Lowes, Medeiros cap football title with player honours

Two members of the Burlington Braves were named outstanding players of the week after their performances in the Ontario Football Conferences playoffs last weekend.

Named Outstanding Defensive Player is linebacker Jason Lowes. Lowes did not have the most defensive points in the Braves’ 17-7 victory over the St. Leonard Cougars but he did make key tackles in helping the Braves capture their first Teddy Morris Memorial Trophy (OFC championship) since 1994.

His six solo tackles including one on special teams and an assisted tackle gave him 13 defensive points.

The Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Week award goes to kickoff and punt returner Robin Medeiros, who is familiar with the honour. Medeiros collects his fifth OFC special teams award in the Braves championship win which ends the St. Leonard Cougars eight-year reign as league champions.

He returned five punts for 74 yards, his longest was 43 yards. The OFC’s all star return specialist also returned a kick off 17 yards.

The outstanding offensive player honour went to St. Leonard’s running back Lenn Gittens. He collected his third OFC offensive player award for carrying the ball 20 times for 98 yards and scoring St Leonard’s only touchdown. He also had one pass reception for another six yards.