June 25 Niagara Spears and minor football report
Niagara Spears running back Josh Ferguson runs the ball against the London Junior Mustangs in Ontario Provincial Football League action last weekend. Photo by WILLIAM VANDERLAND.
Dallas Bone scored Niagara’s lone points on a 40-yard field goal as the visiting Niagara Spears Varsity football squad fell 40-3 to the unbeaten London Junior Mustangs in Ontario Provincial Football League action.
“London has an excellent team,” Spears head coach Brian Duguay said. “We came down and we played really well.”
The Spears scored a field goal on their first possession and then were done in by inexperience.
“The defence came out and stopped them and then we started having young mistakes, including an offside that brought back a 45-yard gain and stuff like that,” he said.
London improved to 6-0 with the win while Niagara Spears fell to 4-3. Niagara is done for the regular season as it enters its bye week.
Who Niagara plays on the road in the first round of playoffs will be determined by this weekend’s games. Niagara will either face London or Hamilton.
The bye week comes at a perfect time for the Spears.
“We have some injuries we have to look after, there’s a lot of proms and grads and it’s a busy week for the boys,” Duguay said.
Mustangs 45 Spears 22
Ethan Carmichael scored a pair of touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Niagara Spears Tier 1 Junior Varsity football team fell 45-22 to the London Junior Mustangs in OPFL action.
Davon Schiller-Cleveland added a major for Niagara, Chris Bianco booted two converts and the Spears defence added a safety.
Spears 30 Bulldogs 26
A pair of majors by Josh Morley powered the Niagara Spears Tier 2 Junior Varsity football squad to a narrow 30-26 triumph over the North Bay Bulldogs.
Tal Ibrahim and Landon Leger added touchdowns for Niagara and Gabe DiSanto kicked four converts.
Mustangs 21 Spears 19
The visiting Niagara Spears bantam football team dropped a tough 21-19 decision to the London Junior Mustangs in OPFL action this past weekend.
Marshall McCray scored a major and booted a convert for the Spears while single touchdowns were contributed by Adrian D’Gyves and Jacob Tessier.
Following are Niagara regional minor football results:
Tiger-Cats 38 Gamblers 21
Niagara Tiger-Cats: Justin Dawe, two TDs and two two-point converts; Mathew Huggins, two TDs and two two-point converts; Aidan McKinney, TD
Niagara Gamblers: Even Maxim, two TDs; Jack Portfilio, TD.
Seahawks 30 Steelers 0
St. Catharines Seahawks: Joshua Savoie, two TDs; Alexander Caizza, TD; Ezekiel Langendoen, TD; Nathan Vandermeer, fumble recovery, TD; Jach Dolch, fumble recovery; outstanding effort on offence by Joshua Savoie; outstanding effort on defence by Nathan Vandermeer.
West Niagara Steelers: Outstanding effort on offence by Matthew McDevitt; outstanding effort on defence by Connor Proulx and Emilio DiNardo.
Lions 33 Longhorns 31
Niagara Falls Lions: Lucas Panuci two TDs and two-point convert; Marco Angelini, three TDs and convert.
Fort Erie Longhorns: Jordan Payne, four TDs; Gavin Vasquez, TD; Cameron Macrae, convert.
Steelers 26 Tiger-Cats 6
West Niagara Steelers; Lucas Hazelton, three TDs; William McDevitt, TD; Jayden Gurzi-MacDonald, convert; outstanding effort by Lucas Hazelton (offence) and David Robinson and Cole Haan (defence).
Welland Tiger-Cats: Sean Perry TD; outstanding effort by Sean Perry and defence.
Longhorns 50 Argos 14
Fort Erie Longhorns: Grant Spada, three TDs and three two-point converts; Colin LaRoche, TD; Max Heron, three TDs and convert; Ryan Shultz, convert.
Niagara Falls Argos: Austin MacRae, two TDs; Carson Gauthier, two-point convert.
Longhorns 44 Argos 6
Fort Erie Longhorns: Kaiden Craft, two TDs; D.J. Soso J., TD and interception; Owen Lee, interception; Nole General, TD and two-point convert; Lucas Smith, TD; Kody Macrae, two TDs; Thomas Mete, fumble recovery.
Niagara Falls Argos: Nevan Smith, TD; Arden Martinez, fumble recovery.
Falcons 12 Tiger-Cats 7
West Niagara Falcons: Malachi Tempeny, two TDs; Christian Vandenberg, two fumble recoveries; Nick Park, fumble recovery; Ben Marois, fumble recovery.
Tiger-Cats: Nicholas Longo TD pass; Colton Kizlyk, convert;
Outstanding effort by both defences.