Season opening win

Halton Tier 1: Crusaders edge Rams for first win of season

Assumption Crusaders began their Halton Tier 1 season with an 11-8 victory over the MM Robinson Rams yesterday.

In the first quarter, Anthony Mandalfino got the Crusaders on the scoreboard when he scored a touchdown on a two yard run.

At halftime, the Crusaders enjoyed an 11-0 lead as Terence Giangregorio had a rouge and also booted a 24 yard field goal.

However, those would be the only points the Crusaders would put up for the remainder in the game.

With 9:17 remaining in the game, Mitch Baker connected with Connor Smith for a seven yard touchdown reception.  Although, it was not enough as the Crusaders secured their first win of the season.

Jordan Lyons had 99 rushing yards on 17 carries while quarterback Andrew Van Kooten had five completions in nine attempts for the Crusaders. Tyler Bryk also had a 33 yard reception for the victors.

As for the Rams, Jonathan Howard had 70 rushing yards on 15 carries while quarterback Mitch Baker had 10 completions in 21 attempts, one touchdown and five interceptions in a losing cause. Moreover, Liam Stokes had 41 receiving yards on three catches for the Rams.

2013 Halton Tier I Football Game Summary

Assumption Crusaders     11     vs.     M.M. Robinson Rams     8


Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                                                                       Convert                         Running


2nd        Assm           2:50                 Anthony Mandalfino, 2 yard run              Terrence Giangregorio         A 7-0

2nd        Assm   2:50                         Terrence Giangregorio,62 yd. kick off rouge       n/a                                A 8-0

2nd        Assm   10:30                      Terrence Giangregorio, 24 yd. field goal               n/a                                A 11-0

4th        MMR  9:17                           Connor Smith from Mitch Baker, 7 yds.        Riley Johnston (2 pass)    A 11-8





Assumption                                        M.M. Robinson


Rushing (att.-yds.)                  28-147                                                 20-83

Passing Yards                             50                                                        72

– Team Losses                           -24                                                       -44

Net Offence                                173                                                      111

First Downs                                10                                                        10

Return Yards                             11                                                        65

Fumbles-Lost                          3-2                                                       2-0

Interceptions by                      5                                                          0

Penalties-Yards                      6-40                                                     6-40




CRUSADERS                                   RAMS


Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Jordan Lyons 17-99                            Jonathan Howard 15-70

Anthony Mandalfino 5-27, td                        Mitch Baker 1-7

Receiving (caught-yds)            Tyler Bryk 1-33                                   Liam Stokes 3-41

Jordan Lyons 2-9                                Connor Smith 3-16, td

Passing                                    Adam Van Kooten 5-9-0-0                 Mitch Baker 10-21-1-5


(Game summary:  John Metcalfe)


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