Hamilton Patriots are Canada’s Flag Football Champions


The Hamilton Patriots players are Faith Gallant, Andrea Petrina, Adam Hitchcock, Jacob Barnett, Bryson Cianfrone and Daniel Petermann. Coaches are Matty Hill and Alex Hill.

The Hamilton Patriots players are Faith Gallant, Andrea Petrina, Adam Hitchcock, Jacob Barnett, Bryson Cianfrone and Daniel Petermann. Coaches are Matty Hill and Alex Hill.

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.