This past weekend saw some great Central Ontario Minor Football league action at the Hamilton Wentworth Minor Football Association’s football complex – MacRae Fields. For the Hamilton Wentworth Tiger-Cats, six of the seven teams had games at their home park on Saturday (Sept. 8).
The opening contest saw the HW Tyke teams meet each other with the Tyke2s pulling off the 39-19 victory over the Tyke1s.
Leading the Tyke2 scoring were Jordan Landry with three touchdowns; Nolan Clarke with a pair of majors; Eric Emond with a single TD; and Erik McLaren-Dunch with three converts.
For the Tyke1 squad, single touchdowns were scored by Ben Baksys, Deniro Reis-Kerr, and Kymani Grant while Damon Clark had one convert.
The Tiger-Cats Peewee AA team was host to the Clarington Tigercats, with the visitors claiming a 24-0 victory.
The three Hamilton Wentworth teams then turned their attention to the Toronto Grizzlies. In the first game, the Atoms score early and often on way to a dominant 41-18 victory. Coach Joe Sardo was pleased with the execution of his team, especially with the players focus on implementing plays they had worked on during practice.
The next game saw the Peewees face a strong Toronto team, which scored on its first possession by returning a punt for a TD. The Hamilton defense held strong throughout the game, but the offense could not get things clicking, and the end result was a 20-0 loss.
The last game of the day pitted two Bantam teams. The start of the game saw a couple of mistakes by Toronto, and a strong drive to the goal line by Hamilton. Unfortunately, the Toronto defense made a goal line stand and Hamilton fumbled the ball on fourth down on the one-yard line. From that point on, Toronto took control and won, 27-6.
The only team to have an away game was the Atom AA Tiger-Cats, who visited the Vaughan Rebels. The Atoms, with many first year players, played strong but were defeated by a stronger Rebels team, 26-6.
Much like the Atom AAA team, the coaching staff was pleased to see how their charges taking the fundamentals they are using in practice, and applying them to game situations.
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