2017 OFC Champ Day Results


Photo Courtesy Of Brad Claypole
Photo Courtesy Of Brad Claypole
The 2017 OFC Champ Day hosted by the Peterborough Wolverines and the City of Peterborough began with Daryl Bennett the city’s mayor announcing a proclamation proclaiming August 5th, 2017 to be Football Day in the City of Peterborough for the OFC Championships. The day started out with pleasant weather but as the day continued it turned into a fall like experience with a chilly and windy situation for all the participants, the players, coaches and the parents and the great fans in attendance. Despite the weather challenges it turned out to be an exciting day and the fans were treated to three exciting championship games. (Photo Gallery Courtesy Of Brad Claypole located at bottom of article)

OFC BANTAMS CHAMIONSHIP | COUGARS 34 REBELS 20

The Bantam game featured the Ramsay Conference Champions, the Vaughan Rebels with a 7-1 record battling the Dittmer Conference Champions, the Chatham-Kent Cougars with their perfect 8-0 record. It was an exciting game with both teams starting with strong defensive play. The Rebels opened the scoring with a TD scored by Dillon Schobourgh and the convert kick recorded by Jonathan DiMarino to take a 7-0 lead. Later in the first quarter the Cougars responded with their first TD recorded by Drew Barko and the successful convert kick by Tyler Shunmanski to tie the score at 7 going into the second quarter.

Both teams were able to move the ball well in the second quarter and the Cougars were able to score and take the lead on a TD by Tyler Shunmanski, but the pass for the twp point convert score failed for the 13-7 lead. With under two minutes left in the half, the Rebels scored a TD by Zyaire Murrary with a successful convert kick by Jonathan DiMarino to take a 14-13 lead at the half.

The second half started with a brief heavy rain storm and the winds picked up considerably, however, during the quarter Tyler Shunmaniski returned a punt for an exciting 70 yard TD and his successful convert kick to take the lead 20-14 going into the fourth quarter. In the final quarter with 6:55 left in the game, the rebels Dillon Schobourgh a scored a TD to tie the game at 20-20. In the final minutes it was all Cougars scoring two TD’s one by Tyler Snunmanski and the other by Cody Boully with Tyler successful on both convert kicks to preserve the 34-20 victory for the Chatham-Kent Cougars.

After the game both teams received their conference banners, a gift from the OFC and the Cougars the OFC Championship Trophy. The MVP’s for both teams were selected by the coaching staffs of the opposing team and introduced. The MVP’s from the Rebels was Zyaire Murray and from the Cougars Tyler Shunmanski. Congratulations to both the Rebels and the Cougars for an outstanding Champ Day performance.

OFC JR. VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIP | WOLVERINES 43 BISONS 35

In the second game on Champ Day, it was two undefeated Jr. Varsity teams featuring the Ramsay Conference Champs, the Peterborough Wolverines with an 8-0 record facing the Dittmer Conference Champions, the Brantford Bisons with a 7-0-1 record. The game began with both teams beginning to move the ball well and the Wolverines opened the scoring on a TD by Mack McFarlane and a successful convert kick by Spencer Vesnaver to take a 7-0 lead. Later in the quarter the Bisons were able to score a TD by Justin Riley with a successful Tucker Almert convert kick to tie the score at 7.

In the second quarter the Wolverines scored a single point off a punt by Matt Emrich and a TD by Mack McFarlane with the good convert kick by Spencer Vesnaver to take a 15-7 lead at the half. The Wolverines were able to take control in the third quarter with the strong rushing of Kyle Milburn and they were able to score on a single off the opening kickoff and continued with two TD’s one each by Blaine Stevenson and Mack McFarlane with successful convert kicks by Spencer Vesnaver to build a 28-8 lead into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter the Wolverines increased their lead to 36-8 with a TD by Max Levasseur and a covert kick by Spencer Vesnaver. With a little over ten minutes left in the game, Brantford started a comeback to close the gap and provide for the exciting finish. They were able to score 20 points on YD’s by Connor Walsh with two and a single TD by Dylan Szczur. Tucker Almert was successful on two convert kicks to close the gap with the Wolverines final TD with 2:04 left by Blaine Stevenson to seal the Wolverines 43-25 victory and their first OFC Championship. It was truly a great game between two very good football teams. After the game both teams received their conference championship banners , their OFC gifts and the Wolverines the OFC Jr. Varsity Championship Trophy.
The MVP’s were from the Bisons Justin Riley and from the Wolverines Mack McFarlane.

OFC SR. VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIP | JR. ARGOS 42 WOLVERINES 22

The final game of Champ Day featured two good football teams with each having perfect 8-0 records. The Ramsay Conference Champions Peterborough Wolverines against the Dittmer Conference Champions the Toronto Jr. Argos. The game started with both teams displaying good defensive efforts with the only score in the first quarter was a TD by the Jr. Argos by Esson Hamilton and a successful convert kick by Blake Cory to take a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. In the second quarter the Wolverines were able to score on a spectacular pass interception return for a TD by Brian Petersen and a convert kick by Hayden Bruce to tie the score at 7-7. The Wolverines scored a single point off the kickoff kick into the enzone to take a 8-7 lead and later in the quarter they scored a TD by Dawson Puk and a successful convert kick by Hayden Bruce to give the Wolverines a 15-7 lead at the half.

The Wolverines received the second half kickoff and after a long drive were able to score a TD by Ryan Astrom and with a good convert kick by Hayden Bruce to increase their lead to 22-7. With over 5 minutes left in the quarter, the Jr. Argos started their impressive comeback scoring 15 points to tie the game at 22-22 going into the fourth quarter on TD’s by Khalil Wilson and Jaeden Washington with a successful 2 point convert by Khalil as well.

The fourth quarter was all Jr. Argos as they continued their scoring with TD’s by Mekhl Hyman with two and a single TD by Easson Hamilton as they completed their very impressive comeback . Blake Cory was successful on two convert kicks as the Jr. Argos were able to seal their 42-22 victory for their first OFC Sr. Varsity Championship. It was truly an exciting game and after the game both teams received their conference championship banners, their OFC gifts and the Jr. Argos, the OFC Sr. Varsity Championship Trophy. The MVP’s were Ryan Astrom of the Wolverines and Jaeden Washington for the Jr. Argos.

It was truly a great OFC Champ Day and the OFC Executive certainly want to congratulate all the participants, players and coaches for an outstanding season and a great Champ Day of Football. The OFC Executive want to thank the Peterborough Wolverines Organization and the City of Peterborough for hosting the 2017 OFC Champ Day Championships. It was truly a great day!


 

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