Hamilton’s Bantam rep Jr. Ticats gave the Halton Cowboys a rough 73-0 ride in Ontario Varsity Football League play on Sunday (Oct. 13). In the process, the Hamilton Minor Football Association squad improved its record to six wins and one loss and has outscored its opponents, 317-95. The Cowboys remain winless after six starts.
Nick Ropecean was named the offensive most valuable player of the game for Hamilton while Jake Evans, who returned two interceptions for touchdowns, was the defensive MVP. Xavier Hamidu was chosen sportsman of the game played at St. Thomas More.
Also putting points on the board for the Jr. Ticats were Isaac Mcalonan and Zeke Margaritis, with two majors each, and Jonathan Northey, Duncan Genga and Austin Angliss, with one each.
Adam Tattrie and Marcio Camara also had interceptions for the winners.
Hamilton quarterback Anthony Pimental was 8-for-11 passing for 200-plus yards and three TDs in the air. William Spanic also contributed a reception.
Hamilton’s head coach, Dan Mancini, gave credit to Halton despite the lopsided score. “The Cowboys were a classy football club regardless of the outcome,” said Mancini.
In OVFL rep games played in Cambridge on Oct. 5, the HMFA’s peewee Jr. Ticats knocked off Cambridge 20-9 to go to 4-2 on the season, while the Atom Jr. Ticats remained winless, losing 38-0 to Cambridge.
Hamilton OVFL Minor Development Results
In a Bantam OVFL Minor Development game played Oct. 10 at Sackville, the HMFA’s Westdale Eskimos whipped the East Hamilton Stampeders, 38-7. Joey Crouse scored the TD for the Stamps while Nathan Jones, with three, Everton Frost and Drake Greer-Timmons scored majors for the winner. Oliver Pederson kicked four converts.
In a game played Oct. 6 at HAAA field, the MD Bantam Bombers from Stoney Creek knocked off the East Mountain Lions, 40-28.
The East Mountain Lions of the HMFA defeated the visiting Cambridge Lions 18-7 in a Peewee MD game played at Mohawk on Oct. 10. The Santino brothers played great tag-team defence for the winners.
The day before, the Stoney Creek Bombers shut out the Riders, 22-0, in a game played at HAAA field.