchdown, Casciano racked up 84 yards on four receptions.  On defence, Austin Potter led the way with four tackles.

As for the Lions, Knox completed 11 passes in 20 attempts, one touchdown and threw two interceptions.  Sands scored a touchdown and rushed for 85 yards on seven receptions. Claypole tallied two majors and had 40 yards on four receptions.  Max Maloney led the Lions defence with six tackles.

Tyrell Ford

2014 OFSAA Football Festival Game 2 Summary (COURTESY OF JOHN METCALFE)

Presented by McMaster University

A.N. Myer SS Marauders (Niagara Falls – SOSSA)                                    39

Adam Scott CVI Lions (Peterborough – COSSA)                                        31


Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                                        Convert                         Running


1st        ANM   5:34     Michael Casciano from Tre Ford, 12 yds.      Joshua Paterson           ANM 7-0

1st        ANM   9:28     Joshua Paterson, 25 yd field goal                   n/a                               ANM 10-0

2nd        AS       4:59     Parker Sands, 68 yard run                               Devon Claypole          ANM 10-7

2nd        AS       6:13     Devon Claypole, 65 yard punt return             Devon Claypole          AS 14-10

2nd        ANM   9:10     Zyer Harris, 1 yard run                                   Joshua Paterson           ANM 17-14

2nd        ANM   11:49   Tyrell Ford from Tre Ford, 21 yds.                 Joshua Paterson           ANM 24-14

3rd        ANM   1:46     Safety touch, conceded                                  n/a                               ANM 26-14

3rd        ANM   3:51     Zyer Harris, 3 yard run                                   Joshua Paterson           ANM 33-14

4th        AS       6:08     Safety touch, conceded                                  n/a                               ANM 33-16

4th        AS       6:23     Logan White, 70 yard kick return                   Devon Claypole          ANM 33-23

4th        ANM   9:18     Tre Ford, 2 yard run                                        no good                       ANM 39-23

4th        AS       11:36   Devon Claypole from Jack Knox, 12 yds.      Parker Sands (2 run)   ANM 39-31



A N Myer                                           Adam Scott


Rushing (att.-yds.)                  23-107                                                 23-160

Passing Yards                         296                                                      133

– Team Losses                         -12                                                       0

Net Offence                            391                                                      293

First Downs                            19                                                        13

Return Yards                          62                                                        174

Fumbles-Lost                          0-0                                                       1-1

Turnover on Downs                0                                                          1

Interceptions by                      2                                                          0

Penalties-Yards                       4-31                                                     10-75




MARAUDERS                                 LIONS


Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Zyer Harris 8-48, 2 tds                        Parker Sands 7-85, td

Tre Ford 7-40, td                                Logan White 6-40


Receiving (caught-yds)            Michael Casciano 4-84, td                  Devon Claypole 4-40

Zyer Harris 3-57                                  Jordan Wilson 2-32


Passing                                    Tre Ford 20-29-2-0                             Jack Knox 11-20-1-2



Tackles                                    Austin Potter 4                                    Max Maloney 6

Marauders first O.F.S.A.A. football win in their first appearance

Photo credits:  Gord Bowes, Hamilton Community News


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