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2011 Results: Tier One Junior

Ontario Regional Junior Football Championship


Result: Wednesday, November 30th

Assumption College 37, Wilson 28
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Assumption College junior football coach Kent Dixon has been roaming the sidelines since his current Lions were cubs.
On Wednesday in Toronto, those cubs graduated to Lions status, capturing the 10th annual Ontario Regional Junior Football Championship -and their coach's heart.
"Nothing else compares," said Dixon, whose team defeated Whitby's Donald A. Wilson Secondary School 37-28 to claim the provincial championship at St. Michael's College.
"A lot of wins were sweet but I've never cried after a win before. I cried today.
"The thing that made this so sweet was we were getting dominated in the first half but they turned it around. They believed in themselves."
At least one ACS player already realizes the significance of the victory.
"It's pretty big," said Levi Jamieson, one of the team's two-way standouts.
He shared most valuable player honours in the game with Andre Toic. "We never expected to come this far but it's nice to win," said Jamieson.
The Lions were not at their best to start Wednesday's game, falling behind 14-0.
And despite two late scores -a Jamieson rush from inside the five-yard line and a two-yard screen pass from quarterback Liam Putt to Jamieson for a second touchdown, which were both converted by Andre Toic -Assumption gave up two late touchdowns to trail 28-14 at the half.
"We were losing at half-time and the coaches kind of lost their minds," said Ben Crocock, another of the team's two-way stars.
"And we stepped it up in the second half. ...The second half was one of our best halves all year."
Dixon couldn't explain his team's slow start.
"We made more mistakes in the first half than we made all year," said Dixon.
"I don't think they were nervous. I don't know if it was the snow.
"The spread (offence) got us here, it didn't work today so we went away from it."
With the first half being played under three-down rules -which should have favoured the much more efficient ACS passing game, Donald A. Wilson must have been thinking about nursing the clock for the second half as its strong running game would no doubt take over under the four-down second-half rules.
However, Assumption's defence was not about to let the Gators add to their lead.
"The defence was amazing in the second half," said Dixon.
Assumption kicked off to start the second half. After pinning the Gators deep and then taking over with good field position after a Donald A. Wilson punt, ACS marched down the field and scored when Putt pitched to Crocock, who scored from four yards out.
Toic's convert put the score at 28-21.
"When we scored that first touchdown in the second half after the defence dominated, I looked around and said, 'We're going to win,'" said Dixon.
"Until that point, I was thinking we're going to lose. It was the first time I felt that way all year.
"It was unbelievable."
On the ensuing kickoff, the Gators found themselves deep in their own end. This time, instead of punting away the ball and giving its opponents another short field, Donald A. Wilson gave up a safety.
The Lions decided to take the ball on their own 35-yard line and the offence roll. The drive was capped by a four-yard Jamieson run and a Toic convert that put Assumption up 30-28, its first lead of the game.
After putting up 16 points in the third quarter, ACS didn't stop once the fourth quarter rolled around.
At 1:45 of the final period, the Lions faced a third and seven from the 41-yard line. Putt and the offence caught the Gators defence napping as the quarterback connected with Crocock for a touchdown strike that put the score at 37-28 after the Toic convert.
When Assumption kneeled down for the final play of the game, the players, coaches and fans erupted in celebration.
"This is great," said Crocock. "We're all going to remember this for the rest of our lives.
"This feels great to be able to be the best team in Ontario."
This caps a tremendous season for the Lions, who went 11-0 on their way to a Brant County championship and the first junior provincial football championship for any high school from this area since well before Dixon started coaching.
The coach, who started the program at Assumption in 2000 and has been at the helm at different times for both the seniors and juniors, will have a special place in his memory for this year's team.
"They're tight," he said.
"They're all friends. This is a good group. We had guys who were hurt and still went out and played today.
"It's a big thrill."



Result: Saturday, November 26th

Wilson 45, St. Michael's College 0
Two years ago, Ryan Dixon led the Gators to the title with an outstanding performance in which he carried gained over 470 yards rushing to lead the Gators to their first Ontario Regional Junior Championship as they defeated St. Michael's College.
On Saturday playing against St. Michael's College, Andrew Smith, put on a first quarter display that the Kerry Blues once again had no answer for.  Smith broke lose for a 65 yard touchdown when the game was less than two minutes old and Malcolm Branton added the convert.  Less than five minutes later, it was Smith again carrying the ball forty-five yards for what appeared to be a touchdown.  The officials generously ruled him down at the one and his diminutive backfield partner, Jordan Grimes, took the ball in on the next play to up the margin to 13-0.  The margin would grow to 19 before the first quarter was over as George Gonsalves-Akers would intercept a Kerry Blue pass and take the ball back 80 yards for a major.  The Gator offense was relentless in the second quarter adding three more majors, first Smith on a 12 yard run then Grimes, who added a two pointer on Smith's touchdown, with carries of 12 and 10 yards to give the Gators a commanding 39-0 half time lead.
The second half saw only one scoring play and that was recorded by Phillip Leszczynski who ran the ball in from fifteen yards out in the third quarter.
Game MVP awards were presented to Doug Brown from St. Michaels and Jordan Grimes.
The Gators now advance to play the pass orientated Brantford Assumption College Lions in the championship on Wednesday, November 30th with kick off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at St. Michaels. 

Brantford Assumption College 28, Burlington Assumption 2
The Lions, representing Brant County, advanced to the final (versus Wilson) with a convincing 28-2 victory over Burlington Assumption in the second half of the semi-final doubleheader.  Andrew Toic (9 yards) and Blake MacDonald (45 yards) both recorded first half touchdowns via passes while Douglas Jamieson added a third quarter major with a five yard run. Jamieson's major was complemented with a two point convert by Ben Crocock.  Toic added a 20 yard field goal, two converts and a rouge on a missed field goal attempt to finish the game with twelve scoring points.  Frank Madia closed out the scoring when he forced a Crusader out of bounds in the end zone for a two point safety in the final quarter.  Terry Giangregorio picked up both Crusaders points with a 43 yard punt single and a rouge from a 38 yard field goal attempt on the final play of the first half.
Game MVP honours were awarded to Levi Jamieson (Assumption College) and Terry Giangregorio.


Result: Tuesday, November 23rd

Burlington Assumption 34, Holy Trinity 13
Turnvovers proved to be very costly to the Holy Trinity Titans as they were eliminated by the Assumption Crusaders in a quarter-final game played in Burlington.  While Assumption basically played error free football, the Titans perhaps showing a disdain for the weather dropped the football on the carpet no less than seven times.  Four of those fumbles resulted in turnovers.  Two other times, the Titans turned the ball over on downs.  The end result was the defense simply spent too much time on the field and a talented running back, Jordan Lyons, inflicted all the damage.
Following a scoreless first quarter, the Titans opened the scoring when Quarterback Chris Waldinsperger called his own number from the one yard line.  Dan Lay's convert was good.  The Crusaders immediately answered with a four play drive, which culminated with a nine yard touchdown run by Lyons.  Terry Giangregorio's point after tied the game at seven.  Less than two minutes later, the Crusaders struck again with Lyons taking the ball to the house from five yards out and Giangregorio adding his second convert.  The Titans had the ball deep in the Crusader red zone as the half drew near however they came away without any points as they elected to try for the six pointer in lieu of a field goal on the final play of the half.  Assumption's defense held firm and stopped the gamble.
The Crusader combination of Lyons and Giangregorio would strike twice in the third quarter to put the game away.  Lyon's picking up both touchdowns on runs of 1 and 63 yards followed by successful converts.  Lyon's would record his fifth major of the match in the fourth quarter as he carried the ball in from the one.  The Titans would close out the scoring in the final minute as Nathan Jones scored from the three.

Result: Friday, November 18th

Wilson 21, Belleville Centennial 10
For the third consecutive year, the Gators met Belleville Centennial in Ontario Regional Junior Football quarter-final play and this year proved to be their stiffest test.  The Gators had won easily 43-0 in 2009 and followed that up with a 35-7 triumph as they pulled away with 26 unanswered points in the second half.  This year, however, the Gators coaching staff anticipated a much tighter game as the Chargers had dominated the Crestwood Mustangs 50-14 in the COSSA championship.
Gator quarterback, John Stewart, would open the scoring halfway through the opening quarter as he called his own number on a one yard keeper.  Malcolm Branton's point after was good and the Gators held a 7-0 lead.  Centennial, however, evened the score at 7 as Hayden Deacon reached the house in the opening minute of the second quarter with a one yard carry, which was converted by Jonah Murant.  Andrew Smith unleashed a 17 yard touchdown run with just under three minutes remaining to the half and the Gators successfully went for the two point convert (John Stewart).  Smith then saved a potential Charger touchdown on the final play of the half when an errant pass into the flat was picked off by a Charger defender.  Smith immediately tackled the Centennial player who appeared to have nothing but daylight between himself and the end zone.  Earlier in the quarter, another Centennial interception, this time by Jonah Murant, resulted in a 57 yard return to the house only to be negated by a penalty call.  The Chargers were also victimized by several dropped passes in the opening half.
The Chargers enjoyed significant field advantage in the third quarter, however they were only able to generate three points on a 57 yard punt single by Murant and a two point safety (credited to Murant) when Stewart elected to take a knee in the end zone.  Another Charger drive was ended with a costly fumble.  Trailing 15-10, the Chargers continued to go toe to toe with the Gators and with less than three minutes remaining found themselves moving the ball in Wilson territory.  Gator defender, Harry Macey, ended the drive with an interception and a solid return of forty yards to give the Gators possession inside the Centennial 25 yard line.  The Gators then drove the ball to the house with Smith ending the march with an eight yard touchdown with a solitary tick left on the clock.
The Gators now advance to the semi-finals at St. Michaels College on Saturday, November 26th.
LOSSA's second entry in this championship (sometimes referred to as the Junior Metro Bowl) will take to the field in quarter-final play on Tuesday, November 22nd as they travel to Burlington to play the Halton Region Champions (Assumption Collegiate).
Two other quarter-final games will also be played on Tuesday as the Brantford champion, Assumption, will travel to the Niagara region (Grimsby) to play Blessed Trinity while the Halton finalist (ironically also known as the Holy Trinity Titans) will play the CISAA representative (St. Michaels College) in Toronto.
First Quarter
05:57 Wilson TD John Stewart (1 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
Second Quarter
11:20 Centennial TD Hayden Deacon (1 yd run), C Jonah Murant;
02:56 Wilson TD Andrew Smith (17 yd run), 2ptC John Stewart
Third Quarter
09:26 Centennial S Jonah Murant (57 yd punt);
05:21 Centennial SFT Jonah Murant
Fourth Quarter
00:01 Wilson TD Andrew Smith (8 yd run)
Wilson: Andrew Smith 2TD; John Stewart TD, 2ptC; Malcolm Branton C
Centennial: Hayden Deacon TD; Jonah Murant C, S, SFT



Result: Saturday, November 12th

Wilson 35, Holy Trinity 27
In his two years as a Junior, 2011 League MVP Andrew Smith has unleashed many long yardage touchdowns but none as easy as his 75 yarder in the fourth quarter as Smith accompanied by a congregation of eleven Gators strolled seventy-five yards for a touchdown.  To set the scene, Holy Trinity had just successfully kicked an eleven yard field goal (by Dan Lay) to pull within seven trailing 28-21.  Following the field goal, the Titans went to their bench while the Gators elected to take the ball at the 35 yard line.  While the Titan players were still at the bench, with the coaches apparently unaware of the Gator decision, the official whistled in the play, Wilson snapped the ball and Smith took the ball down the field for his second six pointer of the game.
Smith and Jordan Grimes (with two) had staked the Gators to a 21-6 lead by the midpoint of the second quarter and appeared to be in control.  To their credit, the Titans fought back with a touchdown on a short run by Wyatt Roeloffzen with less than a minute until the half and an one yard keeper by Chris Waldinsperger in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 21-18 (the difference being three successful converts by Malcolm Branton while the Titans went zero for three with two point convert attempts).  John Stewart on a keeper of his own, along with Branton's convert, gave the Gators a 28-18 lead entering the final fifteen minutes of play.  With 11:47 to play, Trinity would post the field goal that would precede Smith's 75 yard uncontested major.  Derek Cyr would close out the scoring with his second touchdown of the game with just under four minutes remaining however the Titans, who turned the ball over three times on downs, in the first half, could not complete the comeback.
Offensive game MVP trophies were presented to Smith and Cyr
, while Dryden Ferjo, from Wilson, and Roeloffzen earned the defensive game star awards.
Both teams move on the Ontario Regional Junior Football Championship.  Wilson will travel to Belleville to play the COSSA champion Centennial Chargers while Holy Trinity will be travelling to Halton to play the yet to be determined Halton Region Junior champions.
First Quarter
09:11 Wilson TD Andrew Smith (25 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
04:45 Holy Trinity TD Derek Cyr (20 yd run)
00:46 Wilson TD Jordan Grimes (25 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
Second Quarter
08:33 Wilson TD Jordan Grimes (4 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
00:52 Holy Trinity TD Wyatt Roeloffzen (2 yd run)
Third Quarter
05:52 Holy Trinity TD Chris Waldinsperger (1 yd run)
00:08 Wilson TD John Stewart (1 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
Fourth Quarter
11:47 Holy Trinity FG Dan Lay (11 yd):
11:32 Wilson TD Andrew Smith (75 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
03:56 Holy Trinity TD Derek Cyr (26 yd run)
Wilson: Jordan Grimes 3TD; Andrew Smith 2TD; Malcolm Branton 5C
Holy Trinity: Derek Cyr 2TD; Wyatt Roeloffzen TD; Chris Waldinsperger TD; Dan Lay FG


Results: Thursday, November 4th

Holy Trinity 40, Pickering 6
The Titans exploded for twenty points in the second quarter and thirteen more in the third quarter to soundly defeat the Junior Trojans 40-6.  With the victory, the Titans will be making their second trip to the championship game (previously played in 2008).  Wyatt Roeloffzen spearheaded the Titan offense with three touchdowns, while Derek Cyr posted two touchdowns along with a two point convert.  Nathan Jones also had a touchdown while Jon Codrington converted two touchdowns.  The lone Pickering touchdown was scored by Treshaun Abrahams-Webster.
Holy Trinity: Wyatt Roeloffzen 3TD, Derek Cyr 2TD, 2ptC, Nathan Jones TD, Jon Codringon 2C
Pickering: Treshaun Abrahams-Webster TD

Wilson 62, St. Mary 12
Andrew Smith (with three), Jon Stewart and Phillip Leszczynski (with two each) combined for seven of the nine Gator touchdowns as Wilson booked their ticket to the Tier One championship game on Saturday, November 12th at Oshawa Civic.  They will be attempting to run their title streak to three, a feat last accomplished by Donevan Collegiate (1983-1985).  Also contributing touchdowns for the undefeated Gators were George Akers and Jordan Grimes.  Akers also picked up a two point convert while Malcolm Branton earned six scoring points via a field goal and three converts.  Replying with touchdowns for the Monarchs were Raishaun Provo and David Dyer.
Wilson: Andrew Smith 3TD; Jon Stewart 2TD; Phillip Leszczynski 2TD; George Akers TD, 2ptC; Jordan Grimes TD; Malcolm Branton 3C, FG
St. Mary: Raishaun Provo TD; David Dyer TD


Result: Thursday, October 27th

Holy Trinity 47, St. Mary 20
Derek Cyr tied a Holy Trinity school record as he romped for five touchdowns to lead the Titans to a 47-20 win over the Monarchs.  After Cyr had staked the Titans to an early 6-0 lead, the Monachs, who had been outscored 78-6 in their first two games, took the lead with two touchdown passes and a two point convert toss to Josh Henry to stake the Monarchs to a 14-6 lead in the second quarter. The Titans responded with five touchdowns in just over one quarter of play to take a commanding 40-14 lead half way through the third quarter.  Both Chris Waldinsperger and Giovanni Akeson scored touchdowns for the Titans while Can Lay tallied three converts and Wyatt Roefloffzen was credited with a two point convert.  The third Monarch touchdown was scored by Austin Benn.
Holy Trinity: Derek Cyr  5TD, Chris Waldinsperger TD, Giovanni Akeson TD, Dan Lay 3C, Wyatt Roeloffzen 2PTC
St. Mary: Josh Henry 2TD, 2ptC; Austin Benn TD

Wilson 29, Pickering 6
The Gators captured first place in the Tier One Junior Division as they downed the Pickering Trojans 29-6.  Their 23 point margin was their closest game of the season and they have to be considered prohibitive favourites to capture the 2011 league title.  Following a scoreless opening quarter, lineman Trevaughn James picked up the opening two points of the game when the Trojans conceded a safety.  George Gonsalves-Akers (54 yard run) and John Stewart then scored touchdowns to give the Gators a comfortable 15-0 lead.  The ensuing kickoff however saw Alex Hatzinikou return the ball 70 yards to put the Trojans on the board.  Gonsalves-Akers would add a pair of second half touchdowns for the Gators.  Malcolm Branton was successful on three converts.  The Gators will now host the Monarchs and Pickering will travel to Holy Trinity for the Tier One Semi-finals on Thursday.
Wilson: Trevaughan James - Sft George Gonsalves-Akers - 3TD Jon Stewart - TD Malcolm Branton - 3C
Pickering: Alex Hatzinikou - TD


Result: Thursday, October 13th

Wilson 56, Holy Trinity 28
The Wilson Gators continued to demonstrate a potent offense as they would score seven consecutive touchdowns en route to a56-28 victory.  Unlike their season opener, where the Gator's seven touchdown outburst produced a 48-0 half time lead, the junior Gators found themselves trailing as Wyatt Roeloffzen found the house from the one yard line in the opening minute and when Derek Cyr picked up the two point convert the Titans held an early eight point lead.  The Gator onslaught started with 4:27 left in the opening quarter as Andrew Smith with both the touchdown and the two point convert leveled the score.  Over the next thirty minutes, Jordan Grimes would record four touchdowns with 46, 29 and two 4 yard runs while John Stewart from one yard out and Smith with a 20 yard gallop vaulted the Gators to a 50-8 lead.  The Titans were able to reduce the margin to 22, via touchdowns from Lucas Crosby (45 yards), Roeloffzen (16 yards) and Cyr (56 yard pass).  Adam Perroni with a 19 yard pass reception in the final minute closed out the scoring.   In addition to Smith's opening two point convert, Gators recorded two pointers from Adam Perroni and George Gonvsalves-Akers while Macolm Branton added two single point converts.  Titan's Dan Lay matched Branton with two converts.  The win gives the Gators sole possession of first place at 2-0 record while the Titans are now tied with the Pickering Trojans for second place.
First Quarter
14:02 Holy Trinity TD Wyatt Roeloffzen (1 yd run), 2ptC Derek Cyr
04:27 Wilson TD Andrew Smith (2 yd run), 2ptC Andrew Smith
00:59 Wilson TD Jordan Grimes (46 yd run)
Second Quarter
10:04 Wilson TD John Stewart (1 yd run), 2ptC Adam Perroni
04:30 Wilson TD Jordan Grimes (29 yd run)
02:41 Wilson TD Andrew Smith (20 yd run), 2ptC George Gonsalves-Akers
Third Quarter
11:45 Wilson TD Jordan Grimes (4 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
05:18 Wilson TD Jordan Grimes (4 yd run), C Malcolm Branton
02:01 Holy Trinity TD Lucas Crosby (45 yard run)
Fourth Quarter
10:01 Holy Trinity TD Wyatt Roeloffzen (16 yd run), C Dan Lay
05:25 Holy Trinity TD Derek Cyr (56 yd pass), C Dan Lay
00:18 Wilson TD Adam Perroni (19 yd pass)

Pickering 30, St. Mary 0
A Monarch fumble in the opening minute of play was scooped up by Kamau Farrell-Burke who rambled 40 yards to give the Trojans all the points that they would need to level their record at 1-1.  Following the early touchdown, the two teams settled into a defensive battle as neither team was able to score before the half.  With just over eight minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Trojans upped their lead to 14-0 as Patrick Henri fell on a teammates fumble in the end zone. Justice Johnson added his second convert.  At this point, the Trojans took control of the game as Novell Provo would pick off an errant Monarch pass and return the ball 59 yards for a major.  Johnson added a two point convert.  Three minutes later, Provo scored again on a short four yard pass and Alex Hatziniko increase the lead to 30 with a two point convert.  The game ended with ten minutes remaining after a consultation between the officials and the coaches. 
First Quarter
1420 Pickering TD Kamau Farrell-Burke (40 yd fumble recovery), C Justice Johnson
Second Quarter
No scoring
Third Quarter
0807 Pickering TD Patrick Henri (fumble recovery), C Justice Johnson
0421 Pickering TD Novell Provo (59 yd Int), 2ptC Justice Johnson
0045 Pickering TD Novell Provo (4 yd pass), 2ptC Alex Hatzinikou
Fourth Quarter
No Scoring


Result: Friday, September 30th

Holy Trinity 25, Pickering 0
The Holy Trinity Junior team parlayed a long opening drive march for a touchdown along with two successful onside kicks into twenty-four minutes of ball possession to open the game.  Finding themselves in a 12-0 deficit, the Trojans immediately turned the ball over on a fumble on their opening snap and the Titans struck for a third touchdown less than a minute later to up the margin to eighteen.  With just over two minutes remaining, the Titans added a fourth touchdown on a seventeen yard run by Derek Cyr.  The first three Titan touchdowns were by Nathan Jones (12 yards) and Quarterback Chris Waldinsperger with two one yard keepers.  Jon Codrington added a convert on the final touchdown.

Scoring details
First Quarter
07:02 Holy Trinity: TD Nathan Jones (12 yard run)
02:20 Holy Trinity: TD Chris Waldinsperger (1 yard run)

Second Quarter
05:51 Holy Trinity: TD Chris Waldinsperger (1 yard run)

Third Quarter
No scoring

Fourth Quarter
02:04 Holy Trinity: TD Derek Cyr (17 yard run); C Jon Codrington

Result: Thursday, September 29th

Wilson 48, St. Mary 6
The Junior Gators tallied seven touchdowns before the half as they won their Tier One season opener 48-6 over the St. Mary Monarchs.  Leading the Gator attack was Andrew Smith who found the house three times on runs of 53, 3 and 23 yards.  Also scoring rushing touchdowns were John Stewart with two and Jordan Grimes.  George Gonsalves-Akers posted the final touchdown with a 21 yard pass reception.  Malcom Branton kicked four converts while Adam Perroni added a two point convert.  The Monarchs had the only scoring play of the second half as quarterback Provo Raishaun scored from four yards out to avoid the shut out.

Scoring details
First Quarter
09:09 Wilson: TD Andrew Smith (53 yard run)
04:47 Wilson: TD Andrew Smith (3 yard run); 2ptC Adam Perroni
00:56 Wilson: TD John Stewart (1 yard run); C Malcom Branton

Second Quarter
10:13 Wilson: TD John Stewart (2 yard run)
04:31 Wilson: TD Jordan Grimes (4 yard run); C Malcom Branton
03:27 Wilson: TD Andrew Smith (23 yard run); C Malcom Branton
00:03 Wilson: TD George Gonsalves-Akers (21 yard pass); C Malcom Branton

Third Quarter
02:09 St. Mary: TD Provo Raishaun 4 yard run

Fourth Quarter
No Scoring