In a battle of two perennial powerhouse programs from the Hamilton Minor Football Association, the Stoney Creek Bombers knocked off the East Mountain Lions in Bantam and Peewee games to notch wins in Ontario Varsity Football League Minor Development action on Sunday (Oct. 6).
The Bombers won the Peewee affair, 33-16, despite 22 tackles from Lions’ standout Carm Santino. Bomber touchdowns were scored by Jared Riley and Owen Silverthorne.
The Bantam game was also close, with Stoney Creek winning, 40-28, on touchdowns by Sam Zamperin, Montez Assai and Vince Agguri.
In a Bantam game played on Oct. 1, the West Mountain Riders took it to the Lions, 28-16. The quarterback/receiver combo of Zachary Cassar and Lucas Pugliese scored all four Rider touchdowns on passing plays, and Pugliese also had an interception. Other offensive stars were Tomasso Testaguzza, Anthony Barresi and Matthew DeNardis.
Leading the way on defense for the Riders were Kyle Benoska, Robbie Pocrnic, Max Johnston, Scottie Tallach and Justin Williams.
Those same Bantam Riders came down to earth on Sunday (Oct. 6), however, suffering a 50-0 whitewash courtesy of the Westdale Eskimos.
The Peewee Riders also fell Sunday, as the visiting Etobicoke Eagles earned a 20-8 win. QB Thomas Saab got the only TD for the West Mountain Riders on a one-yard dive. Eric Faubert West Mountain in the game on the defensive side of the ball with solid play at safety.
Jr. Ticats fall to unbeaten Lions
In Bantam OVFL rep play, the HMFA Jr. Ticats lost their first game in six starts this season, falling, 33-25, to the unbeaten Cambridge Lions on Sunday.
Isaac Mcalonan, Levar Anderson and Zeke Margaritis scored touchdowns for the Ticats with help from stout blocking by Liam Cooper and Quinn Mcharge. Defensive standouts were Marcio Camera, with one interception, Blair Morrissey, Jake Evans and Emjay Delizo.
And a reminder about the HMFA anniversary dinner dance on Oct. 25 to celebrating 50 years of minor football in the city.
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