Four very competitive games took place at Norm Perry Park on Saturday.
In the Atom Division the Laness ShockWave outlasted the Royal Canadian Legion Branch IronHides 30-24. Mitchell Blais opened the scoring for the ShockWave plowing into the endzone twice, on runs of 1 and 2 yards. Noah Lester scored his first of 4 touchdowns for the IronHides to cut the lead to 12-6. The teams traded touchdowns before the half with Tyler Kerby running 34 yards for the ShockWave and Lester replying with a 35 yard scamper for the IronHides. Each team scored 2 majors in the second half with James Myers and Josh Foulis taking it to the house for the ShockWave. Lester completed his outstanding game for the Iron Hides with 2 more long runs.
In the other Atom game a defensive stand, with time running out enabled the Cupe Local 1238 RazorClaws to hold on for an 18-12 victory over the Planet Stitch Inferno. Carter Grasse led the attack for the Claws with a pair of majors in the first half on runs of 12 yards and 1 yard. Ryan Tisdale counted a major for the Inferno. The teams traded touchdowns in the second half with Tyler Hopwood running in from 9 yards out for the Razor Claws and Zachary McCabe countering for the Inferno.
All teams in the PeeWee Divsion sport records of 1-1 following their second games. In the first PeeWee contest, the Cupe Local 1238 Avengers doused the Rob Simrak Magic Realty SkyFire 14-12. This game was a very tense affair with only a convert separating these 2 teams. All scoring took place in the first half. Jackson Grasse scored both majors for the victors on run of 8 and 9 yards. Zachary Tremblay converted the second touchdown. Avery Smiley utilized his excellent speed to score both touchdowns for the SkyFire crossing the goal line from 22 yards and 5 yards out.
In the finale, the Purdy Fisheries Storm upended the Optimist Club of Sarnia Lakeshore Vortex 13-6. Justin Cain caught a pass and ran 45 yards to open the scoring for the Storm. Ethan Kerby ran the convert in to extend the lead to 7-0. Colton Shepherd countered for the Vortex on a nifty dash from 7 yards out, reducing the the Storm lead to 7-6. David Graham scored the only major of the second half, sealing the victory for the Storm.