Fratmen Crowned 3-Peat OFC Champions

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Spencer Revenberg (13) is tripped up by the Sooners’ Brad Hinton (6), but not before rumbling for the 1st down.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The 2015 Ontario Football Conference was held in Windsor Sunday afternoon, before an assembled crowd of over 1,000 standing room only spectators. The home-town fans weren’t disappointed as the AKO Fratmen sent the Ottawa Sooners packing by a score of 21-11, for their 3rd title in a row.

Ottawa Sooners penetrated the AKO punt defense allowing Nick Goudie (55) to block a punt attempt by Clark Green (14).Photo by Bill Smith.

Ottawa Sooners penetrated the AKO punt defense allowing Nick Goudie (55) to block a punt attempt by Clark Green (14).
Photo by Bill Smith.

The 1st half was marked as a defensive affair as neither team could generate much offense until the Fratmen struck for a late major when Cody McCann scored on a second-effort 2-yard run.

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Ottawa put up a fight against the dominant AKO Fratmen. But their struggle wasn’t enough as Adam Slikboer (99) and AKO won their 3rd OFC title in as many years.
Photo by John Skinner.

Ottawa actually out-played AKO in most aspects than scoring. The Sooners netted 348 total yards while the Fratmen fell short at 250.

However, Ottawa’s QB Nick Gorgichuck was a dismal 16-for-46 in passing for 197 yards with 1 TD and 2 picks, including a game ending interception on a Hail Mary in the Fratmen end zone. Austin Lumley, though, completed at a 44% rate, going 12-for-27 for 162 yards and 1 TD.

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Joshua DaSilva (69) and Jacob Benson (51) provided the protection for QB Austin Lumley (11) as he hit on 12 passes for 167 yards and 1 touchdown.
Photo by John Skinner.

The Sooners Achilles Heel was the penalty situation. Ottawa was assessed 14 penalties for 114 yards while AKO were comparative saints, flagged just 5 times for 55 yards.

AKO QB Austin Lumley is tripped up after leaving the pocket to push the ball up field.Photo by Bill Smith.

AKO QB Austin Lumley is tripped up after leaving the pocket to push the ball up field.
Photo by Bill Smith.

The Fratmen led at the end of the 1st half 14-3, but 8 of the points came from the foot of the championship game MVP Clark Green.

Just a small sampling of the over 1,000 in attendance at the 2015 OFC Championship game in Windsor on 1 November 2015.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Just a small sampling of the over 1,000 in attendance at the 2015 OFC Championship game in Windsor on 1 November 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ottawa came within 3 points in the 2nd half after a major score and 2-point conversion. But, AKO struck early in the 4th quarter when Lumey hit Llevi Noel in the Sooners end zone to put the game all but out of reach.

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Cody McCann’s second effort punched the ball across the goal line for a major score shortly before the end of the 1st half against Ottawa.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

With the win, AKO finished the season a perfect 10-0 and extended their OFC winning streak to 19 games. The last time the Fratmen won three straight titles was from 1996 through 1999.

AKO's kicker, Clark Green (14) was named the Championship MVP. Green accounted for 9 of the Fratmen's 21 points including a 33-yard field goal.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

AKO’s kicker, Clark Green (14) was named the Championship MVP. Green accounted for 9 of the Fratmen’s 21 points including a 33-yard field goal.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Fratmen were presented the Teddy Morris Memorial Trophy for the 3rd straight year.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Fratmen were presented the Teddy Morris Memorial Trophy for the 3rd straight year.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Winning quarterback Austin Lumley threw for 167 total yards and a timely touchdown strike to Llevi Noel to put the game out of reach for the Ottawa Sooners.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Winning quarterback Austin Lumley threw for 167 total yards and a timely touchdown strike to Llevi Noel to put the game out of reach for the Ottawa Sooners.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
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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