Bulldogs and Golden Eagles record Ws
The Sir Winston Bulldogs senior football team evened its Niagara Region High School Athletic Association Tier 1 record at 2-2 with a 46-0 victory over the visiting Eden Flyers (0-4) Thursday afternoon.
The Bulldogs now need a road victory next Thursday over the Centennial Cougars (1-3) to earn a spot in the Tier 1 semifinals.
“It was a good rebound from last week (45-14 loss to Myer) and we got some guys back even though we still have some injuries,” Churchill head coach Peter Perron said. “We are working on things and this was a game where we tried to polish things up and get better.”
He feels it is go time for Churchill.
“It’s the second half of the five-game season and this is where we have to start to step it up.”
Justin Savoie and Morgan Digweed returned from injury and Perron is hopeful De’Ondre Forde and Elijah Ferguson will return in time for the playoffs.
He is confident the Bulldogs have the necessary ingredients to make some noise in the playoffs after giving A.N. Myer a good go in last year’s NRHSAA championship game.
“We put some benchmarks on this game and they met them.”
If Churchill can knock off Centennial, the Bulldogs would likely play Greater Fort Erie in the semifinals. Churchill lost 20-14 to GFESS in the opening week of the season.
“That was a game where I was gobsmacked. I couldn’t tell you how the game was coached but they weren’t doing what we were telling them,” Perron said. “We showed up in the second half and we are going to be better prepared.”
Contributing to Churchill’s win Thursday were: Savoie, TD runs of 25 and 20 yards and a pick six from 25 yards out; Brady Pupek with TD catches of 35 and 55 yards from Quinn Johnston; Ty Kostyniuk with a 20-yard scoring run; Ryan Midany with a 35-yard field goal, two rouges and five converts; Davian Wilson with two interceptions; and, Digweed with an interception.
GOLDEN EAGLES 35 HORNETS 30
The Thorold Golden Eagles varsity football team improved to 3-0 in NRHSAA Tier 2 play with a 35-30 victory over the Stamford Hornets.
“The offence looked sharp today but mental penalties really hurt us,” Thorold head coach Duane Kemp said. “We are glad to get the W but, as always, there’s still lots of room to grow.”
Leading the way for the Golden Eagles were: quarterback Mark Suntz with 17-22 passing for 160 yards and two TD passes, and an interception; Kaleb Locatelli with receiving majors of five and 25 yards; Tyrese Gibson with TD runs of five and 12 yards; Braiden Genest with a seven-yard TD run; and, Carter Wilkinson with a forced fumble and recovery.
Scoring touchdowns for the Hornets were Kane Baird, T.S. Johnson, Anesu Lundy and Owen Pfielsticker.