Geneva Golden Over Fratmen

during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium in Windsor, ON, on 10 May 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tyler Storey pulls down an Austin Lumley pass for a 2nd quarter touchdown during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium, on 10 May 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-columnBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The 2016 football season kicked off Tuesday evening at Windsor Stadium when the AKO Fratmen hosted the NCAA DIII Geneva Golden Tornadoes from Beaver Falls, PA. The GTs participate in the Presidents’ Athletics Conference while the Fratmen are the 3-time champions of the Ontario Football Conference.

The Geneva football program entered the pre-season collegiate showdown with the Fratmen as 5-time NCCAA national champions. The team first suited up in 1890.

Tuesday night’s game gave the Fratmen a chance to test out the rookies and to shake off the cobwebs of the off-season after a week-long mini-camp. By game’s end, however, the GTs prevailed 49-21.

during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium in Windsor, ON, on 10 May 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Fratmen QB Austin Lumley glances to his left to pick up a receiver during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium, on 10 May 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium in Windsor, ON, on 10 May 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Geneva’s Trewon Marshall (6) is pulled down by Dalton Gilmour during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium, on 10 May 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium in Windsor, ON, on 10 May 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Hayes Williams (6) shakes a tackle as he turns up field during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium, on 10 May 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium in Windsor, ON, on 10 May 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Adam Slikboer (99) stops the forward progress of Golden Tornado Alex Johnson during exhibition football play between the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes and the AKO Fratmen at Windsor Stadium, on 10 May 2016.
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