Tier I Quarter-finals
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
St. Mary: Brandon Jefferies 2TD
Wilson: Tyler Grayer TD; Ausin Giontole TS
Ajax 20 at Uxbridge 33 (Exhibition)
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
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
Thursday, October 19th
Port Perry 13 at Brock 27
St. Mary 43 at Ajax
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
Uxbridge: 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)
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
Friday, October 27th
Uxbridge 26 at Dwyer 14
Pickering 35 at Eastdale 21 (Exhibition)
Tuesday, October 31st
Thursday, November 2nd
Eastdale 28 at Port Perry 28
Dunbarton 6 at Wilson 50
Pickering 14 at Ajax
Pickering: Tim Chase TD, 2C; Marly Paterson, TD
Ajax: Richard Halasz TD
at Holy Trinity
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
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
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.
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."