The Hamilton Wentworth Minor Football Association’s Peewee AAA Tiger-Cats came to play this week. Just one week after getting shut out by the Burlington Stampeders, the Tiger-Cats took out their frustration on the Guelph Bears in Central Ontario Minor Football League play.
Both teams came into the game without a win three weeks into the season, so something had to give. And that would be the Bears, who were mauled 78-0 by the Tiger-Cats.
The Bears won the coin flip and elected to receive the ball. The Tiger-Cat defense quickly forced the Bears into a punting situation and the kick was blocked, picked up by Marcello DaSilva who proceeded to run the ball 38 yards into the end zone for the first score of the game. The convert was made by Sebastian Masotti, his first of eight on the day.
On the offensive possession, the Tiger-Cats struck quick with Daniel Eldridge connecting with Masotti for a 17-yard touchdown pass. Masotti passed to Braedon Schaefer for the successful convert.
Two more touchdowns by Dayvon Stanbury and Eldridge made the score 32-0 by the end of the first quarter for the hometown Tiger-Cats.
The second quarter saw Masotti, Eldridge and Stanbury each get their second touchdowns of the game. By half-time the score was 54-0. The second half of the game saw Hamilton rotate players in and out with touchdowns coming from Cody Hutchinson, Josh Seager and Stanbury with his third of the game.
Despite the lopsided score, the highlight of the game was the Guelph players cheering each other on throughout the entire game. With the win, the Tiger-Cats improve to 1-3 on the season. Next up they welcome the Brantford Bisons for their final home game of the season at MacRae Fields.
Other Hamilton Wentworth scores in COMFL this past weekend include:
Atom AAA extending their unbeaten streak to four games over a previously undefeated Guelph Bears, 39-24;
Atom AA getting their first win of the season, beating Guelph Bears, 6-0;
Peewee AA falling to the Vaughan Rebels, 40-8.
Tyke1 were defeated by a strong Twin City Tyke Gold team, 30-0;
Tyke2 took their record to 3-1 with a strong win against Guelph Tyke2, 32-0.