Niagara Spears and minor football report
TIGER-CATS 14 SPEARS 9
Josh Ferguson scored the lone touchdown as the Niagara Spears Varsity football team fell 14-9 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University.
Cole Mackinnon added a convert for the Spears and the team’s defence recorded a two-point safety.
The Spears fell to 3-2 in Ontario Provincial Football League play with the loss.
Niagara will host Durham Saturday at 8 p.m, at Kiwanis Field.
TIGER-CATS 29 SPEARS 16
John Serrano scored a rushing major and Owen Tofano caught a touchdown pass from Daniel Beringieri as the Niagara Spears Tier 1 Junior Varsity football team fell 29-16 to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
First string quarterback Devon Schiller-Cleveland was injured in the first quarter — a severe bone bruise on his leg — and was replaced by Beringieri.
“He (Beringieri) played his heart out,” Spears coach Arthur Martin said.
Chris Bianco added a pair of converts for the Spears and the team’s defence added a two-point safety.
The Spears fell to 3-2 in OPFL play with the loss.
Niagara hosts Durham Friday at 8 p.m. at Kiwanis Field.
SPEARS 55 TIGER-CATS 6
Marshall McCray scored three touchdowns and booted five converts to power the Niagara Spears Bantam football team to a 55-6 romp over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Jacob Tessier added three majors for the Spears and single scores were contributed by Nick Ciriello and Mikhail Sidun. The defence contributed with a two-point safety.
Niagara improved to 4-1 in OPFL play heading into a Saturday home game versus Durham.
ELITE JUNIOR VARSITY
Sundevils 38 Gamblers 0
Mason Arbic recorded three touchdowns and added a convert to lead the Niagara Sundevils to a 38-0 victory over the Niagara Gamblers in Niagara Regional Minor Football Elite Junior Varsity Division action.
Also scoring for the Sundevils were Donovan Morgan with a pair of touchdowns and a convert and William Shultz with a single major.
NIAGARA MINOR FOOTBALL
Following are Niagara Minor Football results:
Steelers 35 Longhorns 26
West Niagara Steelers: Lucas Hazelton two TD runs, TD pass; Jayden Gurzi-MacDonald, two TD runs, two two-point converts; William McDevitt, TD reception, two-point convert; Elijah Mercer, convert; outstanding effort on offence by William McDevitt and on defence by Cole Haan and Johnny Breen.
Fort Erie Longhorns: Max Heron, two TD runs; Grant Spada, TD run and convert; Andre Hoffman, TD run; Kingsley Vernon, fumble recovery.
Seahawks 19 Argos 6
St. Catharines Seahawks: Cameron Newbold two TDs; Elijah Jama, TD; Wyatt Brown, convert; Jay Turner, two interceptions; Lincoln Marsh-Hall, interception; Brodie Storin, fumble recovery; playing was Ethan Barrow on defence and offensive line
Niagara Falls Argos: Carson Gauthier, TD pass from Austin Macrae.
Longhorns 27 Steelers 12
Longhorns: Calem Smith, two TDs; Chase Wentworth-Perry, TD; Ryan General, TD and a three-point convert; Jordan Payne, fumble recovery.
Steelers: Matthew McDevitt, two TDs; Adam Skeldon, fumble recovery; outstanding effort by Matthew McDevitt on offence and Emilio DiNardo on defence.
Seahawks 29 Lions 13
St Catharines Seahawks: Dhabi Williams, TD; Alex Calaza, TD and two-point convert; Ezekiel Langendoen, TD; Josh Savoie, TD and a three-point convert.
Niagara Falls Lions Scoring: Lucas Panucci, two TDs and a convert.
Falcons 12 Longhorns 6
Falcons: Malachi Tempeny, two TDs; Ryan McIntyre, interception.
Longhorns: Kaiden Craft, TD. Outstanding effort by Longhorn and Falcon defences.
Seahawks 38 Argos 26
St. Catharines Seahawks: Deondre Forde, three TDS and a two-point convert; Quinn Johnston, three TDs; Rayden Guthro, fumble recovery; Darius Best, fumble recovery.
Niagara Falls Argos: Micheal Grimo, four TDs; Aden Martinez, TD and two-point convert. Nevan Smith, two-point convert; Carter Mackinnon, interception.