Unbeaten JV Cougars rally for comeback win
Chatham-Kent Cougars' Nakoma Scott is pursued by Forest City Thunderbirds' Ryan Asher (15) and Brandon Lamoureux in the first half of a South Division semifinal in the Ontario Football Conference junior varsity playoffs at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (MARK MALONE/The Daily News)
Ethan Ciupka and Nakoma Scott each scored two touchdowns for the Chatham-Kent Cougars in a 31-13 win over the Waterloo Predators on Saturday in Waterloo.
The Junior Varsity Cougars lead the Ontario Football Conference's West Division with a 4-0-0 record.
“Great comeback win while on the road,” head coach Sel Jordan said. “Congrats to our players and coaches for making the necessary adjustments to pull off the win to stay undefeated.”
Quarterback Evan Torres was 12-of-18 passing for 185 yards and one touchdown.
Scott caught the TD pass and ran for another score. Ciupka had two rushing TDs.
Tyler Shumanski had 103 all-purpose yards, Bobby Bloomfield made four catches for 28 yards, and Ethan Jordan had two catches for 46 yards.
Liam Wellman kicked four extra points and one field goal.
Trevor Lawton had 12 tackles and four sacks. He also caused two turnovers.
Tanner Hoorelbeck had nine tackles and two sacks, Quinton Emerick had six tackles and two interceptions, Logan Stefina also made six tackles and Brayden Charbonneau had one interception.
The Cougars will have a pig roast at their annual homecoming game Saturday. They'll host the Sault Sabercats at 7 p.m. at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.
Road win for Bantams
Owen Malott Bennett ran for one touchdown and threw for one Sunday in the Bantam Cougars' 26-6 road win over the Waterloo Predators.
The Cougars are tied for first place in the OFC West Division at 4-1-0.
Malott Bennett completed six of 12 passes for 120 yards. He threw a 25-yard TD pass to Wesley Dean.
Koren Stewart and Joey Doxtator each rushed for one touchdown.
Jordan Alderdice, Ryan Grellmore and Evan Cole had interceptions.
Ben Church, Brayden Skaarup, Christian Burgoon, Treyvon Mulder and Stewart were defensive standouts.
Shepherd scores two TDs
Oliver Shepherd ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the Peewee Cougars' 34-18 loss to the Forest City Thunderbirds on Saturday in London.
Ryley Cammaert had 59 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Shepherd also made five tackles and deflected a pass, Carter Dodman had four tackles, and Jacob Pretty had three tackles and a sack.