The Hamilton Ironmen concluded the home portion of their 2016 schedules July 9 with games against the Etobicoke Eagles and Essex Ravens.
An 18-1 victory over Essex keeps the Varsity Ironmen in the playoff chase heading into the last weekend of the regular season.
Alex MacDonald with a 2-yard run and Cameron Cuicani, with a 20-yard scoring reception, had the touchdowns for Hamilton while David Benedetti added two converts, a 31-yard field goal, and a rouge off a wide field goal to complete the Ironmen’s scoring ledger.
Vito Pipitone had the sole Raven’s point on a rouge from a missed field goal.
Isaiah Joseph was a force for the Ironmen defence notching three sacks, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. With the win, Ironmen improve to 3-4 while Essex drop to 4-3. The Ironmen, Essex and Mississauga Warriors are all in a dog fight to make the fourth and final playoff position. Hamilton visits Cambridge at 8 p.m. Friday (July 15) while Mississauga will host Essex Saturday to see who will advance to the post season.
Keon Edwards touchdown runs of 4, 1, and 86 yards led the Etobicoke Eagles to a 56-6 win over the Junior Varsity Ironmen. Other scorers for Eagles were Jordan Morenzie (40-yard catch, two kickoff rouges), Karis Saplys (1-yard run), Imran Shahzad (10-yard run), Samuel Conteh (39-yard reception) and Dantae Lee (60-yard reception).
Hamilton’s lone score came on a 59-yard screen pass from Anthony Pimentel to Amlicar Polk.
Eagles moved to 4-3 with the win while Ironmen dropped to 0-7.
The Bantam Ironmen notched their first win of the season with a 20-0 decision over Etobicoke as a result of the Eagles not having the required number of players for the contest. Both teams are at the back of the Adams Conference standings at 1-6 with this result.
Joining the Varsity Ironmen in Cambridge will be the Bantams and Junior Varsity squads. The Bantams play Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Junior Varsity tilt going at 8 p.m.
All games will be played at Jacob Hespeler HS.