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2011 Results: Tier Two Senior
Result: Friday, November 11th
Paul Dwyer 26, Sinclair
The Saints capped off a tremendous season with a 26-13 victory over the Sinclair Celtics to capture the Tier Two Championship. With the victory, Paul Dwyer became the first Oshawa based school to win this championship, which was formally introduced in 2008. The Celtics can take solace in that the 26 points they allowed and 13 that they scored were the best totals against the Saints this year. Following a scoreless opening quarter, during which the Celtic defenders forced two turnovers in the red zone, the Saints were finally able to put points on the scoreboard when Jordan Duncan, with his first of two touchdowns, scored from the one yard line. Aaron Champagne's convert made the score 7-0. The Celtics replied when Kyle Parker scooped up his short punt and took the ball 34 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter. Matt Gynn's convert sent the teams to the dressing room at the half squared at seven. Duncan's 15 yard carry in the third quarter provided the Saints with a lead that they would never relinquish. Jake Radford would add two touchdowns (runs of 6 and 11 yards) in the final twelve minutes (with Champagne adding his second convert of the game) to extend the Saint lead to 26-7 before Chris MacKey would close out the scoring with a 25 yard pass reception with just under two minutes remaining.
Game MVP awards were presented to: Offense: Blaine Webster (Paul Dwyer) and Parker; Defense: David Gledroc (Paul Dwyer) and Josh Brown (Sinclair)
The league MVP award for 2011 was awarded to Morgan Humes (Ajax).
11:06 Paul Dwyer TD Jordan Duncan (1 yd run), C Aaron Champagne
01:15 Sinclair TD Kyle Parker (34 yd punt recovery), C Matt Gynn
08:22 Paul Dwyer TD Jordan Duncan (15 yd run)
09:12 Paul Dwyer TD Jake Radford (6 yd run)
05:21 Paul Dwyer TD Jake Radford (11 yd pass), C Aaron Champagne
01:59 Sinclair TD Chris MacKey (25 yd pass)
Paul Dwyer: Jordan Duncan 2TD; Jake Radford 2TD; Aaron Champagne 2C
Sinclair: Kyle Parker TD; Chris MacKey TD; Matt Gynn C
Results: Tuesday, November 8th
Sinclair 13, Uxbridge 2
Kyle Parker with a punt single and a touchdown on a 25 yard pass reception in the final minute of the first half accounted for all the Celtic points in the opening half as the Celtics eliminated the Tigers 13-2. The Tigers, who lost their quarterback to an apparent upper body injury in the second quarter, were never able to get untracked offensively against the solid Celtic defense. The second half saw both defenses take control with the only points recorded being a third quarter 55 yard touchdown by Cole Belec, who picked off a Tiger pass, and a fourth quarter safety (credited to Dustin Shreeve) with just over three minutes remaining as the Celtics opted to take a knee and concede the two points for better field position.
10:02 Sinclair S Kyle Parker (25 yd punt);
00:19 Sinclair TD Kyle Parker (25 yd pass)
00:39 Sinclair TD Cole Belec (55 yd interception)
03:14 Uxbridge SFT Dustin Shreeve (Punter took knee in end zone)
Sinclair: Kyle Parker TD, C, Cole Belec TD
Uxbridge: Jacob Wilson Sft
Paul Dwyer 47, Pine
The Saints, remained undefeated in 2011, as they posted their eighth consecutive victory 47-8 over the Pine Ridge Pumas. Six Saints each scored touchdowns led by Gabe Burnside with two while Eric Kimmerly, Trey Meers, Jake Radford, Jordan Duncan and Reshayne Nelson each had a touchdown. With the victory, the Saints advance to the Tier Two Senior championship. Aaron Champagne recorded five converts to close out the Saints scoring. Jer-Ray Tomlinson with a touchdown, which was complemented by a two point convert credited to Meschach Green, replied for the Pumas. For the second consecutive year, the Pumas fell one game short of reaching the championship.
Paul Dwyer: Gabe Burnside 2TD; Eric Kimmerly TD; Trey Meers TD; Jake Radford TD; Jordan Duncan TD; Reshayne Nelson TD; Aaron Champagne 5C
Pine Ridge: Jer-Ray Tomlinson TD; Meschach Green 2ptC
Results: Friday, November 4th
The St. Stephen Royals, who advanced to post season play with a win in their final game of the season, came within a whisker of upending the West Divisions number one seed as they fell 27-26 in a nail biter. Following a scoreless opening quarter, the Royals would take a commanding 23-7 half time lead as Cameron Gilmore, Bryson St. Denis and Connor Vale each scored touchdowns. Vale split the uprights twice with point-afters and once with a field goal. The Tigers, held to seven points in the opening twenty-four minutes (touchdown by Chad Kirhus, converted by Lee Cowie), were able to reduce the deficit to ten after three quarters of play as Cowie would carry the ball into the house. In the final quarter, the Tigers outscored the Royals 14-3 to complete the comeback and earn a place in the semi-finals on Tuesday. Fourth quarter Tiger touchdowns were scored by Jacob Wilson and Lee Cowie. Cowie added two converts while Vale picked up his second field goal of the game in the final stanza for the Royals.
Uxbridge: Lee Cowie 2TD, 3C; Chad Kirhus TD, Jacob Wilson TD
St. Stephen: Connor Vale TD, 2FG, 2C, Cameron Gilmore TD, Bryson St. Denis TD
Sinclair 20, Ajax 0
The Celtics defense held the Ajax Rams off the scoreboard as Kyle Parker, Xavier Ellis and Daniel Wark each provided Celtic six pointers to advance Sinclair to the semi-finals. The shut out victory, was the fourth Sinclair whitewashing in seven games, extended the Sinclair winning streak to six games. During those six games, Sinclair has given up only eighteen scoring points. Matt Gynn closed out the scoring with two converts. The victory sets up a semi-final showdown at Uxbridge on Tuesday, November 8th,
Sinclair: Kyle Parker TD, Xavier Ellis TD, Daniel Wark TD, Matt Gynn 2C
Paul Dwyer 60, Denis
The Saints easily advanced to the semi-finals with a convincing 60-7 victory over the Denis O'Connor Chargers. Leading the nine touchdown barrage by the Saints was Jordan Duncan and Dillando Allotey with three each. Jake Radford had a pair of touchdowns while Albert Spena had one. Aaron Champagne finished the game with six converts. The Chargers, who missed the playoffs in 2010, did manage to post seven points against the Saints as Kuwayne Moore scored a touchdown and Alex McIlmoyle add the extra point. The seven points allowed by the Saints was the most that they have given up in a game this year.
Paul Dwyer: Jordan Duncan 3TD, Dillando Allotey 3TD, Jake Radford 2TD, Albert Spena TD, Aaron Champagne 6C
Denis O'Connor: Kuwayne Moore TD, Alex Mcllmoyle C
Pine Ridge 10, O'Neill 3
Tyler Rank's interception in the final minute of play followed by a 25 yard run by Meschech Green enabled the Pine Ridge Pumas to eliminate the O'Neill Red Hawks from post season play. Tied at three before the turnover, O'Neill had possession of the ball on their side of the field and the game appeared to be heading for an overtime shootout before Rank picked off the errant pass in the flat. Sean Smith, who converted Green's touchdown, and Brendan Costello had exchanged field goals in a tightly played defensive game that was played on less than ideal field conditions. The Pumas will now visit Oshawa to play the undefeated Saints at Civic field on Tuesday.
Pine Ridge: Meschach Green TD; Sean Smith FG, C
O'Neill: Brendan Costello FG
Result: Tuesday, November 1st
18, Port Perry 6
The final regular season game turned out to be an elimination game as the winner between the Royals and the Rebels would earn the fourth and final playoff position in the East Division. The Royals carried a 3-0 lead into the second quarter as Connor Vale connected on a 28 yard field goal. The teams exchanged touchdowns and leads in the second quarter as Arthur Strahl scored for the Rebels and Idahossa Yorke replied for the Royals. Vale's second field goal of the game increased the Royals lead to six entering the fourth quarter. The final quarter saw most of the play taking place in the St. Stephen end of the field however the Rebels were unable to generate any scoring points. With just under four minutes remaining, Yorke would break lose for a 76 yard touchdown run to give the Royals the insurance that they needed to advance to the playoffs.
St. Stephen: Idahossa Yorke 2TD, Connor Vale 2FG
Port Perry: Arthur Strahl TD
Result: Monday, October 31st
15, Bowmanville 0 (default)
Due to insufficient numbers, the Talons were forced to forfeit their final regular season game.
Results: Friday, October 28th
Sinclair 44, Port Perry
The Sinclair Celtics picked up their fifth win in six games as they easily turned back the Port Perry Rebels 44-6. Jordan Spencer-Bailey and Jordan Gillespie both had two touchdown games for the Celtics, who also received touchdowns from Justis Croasdale and Kyle Parker. Matt Gynn recorded eight kicking points with a field goal and five converts. Kirk Bricknell posted the lone Rebel touchdown. Sinclair finishes the season in second place and will open quarter-final play at home against the Ajax Rams. The Rebels still have one game remaining against the St. Stephen Royals on Tuesday, November 1st. The winner of that game will travel to Uxbridge to play the Tigers in league quarter-final play.
Sinclair: Justis Croasdale TD, Jordan Spencer-Bailey 2TD, Jordan Gillespie 2TD, Kyle Parker TD, Matt Gynn 5C, FG
Port Perry: Kirk Bricknell TD
Pine Ridge 36, Notre
The Pumas wrapped up second place in the West division as they downed the Notre Dame Cougars 36-0. The Pumas five touchdowns were recorded by Jer-Ray Tomlinson, Meschach Green, Jackson Harding, Curtis Inniss and Sean Smith. Smith utilized his foot to successfully converted four touchdowns and also added a two point convert to finish the game with twelve scoring points. Pine Ridge will host O'Neill in league quarter-final play.
Pine Ridge: Jer-Ray Tomlinson TD, Meshach Green TD, Jackson Harding TD, Curtis Inniss TD, Sean Smith TD, 4C, 2ptC
Denis O'Connor 21,
The Denis O'Connor Chargers advanced to post season play as lineman Miguel Cevallos recovered a blocked punt in the Storm end zone breaking a 14-14 stalemate. The win was the Chargers second in three games after opening the season with three consecutive losses. The loss relegated the Storm to fifth place with a record of one win and five losses and they therefore will miss the playoffs. The Chargers, who also had touchdowns from Kuwayne Moore and Mark Manbauman, will travel to Oshawa to play the undefeated Paul Dwyer Saints in the opening round of the playoffs. Rounding out the Chargers scoring was Alex McIlmoyle with a convert and a two point convert. Leigh Phillip had an eight point game for the Storm (touchdown and two point convert) while Brendon Zitt recorded a touchdown.
Dennis O'Connor: Kuwayne Moore TD; Mark Manbauman TD, Alex McIlmoyle C, 2ptC; Miguel Cevallos TD
Richardson: Leigh Phillip TD, 2C; Brendon Zitt TD
Results: Thursday, October 27th
Paul Dwyer 40, St.
The Paul Dwyer Saints blanked the Royals 40-0 as the Saints finish the season with a perfect 6-0 record. Pacing the attack for the Saints was Aaron Champagne with two touchdowns and four converts. Jake Radord, Chris Steenson, Dillando Attotey each contributed one touchdown. The Saints posted shut out wins against each of their Eastern conference opponents with the only blemish being a touchdown by the Notre Dame Cougars in a league cross over game.
Paul Dwyer: Aaron Champagne 2 td 4c, Jake Radford 1 Td, Chris Steenson Td, Dillando Attotey Td, Matt Phelan Td
Results: Tuesday, October 25th
Uxbridge 13, Pine Ridge
In a game between two undefeated West Division teams, the Uxbridge Tigers prevailed by a 13-10 count in a tightly played defensive contest. The opening panel saw only a single point recorded and that came off the kicking foot of Chris Gladney. Lee Cowie upped the lead to a converted touchdown by half time with a short one yard carry. Sean Smith's 41 yard field goal pulled the Puma's with four. The final four seconds of the third quarter saw over half the points in the game being scored. Jacob Wilson from the one increased the Tigers lead to 13-3 however Meschach Green unleashed an 80 yard return on the ensuing kick off, which was converted by Smith. The two teams then returned to solid defensive football through a scoreless fourth quarter. The win gives Uxbridge first place while the Pumas will finish second. Both schools will host quarter-final playoff games.
02:30 Uxbridge S Chris Gladney (27 yd punt)
07:07 Uxbridge TD Lee Cowie (1 yd run);
04:50 Pine Ridge FG Sean Smith (41 yd)
00:04 Uxbridge TD Jacob Wilson (1 yd run)
00:00 Pine Ridge TD Meschach Green (80 yd kick off return), C Steve Smith
Uxbridge: Lee Cowie TD, Jacob Wilson TD, Chris Gladney S
Pine Ridge: Meschach Green TD, Sean Smith FG, C
O'Neill 16, Denis
Trey Campbell's two touchdown effort led the Red Hawks to their fourth victory in six games. Brendan Costello opened the scoring with a single point that resulted from a missed field goal and that one point lead held through the opening twelve minutes. Jeremy Alexander played a big role in keeping the Chargers off the board in the opening panel as he intercepted a Charger pass at the O'Neill ten yard line. In the second quarter, Campbell produced the games first major with a short three yard run. Ninety seconds later, the Red Hawks picked up a safety when the punter took a knee in the end zone. James O'Brien with a 91 yard pass and run play, successfully converted by Steve Benacquista, pulled the Chargers within two at the midway point of the second quarter. Campbell's 65 yard touchdown run in the opening minute of the final quarter along with Costello's convert were the only scoring plays in the second half.
05:49 O’Neill S Brendan Costello (27 yard field goal attempt is wide)
11:10 O’Neill TD Trey Campbell (3 yard run)
09:31 O’Neill SFT Team (punter takes a knee in the end zone)
06:11 Denis O'Connor TD James O'Brien (91 yard pass), C Steven Benacquista
11:26 O’Neill TD Trey Campbell (65 yard run), C Brendan Costello
O'Neill: Trey Campbell 2TD, Brandon Costello C,S, Team Sft
Denis O'Connor: James O'Brien TD, Robbie Lena C
Ajax 35, Notre Dame 6
The Ajax Rams stopped a two game losing skid with a 35-6 victory over the Notre Dame Cougars. Paul Benedetto and Morgan Humes tallied two touchdowns each with Chris Hay contributing one major. Tobin Semple converted all five touchdowns. For the Cougars, Brandon Dixon reached the house.
Ajax: Brad Benedetto 2 TD, Morgan Humes 2 TD, Chris Hay TD,Tobin Semple 5 C
Notre Dame: Brandon Dixon TD
Paul Dwyer 15,
Bowmanville 0 (default)
It was mutually agreed that this game would not be played. The Bowmanville Senior team has a very short bench and in the interest of player safety, the game was cancelled.
Results: Thursday, October 20th
Sinclair 27, St. Stephen
The Celtics clinched second place in the East Division as they downed the Royals 27-0. Daniel Wark, Kyle Parker and Xavier Ellis each recorded touchdowns for the north Whitby school. Matt Gynn converted each touchdown and added two field goals. The Royals currently share the fourth and final playoff spot with Port Perry. Although both schools have two games remaining, it appears that their meeting on Tuesday, November 1st in the final game of the season will determine who advances to post season play as the winner of that game would hold the tie breaker advantage.
Denis O'Connor 19, Notre
The Chargers kept their playoff aspirations alive with a 19-7 victory over the winless Cougars. James O'Brien was on the receiving end of a 15 yard pass to open the scoring early in the second quarter to give Denis O'Connor a lead that they would never relinquish. Notre Dame replied with a rouge as a twenty-five yard field goal attempt by Matthew Bogusz was wide. Kuwayne Moore increased the half time lead to 12-1 with a 44 yard touchdown pass reception with only eight seconds remaining to the half. Following a scoreless third quarter, the two teams exchanged touchdown as Moore, on a pass and run play, took the ball 66 yards to the house while Ibrahim Frank-Banda replied for the Cougars with a 57 yard run. Robbie Lena successfully converted Moore's fourth quarter touchdown. The victory moved the Chargers into a tie with Richardson Storm for the final playoff spot in the West Division. The Chargers and Storm close out the season on Friday in a match that should determine who advances to the playoffs.
11:45 Denis O'Connor TD James O'Brien (15 yd pass)
03:34 Notre Dame S Matthew Bogusz (25 yd FG wide)
00:08 Denis O'Connor TD Kuwayne Moore (44 yd pass)
07:23 Denis O'Connor TD Kuwayne Moore (66 yd pass), C Robbie Lena
02:29 Notre Dame TD Ibrahim Frank-Banda (57 yard run)
Results: Wednesday, October 19th
Uxbridge 15, Ajax 8
Lee Cowie's five yard run with 1:18 remaining enabled the Tigers to preserve their perfect season with their fifth win in five starts. Trailing by one, the Tigers gave the ball to Cowie who scampered five yards for his second touchdown of the game. Cowie recorded all 15 scoring points as he kicked one convert and added a two pointer on his fourth quarter major. The Rams, now 3-2, had overcome an early 7-0 deficit as Brad Benedetto scored on a two yard run with just over two minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Tobin Semple would add the point after to pull the Rams even at seven. Semple's 29 yard field goal attempt with 21 seconds remaining in the first quarter was wide however the Tigers were unable to get the ball out of the end zone giving Ajax with a one point lead. The game then turned into a defensive battle setting the stage for Cowie's fourth quarter heroics.
11:10 Uxbridge TD Lee Cowie (2 yd run), C Lee Cowie
02:20 Ajax TD Brad Benedetto (2 yd run), C Tobin Semple
00:21 Ajax S Tobin Semple
01:18 Uxbridge TD Lee Cowie (5 yd run), 2ptC Lee Cowie
Port Perry 26,
In a tightly played defensive game the Rebels held a slim 6-0 after three quarters of play with only Arthur Strahl reaching the end zone. In the final quarter, the Rebels exploded for three touchdowns over a tired and short benched Talon squad to pick up their first win of the season 26-0. Arthur Strahl finished the day with three touchdowns while Dylan Barkwell picked up the other Rebel major. The Rebels were only successful on one of four convert attempts with Kirk Bricknell reaching the house for a two pointer.
Paul Dwyer 55, O'Neill 0
The Paul Dwyer Saints continued their domination of Tier Two Senior with a 55-0 romp over the Red Hawks. The 55 points allowed by the Red Hawks more than doubled their points against total as they had only allowed 35 points against them through their first four games. The Saints have now scored 222 points while allowing only six through their first four regular season games. Jordan Duncan followed up his five touchdown effort from last week with three more majors. Also scoring majors for the Saints were. Jake Radford, Bryce Macdonald, Gabe Burnside TD, Dillando Allotey, Matt Johanson TD. In addition to their touchdowns, Radford had a two point convert while Burnside booted four converts. Aaron Champagne also recorded a single point convert.
Results: Friday, October 14th
O'Neill 23, Port Perry 6
In a rematch of last year's Tier Two senior championship, the O'Neill Red Hawks earned a measure of revenge as they turned back the Rebels 23-6. As was the case with last year's title game (won by a score of 4-3 by the Rebels in overtime) this game was a defensive battle through the first 21 minutes of play with the only points being recorded by O'Neill's Jeremy Alexander who split the uprights for three from 29 yards out. However, Trey Campbell on a 54 yard run with just over two minutes to the half widened the Red Hawk lead to nine. O'Neill would add 14 second half points on a 62 yard pass and run to Dylan Hall and a 9 yard carry by Matt Cox (Alexander added both converts). With just over a minute left, Kirk Bricknell on a four yard run provided the Rebels with their first scoring points of the season thereby ending a streak of 109 consecutive points allowed.
07:33 O'Neill FG Jeremy Alexander (29 yd)
02:10 O'Neill TD Trey Campbell (54 yd run)
06:30 O'Neill TD Dylan Hall (62 yd pass), C Jeremy Alexander
09:08 O'Neill TD Matt Cox (9 yd run), C Jeremy Alexander;
01:03 Port Perry TD Kirk Bricknell (4 yd run)
Uxbridge 25, Denis
The Tigers kept pace with Pine Ridge atop the West Division standings with identical records of 4-0 following a 25-6 victory over the winless (in three) Chargers. Andrew Edwards and Lee Cowie accounted for twenty-two scoring points as Edwards recorded two touchdowns while Cowie produced a touchdown, three converts and a single on a missed field goal attempt. Chris Gladney with a punt single and a team awarded safety rounded out the Tiger scoring. Alex McIlmoyle replied for Denis O'Connor. Uxbridge will visit Ajax (3-1) on Wednesday and close the season out against Pine Ridge the following Tuesday in games that will determine the top three finishers in the West division. The Chargers meanwhile will meet Notre Dame on Thursday in what is a must win game for both schools, if they wish to keep their post season hopes alive.
Results: Thursday, October 13th
Sinclair 29, Bowmanville
The Celtics improved to 3-1 with a 29-0 victory over the Bowmanville Talons. Xavier Ellis paced the attack for the victors with a pair of touchdowns. Kyle Parker and Jonah Fullerton each recorded one major while place kicker Matt Gynn pitched in with a field goal and two converts. The loss dropped the Talons record to 0-3, which leaves them tied with Port Perry, whom they will.host next week.
Sinclair: Xavier Ellis 2TD, Kyle Parker TD, Jonah Fullerton TD, Matt Gynn FG, 2C
Paul Dwyer 73, Notre
The Paul Dwyer Saints rolled to their third consecutive win as they easily turned back the Cougars 73-6. The Saints were led by Jordan Duncan, who recorded five touchdowns, and Evan Jolicoeur, who picked off three Cougar passes and returned one of the interceptions for a touchdown. Closing out the scoring for the Saints were Jack Radford with three touchdowns as well as Bryce MacDonald and Chris Steenson, each with one. Aaron Champagne recorded seven converts. The Cougars, winless in three starts, were the first team to record scoring points against the Saints this year as Kouvhan Dakin tallied a touchdown.
Dwyer: Jordan Duncan 5TD, Jake Radford 3TD, Evan Jolicoeur TD, Bryce MacDonald TD, Chris Steenson TD, Aaron Champagne 7C
Notre Dame: Kouvhan Dakin TD
Result: Wednesday, October 12th
Pine Ridge 42,
Immediately following the opening kickoff, Jer-Ray Tomlinson was on the receiving end of a 53 yard pass for a touchdown to vault the 4-0 Pine Ridge Pumas into a lead that they would never relinquish against the Richardson Storm. Meschach Green and Imrad Mourad both found the house in the first and third quarters. Mourad's pair of touchdowns were on interception returns (21 yards and 43 yards). Hunter Jennings with a 79 yard pass and run provided the Pumas with a 28-0 halftime lead. Paul Jenkins closed out the scoring with a 26 yard pass reception late in the fourth quarter to provide the Storm, who have only one win in five games, with their only scoring points of the day. Sean Smith posted converts on all six Puma touchdowns.
11:45 Pine Ridge TD Jer-Ray Tomlinson (53 yd pass), C Sean Smith
06:30 Pine Ridge TD Meschach Green (23 yd run), C Sean Smith
05:25 Pine Ridge TD Imrad Mourad (23 yd interception), C Sean Smith
06:25 Pine Ridge TD Hunter Jennings (79 yd pass), C Sean Smith
08:00 Pine Ridge TD Meschach Green (59 yd run), C Sean Smith
05:57 Pine Ridge TD Imrad Mourad (43 yd interception), C Sean Smith
02:30 Richardson TD Paul Jenkins (26 yd pass)
Result: Friday, October 7th
Uxbridge 27, Port Perry
The Shoppers Drug Mart Trophy, emblematic of North Durham football supremacy, is heading west this year as the Uxbridge Tigers prevailed 27-0 over the Port Perry Rebels. Presented first in 2005 when Port Perry returned to football after an absence of thirty years, the cup is awarded to the Senior team that prevails during their regular season meeting. The win by Uxbridge, their first since 2008, gives the Tigers a 3-2 with one game tied edge.
Chris Gladney with a 40 yard fumble recovery opened the scoring for the Tigers two minutes into the game. A second quarter four yard run by Jacob Wilson extended the margin to 14-0 at the half. Following a scoreless third quarter, the Tigers posted two touchdowns on a short run by Andrew Edwards and a fake punt by Gladney, which resulted in a 34 yard touchdown run. Lee Cowie added three converts. The defending champion Rebels have yet to score a point through two games this season.
Shoppers Drug Mart
2011 Uxbridge 27, Port Perry 0
2010 Port Perry 7, Uxbridge 6
2009 Port Perry 19, Uxbridge 6
2008 Uxbridge 22, Port Perry 6
2007 Not contested
2006 Port Perry 7, Uxbridge 7
2005 Uxbridge 14, Port Perry 6
Result: Thursday, October 6th
Pine Ridge 24, Ajax 21
Playing under the lights at Pine Ridge, the Pumas and Rams (both 2-0 entering the game) provided those in attendance with an excellent and competitive game. This game came down to the final minute when a potentially game tying field goal by the Rams missed to the left thereby preserving a three point Puma victory. Both teams scored three touchdowns and three converts, however Sean Smith's successful field goal proved to be the difference. Scoring touchdowns for the Pumas were Meschach Green (with two) and Curtis Innis. Replying for Ajax were Tristan Smith with two touchdowns and Josh Wickens. Puma's Sean Smith and Ram's Tobin Semple handled the convert duties.
Sinclair 14, O'Neill 12
For the second consecutive year, the Celtics prevailed over the Red Hawks by the slimmest of margins. The 2010 game ended 1-0. This year, the teams were able to post three touchdowns with Xavier Ellis and Daniel Wark scoring six pointers for the winners. Scott Gunn replied with a major for O'Neill while Brendan Costello posted six kicking points via a field goal and three singles. The difference in the game proved to be the two converts recorded by Matt Gynn. The Sinclair win pulled them even with O'Neill in the East Division as both teams sport 2-1 records. Paul Dwyer also has recorded two victories however the Saints with a bye this week have played one fewer game.
Richardson 13, Notre
In a match between two winless teams, the Richardson Storm prevailed by a score of 13-3. Leigh Philip, who also added a convert, and Trevor McGarrity each recorded touchdowns for the Storm who had dropped their first three games of the season. The Cougars, who had lost their season opener by one point last week, were held to a single by Tyler Shapton and a two point safety awarded to Massimo Mauro. With the win, the Storm currently occupy the fourth and last playoff position in the Western Division, two points ahead of both Denis O'Connor and Notre Dame, both of whom have two games in hand.
Result: Wednesday, October 5th
St. Stephen 34,
The Royals notched their first win of the season in three games as they shut out the Bowmanville Talons 34-0. This game, which was much closer than the final score, remained scoreless until the midway mark of the second quarter when Kyle Rideout hauled in a 21 yard pass to put the Royals ahead to stay. Just over three minutes later, Cameron Gilmore scored this first of two touchdowns on a 64 yard pass and run play. Connor Vale's convert gave the Royals a of lead to 13-0 at the half. St. Stephen would extend the lead to 26-0 after three quarters as quarterback Braden Labanovich would call his own number on a one yard keeper and Gilmore would post his second major of the game with a 12 yard reception (Vale adding the convert). Idahossa Yorke with a 12 yard pass reception and Bryson St. Denis also receiving a pass for the two point convert would complete the scoring. With the loss, the Talons fell to 0-2.
Result: Monday, October 3rd
The Senior Rams turned back Richardson 31-7 to remain undefeated through two games as Brad Benedetto recorded two touchdowns for the second consecutive game. Benedetto opened the scoring in the first quarter with a three yard run and closed out the scoring in the final frame with a 16 yard carry. Also scoring for the Rams were Morgan Humes on a 65 yard pass and run and Triston Smith on a seven yard run. Place kicker Tobin Semple converted all three majors and added a 26 yard field goal. Leigh Phillip accounted for all the Richardson scoring points as he was on the receiving end of a 24 pass with six seconds remaining until the half. His successful convert reduced the deficit to 17-7 at the half.
05:50 Ajax: TD Brad Benedetto (3 yard run); C Tobin Semple
09:18 Ajax: FG Tobin Semple (26 yards)
00:30 Ajax: TD Morgan Humes (65 yard pass); C Tobin Semple
00:24 Richardson: TD Leigh Philip (24 yard pass); C Leigh Phillip
12:17 Ajax: TD Triston Smith (7 yard run); C Tobin Semple
02:22 Ajax: TD Brad Benedetto (16 yard run); C Tobin Semple
Result: Friday, September 30th
Uxbridge 8, Notre Dame 7
Chris Gladney's punt single in the opening quarter proved to be the difference as the Uxbridge Tigers edged by the Notre Dame Cougars 8-7. The win lifted the Tigers record to 2-0. Notre Dame was playing their season opener. Kouvhan Dakin opened the game with an electrifying kickoff return to give the Cougars the early lead. Brandon Dixon upped the margin to seven with the convert. Gladney's punt single reduced the lead to 7-1 later in the opening quarter. In the second quarter, Jacob Wilson (from one yard out) knotted the game at seven. Lee Cowie added the point after to close out the scoring in this tight defensively played game.
Results: Thursday, September 29th
The Celtics evened their record at 1-1 as they shut out the Richardson Storm 22-0. Kyle Parker was credited with the only points of the opening quarter as the Storm were trapped in their end zone for a safety. Midway through the second quarter, Kyle Lampaugh upped the margin to 9-0 with a six yard touchdown run, converted by Matt Gynn, who finished the day with two converts. Mitch Laplaunt on a short run in the third quarter and Chris Mackey with a twenty-one yard pass reception in the final two minutes closed out the scoring. The Storm fell to 0-2 with the loss.
Pine Ridge 27,
Denis O'Connor 15
Pine Ridge has opened with two wins as they turned back the 0-2 Denis O'Connor Chargers 27-14.
Pine Ridge: Sean Smith 2FG,3C, Curtis Innis 2TD, Kirk Simonvski 1TD
Denis O'Connor: Steven Benacquista 2TD; Gavin Jordan SFT; Robbie Lena c
16, St. Stephen 7
The Senior Red Hawks picked up their second win in two starts as they turned back the Royals 16-7. Greg Norris and Trey Campbell each recorded touchdowns while Brendan Costello notched his fifth field goal of the season along with a convert. Connor Vale replied for the Royals with all seven scoring points (touchdown and a convert. St. Stephen remains winless through two games.
Result: Wednesday, September 28th
Paul Dwyer 59, Port
The Saints displayed two different tactics to humble the defending Tier Two champions 59-0. In the opening half, the pinpoint passing of Eric Kimmerly picked apart the Rebel secondary as the Saints led by twenty-five at the intermission. With Kimmerly resting, during the second half, the Saints went exclusively to the ground game adding five more touchdowns. Posting touchdowns for Paul Dwyer were Jordan Duncan (carries of 7, 4 and 35 yards), Jake Radford (4 and 10 yard runs), Kimmerly (6 yard keeper), Aaron Champagne (13 yard pass reception), Dillando Allotey (48 yards) and Bryce MacDonald (40 yards). Evan Jolicoeur added one convert while Champagne contributed four point after kicks. The Saints, who have yet to be scored on this season, remain unbeaten through two games while the Rebels, playing in their season opener are 0-1.
Results: Friday, September 23rd
O'Neill 24, Bowmanville
During week one play, field goals were a rarity in Tier Two play as the only player to record a three-pointer was O'Neill's Brendan Costello. Brendan delivered, not one, but four field goals to help lead his team to a 24-8 victory. Costello's kicking prowess was aided by Trey Campbell who delivered two touchdowns for the Red Hawks, who successfully opened their 2011 season with a victory as they look to improve upon 2010 where they fell just short of the league championship losing the championship game in overtime to Port Perry. Replying for the Talons were Justin Leacock with a touchdown and Riley Johnson who added a two point convert.
Uxbridge 26, Richardson
Lee Cowie opened the scoring with an eight yard touchdown run four minutes into the second quarter to give Uxbridge a lead that they would never relinquish. Cowie, who would also add a 28 yard running touchdown in the final quarter, added the convert on the opening touchdown. Mike Boehm with a fumble recovery in the end zone following a punt and Andrew Edwards with a 25 yard carry also scored majors for the Tigers, while Graham Klammer delivered a 28 yard punt single. Offensively, the Storm scoring points were recorded by Jayden Massey with two seventy-five yard touchdowns (one on a kick off return and the other on a run) and George Gouoganis who streaked eighty-four yards on a pass and run.
Results: Thursday, September 22nd
Denis O'Connor 7
The Ajax Rams powered by four second half touchdowns downed the Denis O'Connor Chargers in opening day play. At the half, the score was 14-0 as the Chargers were unable to contain Morgan Humes who scored the only two touchdowns of the first half (50 yard run and 59 yard pass reception). Chris Hay scooped up a Charger fumble on the opening play of the second half and carried the ball 30 yards to increase the margin to 21-0. Alex McIlmoyle cut the margin to 14 with four minutes later as he was on the receiving end of a 30 yard touchdown pass. Brad Benedetto would add two touchdowns for the Rams on runs of 5 and 26yards. Sandwiched between Benedetto's pair of touchdowns was a 12 yard touchdown reception by Dougie Crawford who also converted all six touchdowns to finish the game with 12 points..
Paul Dwyer 35, Sinclair
Dilland Allotey and Jake Radford each scored two touchdowns as the Saints opened with a convincing 35-0 triumph over Sinclair. Steve Laurie also recorded a major while Eric Kimmerly recorded a two point convert. Also scoring for Paul Dwyer were Aaron Champagne with two converts while Paul Legacy also contributed a convert.
Pine Ridge 34, St.
First year Senior Meschach Green scored two first half touchdowns on pass receptions of 18 and 52 yards to lead the Pumas to a comfortable 27-7 half time lead. Sean Smith also delivered two majors while Hunter Jennings added one. Smith finished with sixteen scoring points as he was successful on four convert attempts. Royals touchdowns were scored by Kyle Rideout and Idahossa Yorke. Connor Vale converted both touchdowns.