The Hamilton Patriots are once again the Canadian 5-on-5 Flag Football Champions. The Patriots’ heart-stopping 30-28 win over British Columbia on Sunday, gave the Patriots their third straight pennant.
The championship game started with B.C. taking an 8-0 lead onto to have the Patriots tie the score. B.C. again jumped out in front, 14-8, before the Ontario representatives grabbed a 15-14 edge. The Patriots extended the margin to 24-14 at the half. The westerners closed to within two points, 24-22, in the second half and with just four minutes left in the contest went out in front 28-24.
Two minutes later the Patriots were in front for good, 30-28. The win was sealed when the Patriots intercepted the ball with 83 seconds left on the clock.
En route to the championship, the Patriots went through the tournament unbeaten.