Oct, 5 football report: Myer, GFESS win
Jacob Succar rushes the ball in Wednesday’s NCAA senior. football game between the Saint Michael Mustangs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game ended 7-0 in Notre Dame’s favour in the second quarter because of unplayable field conditions. Photo Special to BPSN by WILLIAM VANDERLAND.
Dallas Bone returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown, caught a 15-yard pass from Ryan James and booted a 25-yard field goal and a single to power the A.N. Myer Marauders football team to a 52-0 victory over the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs Friday in Niagara Region High School Athletic Association Tier 1 football action.
Also contributing to the victory for the Marauders were: Jerry Nyambia, 15-yard rushing major and 80-yard kick return; Trent Hunter, 12-yard rushing TD: Mateo Corritore, 40-yard scoring pass from James; Jay Patel, 25-yard TD pass from James, Myer’s defence had many sacks and tackles for losses; Tucker Lynch and Christian Kuriata, who were defensive standouts; and, James and Nyambia, who were offensive standouts.
GRYPHONS 27 COUGARS 0
Colin Howe scored a pair of rushing touchdowns from 1o and 40 yards out to lead the Greater Fort Erie Gryphons to a 27-0 victory over the Centennial Cougars in NRHSAA Tier 1 senior football action.
“Offensively, we struggled in the first quarter and we couldn’t get our running game going,” GFESS head coach Dave Sauer said. “The defence held strong as they did the whole game, allowing us to get the offence going.”
Howe’s 40-yard run at the end of the first half, included him breaking a half dozen tackles.
“That really gave us momentum in the second half,” Sauer said. “The O (offensive) line really stepped up, opening huge holes and it really lets us control the clock.
“The defence kept making big plays all game and giving us the ball back.”
Also scoring majors for the Gryphons were Will Schultz and Thomas Cochrane.
The Gryphons were able to get everyone in the game in the fourth quarter, allowing the squad to remain healthy.
“Next week’s Churchill game will be an important game for playoff position and also our only day game,” Sauer said.
For Centennial, linebackers Merrick Spencer and Garvin Leavens had strong games.
NRHSAA Tier 1: A.N. Myer 3-0; Westlane 2-1, Sir Winston Churchill 2-1; Greater Fort Erie 2-1; Centennial 0-3; Grimsby 0-3.
NRHSAA Tier 2: Thorold 3-0; Governor Simcoe 2-1; Eden 1-2; St. Catharines Collegiate 0-3.
NCAA: Notre Dame 3-0; Blessed Trinity 2-1; Saint Michael 2-1; St. Francis 1-1; Denis Morris 1-2; Saint Paul 0-2; Lakeshore Catholic 0-2.
NRHSAA Thursday schedule: Greater Fort Erie at Churchill, 3 p.m.; Centennial at Westlane, Kalar Road, 7 p.m.
NRHSAA Friday schedule: Simcoe at Collegiate, 1 p.m.; Thorold at Eden, 3 p.m.; Grimsby at Myer, 7 p.m.
NCAA Thursday schedule: Lakeshore Catholic at Blessed Trinity, 3 p.m.; Saint Paul at St Francis, 3 p.m.
NCAA Friday schedule: Denis Morris at Notre Dame, 1 p.m.