Hurricanes causing a storm in OFC tributes

The Hamilton Hurricanes grabbed two of the three Ontario Football Conference players of the week honours and for one it was a repeat performance.

Quarterback Kyle Johnston, who was the offensive standout in the OFC’s third week of play, is back in the spotlight for Week 5. The third year passer led the 4-1 Hurricanes to a big win over the Windsor AKO Fratmen in a rematch of the 2011 OFC Final. The Police Foundations student at Mohawk College was 9 of 18 for 290 yards, with five touchdowns and a pass efficiency of 180.3 on the day.

He and his Hurricanes will try for their fifth consecutive victory when they travel to play the St. Leonard Cougars on Saturday (Sept. 15) at 7 p.m. in Montreal.

Johnston’s teammate, Ryan Dalley, receives the defensive player of the week award.

The fourth-year back help spark a defense that had seven interceptions on the day and the Beamsville Secondary School grad led the way with four of them. One of them he returned for a touchdown.

Throw in a solo tackle and Dalley ended up with 20 defensive points.

Despite losing to the Hurricanes the Fratmen’s kicker, Dan Colella was chosen the special teams honoree. The second-year booter out of Windsor’s Holy Names High School had a terrific game. He had seven punts for 318 yards (45.4 avg.), three kick-offs for 183 yards (61.0 avg.) and one single, and was 1-for-1 on a converts.

Colella and his AKO Fratmen teammates will look to get back on the winning ways when they host the Burlington Braves on Saturday.