Generals and Raiders victorious
The Niagara Generals atom football team recorded a 42-13 victory over the Waterloo Warriors.
The Generals started off the game with a big run by Matthias Aparicio and followed that up with a 55-yard touchdown pass from Eli McLean to Jorge Corredor-Reyes.
“It was an excellent start for our offence to be able to go out and score a touchdown in two plays and it really set the bar for us. Through the first half of the game, our offence continued to have success, scoring on all four offensive possessions having a 28-6 lead at the half,” coach Andrew Lewis said.
Huge runs by Eli McLean Aparicio and Christian Lewis helped set up TDs in the second half. The offence was led McLean who commanded the field each time he stepped out there.
Niagara’s defence played poised all game and shut down most of Waterloo’s attack except for a few outside sweeps.
“Waterloo had some very athletic and strong players on its offence and I think our guys did a good job with containing them inside the pocket and behind the line of scrimmage,” Lewis said. “At half time, I told our guys not to sleep on the Waterloo attack as they are a very strong team. It was important to get the message through to our players as games can flip at any time. We always preach no plays off.”
The Generals had nine tackles for losses, led by Ryden Lamb-Mascia who recorded four of them as well as recovering two forced fumbles.
“This game was an excellent display of what our offence and defence is capable of when everyone executes. We have a few things to clean up going into next week when we take on the London Jr. Mustangs,” Lewis said. “This will be a good test for us as London sits atop of the standings.”
RAIDERS 30 HUSKIES 12
The Niagara Raiders bantam A football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 30-12 victory over the Mississauga Huskies at Kiwanis Field.
“The guys played a near perfect second half on both sides of the ball. Our run game was unstoppable and our defence was causing havoc all game long which brought us the win today,” coach Daniel Federico said.
Niagara led 15-12 at the half before taking control of the game in the second half.
“The offence really woke up in the second half,” coach Lucas Devlin said.
Scoring for the Raiders were: Jake Bover with a run up the middle; Abraham Hiebert with a two-point convert on a run; quarterback Rudy Somerville with three TD runs and two converts; and, Hunter Gray with a two-point convert on a run.
Sam Edwards and Jake Bover played well on defence.
“Great showing by the defence (and now it’s) back to work,” coach Andrew Conte said.
The Raiders, coached by Federico, Devlin, Conte, Erik Leskiw, P.J. Grisafi, Nick Cristelli, Benny Dipaola and Jake Multari, are now on their bye week.
PEEWEE A GENERALS
The peewee A Generals split a pair of weekend games in Cambridge.
In the first game, Niagara defeated the Hamilton Junior Tiger Cats led by a stellar performance from Hudson Metcalfe at quarterback and a fumble recovery by Connor Hippsley.
In the second game, the Generals battled the Cambridge Lions in a great game, however, fell short of the victory. A strong running game by Carter Brady and Hejran Jeddi made it an exciting afternoon. On the line, strong performances by Brock Ivanchuk, Alessandro Piro, and Isaac Young ensured that the Generals were competitive on every play.