Mammoths (Blue) vs Toros (Red)
The initial Bantam semi featured the first Place Mechanical Contractor's Association Toros who sported a 7-1 record facing the 3-5 Mammoet Crane Incorporated Mammoths. Ironically the lone defeat suffered by the Toros was at the hands of the Mammoths early in the season. The Toros struck first and they struck fast. Jakson Fisher culminated the opening Toro drive with a 1 yard quarterback sneak. The Toro defense stopped the Mammoths on their opening possession after only 3 plays and a punt. Noah McLean's powerful run and Aidan Hodgson's convert had the Toros up 14-0 before the first quarter was over and the Toros appeared on their way.
The Mammoths regained their composure and drove the length of the field on their ensuing possession thanks to many successful off tackle counter runs by Kody Lyon. Travis Conrad's 1 yard quarterback sneak and Garrett Patterson's convert reduced the Toro lead to 14-8.
The next time they had the ball the Mammoths took the lead as Mack Fiddy carried the rock to the house and Patterson's convert gave the underdogs a 16-14 lead. On the last play of the half Conrad completed a 32 yard touchdown pass to Kenny Cauley opening up a 22-14 halftime lead.
The second half was a tough defensive battle. Fisher's second touchdown of the game on a 22 yard run around the left end early in the final quarter narrowed the score to 22-20. With 6 minutes remaining the Toros began their final drive of the game. They surgically moved the ball down the field. With but one minute remaining they had the ball first down inside the Mammoth three yard line. But the Mammoth defense held the powerful Toros at bay on the next 4 plays to preserve their stunning upset and their place in the championship game.
Bears (Blue) vs Tiger Sharks (Silver)
The final tilt of the day featured the Sylvan Learning Centre Bears and the Sarnia Police Association Tiger Sharks. These 2 teams sported equal records with the Tiger Sharks winning 2 of the 3 times these teams met in the regular season. Little did anyone at Norm Perry know the track meet this game was to become. The Bears scored on their first possession thanks to a 67 yard run by Josh Clubb and a convert by Andrew Fraser.
The Sharks countered the first time they had the ball thanks to Kurtis Hill's nifty 23 yard run and Jeff Haggarty's convert. This knotted the score at 8. Before the half was over the Bears reached the Tiger Shark end zone 6 more times. Three touchdowns were counted by Clay Mackie on runs up the middle of 50 and 60 yards and a kickoff return of 72 yards. Josh Clubb had the other 3 majors from 32 and 39 yards out as well as a 47 yard pick six.
The Tiger Sharks scored 2 majors of their own on Hill's second touchdown from 63 yards and a powerful 4 yard run by Hunter Brumwell. The Bears led 50-22 at the break. The parade to the end zone continued in the second half. Mason Hyde was the recipient of a nifty 23 yard touchdown pass following a pitch and reverse. Kurtis Hill's run converted this major for the Sharks. The Bears scored 3 more times on runs by Clubb, Cole Rogers and Bryce Cabral. Fraser converted Cabral's touchdown as the final score was 69-29 Bears.