Generals tame Bulldogs
The Niagara Generals Tier 1 bantam football team beat the Brampton Bulldogs 35-12. Photos Special to BPSN by Jen Stewart.
The Niagara Generals Tier 1 bantam football team evened its Ontario Football League record at 1-1 with a 35-12 road victory over the Brampton Bulldogs.
Helping Niagara record the win were: Nolan Banga, 25 carries 160 yards and a TD and an eight-yard TD catch; Justin Savoie, 14 carries 61 yards and a TD; Jackson Stewart, two carries for 18 yards, and six completions 105 yards and two TDs; Quinn Johnston, three receptions for 60 yards with a TD and a kickoff recovery; Lucas Hazelton, two receptions for 37 yards; Jack Wilson, 20-yard interception return for TD; Ryan Broome, five converts; David Robinson, kickoff recovery; and, outstanding effort on offence by Savoie and Banga and on defence by Broome and Aiden Dubcek.
Niagara opened with a 20-14 loss to Durham. Nick Longo had a TD and a two-point convert for the Generals and Stewart added a major.
Next up for the bantams is a home game Saturday at 5 p.m. at Kiwanis Field versus Cambridge.
VAUGHN 48 TIER 2 BANTAM GENERALS 0
The Niagara Generals Tier 2 bantam football team saw its record even at 1-1 following a 48-0 loss to the Vaughan Rebels.
Ben Maglicic and Cameron Newbold were outstanding on offence for Niagara and the defence was led by Joey Dilse and Wyatt Brown.
The Generals opened league play with a 12-2 triumph over the visiting TNT Express.
Quarterback Nick Jokic threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns to Ben Magiclic.
“Our Generals defence played outstanding and played as a solid unit, stopping the TNT Express larger offensive line and running backs to keep them out of the end zone, including two occasions inside our red zone,” Niagara head coach Jim Storin said.
Niagara’s defence gave up only one play over 10 yards.
Next up for Niagara is a Saturday 2:30 p.m. home game at Kiwanis Field versus Burlington White.
HAMILTON 51 PEEWEE GENERALS 0
The Niagara Generals peewee football team opened its season with a 6-0 shutout of Durham followed by a 51-0 loss to the Hamilton Junior Tiger-Cats.
Niagara hosts Burlington White Saturday at noon at Kiwanis Field.
ATOM GENERALS 61 HAMILTON 0
The Niagara Generals atom football team improved to 2-0 in league play with a 61-0 romp over the Hamilton Junior Tiger-Cats.
Big blocks by the offensive line let the offence run wild.
Contributing to the win were: Ezekiell Langendoen, three touchdowns and three converts; quarterback Cameron Kotyk, touchdown pass, two rushing TDs, two converts and three sacks; Loxdyn Raducanu, two touchdowns and a convert; Benji Kolodziejczak, TD; Brett Hall, convert; and, strong defensive play by linebackers Hudson Grant and Isabella Dimichele, who helped Niagara hold Hamilton without a first down.
Niagara opened the season with a 42-25 win over the Durham Dolphins.
Leading the way for Niagara were: Carter Smith, safety; multiple fumbles forced by Kotyk and Zeke Langendoen; and, touchdowns by Kolodziejczak, Hall, Zeke Langendoen, Raducanu and Kotyk.
The atoms host Cambridge Saturday at Kiwanis Field at 9 a.m.