2006 Season

Senior

League games:

 

Final Standings

 

Tier I Quarter-finals
November 9th:
Dunbarton 42, Holy Trinity 13
Dunbarton: Adam Burke, 2TD, Eric Johnson, TD, Kevin Campbell, TD, Chris Robertson, TD, Agani Oldacre, TD, Zack Lamacraft, 6C
Holy Trinity: George Garcia, TD, Jantje Cavallari, TD, Daniel Libesey, C


Pickering 48, Uxbridge 0
Dwyer 42, St. Mary 0
Wilson 21, Eastdale 0
 

Tier I Semi-finals
Wilson 28, Paul Dwyer 16
Pickering 21, Dunbarton 0
 

Tier I Championship Game
Pickering 38, Wilson 0
 

Post Season Play

Metro Bowl Semi-final
Pickering 16, Huron Heights 0

Metro Bowl
St. Michaels College 18, Pickering 0
 

Tier II Quarter-finals
Sinclair 23, Richardson 0
Courtice 28, Notre Dame 21
Pine Ridge 42, Port Perry 6
Bowmanville 28, Denis O'Connor 21
 


Tier II Semi-finals
Pine Ridge 27, Bowmanville 20 (OT)
Sinclair 20, Courtice 7
 

Tier II Finals
Pine Ridge 18, Sinclair 11

Noteworthy:

 

Junior

League games:

Week One

Thursday, September 21st

Uxbridge 20 at Holy Trinity 36 (Played at Oshawa Civic)

Dwyer 6 at Port Perry 35

Friday, September 22nd

St. Mary 13 at Pickering 0 (Played at St. Mary)

Brock 14 at Eastdale 28
Eastdale: Mike Liebregts TD; Andrew Florence TD; Landon Brown TD; Shaquille Lincoln TD; Tyler Ogg 2 2ptC
Brock: Brayden Lintner TD; Aaron Lemieus TD; Jeff Johnson 2ptC

Wilson 28 at Richardson 8

Pine Ridge 26 at Ajax 27
Ajax: Richard Halasz 2TD; Jacob Featherstone TD; Josh Beach TD; Ryan Pryce 2C, S
Pine Ridge: Gret Hart TD; Eric Moody TD, 2ptC; Patrick Donnelly TD; Adrian Williamson TD

Dunbarton 20 at Clarington 7 (Exhibition game)

Week Two

Wednesday, September 27th

Holy Trinity 15 at Dwyer 12

Thursday, September 28th

Clarington 35 at Eastdale 6 (Oshawa Civic)

Ajax 34 at Dunbarton 25

Brock 6 at Pine Ridge 7  (Exhibition)

Friday, September 29th

Port Perry 20 at Uxbridge 32 (Played at Oshawa Civic)

Pickering 9 at Wilson 34

Richardson 0 at St. Mary 37

Week Three

Thursday, October 5th

Dwyer 13 at Eastdale 14 (Played at Oshawa Civic)

Richardson 14 at Dunbarton 0

Port Perry 8 at Holy Trinity 24

Clarington 14 at Brock 30

Friday, October 6th

Pine Ridge 7 at Pickering 0 ... win awarded to Pickering; see note below
Pine Ridge: Patrick Donnelly 2TD

St. Mary 12 at Wilson 12
St. Mary: Brandon Jefferies 2TD
Wilson: Tyler Grayer TD; Ausin Giontole TS

Ajax 20 at Uxbridge 33 (Exhibition)

Week Four

Thursday, October 12th

Uxbridge 48 at Clarington 26

Brock 26 at Dwyer 0

Pickering 19 at Dunbarton 0

Friday, October 13th

Pine Ridge 0 at St. Mary 21
St. Mary:
Dexter Damboise 3TD; Giancarlo Amenta 3C

Port Perry 25 at Richardson 12 (Exhibition)

Holy Trinity 8 at Eastdale 28
Eastdale: Mike Liebregts 2TD; Shaquille Lincoln TD; Jordan Hargraves TD, 2C; Eric Amodeo 2ptC
Holy Trinity: Shayne Winner TD, 2ptC

Wilson 42 at Ajax 26

Week Five

Thursday, October 19th

Port Perry 13 at Brock 27

St. Mary 43 at Ajax 0
St. Mary:  Brandon Jefferies, 5TD; Andrew Goary, TD; Giancarlo Amenta, 5C; Calvin DaCosta, 2ptC

Clarington 14 at Holy Trinity 45

Friday, October 20th

Eastdale 20 at Uxbridge 32
Uxbridg
e: Brock Beuckaboom, 3TD; Ryan Adrian, TD, 2ptC; Curtis Perks, TD

Eastdale: Jordan Hargrave, 2TD, 2C; Mike Liebregts, TD

Richardson 0 at Pickering 36

Dunbarton 0 at Pine Ridge 18 ... win awarded to Dunbarton; see note below

Dwyer 0 at Wilson 34 (Exhibition)

Week Six

Tuesday, October 24th

Brock 27 at Uxbridge 21
Brock: Jesse Sale, 3TD; Braiden Lintner, TD; Riley Flindall, 3C
Uxbridge: Brock Beukeboom, 2TD; Curtis Parks, TD; Ryan Adrian, 3C

Thursday, October 26th

Ajax 36 at Richardson 34

Wilson 26 at Pine Ridge 0

Dunbarton 0 at St. Mary 34

Clarington 30 at Port Perry 14

Holy Trinity 6 at Brock 33

Week Six:

Friday, October 27th

Uxbridge 26 at Dwyer 14

Pickering 35 at Eastdale 21 (Exhibition)

Tuesday, October 31st

Week Seven

Thursday, November 2nd

Eastdale 28 at Port Perry 28

Dunbarton 6 at Wilson 50

Pickering 14 at Ajax 6
Pickering: Tim Chase TD, 2C; Marly Paterson, TD
Ajax: Richard Halasz TD

St. Mary 32 at Holy Trinity 0 (Exhibition)
St. Mary: Nick Campbell, 2TD; Connor Tripanier, TD; Brandon Jefferies, TD; Kurlin Cadet, TD; Giancarlo Amenta, 2C

Friday, November 3rd

Richardson 6 at Pine Ridge 21

Dwyer 19 at Clarington 36

Final Standings

Quarter-finals

Pickering 12 at Holy Trinity 6
Uxbridge 0 at St. Mary 19
St. Mary: Brandon Jefferies, TD, Nicholas Campbell, TD, Kurlan Cadet, TD, Giancarlo Amenta, C),


Eastdale 12 at Wilson 32
Ajax 21 at Brock 33

Tier I Semi-finals
St. Mary 13 at Brock 14 (Overtime)

Pickering 22 at Wilson 28

Tier I Championship Game
Wilson 41, Brock 12
 

Post Season Play

Metro Bowl Semi-finals
 


Tier II Semi-finals
 

Tier II Championship Game
Clarington 27, Port Perry 7
 

Noteworthy:
Pine Ridge was stripped of both wins that they recorded during the first five weeks in the season due to the fact that league eligibility papers were not filed on time.  Both Pickering and Dunbarton were awarded wins in those two games.

 

Press Recaps

November 16th, Oshawa This Week, Brian McNair: Semi-final Games
 

The biggest challenge for the Wilson Gators senior football team right now might be getting over the satisfaction of a job already well done.

Then again, it might simply be the stingy defence of Ajax's Pickering Trojans.

Either way, the Whitby school does face a challenge of monumental proportions.

Coming off an impressive 28-16 semifinal win over Oshawa's Paul Dwyer Saints in the LOSSA senior football semifinal Tuesday at Dwyer, the Gators' fledgling football program will now have to slay an even bigger giant against the Trojans in the championship game Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Oshawa's Civic Stadium.

"We're a really young football program with a lot of young kids and they've grown up in a hurry," Wilson head coach Adam Papadakos said after Tuesday's win. "Our goal this year was to make the senior playoffs and after that, we'll see how it goes. Now we're going to the championship and that's just tremendous.

"Our kids have battled every single game all year," he added. "We've got 26 kids on our sidelines, probably one of the smallest football schools and it's been a battle every game. We certainly expect a battle on Saturday."

And a battle they will get.

Pickering, seeking its third straight LOSSA championship and 12th overall in the past 30 years, enters the championship fresh off a 21- 0 whitewash over Dunbarton Tuesday in Ajax, avenging its lone loss of the season in the process.

LOSSA football convener Rick Townend, after watching the Wilson win and still not knowing the other semifinal result, gave Pickering the nod as favourite.

"This Dwyer team is a good football team and this Wilson team, it's amazing what they've done in a very, very short period of time," Townend said, adding, "It's going to be tough to beat that Pickering team. They've got an incredible amount of speed... and defensively I don't think there's anybody that matches up."

Indeed, the Trojans allowed only 16 points in seven regular season games, which included a 15-0 win over Wilson back on Sept. 29, and have yet to be scored upon in two playoff games.

After Tuesday's semifinal win, Trojans' head coach John Martini raved about his D.

"They were outstanding," he said. "Our defence probably played their best game of the year. We probably allowed one first down the whole game against a formidable offence. We did well, we did really well."

The good news for the Gators is they have already proven they can beat a formidable foe.

Playing on the road against another storied football program at Dwyer, the Gators controlled the ground with the versatile Jamal Darius before breaking open a 14-14 game with a pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes from Leith Fisken to Dan Sheppard.

Darius ended up with 156 yards rushing, two receptions for 18 yards, three kickoff returns for 67 yards and a huge interception with Dwyer driving late in the game.

When asked afterward how he felt, Darius replied logically enough: "Sore, but it's exciting. This is what's it's all about.

"All week we've been practicing and watching game film, it just came down being ready," he added. "We knew what we had to do and just came in ready to play."

Kyle Exume scored the other Wilson touchdown Tuesday, while Blake Sexton and Trevor Wilson had majors for Dwyer.

Matt Gely appeared to give Dwyer life with a third-down catch with about three minutes remaining, but a questionable spot left him just shy of the end zone. The Gators then ran two plays and conceded a safety to account for the game's final points.

Wilson, a school in just its third year of existence, will also vie for a second straight junior championship on Saturday at Civic Stadium, against Brock High School at 11:30 a.m.

In the Senior B final on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Pine Ridge, who defeated Bowmanville 27-20 in overtime of one semifinal, will face Sinclair, who got past Courtice 20-7.

The championship game for Junior will go Saturday at 11:30 a.m., featuring Brock and Wilson. The Junior B final will pit Port Perry against Clarington Central on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

November 19th, Toronto Star, David Grossman: Senior Championship Game

One of the big reasons for the ineffectiveness of the Donald Wilson Gators senior high school football team yesterday was the ferocious play of Pickering Trojans linebacker Sephton Spence.

At 6-foot-4, Spence was a menace. Having sat out last year to focus on grades while his teammates won the Metro Bowl, Spence was a pain in the butt, sacking Gators quarterback Leith Fisken four times and wreaking havoc with 11 tackles on an inexperienced Gators offensive unit.

And then there was the performance of Pickering running back Nicoli Wellington.

The slippery tailback, with three touchdowns and 214 yards on 17 carries, may have saved his finest performance of the year for the Durham Region Tier One championship - a lopsided game that ended 38- 0 in favour of Pickering.

"Tough game, (Spence) was in my face and the rest of their team just shut us down," said Fisken, who completed just 6of17 for 123 yards on a cold day at Oshawa Civic Fields. "They deserved the win, they're quick and did the job."

In fairness to the Whitby-based Gators, they're in just their second year of senior play after posting an 8-2 record with 14 starters in Grade 11. Still, Pickering dominated their opponents on both sides of the line while improving to 9-1 and shutting out the Gators for the second time this year.

Ahead 17-0 at halftime, Pickering - who have given up just one touchdown this year - coasted to their third consecutive league title and a spot in the Metro Bowl Final Four against the York Region champs.

Wellington had touchdown runs of three, five and 28 yards while teammates Andrew Spence and Mike Wynters also scored majors. Jordan McLaughlin had a busy day with a 27-yard field goal, four converts and a single.

"It was my best game - won't forget this one," said the 18-year old Wellington, who graduates this year. "We were skeptical at the start of the year. Things are falling into place but we have to stay focused - penalties and cockiness will hurt."