The Burlington Stampeders Pee Wee Ontario Varsity Fall Football League entry hosted the Hamilton Junior Ti-Cats Sunday (Aug. 30) to open their fall season and the teams battled to a 24-24 stalemate.
Donavin Milloy opened the scoring for the visitors with a 39 yard run with Max Barber kicking the 2 point convert. Jake Bennett then crossed the goal line for Burlington from 12 yards out and kicked the convert to even matters at 8 for the opening quarter.
Dayvon Stanbury’s 5 yard run and Barber’s convert put the TiCats ahead 16-8 at the half only to have the Stamps march the ball in on their opening drive of the second half. That culminated with Isaiah Smith barging in from 17 yards out and Bennett’s convert evened matters at 16 apiece.
Mark Skerl galloped 69 yards and with the Baxter convert, the visitors moved ahead 24-16 entering the final quarter. With 1:29 remaining, Stamps pivot Braedon Tremblay hooked up with Bennett from 27 yards away and Bennett then booted the convert to produce the final outcome.
Skerl lead all game rushers with 6 carries for 192 yards for Hamilton while the Stamps leading ground gainer was Smith who ran 7 times for 69 yards.
In OVFFL Atom action, the Stampeders prevailed 35-22 over the Ti-cats. Game details were not available.
Both squads return to action this coming weekend. The Stampeders travel to Cambridge to take on the Lions Sept. 5 for Atom and Pee Wee games. Hamilton travel to Waterloo for Pee Wee and Bantam games versus the Twin Cities Warhawks Sept. 6.