Spring 2017 Week 3UpdatedFriday June 30, 2017 byAdministrator ETFL.
GAME 1: DIRECT ELEVATOR vs. BRENT'S PLUMBING
Spring 2016 Champs QB Rick Pottle (Brent's) and QB Stu McNeill (Direct) found themselves on opposing teams in this 2017 matchup, both teams coming in with a 2 game winning streak. Brent's began the game with the ball and was up 7 points with their first 5 plays, shredding Directs defence and pushing the pace right off the get-go. Direct took a bit of time to find their feet, but eventually responded to an early 2 score deficit with 2 scores of their own. Mike McNeill was the standout performer for Direct in his Spring 2017 debut, catching 2 TD's to keep his team in the game. On the other side, Brandon Pottle must have read last weeks write-up, putting up a modest 27 points and taking back the 'favorite son' title. Kyle Shaw chipped in a TD as well, contributing to a lead that could not be matched by Direct after 4 quarters of football. Direct will need to refocus next week when they take on Transmission Depot at 12:00. [FINAL SCORE: DE-21, BP-35]. GAME MVP - Brandon Pottle.
GAME LEADERS: [DIRECT] Mike McNeill (2 TD), Josh Devine (3 1-XP), Dave Thomas (1 TD), Bohdan Gluch (1 INT), Kevin McNeill (1 Sack). [BRENT'S] Brandon Pottle (4 TD, 1 1-XP, 1 2-XP), Kyle Shaw (1 TD), Will Hodge (1 2-XP).
GAME 2: MOODY CONSTRUCTION vs. TRANSMISSION DEPOT
Each of these teams came into this matchup eager to prove themselves and earn their first win for the season. Moody Construction had some issues moving the ball early in the game, but their defense stepped up and was looking good early, making stops to get the ball back into their QB's hands. Much the same for Transmission in the early going until Navan Bennet opened the scoring with a pick-6, igniting a spark for his team that they would carry into the 2nd half. Moody, like a slow moving machine, began to move the ball more steadily, but were again plagued with frusteration in the redzone with many plays not going their way. Transmission used what little momentum they had to take advantage of Moody's woes, tacking on another TD for insurance in this heavily defensive battle. Time expired before Moody could put up any points, leaving them to go back to the drawing board to focus on their Week 4 matchup. [FINAL SCORE: MC-0, TMD-14]. GAME MVP - Navan Bennet.
GAME LEADERS: [MOODY] Sheldon Maxham (1 INT), Andrew Brimpong (1 INT), Eric Moody (1 Sack). [TRANSMISSION] Navan Bennet (2 TD, 2 INT), Frank Wilson (2 INT), Victor Alisauskas (1 1-XP), Andrew Heaney (1 1-XP), Conrad Latouche (1 Sack).
GAME 3: DAWKSPORTS vs. PICKERING MITSUBISHI
This much anticipated matchup did not fail to dissappoint as QB Rob Pacas (Pickering) went to battle against QB Buzz Bezzant (DawkSports). In complete contrast to the game prior, this game had absolutely NO defensive stats as both offenses were on fire, resulting in exciting back and forth action. QB Buzz Bezzant was electric and on-point for each throw he made, utilizing a vast array of formations and plays while targeting six different recievers for scores throughout the game. Pickering was then forced to turn up their intensity, but on many drives seemed out-manned by a full and fierce DawkSports squad. The difference in this one would be DawkSports ability to capitalize on each scoring opportinuty while creating defensive stops to hold Pickering to just 22 points. Josh.0 Devine was once again the stand-out performer with 2 TD's and a FG, helping bring his team to a winning streak of 3. Brent's and DawkSports will meet next week at 10:30 to decide 1st position in the standings. [FINAL SCORE: DS-41, PM-24]. GAME MVP - Josh.0 Devine.
GAME LEADERS: [DAWKSPORTS] Josh.0 Devine (2 TD, 1 FG), Loxley Prince (1 TD, 1 1-XP, 1 2-XP), Dmitri Kostas (1 TD, 1 2-XP), Zach Fedak (1 TD), Marlon Wong (1 2-XP), Chris Clarke (1 2-XP). [PICKERING] Travis Thomas (1 TD, 1 2-XP), Josh Hodge (1 TD), Karl Vanleyden (1 TD), Matt Rafuse (1 2-XP), Braeden Pacas (1 2-XP).
GAME 4: SCUGOG SPORTSWARE vs. HAMPTON REGAL
In the final game of the day Don Schram made his ETFL debut starting at QB for Hampton. Unfortunately for him Scugog has made it their calling card to spoil QB debuts this season and were all over the rookie QB right from the opening drive. To make matters more difficult for Hampton, QB Mikey Bezzant was impressive for his 3rd straight game, making sharp reads and putting some touch on the ball when necessary to earn his team an early lead. Scugogs defence continued to feast in this game and were able to stifle any sort of momentum that Hampton could muster. Paul Leckey took over at QB for Hampton in an effort to shake things up and was able to get them on the board with a TD pass to Mike Sperling in the 3rd quarter. That and a 1-XP would be all the scoring for Hampton however, while Scugog racked up 34 on their end for the win. Hampton QB's will need to shake off another tough loss and get back at it next week in search of a win against Moody Construction. [FINAL SCORE: SGS-34, HR-7]. GAME MVP - Brad Spencer.
GAME LEADERS: [SCUGOG] Brad Spencer (2 TD), Shane Ruest (1 TD, 1 INT, 2 1-XP), Luke Brown (1 INTTD), Connor Tamblyn (1 INTTD), Adam King (1 INT). [HAMPTON] Mike Sperling (1 TD), Paul Leckey (1 1-XP), Kwame Thum (1 INT).
Week 4 Matchups @ South Courtice Arena
9:00 - HAMPTON REGAL vs. MOODY CONSTRUCTION
10:30 - DAWKSPORTS vs. BRENT'S PLUMBING
12:00 - DIRECT ELEVATOR vs. TRANSMISSION DEPOT
1:30 - PICKERING MITSUBISHI vs. SCUGOG SPORTSWARE