Sturgeon Junior Varsity faced Twin Cities
Sturgeon Junior Varsity team traveled to
Sir Wilfrid Laurier University to take
on the powerful Twin Cities Predators in
what could be a preview of the Southern
Division Final of the O.F.C. Both teams
sported undefeated records of 3-0 and
the game did not disappoint. The fans in
attendance were treated to a clean, hard
hitting game featuring 2 talented teams.
The Sturgeon took the opening kick-off
and marched down the field to the Twin
Cities 30 where they turned the ball
over on a fumble. The Sturgeon defence
then forced a three and out on the
Predators, aided by a sack of the Twin
Cities quarterback by Jeremy Jones.
Hayden McLean returned the fourth down
punt to the one yard line. Josh Elsley's
run and Blake Maxfield's convert staked
the Sturgeon to a 7-0 lead. The score
remained that way for the reminder of
the quarter thanks to tough defensive
play by both teams.
In the second quarter a 60 yard dash by
the brilliant runner of the Predators,
Tre Nicholson, put the Predators on the
board. A convert by Lorand Guczuly
knotted the score at 7. The Sturgeon
scored the only other points of the
quarter when a 17 yard field goal
attempt by Blake Maxfield sailed wide
and through the end zone. Sarnia took an
8-7 lead to the break at the half.
The Predators forged ahead in the third
quarter on a 10 yard pass from
quarterback Brendan Carey to receiver
Benjamin Drung. The successful convert
put the home team up 14-8. The only
other scoring in the game came from a 20
yard field goal by the Predators in the
fourth quarter as both defenses
continued their tenacious play. Final
score of the game 17 - 8 Predators.
Jeremy Jones led the Sturgeon defense
with eight tackles, including two
quarterback sacks. Other leading
tacklers for the Sturgeon were Mason
Kett and Nick Paquette. On offence Josh
Elsley scampered with the ball 13 times
and hard running fullback Yenel Olivero
carried it on 12 occasions.
The Sturgeon host their first
doubleheader of the season this coming
Sunday as the bantams host the Hamilton
Panthers at 1 pm and the JV's play the
Toronto Junior Argos, a team with an
identical 3-1 record, at 3 pm. All
Sturgeon games are contested at Norm
club action, the Bantams were also at
Sir Wilfrid to take on the Bantam Twin
City Predators where they took a loss
with a final score of 41 - 7.
Peewee Sturgeon were at home on the
weekend hosting the Oakville Titans and
won with a final score of 37 - 13.