SMAA Football Recent Highlights

October 16, 2015

Wednesday Oct 7, 2015

In a very evenly played game the Sylvan Learning Centre Fire Bolts and the Sarnia Lakeshore Optimists Inferno battled to a 30-30 draw. This marks the 4th time in 5 games Fire Bolts have tied a game, showing how competitive this league is for most teams. The Inferno took an 18-12 lead to the half time break on touchdown runs by Liam O'Rourke, Nathan Tremblay and Bret Banninga. Shane Knight and Rylan Snyder replied for the Fire Bolts. Tremblay and O'Rourke again counted majors for the Inferno in the second half. Zavier Mitchell and an additional pair of touchdowns by the powerful Knight earned a draw for both teams.

In the second game the Royal Canadian Legion Iron Hides prevailed for their fifth consecutive victory over the rapidly improving Robinson Design and Drafting Razor Claws 36-30. This game was tied at 18 following the first half. The Razor Claws had 3 different players break the plane in the first half; Madisyn Moore, Travis Kozak and Mason Broer. Ethan Hacker, Josh Manning and Jack Vozza replied for the Iron Hides. The Iron Hides came out on fire in the second half. Vozza's 18 yard touchdown scamper opened the scoring. Parker Wyant scored 3 touchdowns, 2 on runs and his final major on a pass from Vozza. Broer and Kozak replied for the Claws.

The finale was a Bantam match up between the Jim Easson/Brian Guenette Grizzlies and the Mechanical Contractor's Association Toros. The game started out as a track meet with 6 touchdowns being scored in the first half. Avery Smiley led the charge for the Grizzles with runs of 17, 40 and 60 yards. Hudson Laur also counted a major on a 45 yard pass and run play from quarterback Justin Cain. Cain added a pair of converts. The Toros hung close in the first half on a pair of touchdown runs by quarterback Ethan Kerby, both of whom were successfully completed by Zach Tremblay. The Grizzlies edged away in the second half as Smiley dashed 70 yards for his 4th touchdown of the game and Ethan Isaac rumbled in from 3 yards out. Cain added a convert to complete the scoring in a 42-17 Grizzly victory.

Saturday October 10, 2015

The Robinson Design and Drafting Razor Claws prevailed over he Metcalfe Photography Shock Wave 42-30 in an offensive explosion where 12 touchdowns were scored. Travis Kozak led the Claws with a pair as well as a 35 yard pass and run play to Mark Pack. Pack counted an additional touchdown on a long run. Also contributing majors were Chayton VanBarneveld, Mason Broer, and Reese Baumgartner. The Shock Wave offense also moved the ball impressively with 5 drives ending successfully. Carter Pagano led the charge with 3 touchdowns and Jesse Hart contributed a pair.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Iron Hides continued their undefeated season with an impressive 36-12 victory over the Sarnia Lakeshore Optimists Inferno 36-12. They exploded for 5 touchdowns in the first half. Josh Manning opened the scoring on a 15 yard pass and run play from quarterback Jack Vozza. Manning added a second on a 9 yard run. Vozza scored a touchdown of his own on a 30 yard dash. Parker Wyant, and Ethan Hacker rounded out the first half scoring for the Hides. Speedy Nathan Tremblay accounted for all the Inferno majors on 2 runs of 25 and 30 yards. In the second half, Vozza finished off the scoring for the Iron Hides.

There are now no more undefeated teams in the PeeWee Division as the second place BrownStones Sky Fire upended the first place Sarnia Lakeshore Optimists 14-6. This game was a match in which both defenses prevailed and made big plays at opportune times. Orion Vasquez opened the scoring for the victors on an electrifying pass and run play of 102 yards. Also counting a major was Josh Hillsdon who rumbled in from 6 yards out. This touchdown was successfully converted on a kick by Josh Foulis. Tyler Hopwood culminated a long drive for the Vortex when he ran 6 yards into the end zone.

The second PeeWee game was a fierce battle in which the Lanxess Avengers prevailed over the Vidal Pharmacy Raiders 20-12. The score was knotted 6-6 at the half as defense prevailed in this PeeWee tilt as well. Josh Graham ran 15 yards for the Raiders and Joey Edlington replied with a 45 yard scamper for the Avengers. In the second half Tyler Kerby sped to the end zone from the 50 yard line for the Raiders. Zack McCabe took it to the house from 35 yards out and the kicked convert by Nathan Cope was successful, staking the Avengers to a 14-12 lead. The last touchdown of the game was a 20 yard run by Joey Edlington.

Just as in the PeeWee Division earlier, there are now no more undefeated teams in the Bantam Division, as a result of the third place Mammoet Crane Mammoths upsetting the Jim Easson/Brian Guenette Grizzlies 32-14. The Mammoths came out fired up and opened up a 26-6 lead from which the Grizzlies were unable to counter. In this first half explosion, Aiden Wildfong rambled to the house twice, on a run of 102 yards and a pick 6 from his own 50. Dylan Pepper contributed a major of his own on a 12 yard run. Quarterback Lucas Kita hit Isiah George on a pass and run play for 49 yards. The touch down in the first half for the Grizzlies was on a 70 yard toss from Justin Cain to Hudson Laur. The teams traded majors in the second half, the Mammoths counting on a 90 yard pass from Kita to Wildfong and the Grizzlies on a connection from Cain to Joshua Grondin. Cain successfully converted this touchdown.

In the finale, the Mechanical Contractors Association Toros prevailed over the Bigras Painting Tiger Sharks 16-13. The Tiger Sharks opened the scoring when Austin West ran in from the 1 yard line, culminating a long drive. A convert by Dylan Hilz made it 7-0. In the second quarter the Toros rattled off 16 straight points on a pair of majors, the first on a 1 yard plunge by Joe Rose and the second on a 3 yard run by Ethan Kerby. Zachary Tremblay converted both these giving the Toros a 16-7 edge at the half. In the second half the rock was taken to the house only once, in the third quarter, on a 61 yard run by Hiltz. From then on defenses prevailed and the Toros hung on for their victory.






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