Niagara Varsity Storm lose to Express
The Niagara Varsity Storm saw their record fall to 1-5 with a 42-24 loss to the TNT Express on June 23rd.
The Niagara Storm Varsity team played well in the first half, causing turnovers and the offence moved the ball.
The second half adjustments did not prove effective as the TNT Express scored on special teams and on some long runs by Justin Howell.
Trey Gervias, Mitch Gardiner, Jesse Willick and Kevin Beardwood all played well for the Storm.
“We started out strong and just couldn’t finish,” said Storm Head Coach Don Moses. “At half time their adjustments proved effective while ours didn’t. We will regroup and prepare for Hamilton in two weeks.”
The Storm will have time to prepare for their next opponent as they have a bye this week. Their next game is July 7th against Hamilton at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Kick off is set for 5:00 pm.
#80 Trey Gervias – 2 TD receptions of 30 yds and 42 yds
#12 Kevin Beardwood – 5 yd run for a TD
#30 Jesse Willick – 2 point conversion and 1 point convert
#30 Jesse Willick – 20 Yd field goal
Niagara Junior Varsity Storm continue winning ways
The Niagara Junior Varsity Storm continued their winning ways, defeating the Mississauga Warriors 40-8 on June 23rd.
The Storm’s defence played well limiting the Warriors to one touchdown. The Warriors had two backs in particular that had outstanding skills, but the Storm stiffened up when it had to and kept them in check.
Big timely runs by Mitchell Sheehan, Cole Heinrichs and Austin Wheaton helped to give the Storm some breathing room on the score board.
Kurt Katool, Jake Richardson, Nick Shields and Cole Goertz all had great games along with the rest of the Storm defence.
On offence, Riley McCabe threw a great pass to Owen Austin for a 50 yd play right in front of the Storm’s bench that really energized the Storm and Whetton made a circus catch for a touchdown from a laser of a pass.
Storm Head Coach Dave Richardson cautioned that the score was not indicative of how the game was played.
“The score didn’t really tell the whole story in this game,” said Richardson. “Mississauga was really prepared and played us extremely tough. They have some great athletes and are well coached, a comment all of our coaches made after the first half was over.”
Richardson did, however, praise the play of his team.
“It was clean and well played on both sides of the ball,” said Richardson. “Coach Ryan did an outstanding job directing his troupes on defence, as did the rest of my staff. They are an outstanding crew and support group that deserve a pat on the back for their effort.”
The 5-1 Storm also have a bye this week but will return to action July 7th when they take on Rexdale at Centennial Park Stadium at 11:30 am.
Mitchell Sheehan (3 TDs)
Austin Whetton (1 TD)
Cole Heinrich (1 TDs)
Kurt Katool (1 Pick 6 for a TD)
Taylor Richardson with 4 convert’s