Junior Varsity Earn Playoff Spot; Varsity Continue Perfect Season

July-17-13

Junior Varsity

The Huronia Stallions Junior Varsity team defeated Sudbury 34-0 to finish the regular season with a 5-3 record.  The Stallions have earned a playoff spot securing third place in the Northern Conference and a trip to North Halton the weekend of July 27/28.  The Stallions excelled in all three facets of the game.  The Stallions’ offence was able to move the ball with a balanced air and ground attack.  Running backs Matt Howe and Alex Goldrich each were effective running the ball with Howe scoring on a touchdown run.  Quarterbacks Remington Hill and Christian DiSabatino were both able to complete passes to Nick Stadnyk who caught a touchdown pass.  Mitchell French anchored an offensive line that was able to control the line of scrimmage.  The Stallions defence was stifling led by Linebackers Tyler Richards and Jack Schneider.  Defensive back Christian Hutter-Coppin had a big game with two clutch interceptions.  However, it was on special teams where the game saw two remarkable and game changing plays.  Kicker Jacob Tanguay executed a perfect onside kick which Nick Stadnyk caught and took to the endzone for a 54 yard touchdown.  Later, Matt Howe ran a fake punt all the way to the endzone for another major.

Varsity

The Huronia Stallions Varsity Team continued their perfect season with a 35-0 victory over their arch rivals from Sudbury.  The Stallions not only improved to 7-0 on the season they also eliminated Sudbury from playoff contention.  The game began with multiple penalties on both sides as tempers flared between the two rivals.  However, the outcome was never in doubt as the Stallions controlled all three aspects of the game.  Quarterback Adam Zussino continued his stellar play with 2 touchdown runs and two touchdown passes.  Zussino has now accounted for a remarkable 19 touchdowns this season.  Slotback Jesse Alves had a great game with 2 touchdown receptions.  The offensive highlight was Dan Vandervoort’s electric 90 yard touchdown which saw him break multiple tackles and receive key downfield blocks from his teammates.  Vandervoort finished with 9 receptions for 168 yards and also had a great game punting.  Receivers Kent Blakeman and Bradyn Parker also had key receptions.  In the ground game tailback John Shields had 76 tough yards on 17 carries.  On defence, linebacker Ian Mathers was the leading tackler with 6 solo tackles, 1 assist and a quarterback sack.  Defensive End Hayden Hughes was a pass rushing force with multiple quarterback sacks and forced fumbles.  The secondary was led by veteran defensive back Johnny Obdam who had two interceptions.  The Stallions wrap up the regular season this Saturday in Brantford.  They have clinched first place in the Northern Division and will host Oakville the weekend of July 27/28.

Bantam

The Huronia Stallions Bantam team came out against the third seeded Oakville Titans looking for back to back wins for the first time this season. The game was a shootout with both teams scoring on their first 3 possessions before Oakville recovered 3 fumbles on kickoffs in a row during the second quarter to take a 3 touchdown lead into the half. The Stallions came out hard in the second half with defensive ends Kail Dava and Lucien Pilon leading the charge each with tackles for loss, quarterback sacks and a Pilon touchdown on special teams. The Stallions held Oakville scoreless in the third quarter but it was not enough to overcome the first half deficit falling 56-38. Rhys Rusby had another standout performance scoring 5 touchdowns all longer than 50 yards.  Rusby has had a spectacular season especially of late with 12 touchdowns in the last two games.  The Stallions close the regular season this Sunday at 1 PM at the Barrie Sports Complex in Midhurst against North Halton.