Hurricanes causing numbers storm


After five weeks of play, a number of all-star-calibre Hamilton Hurricanes are putting up impressive numbers going into the home stretch of the Ontario Football Conference’s regular schedule.

Leading the way is the quarterback Kyle Johnston, with 96 completions on 127 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. Those numbers have accounted for 1,388 yards and 14 touchdowns. The pivot is averaging 277.6 yards per game this season and if he maintains that pace, he would surpass the 2,200 yard mark this year.

Running back Ryan Kotar sits at 606 yards on 87 carries (7.0 yards per carry) with six touchdowns after five weeks of play. Kotar has had five consecutive 100-plus yard games this season and is averaging 121.2 yards per game. With three regular season games left, Kotar is on pace to rush for 969 yards.

At the receiver position, Anthony Pizzuti and Daniel Parr are staging their own duel. Pizzuti leads the duo with 486 yards on 22 receptions (an average of 22.1 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. Parr has 391 yards on 18 receptions (an average of 21.7 yards per catch) and five touchdowns.

The Hurricanes double threat for the opposition’s defenses could combine for a total of 1,402 yards and six more touchdowns.

Hamilton (4-1) faces a tough schedule to close out the regular season. The final three games for the Canes will be played on the road starting with a trip to St. Leonard this weekend to take on the 3-2 Cougars. The Hurricanes will then be in Burlington on Sept. 22 in search of redemption for their week one loss to the Braves (2-3). Hamilton closes out the schedule in London against the Beefeaters, who share first place with the Hurricanes.