Ladder gets crowded at top of junior pigskin circuit


ofcAfter five weeks of play four teams (Burlington, Hamilton, St Leonard, and Ottawa) have 3-1 records atop of the Ontario Football Conference standings.

With the Burlington Braves having their bye week in the junior loop, the St Leonard Cougars defeated the Ottawa Sooners at home and the Hamilton Hurricanes won on the road at the Windsor AKO Fratmen. In a defensive battle in Windsor the Hurricanes outlasted the Fratmen 12-10.

The Sooners’ perfect record fell as they lost 16-12 in St Leonard and also gave up the tiebreaker to the Cougars. Ottawa won the first game at home 25-23.

The London Beefeaters entered the win column with a 28-13 victory over the first year Brampton Bears.

Windsor and London now have 1-3 records while the Bears fall to 0-4.

In a rare Friday night (Sept. 10) affair, the Hurricanes will travel to TD Waterhouse Stadium in London for a 7:30 p.m. kick off with the Beefeaters.

Saturday afternoon in a matchup of two of those 3-1 teams, the Ottawa Sooners entertain the Burlington Braves at Keith Harris Stadium at 3 p.m.

Later the Brampton Bears host the St Leonard Cougars at St Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga at 7:00 p.m.