‘Canes earn rewards for strong play

Hamilton Hurricanes are on a roll in the Ontario Football Conference. In addition to putting together a string of three wins in the junior gridiron loop, the Hurricanes have again dominated the player of the week honors, taking three of the four selections.

The Outstanding Defensive Player of the Week is the ‘Canes linebacker, Aram Eisho. Eisho collected his fourth defensive award. The 6’1″ 190 pound linebacker was credited with five solo tackles, four assisted tackles, a quarterback sack and a blocked kick. The Hamilton St. Jean de Brebeuf grad’s 21 defensive points gives him 150.5 for a 37.5 point overall lead.

Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Week is teammate Justin Boudreau, Hamilton’s kicker/returner. He scored 10 of the Hurricanes points in their 34-14 victory over the visiting Windsor AKO Fratmen. The 5’11” 185 pounder converted all four Hamilton touchdowns and booted field goals of 17 and 24 yards. His seven kickoffs travelled 385 yards for a 55 yard average. The longest carried 63 yards. The former Steel City Ironman also returned one punt for 15 yards.

On the offensive side of the ball was running back Lenn Gittens of the St Leonard Cougars. Lenn led the St Leonard Cougars to a 38-7 victory over the visiting London Beefeaters. The veteran running back carried the ball 19 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. His longest gain was 18 yards.