Hamilton Hurricanes, playing in weather conditions suited to their name, ended the London Beefeaters three-game win streak with a defence dominated 8-1 performance on Saturday (Sept. 21).
The Ontario Football Conference junior tilt was played during a full day of rain, making field conditions at Mohawk Sports Complex challenging on a natural grass field.
The Hurricanes scored a touchdown early in the first quarter on a Kyle Sewell pass to wide receiver Andrin Masotti. Then a convert and single was scored from a punt into the end zone by kicker Bobby Frame. The hard-hitting, stingiest defense in the country held the Beefeaters to a single point ending London’s three game winning streak. The Hurricanes maintain top spot in the Ontario Football Conference with a 5-1 record. London falls to 3-3.
Going into Saturday’s contest, the Hurricanes were ranked No. 6 nationally.
Next game for the Hurricanes is on Saturday (Sept. 28) when the Montreal St. Leonard Cougars – ranked No. 3 in Canada – visit Mohawk Sports Complex in a battle for first place in the OFC. This game promises to be a defensive showdown. Hamilton has given up 71 points this season and St. Leonard has allowed 84.
St. Leonard defeated the Burlington Braves, 23-13, on Saturday.