Fratmen Up, Lancers Down

(ST CATHARINES, ON) – Windsor head coach Mike Lachance responded to the team’s poor showing in Week 1 by giving the Niagara Raiders a 1-2 punch in the form of quarterbacks Daniel Milloux and Colton Allen. Platooning the two passers, Lachance wrung 435 yards on 20 completions out of the Niagara defense.

The Raiders struck first for an offensive TD, but Windsor took over by putting up 59 points spread out over the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Branden McCaraney pulled down three TDs and Omar Hayes-Williams caught two, while the QB tandem connected with Dante Lewis and Marcus Cooper for singles.

Allen popped two majors over the line on the ground and Spence Trinier added a defensive pick six.

The Fratmen (1-1) return hoe next week as the host the Ottawa Sooners (2-0) at Alumni Field. Kickoff is at 7pm.

OFC Scores Week 2

  • Windsor 73 (1-1) – Niagara 14 (0-2)
  • Hamilton 28 (2-0) – London 14 (1-1)
  • Ottawa 28 (2-0) – GTA 9 (0-2)

Lancers Football News

The Windsor Lancers kicked off the 2018 season on the road in Waterloo as they faced the Warriors at Warrior Field. Despite being blanked in the 1st quarter, the Lancers scored in each of the other three, though still dropped a 53-37 decision to Waterloo.

With 2:11 on the 2nd quarter clock, Windsor’s Sam Girard connected with Alex Bornais for an 84-yard pass and run to get the Lancers on the board. Then with 3 seconds, Girard hit Kaeden Walls with a 31-yard TD for their second major of the half. Clark Green converted both attempts.

To begin the 3rd period, Windsor struck for a safety before Girard passed 3 yards to Brandon Speller for Windsor’s third major.  Girard then hit Bornais for two TDs in the final frame, just over 2 minutes apart to close out the game.

Girard completed 26 of 43 attempts for 478 years and 5 TDs. Marvin Gaynor was Windsor’s top gainer on the ground with 48 yards on 7 carries. Bornais pulled down 6 catches for 172 and 3 TDs.

On defense, Daniel Metcalfe led the way with 9 tackles, falling just 3 short for 100 career take-downs.

Windsor’s next game, and home opener, will be September 3 at 3pm when the Carelton Ravens arrive in town.

OUA Scores Week 1

  • Windsor 37  – Waterloo 53
  • Western 26 – Carleton 23 (OT)
  • Ottawa 21 – Laurier 39
  • Queen’s 42 – York 21
  • Guelph 15 – McMaster 16

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