Weekend play breaks up OFC football logjam

The four-way log jam at the top of the Ontario Football Conference standings has been cut in halve. But now, two teams are tied for second as well.

The Hamilton Hurricanes fell, 17-14, to the London Beefeaters on Friday night and Saturday afternoon the Ottawa Sooners defeated the Burlington Braves, 31-7, at Keith Harris Stadium. On Saturday night the Brampton Bears remained winless, falling 24-2 to the St Leonard Cougars.

At TD Waterhouse Stadium in London, the Hurricanes ran up a 14-0 first half lead. But during the break the Beefs made some changes and put up 17 unanswered points for their second victory of 2010.

Jason Schuler took over the helm to add the much needed spark. The passing stats were similar in the second half but the Beefs rushing multiplied by five with 129 second half yards. Kyle Woldenberg-Puyda carried the ball 19 times for 125 yards, an amazing 6.57 yard average.

Not to be outdone the London defensive unit held Hamilton to just 75 total second half yards.

Two time CJFL Defensive Player of the Year Aram Eisho was the standout for the ‘Canes with 23 defensive points. Defensive back Eric Cornell was a close second with 20 points.

St Leonard holds the tiebreaker over Ottawa. Both have 4-1 records. At 3-2, Burlington and Hamilton are ahead of London at 2-3 then Windsor at 1-3 and Brampton at 0-5.

Next Saturday the Beefeaters travel to Windsor for a noon kick off against the AKO Fratmen at Alumni Stadium on the University of Windsor campus. The Hurricanes host the Ottawa Sooners at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton at 4 p.m. and the St Leonard Cougars will play the Burlington Braves at Corpus Christi High School at 7 p.m.