Lancers Tame Lions

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers football program returned to action Saturday afternoon in a one sided affair against the 0-5 York Lions. Led by first year quarterback Austin Kennedy, the Lancers offense seemed to find their rhythm, as they cruised to a 61-15 victory. 
 
The first quarter saw a rampant pace with a total of four turnovers between the two teams. The Lions struck first getting on the board after a 61 yard touchdown pass from Darren Frank to receiver Jonelle Tolbert just two and a half minutes into the game. The Lancers would quickly respond as Austin Kennedy would find a wide open Jordan Brescacin on a 33 yard pass to tie the game at 7-7.
 
 The first quarter ended with the Lions on top 13-7 as James Tuck recovered the ball in the Lancers end zone after fourth year linebacker Tyler De Moel blocked a punt attempt deep in Lancers territory.    
 
In the second quarter the Lancers offence took over as kicker Robert Eeuwes started the quarter off with an early field goal o bring the Lancers within four points. A few minutes later Matt Bucknor pulled down his second interception of the game to set up a 10 yard touchdown pass to Cory Fernandes to put the Lancers up 17-13.
 
The Lancers domination continued on both sides of the ball as Kennedy found Nick Baldassi who picked up 33 yards before Paul Lefaive punched in his first touchdown of the season. The Lancers weren’t done there as Coach Morencie made the call to fake the field goal and turned the play into seven points as Brescacin completed a 30 yard pass to Baldassi to put the Lancer up 33-13 with just over two minutes remaining in the half. 
 
The Lancers defense continued to come up big in the second as first year Josh Burns came up with his first interception in a Lancer uniform. This led to Cory Fernandes second touchdown of the afternoon as he broke through the York defense to muscle his way in on a 22 yard pass. 
 
The Lancer defense also got involved in the scoring in the second half as Udoka Nwaesei and A.J Langlois both took York turn over’s back for touchdowns.
 
 Greg Orsini would later find Mitch Atkinson for his first touchdown as the Lancers closed the game out with a big 61-15 victory. 
 
Kennedy finished the game 16 for 22 good enough for 230 yards and three touchdowns. Fernandes led the Lancers with 3 catches for 46 yards and 2 touchdowns.
 
The Lancers hit the road next week to take on the Guelph Gryphon’s on Saturday October 16th at 1pm, before returning home for their final game of the 2010 regular season on October 23rd against the Laurier Golden Hawks. Kickoff is set for 1pm at Alumni Field as the Lancers make a push for the playoffs.   
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