(WINDSOR, ON) – The best of Canadian junior football arrived in Windsor to compete for the nation’s oldest football championship. Meeting head-to-head at Alumni Field were the best of the west, the Saskatoon Hilltops and Windsor’s own AKO Fratmen, winners of the Ontario Football Conference.
The 110th Canadian Bowl kicked off at 1pm Saturday and the Hilltops soon demonstrated why they finished 1st in the Prairie Football Conference with a 7-1 record. Saskatoon quickly built up a 16-0 1st quarter lead and extended it to 37-7 by half time.
The western champs added 19 2nd half points to the mix to run away with the game 56-11 for their fourth consecutive Canadian Bowl victory and 20th title overall. It was the first Canadian Bowl appearance for the Fratmen since 1999.
While Windsor managed over 300 yards of offense, it was penalties and turnovers which hampered their chances. The Hilltops picked Fratmen QB Brandon Reaume 3 times during his 24 passing attempts, though he did achieve 12 completions for 197 yards, including a touchdown to Devon Woods.
Hilltops QB Jordan Walls was named the Offensive Player of the Game as he went 11-for-18 and 192 yards and passed for 3 TDs.