1989

Senior

East-West Challenge
Pickering 18, Dwyer 0
Donevan 42, Eastdale 0
Dunbarton played Henry Street

Regular Season

September 21st
Dunbarton 28, Eastdale 0
Donevan 25, GL Roberts 6

September 22nd
Pickering 36, Paul Dwyer 0 (conflicting report 35-0)
Henry Street 6, Uxbridge 0

September 26th
Henry Street 34, Eastdale 8

September 28th
Donevan 7, Pickering 7
Uxbridge 48, Eastdale 0
Uxbridge: Jamie Miller TD(5)

October 5th
Paul Dwyer 22, Henry Street 21
Uxbridge 38, GL Roberts 0

October 10th
Donevan 41, Eastdale 0

October 12th
Uxbridge 26, Donevan 6

October 13th
Pickering 56, GL Roberts 0

Tuesday, October 17th
Pickering 21, Uxbridge 0

October 19th
GL Roberts 15, Easdale 0 (default)

October 20th
Pickering 51, Henry Street 0
Donevan 19, Paul Dwyer 7

October 26th
Paul Dwyer 14, Uxbridge 13
Donevan 29, Henry Street 16

Final Standings

School Won Lost Tied Points
Pickering

6

0

1

13

Donevan

5

1

1

11

Paul Dwyer

5

2

0

10

Uxbridge

4

3

0

8

Dunbarton

3

4

0

6

Henry Street

3

4

0

6

GL Roberts

1

6

0

2

Eastdale

0

7

0

0

 

Tuesday, October 31st
Semi-finals
Pickering 22, Uxbridge 7 (conflicting score 27-7)
Pickering: Joseph Foote TD, Paul Duncan TD, Jason Griffiths TD
Donevan 39, Paul Dwyer 6

Saturday, November 4th
Final
Pickering 17, Donevan 14 (Conflicting report 17-15)

Durham/York Championship (Metro Bowl Quarterfinal)
King City 7, Pickering 0 (six overtime periods)

Noteworthy
At Paul Dwyer, Mike Powers took over the coaching duties for the Junior team.  Former defensive co-ordinator Rick Townend took over the coaching duties for the Senior team.
Eastdale withdraws shortly after their October 10th game as team practices were very poorly attended.
Donevan roster: Bert Hoeffs (Coach), Alan Davey, Brent Howell, Sean Marriott, Allan McIntosh, Dwayne Pennie, Lorne Pennie,
Dwyer roster: Colin Picken
Eastdale roster: Kyle Haviland, Steve McCrae, Matt Millovik
GL Roberts roster: Craig Matthie (Coach)
Henry Street roster: Reg Grant, James Goodatch, Mike Thorn, Pat Pucknell (Coach)
Uxbridge roster: Phil Mazza (Coach)
Championship game saw Pickering win with a late field goal.  Pickering and Donevan appeared to be very evenly matched as their regular season game ended in a tie.
Paul Duncan (Pickering) was MVP in the Senior Championship game (source: Pickering Post; Wednesday November 8th)

 

David Grossman published the following report in the Toronto Star regarding the King City versus Pickering Metro Bowl quarterfinal game:

Brutal, boring, disgraceful, take your pick. What went on yesterday at Civic Fields Stadium was all of that and more - much, much more.

How else do you describe a high school football championship - the Durham/York finale - that takes four hours and 21 minutes to produce a mere seven points, and a police warning to boot?

King City Invaders and Pickering Trojans supposedly were the top-ranked teams in the Metro and Regional area, vying for a spot in Tuesday's Metro interscholastic semifinals.

King City's Claudio Corazza, a 19-year-old running back, finally answered the call of spectators, mercifully scoring the game's only touchdown with 31 seconds to play in the sixth overtime period. Mike Mazamenos kicked the convert.

And that was it. Invaders 7, Trojans 0.

Durham Regional Police were forced into the act, halting the game and warning fans they faced expulsion if matters in the stands didn't cool down. The Pickering contingent had been particularly raucous, tossing eggs with better accuracy than Trojans quarterback Jason Yoshida showed with his passes.

After what seemed like the entire Oshawa detachment showed up, referee Bill Butcher whistled the game to continue.

Perhaps the fans should have taken the police's advice and left while they had the chance. Both teams short-circuited even the slightest promise of attack with mistake after mistake. King City quarterback Steve Bennet set the tone, throwing three interceptions in the first 20 minutes.

The big play of the game finally came when King City's Adrian Schincarid recovered a fumble deep in the Pickering end with 3:24 to go in the sixth overtime period. The turnover was set up by a risky move by Invaders coach Ed Serjeantson, who inserted his injured son Wade into the game moments before.

The 17-year-old, King City's No. 1 punter, had spent the day idle on the bench, resting a separated shoulder suffered last week during a school hockey practice. He came in to hammer a 45-yard punt deep into the Pickering zone and the Trojans' offence, their running game grounded by poor footing, couldn't contend with a fired-up King City defensive unit and turned the ball over to set up Corazza's score.

"I'm exhausted, so tired that it isn't funny," said Corazza, chosen MVP for King City.

"You can't forget this one; it was like playing two games of football and a shame we had to lose," said Paul Duncan, Pickering's 6-foot-1 fullback who gained close to 100 yards rushing.

In the junior Durham/York championship, unbeaten Pickering easily defeated Markham Marauders, 31-6.

Junior

Regular Season

September 26th
Dunbarton 15, Henry Street 6
O'Neill 14, Dwyer 1

Tuesday, October 17th
Pickering 8, Uxbridge 7

Date Unknown
Pickering 45, Paul Dwyer 6

Semi-finals

Saturday, November 4th
LOSSA Championship
Pickering 19, Henry Street 13
 

DYSSA Championship
November 11th
Pickering 31, Markham 6

Noteworthy
Pickering finished the season with a perfect 10-0 record.
Cameron Lee (Pickering) was MVP in the Junior Championship game (source: Pickering Post; Wednesday November 8th)