Sept. 9 Football Report: Niagara Generals; University roundup
The Niagara Generals bantam defence ready to attack. Photos by Joze McAlpine.
The Niagara Generals bantam football team fell to 1-1 on the season in Ontario Football League action following a tough 16-14 loss to the Vaughan Rebels.
“The opening minutes of the game pointed towards a shootout between offences with two quick scores by both Vaughan and the Niagara Generals,” Niagara head coach Jim Storin said. “Both defences tightened up, however, and held the offences to two majors each.
“The difference in the game was two two-point conversions by the Rebels to notch their second win of the season.”
For the Generals, David Robinson threw his only touchdown pass to Clayton Wilen and Jayden Gurzi-MacDonald added a rushing major.
For Niagara on the defensive side of the ball, the Generals gave the Rebels’ offence all it could handle. It came up big went it had to, including a pair of fourth-down stops deep in their own territory.
Next week, Niagara’s bantams will play host to the Burlington Stampeders on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Kiwanis Field in St Catharines.
In peewee action, the Niagara Generals dropped a 41-0 decision to a dominant London squad and fell to 0-2 on the season.
“Notables from this weekend’s game with their no-quit attitude were Hudson Grant at linebacker, Cameron Macrae, Glenn Madison and many more that I could mention,” peewee head coach Bruce Macrae said.
Reigning Ontario University Athletics MVP Tre Ford was up to his usual tricks this past weekend.
The Waterloo quarterback completed 25-31 passes for 274 yards and two TDs, and carried the ball seven times for 132 yards, including a 61-yard TD run, to lead his team to a 45-42 victory over Windsor. The A.N. Myer grad added a 64-yard punt for good measure.
Brother Tyrell Ford had an interception, two solo tackles, two assisted tackles, a 24-yard kick return and two short punt returns.
In a 44-27 Queen’s’ loss to Ottawa, Saint Michael product Anthony Federico had a monster game. He recorded five solo tackles, three assisted tackles, a sack and four tackles for losses.
In Guelph’s 53-19 pummelling of York, Saint Paul graduate Jordan Terrio continued to play well. Terrio caught five passes for 50 yards and added a solo tackles.
In Western’s 34-17 doubling of McMaster, Lakeshore Catholic alumnus Cole Majoros caught two passes for 18 yards, had one kick return for 19 yards and added a solo tackle.
A.N. Myer grad Jake Andrews contributed a solo tackle for Western.