June 18 Niagara Spears and minor football report
David Hart sparked the Niagara Spears varsity football team to a 27-22 over the visiting Durham Dolphins Saturday in Ontario Provincial Football League action.
“We just never gave up as at team,” head coach Brian Duguay said. “The turning point was David Hart’s kickoff return after they (Bulldogs) scored a TD and Josh Ferguson just willed his way for both late TDs.”
Also scoring for the Spears were: Dallas Bone, TD reception from Travis Arp; and, Cole McKinnon, three converts
DOLPHINS 42 SPEARS 14
Jacob Burke tossed TD passes to Owen Tofano and John Serrano, but it wasn’t enough as the Niagara Spears Junior Varsity football team fell 42-14 to the visiting Durham Dolphins in OPFL play.
Jarod Tessier added a two-point convert for the Spears.
DOLPHINS 42 SPEARS 23
The visiting Durham Dolphins topped the Niagara Spears Bantam football team 42-23 in OPFL action last weekend.
Scoring for the Spears were: Marshall McCray, touchdown and three converts; Adrian D’Gyves and Nick Ciriello, single majors; and, the defence with a safety.
SPEARS 36 BULLDOGS 0
Touchdowns by Connor Miller, Landon Leger, Josh Boyle and Ryan Dilella powered the Niagara Spears Tier 2 Junior Varsity football team to a 36-0 shutout victory veers the North Bay Bulldogs.
“We finally came together,” Spears head coach Gerry DiSanto said. “Everyone played well.”
Bryce Livingston added a one- and two-point convert for the Spears.
Following are results from the Niagara Regional Minor Football Association:
ELITE JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION
Sun Devils 31 Tiger Cats 14
Sun Devils: Mason Arbic, two TDs and convert; William Schultz, TD; Anthony Gomez, TD; Taefi Riediger, TD.
Tiger Cats: Nicolas Tikk, TD; Aidan McKinney, TD; Matt Huggins, two-point convert.
Seahawks 28 Longhorns 12
St.Catharines Seahawks: Josh Savoie, three TDs; Ezekiel Langendoen, TD; Alex Calaza, two two-point converts.
Fort Erie Longhorns: Calem Smith, TD; Gavin Vazquez, TD; outstanding effort by Cameron Macrame.
Lions 26 Steelers 0
Niagara Falls Lions: Lucas Panucci, three TDs; Brent Wall, TD and convert; Marco Angelini, convert.
West Niagara Steelers: No scoring.
Tiger-Cats 26 Seahawks 13
Welland Tiger-Cats: Marcus Tsanoff, three TDs; Breton Pearcey, TD; Sean Perry, two-point convert; Breton Pearcey, interception; Everett Hemauer, interception; Ben Tsanoff, stripped ball and fumble recovery; outstanding offensive play by Dylan Dellemonache and Thomas Alexander; outstanding defensive play by Sean Perry and Brandon Krutz.
St. Catharines Seahawks: Wyatt Brown, TD and convert; Cameron Newbold, TD; Ethan Barrow, fumble recovery.
Steelers 36 NF Steelers 0
West Niagara Steelers: Jake Portplesi, TD; Ryder Lapevich, TD; Jayden MacDonald, TD; Kieran McDonald, TD; William McDevitt, TD; Elijah Mercer, two two-point converts.
Niagara Falls Steelers: No scoring.
Tiger-Cats 47 Seahawks 6
Welland Tiger-Cats: Deshawn Johnson. four TDs; Colton Kizlyk, five converts and two interceptions; Donovan Tate, TD: Glen Merk. two turnovers: Nick Longo, completed two passes for TDs; defensive group was outstanding led by Jordon Huggins with two picks and Josh Dwyan with four sacks.
St.Catharines Seahawks: Dengarden Forde, TD.
Falcons 42 Argos 12
West Niagara Falcons: Malachi Tempeny, two TDs, two-point convert and fumble recovery; Kaden McKim, two TDs; Eljay Thompson, TD; William Ervin, TD reception; Mikey Pegg. two two-point converts and a fumble recovery; Hunter Pade, TD pass; Nolan Banga, interception; outstanding effort on offence by Ethan Rutherford, Owen Long, Aiden Pielechaty, Ciarra Nutley and Zach Marois and on defence by Christian Vandenberg and Evan Reece.
Niagara Falls Argos: Michael Grimo, two TDs.