The Atom Division began with a very competitive
game between the Sylvan Learning Centre Fire Bolts and the Robinson Design
and Drafting Razor Claws. The Bolts led at halftime 18-12 on 2 short
touchdown runs by quarterback Zavier Mitchell and a 35 yard dash by Shane
Knight. Travis Kozak and Reese Baumgartner counted majors for the Razor
Claws. The teams had traded touchdowns in the second half with Rylan Snider
counting for the Fire Bolts and speedy Mark Pack for the Razor Claws. With
time winding down the Fire Bolts were inside the Razor Claw 5 and poised for
the game clinching major, but the Claw defense came up big, causing a
turnover. The Razor Claws promptly marched down the field, and with little
time remaining on the clock, Kozak ran the ball over the goal line to earn a
In the second game the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Iron Hides opened up
an 18-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 30-0 victory over the Robinson Design
and Drafting Shock Wave. Josh Manning led the Hides with 2 touchdowns.
Individual majors were scored by Parker Wyant, Jack Vozza and Ethan Hacker.
Carter Pagano had many fine runs and outstanding tackles for the Shock Wave.
In the first PeeWee game the BrownStones Sky Fire defeated the Vidal
Pharmacy Raiders 22-0. Josh Hillsdon was a powerful force for the victors,
with many punishing runs. He put the Sky Fire on the board first rumbling 70
yards to the end zone. Alex Cannon also scored a touchdown which Josh Bastos
converted, giving BrownStones a 14-0 halftime lead. Quarterback Josh Foulis
ran for a 17 yard major in the second half that was also converted by Bastos,
concluding the scoring. Tyler Kerby was a force for the Raiders both on
defense and carrying the ball.
The second PeeWee game got off to an ominous beginning for the Sarnia
Lakeshore Vortex as speedy Logan Smith St Jean returned the opening kickoff
for 75 yards, staking the Lanxess Avengers to a 6-0 lead. Brody Hornett
replied for the Vortex on their opening possession with a 6 yard run. From
then, both defenses took over and the score remained knotted 6-6 at the
half. The Vortex offense came to life in the second half with touchdowns by
Hornett and Carter Grasse for a hard earned 18-6 victory.
The first Bantam game was a a tilt between 2 undefeated teams, the
Mechanical Contractor's Association Toros and the Jim Easson/Brian Guenette
Exit Realty Grizzlies. Avery Smiley and Hudson Laur were the major
contributors on offense for the Grizzlies while Joe Rose and Ethan Kerby had
excellent games for the Toros. Laur and Smiley ran for touchdowns for the
Grizzlies in the first half and Justin Cain had a convert. Joe Rose rumbled
for 42 yards for the Toros. The Grizzlies were up 14-6 at the half. The
teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter and deep into the fourth
quarter. Rose added 2 more for the Toros and Phillips successfully converted
both. Smiley and Laur scored for the Grizzlies and Cain added the convert.
With one minute remaining the Toros had closed the gap to 30-22 and were
attempting a short kick to gain possession for one final push to the end
zone. The kick went off the helmet of a Grizzly, hit the ground and bounced
into the arms of Smiley who dashed 60 yards for the clinching touchdown and
a 38-22 Grizzly victory.
In the final game of the day the Mammoet Crane Mammoths jumped all over the
Bigras Painting Tiger Sharks out of the gate. On the first play from
scrimmage Aiden Wildfong picked of a Tiger Shark pass and scampered 75 yards
to the end zone. A touchdown pass from Wildfong to Isiah George and a 24
yard run by Wildfong, along with 2 converts by Jaxon Rawcliffe staked the
Mammoths to a 22-0 half time lead. The Sharks regrouped at halftime and
scored the only touchdowns of the second half on runs of 72 yards by David
Graham and 1 yard by Austin West. The Mammoths prevailed 22-12.