WECSSAA Football Players Of The Week

By John DeNapoli

(WINDSOR, ON) – QB Andrew Valle (Gr.12) led a determined Cardinal Carter Cougar’s attack in a huge 24-7 win over their division rival Belle River Nobles.

Valle was 17 of 26 passing for 262 yards and 3 TDs.

Head Coach Chris Church considered Valle’s performance to be outstanding especially in the inclement weather.

“It was less than ideal conditions for passing the ball, but Valle continually hit his open receivers all over the field,” Church said. “Andrew has one of the higher football IQ’s, makes great decisions on and off the field, and is a fantastic leader for our football team.”

This week the Cougars (5-1) will host the Villanova Wildcats (4-2) on Friday at 3:00 pm.

Khaliel James (Gr. 12) had a great night rushing the football in a 47-7 Catholic Central win over the Essex Red Raiders (1-5) at Windsor Stadium. Khaliel rushed for 173 yards and scored 4 TDs in just 3 quarters of action.

Coach Jalil Khoury said, “James was a dominating force that took over the game. His play was inspired by his unwillingness to be stopped.”

The Comets (4-2) will look to secure a spot in the Newman Conference playoffs when they play the Sandwich Sabres (2-4) at 5pm at Vista Academy on Thursday.

St Joseph’s Lasers’ Austyn Perisic (Gr. 12) had a great all-around game in a tough, hard fought 27-23 loss to the Massey Mustangs (4-2).

Perisic had 14 rushes for 98 yards and a TD (plus a 2-pt convert) as well as going 10 of 18 passing for 232 yards and 2 TDs. Head Coach David Fuerth on Perisic,

“Austyn is a gifted athlete, but I think his best attribute is his gas tank,” said St Joseph’s coach David Fuerth. “Even in the most strenuous conditions he always leads and never tires.”

In a game with playoff seeding implications, the Lasers (1-5) will host the Brennan Cardinals (2-4) on Friday at 3:00 pm .

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Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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