Saturday night The SCP Patriots moved into their new home for 2018 Nelson Stadium for a contest against The Sudbury Spartans in Northern football Conference action. The 2-0 Pats came into the game looking to continue their winning ways having defeated Sudbury in week one and Oakville last week. The mood was festive as The Patriots were looking forward to inducting two of their former players Jay Grant Hose and Arthur Martin into their Hall of Fame.
The game got off to a roaring start as former McMaster grad Josh Vanderweerd returned the opening kickoff 103 yds to the house only to have it brought back by an illegal block on the play. The play slowed down as both teams defences stepped up and kept it scoreless until the 12:30 mark when The Pats defence caught The Spartans in the end zone to make it 2-0 as the quarter came to an end. In the 2nd quarter the Pats offence took flight as starting QB Josh Madden led a drive down the field which ended in a 35 yd TD by veteran Dan Seymour to make it 9-0 following Billy Pavlopoulos’ point after. 7 minutes later it was Ishamar (Ise) Savory with the 11 yd rush around the right end to make it 16-0 before he left the game with an injured shoulder in the second half.
In the second half The Pats continued the pressure on Spartan QB’s Hunter Holub and Stephen Bilz forcing them to scramble on almost every play and make poor throws to try to make something happen. After a scoreless third quarter The Pats went back on the attack and at the 3:47 mark QB Madden hit Sean Squires with a 21 yd Td to make the score 23-0. Kicker Billy Pavlopoulos added 2 field goals of 28 and 32 yds to close out the scoring and making the final 29-0.
Next up for The Pats is a home game this coming Saturday as SCP hosts The North Bay Bulldogs at 6pm at nelson Stadium. Also of note is that all fans attending the game are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the game as The Patriots have partnered up with Purolator Courier in their Tackle hunger Program.
Source: Sam MacBeath