2005 Season

Senior

League games

 

Final Standings

East Division

School Won Lost Tied For Against Points
Paul Dwyer 7 0 0 312 20 14
Bowmanville 5 2 0 205 60 10
Uxbridge 4 3 0 116 155 8
Eastdale 4 3 0 92 117 8
Port Perry 4 3 0 132 122 8
Sinclair 3 4 0 106 130 6
Holy Trinity 1 6 0 73 215 2
Courtice 0 7 0 22 239 0

West Division

School Won Lost Tied For Against Points
Pickering 8 0 0 302 13 16
Pine Ridge 6 2 0 188 78 12
St. Mary 6 2 0 200 96 12
Dunbarton 5 3 0 121 126 10
Notre Dame 4 4 0 110 113 8
Wilson 3 5 0 80 166 6
Richardson 3 5 0 99 174 6
Dennis O'Conner 1 7 0 53 180 2
Ajax 0 8 0 27 234 0


Playoffs
Tier I Crossover games: 3rd vs 2nd; 1st place team had a bye
TierII Crossover games: 6th vs 5th; 4th place team had a bye

Tier 1 Quarter-finals
Bowmanville 28, St. Mary 7
Pine Ridge 34, Uxbridge 0

Tier I Semi-finals
Paul Dwyer 22, Pine Ridge 15
Pickering 20, Bowmanville 0

Tier I Championship Game
Pickering 28, Paul Dwyer 4

Post Season Play
 

Metro Bowl Semi-finals
Pickering 16, Upper Canada College 12

Metro Bowl Final
Pickering 24, Huron Heights 19
 


Tier II Quarter-finals
Notre Dame defeated Sinclair
Port Perry 14, Wilson 6

Tier II Semi-finals
Port Perry 22, Dunbarton 6
Eastdale 10, Notre Dame 0

Tier II Finals
Port Perry 35, Eastdale 0

Noteworthy:

Press Clippings

Championship Game Recap: Pickering News Advertiser; Al Rivett; November 20th
 

Covered in mud and sweat, an exhausted Jeremy Smith had just enough energy left for a huge smile as his Pickering Trojans football teammates huddled around the championship trophy.

For the 300-pound lineman, it was just another day in the trenches. Rarely leaving the field at Oshawa Civic Stadium, Smith opened holes for his running backs as an offensive guard and also caused problems for the Paul Dwyer Saints as a nose tackle.

Smith's performance in Pickering's 28-4 victory over the Saints in the Durham Region Tier One senior final garnered high praise.

"It's always the guys who score the points that get the attention but it wouldn't have happened in this game without (Smith) and the other guys," said game MVP Frank Aiello. "(Smith) is amazing, just kept creating holes for me and then, on defence, he was always in the big play that shut (Dwyer) down. The guys on the line, like Smith, deserve the awards because we'd be nothing without them."

Aiello finished the finished the day with 18 carries for 263 yards, touchdown runs of 80 and 34 yards as well as a pair of fumbles.

"I'm very happy, I got pumped for this game because I thought it might be my last," said Smith, who graduates in June. "It's not often when everything works for you like it did in this game."

Pickering advances to the Metro Bowl semifinals against private school champs Upper Canada while Huron Heights, 24-10 winners over Brother Andre in the York Region final, take on the winner of the Toronto final between Richview and East York Friday.

Junior

League games:
Wilson 50, Dunbarton 14

 

Final Standings

East Division

School Won Lost Tied For Against Points
Eastdale 5 0 0 154 52 10
Paul Dwyer 4 1 0 141 68 8
Holy Trinity 3 2 0 119 86 6
Uxbridge 2 3 0 121 131 4
Brock 1 4 0 70 169 2
Bowmanville 0 5 0 44 143 0

West Division

School Won Lost Tied For Against Points
Wilson 5 0 0 234 53 10
Dunbarton 4 1 0 106 77 8
Pine Ridge 3 2 0 117 59 6
Pickering 2 3 0 94 130 4
Richardson 1 4 0 71 156 2
Ajax 0 5 0 40 187 0

 

Quarter-finals
 

Tier I Semi-finals (November 12th)
Wilson 44, Paul Dwyer 0
 

Tier I Championship Game
Wilson 50, Dunbarton 22
Wilson: Braeden Lefavre 3TD; Rashad La Touche TD, 6C; Dan Shepherd TD; Jake Lambert 2ptC; Tyler Grayer TD; Ian Richardson TD
Dunbarton: Josh Blurton TD; Eric Johnson TD; Felix Odum TD; Con Papaconstantinou 2C; Tyler Booth 2ptC

Post Season Play

Metro Bowl Semi-finals
Wilson defeated Crestwood
 


Tier II Semi-finals
 

Tier II Finals (November 12th)

Uxbridge 34, Bowmanville 22
Uxbridge: Brynlynn Pitt 4TD; Ryan Adrien TD, 4C
Bowmanville: Kyle Smith TD, 2ptC; Aaron Baker TD, 2C; Derrick Sallows TD

Noteworthy:

 

Press Recaps

Tier I Championship Game:

November 11th: Oshawa This Week, Brian McNair: Semi-final preview

All season long it seems the Senior football teams at Dwyer and Pickering high schools have been on a championship collision course.

But it may not be that simple, says LOSSA convener Rick Townend, who insists it won't be a walk in the park for either team when the semifinals kick off Tuesday at 1 p.m., with Dwyer hosting Pine Ridge and Pickering hosting Bowmanville.

"They're going to beat up on each other, but that makes you a better team," says Townend. "All the teams we have left are good football teams and they're going to represent us well (in the Metro Bowl playoffs). More than ever, I think LOSSA has as good a chance to win as anybody."

Pickering came close enough to winning it all last year, losing a close final to St. Mike's after easily handling the LOSSA competition. The Ajax school has had another outstanding season, going 8-0 with a 302-12 point differential in the regular season, but Townend believes their offence isn't quite as strong and says they can be beaten this year.

Oshawa's Dwyer Saints appear to be in the same ball park, at the very least, having gone 7-0 with a 312-20 differential this season. They are led by superb running back Byron Lott, fifth-year quarterback Kyle Amorim and receivers Bryne Wade and Matt Gely.

"From what I've seen, I think Dwyer is the more skilled team all- round," says Townend. "If I was a betting person, I would see them coming out of our region."

Of the other semifinalists, Bowmanville was the most pleasant surprise this season, says Townend. They went 5-2 in the regular season and beat perennial powerhouse St. Mary of Pickering 28-7 in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

"I think they're going to give Pickering a game," says Townend. "Pickering is the favourite, as they should be, but I think they're going to be nicely surprised."

Pickering's Pine Ridge was 6-2 during the regular season and blanked Uxbridge 34-0 to book a date with Dwyer in the semifinals.

The LOSSA final will be played Saturday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at Civic Stadium in Oshawa, with the winner moving on to the Metro Bowl semifinals.

If Dwyer can indeed live up to Townend's prediction, it would mark the first time since 1997 (Henry Street) that an East Division team has won LOSSA and the first time since 1992 since Dwyer has won. Townend, who coached that '92 Dwyer squad, is currently at Austin and, much to his chagrin, without a football team of his own.

 

November 20th: Toronto Star, David Grossman: Senior Championship Recap

Covered in mud and sweat, an exhausted Jeremy Smith had just enough energy left for a huge smile as his Pickering Trojans football teammates huddled around the championship trophy.

For the 300-pound lineman, it was just another day in the trenches. Rarely leaving the field at Oshawa Civic Stadium, Smith opened holes for his running backs as an offensive guard and also caused problems for the Paul Dwyer Saints as a nose tackle.

Smith's performance in Pickering's 28-4 victory over the Saints in the Durham Region Tier One senior final garnered high praise.

"It's always the guys who score the points that get the attention but it wouldn't have happened in this game without (Smith) and the other guys," said game MVP Frank Aiello. "(Smith) is amazing, just kept creating holes for me and then, on defence, he was always in the big play that shut (Dwyer) down. The guys on the line, like Smith, deserve the awards because we'd be nothing without them."

Aiello finished the finished the day with 18 carries for 263 yards, touchdown runs of 80 and 34 yards as well as a pair of fumbles.

"I'm very happy, I got pumped for this game because I thought it might be my last," said Smith, who graduates in June. "It's not often when everything works for you like it did in this game."

Pickering advances to the Metro Bowl semifinals against private school champs Upper Canada while Huron Heights, 24-10 winners over Brother Andre in the York Region final, take on the winner of the Toronto final between Richview and East York Friday.