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Niagara Football: The Full Monty on the Weekend Games

Posted Jul 9th, 2018 in Sports and Recreation

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We hope you're ready for a little reading -- we have the results from Niagara Spears as well as the Niagara Region Minor Football League.

The Niagara Bantam Spears Advance, JV Tier 1 & Varsity Spears Eliminated from the Playoffs this past weekend.  Check out the results and photos below: 

1st round playoff game victory:
Niagara Bantam 17,  London Jr Mustangs 0
Kiwanis Field St. Catharines
Marshall McCray 1TD, 1 Field Goal  2- 1pt Kicked PAT
Eugene Park 1TD

“ The defence played amazingly well… getting a shutout…the offence struggled in the 1st half scoring only 3 points, but fought hard and put it together in the second… a great win…” ~  Head Coach Bill Crawford

Now scheduled: Semi-Final playoff game at Essex 7-2 vs spears 6-3

Note: On May 12, Niagara beat Essex 15 to 14 at Kiwanis Field (July 14) 

Marshal McCray looking for a receiver

Bantam Spear, Marshall McCray, Looking for a receiver  By Ed Telenko

Marshall McCray Making  another good gain  Photo by Scott WoodlandNiagara Bantam Spear Adrian D’Gyves #6 Gaining yardage Photo by Scott Woodland

Marshall McCray Making  another good gain (left photo); Niagara Bantam Spear Adrian D’Gyves #6 Gaining yardage Photos by Scott Woodland   

Niagara JV Spears Tier 1 at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26 Niagara 2
Spears eliminated 
Head Coach Comments

“We ultimately came up short of our goal but collectively we came together and got better as individuals, team mates and people and I am proud of all of the kids for battling for 4 quarters in a valiant effort.” Arthur Martin

Top performer: Offence  Devon Schiller and John Serrano 
Defence: Riley Lions and Zach Bechard 

Note: Niagara JV Spears Tier 2 have 2 games remaining in their regular schedule, July 15 at Toronto  (Jets),and July 21 at Clarington (Knights)

Varsity  In London
Niagara Spears 15  London  Jr Mustangs 34
Succar 1 TD 
Dallas Bone 1TD 
Cole Mackinnon Kick 1pt PAT 
Travis Arp 2TD pass completions and 1-2 Point Convert completionTo Darcy MacIsaac

Head Coach Brian Duguay commented.

"I think we had an outstanding game. Except for a couple of major miscues, allowing a kickoff return and another very long run both of which resulted in (London) TDs we were very completive. Our defence was outstanding for the most part stalling 2 of their drives limiting them to field goals instead of Touchdowns. When considering a coulee of weeks ago we were bounced 42-to 3 by them, I’m extremely proud of how hard our guys fought”

Niagara Regional Football Elite JV Division

July 5th Kiwanis Field St. Catharines
Sundevils 55 Tiger-Cats 8
Sundevils Scoring
William Shultz 2TDs 1-1ptPAT
Mason Arbic 1TD 1-1ptPAT
Donovan Morgan 1TD 1-1ptPAT
Cooper Tice 1TD 1-2prPAT
Anthony Gomez 2TDs 1-1ptPAT
Gabe Loiselle 1-1ptPAT
Paton Roxborough 1TD
Tiger-Cats Scoring
Justin Dawe 1TD
Josh Keizer 1-2ptPAT

Sunday July 8th 2018
Atom Division St. Catharines Seahawks 33   Fort Erie Longhorns 26
Seahawks scoring
Ezekiel Langendoen  2TDs and 1-1pt PAT
Josh Savoie 2TDs
Dahari Williams 1TD
Alex Piazza 1-2pt PAT
Longhorns scoring:
Jordan Payne 1TD a 2-1pt PAT
Chase Wentworth 2TDs
Gavyn Vazquez 1TD

Atom: West Niagara Steelers 12  Niagara Falls Lions 24
Lions Game Summary:Marco Angelini 2TDs
Lucas Panucci 2TDs
Steelers Game Summary:
Emilio DiNardo TD
Matthew McDevitt TD
Connor Proulx Fumble Recovery
Lucas Armenti Fumble Recovery
Outstanding Effort:
Offense - Emilio DiNardo
Defence - Connor Proulx, Case Haan

Peewee Division

Welland Tiger-Cats 40    St. Catharines Seahawks 14 
Tiger-Cats scoring
Nick Jokic 2TDs
Ben Tsanoff 2TDs and 1-1pt PAT
Matthew Gichard 1TD
Sean Perry 1TD
Dylan Dellemonache 1-ipt PAT
Thomas Alexander 1-2pt PAT
Breton Peacey - Interception
Dylan Dellemonache - Interception
Outstanding offensive play by Seth Bourassa & Marcus Tsanoff
Outstanding defensive play by Brandon Krutz & Arik Rae
Seahawks scoring 
Elijah Jama 1TD
 Biancaniello Luca 1 TD
Genest Braiden 1-2pt PAT

West Niagara Steelers 34  Niagara Falls Argos 6
Steeler Game Summary:
Jake Portolesi TD
Nathan Owen TD
Ryden Lapcevich TD
Jayden Gurzi-MacDonald TD
Lucas Hazelton TD, Interception
Elijah Mercer 2 X-Pt Kicks, Fumble Recovery
Joey Dilse Fumble Recovery
Gregory Marois Fumble Recovery
Outstanding Effort:
Offense - Jake Portolesi
Defence - Jayden Gurzi-MacDonald
Argos Game Summary:
Carson Gauthier TD
Clayton Wilen Interception
Darius Cripps Fumble Recovery
Outstanding Efforst:
Offense - Carson Gauthier
Defence - Clayton Wilen

Bantam Division

Welland Tiger-Cats 31  St.Catharines Seahawks 0
Tiger-Cats scoring
Deshawn Johnson  3TDs
Tate Donovan  1TD
Daniel Thompson 1TD
Colton Kizlik 1-1pt PAT

West Niagara Falcons 9  Niagara Falls Argos 6
Falcons Game Summary:
Ethan Rutherford TD
Nick Park X-Pt Kick, 2 Punt Singles
Nolan Banga 2 Interceptions
Jayce MacArthur Fumble Recovery
Outstanding Effort:
Offense - Eljay Thompson
Defence - Nolan Banga, Evan Reece
Argos Game Summary:
#23 TD
Outstanding Effort:
Offense - #23 Connor McKee
Defence = #53 Arden Martinez

Ben Tsanoff
Photo: Ben Tsanoff, on his way to scoring 1 of his 2 TDs  for Welland Tiger-Cats  in peewee game against St. Catharines Seahawks Sundaybin Welland.  Photo by Ed Telenko 

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