Saturday night (Oct. 9) the Burlington Braves did what was needed; they defeated the visiting Windsor AKO Fratmen, 17-10.
The victory clinched first place and home field advantage throughout the Ontario Football Conference playoffs.
The Braves will host the fourth place Ottawa Sooners next Saturday at Corpus Christi High School in Burlington. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The other semi final will see the second place Hamilton Hurricanes hosting the third place St Leonard Cougars at Ivor Wynne Stadium at 4 p.m. The two victors will meet the following weekend for the Teddy Morris Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the Ontario Football Conference junior championship.
A complicated three-way tiebreaking procedure determined second, third and fourth.
On Saturday, the Braves were led by quarterback Jason Bertrand who combined with Jake Pearsall for a 108 pass-and-run to clinch the victory.
The Fratmen were without the league’s leading rusher, Karlos Coleman, who has amassed 772 yards on 118 carries for a 6.54 yard average. He did not play because of injury.
The OFC champion will travel to meet the British Columbia Football Conference champion for the Intergold Cup (CJFL semi final). The winner will meet the Prairie Football Conference champion Saturday, Nov. 13 at the home of the PFC champion.