Fratmen Highlights And Labour Day Classic


The Windsor AKO Fratmen thumped the visiting Ottawa Sooners 52-9 at Alumni Field on 1 September 2018.
Photo by John Skinner.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor AKO Fratmen seem to have regained their dominating status in the Ontario Conference of the Canadian Junior Football League after thrashing the visiting Ottawa Sooners 52-9 at Alumni Field Saturday night.

The Fratmen put up 24 first quarter points and never looked back. Head coach Mike Lachance again platooned quarterbacks Colton Allen and Daniel Mailloux, who combined for 501 net offensive yards. The pair or passers completed 19 of 30 passes for 4 touchdowns.

Windsor’s Jared Hayes-Williams, Dante Lewis, and Marcus Cooper pulled down receptions for major scores while Branden McCraney and Nash Prieur pushed the ball over the goal line on the ground.

A chink in the Fratmen armour remains the secondary as Sooners QB Thompson Richards threw for 256 yards on 20 completions spread over six receivers. The Ottawa TD, however, was courtesy of Richards via the running game.

The visitors also sacked Windsor QBs four times and had one interception.

Windsor kicker Andrew Beaton was named the Ontario Conference special team player of the week. Beaton had six converts and was a perfect 3-for3 on field goal attempts, his longest being from 36 yards. An 80-yard kickoff from the foot of Beaton accounted for a Fratmen rouge.

The London Beefeaters (2-1) will make the trip down Highway 401 to meet the Fratmen (2-1) on Saturday at 7pm. Both teams are tied for 2nd place with Ottawa who will take on the Hamilton Hurricanes (3-0) in the nation’s capitol.

Ontario Conference Scores

  • Windsor AKO Fratmen 52 – Ottawa Sooners 9
  • Hamilton Hurricanes 26 – GTA Grizzlies 0
  • London Beefeaters 41 – Niagara Regional Raiders 0
Tarrence Crawford (26) during the OUA football game between the Windsor Lancers and Carlton Ravens at Alumni Stadium in Windsor on 12 Sept. 2015.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

At the 2018 Labour Day Classic, the Windsor Lancers dropped a 38-20 result to the visiting Carleton Ravens in OUA football action.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Lancers Lose Labour Day Classic

The Windsor Lancers dropped to 0-2 after a 45 minute delay to the kickoff of the Labour Day Classic at Alumni Field. The team hosted the Carleton Ravens (1-1) for their 50th anniversary game at the September 3 home opener.

Despite opening the scoring on a 10-yard field goal by Clark Green, Windsor trailed 9-3 after 15 minutes. At halftime, the Lancers held a 1-point advantage 13-12 as Clark booted a 34-yard FG and Tristan Carter corralled a 12-yard pass from Sam Girard.

Carleton doubled up the Lancers 14-7 in the 3rd quarter and Windsor then ran out of steam in the final frame as the Ravens added 12 more points to complete the scoring at 38-20. Kaeden Walls accounted for Windsor’s second TD when he grabbed a 24-yard pass from Girard.

There were highlights for the Lancers regardless of the loss. The team had 359 yards of total offense compared to Carleton’s 329 and picked up 23 total first downs while the Ravens managed just 15. The visitors, however, penetrated the Windsor pass defense for two sacks for 12 yards. Andrew Beatty had Windsor’s only sack.

Girard completed 25-of-49 attempts for 284 yards and 2 TDs, but was intercepted twice, including one pick six. Five different ball carriers, including Girard and Green, picked up just 84 net rushing yards and no TDs.

Matt Gayer led all defensive players with 9 solo tackles and assisted with another. He also forced one fumble and recovered two.

The loss, despite an extra 10 minutes of ball possession, places Windsor tied for 9th place in the OUA West Division with the York Lions (0-2), a half game ahead of the Toronto Varsity Blues (0-1). Windsor will travel to meet York Friday evening with the kickoff at 6pm.

Around The OUA

  • Carleton 38 – Windsor 20
  • York 18 – Guelph 33
  • Laurier 44 – Queen’s 18
  • McMaster 11 – Ottawa 18
  • Waterloo 41 – Toronto 18
  • Western bye

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  4. Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (2-0) 184
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  6. UBC Thunderbirds (1-0) 136
  7. Carleton Ravens (1-1) 63
  8. Guelph Gryphons (1-1) 60
  9. Ottawa Gee-Gees (1-1)  50
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