(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor AKO Fratmen have officially rebounded from their opening day loss to Hamilton by stringing together three straights wins after defeating the London Beefeaters 55-21 at Alumni Field on September 8. The victory places the Fratmen (3-1) firmly in 2nd place in the Ontario Football Conference of the CJFL, just 2 points behind the Steel Towners, who are undefeated this season.
Windsor set the tone for the game as Daniel Mailloux tossed a 59-yard TD strike to his favourite receiver, Dante Lewis, on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Shortly after, Mailloux found Devon Woods for a 71-yard pass and run from the Fratmen 39, for a second major. The reception was Woods’ first catch since returning to the lineup.
Jalen Butcher added a 112-yard pick-six as he hauled in a flat-footed pass attempt by London to put the home side up 20-0 inside the 1st quarter. Windsor led 20-7 after 15 minutes and 27-7 at the break. As the two teams entered the final quarter of play, the Fratmen enjoyed a 41-7 lead.
Windsor has a chance to make amends for their first week loss as they travel to the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford for a rematch with the Hurricanes this coming Sunday at 1pm.
Ontario Conference Results
- London Beefeaters 21 – Windsor AKO Fratmen 55
- Hamilton Hurricanes 47 – Ottawa Sooners 7
- Niagara Regional Raiders 11 – GTA Grizzlies 3
Lancers Downed At York
Despite the advancements made this season on offense, the Windsor Lancers continue to give up more points than their opponents. The latest example came Friday evening when the York Lions escaped with a 29-22 win in Toronto.
The loss for the Lancers came just three short days after dropping an OUA game at home to the Carleton Ravens on September 3. A slow start by Windsor was the hole out of which they couldn’t dig over the course of the game.
Sam Girard led the Lancers offense with 20 completions on 36 attempts for 243 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no picks. Dependable receiver Alex Bornais pulled down 5 throws for 99 yards including a catch for 40 yards. Tristan Carter and Brandon Speller each hauled in a TD on 5 and 6 receptions, respectively.
On the ground, Marcus Kentner collected 67 yards on 14 carries while Marvin Gaynor averaged 3.8 yards on 6 efforts.
Daniel Metcalfe was the big earner on defense as he finished the game with 14 total tackles.
York jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter, but the Lancers clawed back 4 points as the teams went to the half with the Lions up 21-11. The teams traded TDs in the 3rd quarter and Windsor managed just 4 points to York’s 1 over the final 15 minutes.
The Lancers will return home on September 15 to host the Guelph Gryphons (1-2) at 1pm. Even with the o-fer start to the season, Windsor is just one win out of 7th place in the OUA.
- Windsor 22 – York 29
- Guelph 10 – Ottawa 12
- Carleton 21 – Waterloo 18
- Toronto 7 – Queen’s 43
- McMaster 6 – Western 44
- Laurier bye