FALL 2019

UpdatedMonday January 13, 2020 byAdministrator ETFL.

FALL 2019

FALL 2019 – WEEK 2 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

HAMPTON (27) v PRM ONLINE (22)

New ETFL Fall Season?  No problem for Team Hampton who came out hot in this one.  QB Stu McNeill was finding every open receiver – especially Darcy Lavoie, who led this game in scoring with 2 touchdowns on the day. McCartney Sealey made an impression in his ETFL debut with some big-time catches, including a jump ball in the end zone, while the Hampton defense held strong through 3 quarters.  RPM Online mounted their own attack late and has too many playmakers to be held off the board for long, but this game was decided long before the 4th quarter.  Hampton looks to keep it flowing next week vs Brent’s Plumbing.

GAME LEADERS:

HAMPTON – Darcy Lavoie (2 TD, 1 INT), McCartney Sealey (1 TD), Mike McNeill (1 TD), Stu McNeill (3 XP, 1 INT), Kevin McNeill (1 INT).

RPM ONLINE – Andrew Pingz (1 TD, 2 PAT), Adrian McIntosh (1 TD, 2 XP), Dominic Fata (1 TD).

 

DIRECT ELEVATOR (42) v MOODY CONSTRUCTION (30)

Despite an admirable performance from Paul Vanleyden filling in at QB, it was a tall task for Moody to overcome the onslaught from Direct Elevator.  Although neither team lacked for scoring, QB Buzz Bezzant was the stand-out QB here, finding his favorite target Mike Devine for 3 touchdown receptions and a 2-XP.  Keeping up the family affair the two Devine boys had an INT apiece, resulting in a confident start and 1-0 record for team Direct Elevator.  Cole Lafoy had a stellar game with a pick 6 and a few TD’s but his performance wasn’t enough to lift his team past Direct.  Moody will look ahead to a matchup with 0-1 RPM Online next week, hoping to build off a solid Week 1 effort.

GAME LEADERS:

DIRECT – Mike Devine (3 TD, 2 XP), Josh Devine (1 TD, 1 INT), Ryan Dale (2 TD, 2 XP), Mike Sperling (2 XP), Jake Devine (1 INT), John Brear (1 Sack).

MOODY – Cole Lafoy (3 TD, 2-XP, 1 INT), Karl Vanleyden (1 TD, 2-XP), Allister Gundy (2-XP).

 

BRENT’S PLUMBING v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE

‘Handsome Rick’ is back in action and looking good in Week 1.  Brent’s were in pretty good shape from the start here against a Scugog Sportsware squad dealing with some early season (late summer) injuries and attendance woes.  Drew Pottle led the way in scoring with 2 TD’s while Michael Smith shored up the defensive side with 2 INT’s, leading to the inevitable victory with Drew taking the last QB snaps.  Still, is was a solid effort from Scugog who battled hard, with ETFL rookie Brandon Wood getting them on the board with a nice reception in the endzone.  Scugog looks ahead to a Week 2 matchup vs Moody in hopes of leaving this one behind them…

GAME LEADERS:

BRENT’S – Drew Pottle (2 TD, 2 PAT), Michael Smith (1 TD, 2 INT), Miguel Morris (1 TD), Jason Carter (2 XP).

SCUGOG – Brandon Wood (1 TD).

 

FALL 2019 – WEEK 3 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

DIRECT ELEVATOR (24) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (19)

This was Scugog’s show in the first half with QB Mike Bezzant dropping bombs for 3 consecutive scoring drives, including a deep corner to Matt Johnson for a 65-yard scoring play.  Down by 3 scores, Direct elevated their game and played shut down defense in the 2nd half, while an excitable QB Buzz Bezzant responded with 3 consecutive scoring drives of his own.  After the dramatic comeback it was Direct Elevator on top at the end of 4 quarters.  Mike Devine added to his league leading point tally with another 2 TD’s in this win for Direct, now sitting on a comfortable 2-0 record after 2 weeks of play.

GAME LEADERS:

DIRECT – Mike Devine (2 TD), Josh Devine (1 TD, 2 XP), Mike Sperling (4 XP), Jonah Hardinge (1 Sack).

SCUGOG – Bryan Earle (1 TD), Matt Johnson (1 TD), Benjamin Masson (1 TD), Cameron Stevenson (1 PAT).

 

HAMPTON REGAL (8) v BRENT’S PLUMBING (32)

Hampton was in tough from the get-go, being short staffed and up against a well-equipped Brent’s squad – but it got allot tougher quickly with some unforced errors resulting in turnovers early in the game.  Brent’s was quick to capitalize as QB Rick Pottle was able to expose every open spot on the field, creating favorable matchups and scoring opportunities.  Brandon Pottle had a decent stat line (not bad, for BP…) with 2 TD’s, 2 XP and an INT, while ETFL rookie Chris Miller also stood out (2 TD, 1 INT).  Hampton managed a TD and a 2-point conversion to eliminate the shut-out but were not sharp enough or well-manned enough to compete today.  Brent’s puts their 2-0 record up against a stacked RPM Online offense in Week 3.

GAME LEADERS:

HAMPTON – Darcy Lavoie (1 TD), Kyle Shaw (2 XP, 1 INT), Mike McNeill (1 INT).

BRENT’S – Brandon Pottle (2 TD, 2 XP, 1 INT), Christopher Miller (2 TD, 1 INT), Eric Robinson (1 TD), Drew Pottle (1 INT), Michael Smith (1 INT), Evan Woodcock (1 INT).

 

RPM ONLINE (24) v MOODY CONSTRUCTION (14)

Wow!  You typically might see one incredible catch a week in the ETFL, but the RPM Online boys were straight-up putting on a show - Andrew Pingz and A-Mac taking center stage in this one.  It’s difficult to contain this combination when they’re lighting it up, as we saw in Spring 2019, and with QB Buzz Bezzant slinging the rock (filling in for QB Ricardo) they were downright unstoppable.  Moody QB Shane Ruest made his first official start as a QB1 in the ETFL and made an impact with the deep ball, finding targets like Cole Lafoy and Allister Gundy for big gains to keep this a competitive game.  Down by 10 late in the 4th, Moody’s final attempts to score were stymied by RPM’s offense, who although were not as flashy, were equally as effective as their offense.  The show continues next Week as RPM takes on 2-0 Brent’s Plumbing!

GAME LEADERS:

RPM – Andrew Pingz (1 TD, 1 FG, 3 XP), Adrian McIntosh (1 TD), Andrew Blair (1 TD), Dominic Fata (1 INT).

MOODY – Cole Lafoy (1 TD), Steven Waterson (1 TD), Shane Ruest (2 XP).

 

 

FALL 2019 – WEEK 4 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

RPM ONLINE (16) v DIRECT ELEVATOR (16)

This was a close contest – as close as you can get, literally!  Direct came out firing with a quick drive ending in a score to set the pace for the game.  RPM responded as their top performers went to work with more high-flying highlight reel catches to extend drives throughout the game.  QB Ricardo relied heavily on the likes of Adrian McIntosh and Andrew Pingz for 3rd and long conversions, while Direct QB Buzz spread the ball all his receivers, but in the end both defenses were able to get stops when necessary to keep this a tightly contested game throughout.  In the final minutes RPM surged to even the score at 16-16 with a TD and successful 2 point try.  Now, with 4 plays remaining, Direct received the Kickoff only to cough up a pitch which was intercepted by Pingz!  This led to a final play 38-yard field-goal attempt which went up… up…  Looked good!.....  and hit the goal post and bounced out!  Tie game. 

GAME LEADERS:

RPM ONLINE – Adrian McIntosh (1 TD, 2 XP), Joshua Frederick (1 TD), Andrew Pingz (1 INT).

DIRECT

 

RPM ONLINE (20) v BRENT’S PLUMBING (35)

Brent’s may just be the most solid team so far, with a nice balance of offensive talent and the ability to make big plays on defense.  Such was the case again today with another solid stat line across the board.  Two-way players like Mike Smith and Brandon Pottle (combined for 3 INT’s and 18 of Brent’s 35 points) were the difference makers in this one.  RPM put up some solid offensive numbers but were unable to get the stops they needed to shift the momentum.  Dominic Fata continued his scoring streak with another TD, but losing Pingz to an ankle injury late in the game limited any chance for a comeback for RPM, who will need to shift gears to get back in the win column next week vs Buzz Bezzant and Direct Elevator.  Brent's puts their league leading 3-0 record on the line next week vs Moody.

GAME LEADERS:

RPM – Adrian McIntosh (1 TD, 2-XP), Andrew Pingz (1 TD), Dominic Fata (1 TD).

BRENT’S – Brandon Pottle (2 TD, 2 INT), Drew Pottle (5 PAT), Michael Smith (1 TD, 1 INT), Miguel Morris (1 TD, 1 INT), Christopher Miller (1 TD).

 

HAMPTON REGAL (29) v DIRECT ELEVATOR (28)

Those who left early missed one heck of a game and almost an epic comeback for Direct Elevator, who never quit despite being down 2 scores in the 4th Quarter.  Hampton’s offense dominated early, putting Direct on their heels with a quick 14-0 lead after the 1st.  Trystane Colaire (Hampton) made his presence felt in his first ever ETFL game, showing some great hands and quickness, while the combination of Kyle Shaw and Darcy Lavoie were lethal in creating separation and extending plays offensively.   As Hampton continued to score, Direct fought back hard in the second half, and after a couple defensive stops were able to battle back within a point with 5 plays remaining. However, Hampton’s offensive weapons prevailed once again, gaining the final ‘first-down’ to ice the game and preserve the ‘W’.  At the end of Week 3 Mike Devine remains the ETFL’s Top-Scorer thanks to an 8-point performance, with Cole Lafoy (Scugog) nipping at his heels...

GAME LEADERS:

HAMPTON – Trystan Colaire (2 TD), Darcy Lavoie (1 TD, 1 INT), Kyle Shaw (1 TD), Stu McNeill (5 PAT), Heinz Stork (1 INT).

DIRECT – Josh Devine (2 TD, 2-XP), Mike Devine (1 TD, 2-XP), Ryan Dale (1 TD, 1 INT).

 

FALL 2019 – WEEK 4 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

RPM ONLINE (16) v DIRECT ELEVATOR (16)

This was a close contest – as close as you can get, literally!  Direct came out firing with a quick drive ending in a score to set the pace for the game.  RPM responded as their top performers went to work with more high-flying highlight reel catches to extend drives throughout the game.  QB Ricardo relied heavily on the likes of Adrian McIntosh and Andrew Pingz for 3rd and long conversions, while Direct QB Buzz spread the ball all his receivers, but in the end both defenses were able to get stops when necessary to keep this a tightly contested game throughout.  In the final minutes RPM surged to even the score at 16-16 with a TD and successful 2 point try.  Now, with 4 plays remaining, Direct received the Kickoff only to cough up a pitch which was intercepted by Pingz!  This led to a final play 38-yard field-goal attempt which went up… up…  Looked good!.....  and hit the goal post and bounced out!  Tie game. 

GAME LEADERS:

RPM ONLINE – Adrian McIntosh (1 TD, 2 XP), Joshua Frederick (1 TD), Andrew Pingz (1 INT).

DIRECT – Ryan Dale (1 TD, 2 XP), Mike Sperling (1 TD), Josh Devine (2 XP), Jonah Hardinge (1 Sack).

 

HAMPTON REGAL (30) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (0)

With the injuries still plaguing Scugog and attendance woes for Hampton, neither team has been at full strength through the first 4 weeks of the season.  This finally changed for Hampton who had their strongest showing of the season which they took advantage of with 2 scores on their first two possessions.  QB Stu McNeill threw a decisive game, delivering strikes to his top performers at will.  Kyle Shaw (Hampton) was a monster in this one with 18 points, including an end-zone to end-zone INT returned for a touchdown.  Despite the disadvantage, Scugog never quit.  QB Mikey Bezzant and center Brad Spencer connected often, carrying enough momentum to extend drives and keep Hamptons offense off the field.  However, Hampton was still efficient enough to put up 30 points in this one, and now sets their sites on a Week 5 matchup vs Moody Construction.

GAME LEADERS:

HAMPTON – Kyle Shaw (3 TD, 1 INT), Darcy Lavoie (1 TD, 1 INT), Trystane Colaire (1 INT, 2 XP), Mike McNeill (1 SAF), Stu McNeill (2 PAT).

SCUGOG – (No Stats)

 

BRENT’S PLUMBING (34) v MOODY CONSTRUCTION (8)

The 12:00PM matchup featured some of the most explosive players in the ETFL – though unfortunately for Moody, most of them were wearing red.  Drew and Brandon Pottle were undeniably electric this day, combining for 32 of Brent’s 34 points while also dominating defensively.  Brent’s defense left QB Shane Ruest little room to breathe, containing top receiver Cole Lafoy while consistently getting to QB and football alike (3 INT’s and 3 Sacks total).  QB Rick Pottle turned back the clock and dialed up the heat (even chipping in on defence with a sack!), delivering the football with ease to each of his boys on their way to a 34 – 8 victory. Moody’s defense struggled to adjust and account for all the weapons on Brent’s offense leading to easy pickings for QB Rick.  Moody will have to take this punishment in stride while they prepare for a Week 5 battle with Hampton Regal (3-1).

GAME LEADERS:

BRENT’S – Drew Pottle (3 TD, 2 XP, 2 Sack), Brandon Pottle (2 TD, 1 INT), Evan Woodcock (2 XP), Michael Smith (1 INT), Christopher Miller (1 INT), Rick Pottle (1 Sack).

MOODY – Cole Lafoy (1 TD), Paul Vanleyden (2 XP).

 

FALL 2019 – WEEK 5 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

HAMPTON REGAL (8) v MOODY CONSTRUCTION (20)

Coming off the loss to Brent’s from Week 4, Moody Construction were in it to win it.  Victor Alisauskas continued his scoring streak and led his team not only in points but targets/completions as well, creating a serious problem for Hamptons defense.  QB Shane Ruest was solid as well, finding ways to extend plays and making pinpoint throws for 3rd down conversions.   Although they led early this game, Hamptons offense struggled to connect on the big plays they needed to gain an edge, resulting in many long offensive drives with nothing to show for it after the first quarter.  Erik Moody put forth Hamptons best defensive effort of the day with 3 sacks on the elusive Moody QB, but that couldn’t make up for the issues Hampton had on offense.  Both teams were missing key components of their squad but still produced a very entertaining matchup.  Next time these teams meet will be in playoffs... stay tuned!!

GAME LEADERS:

HAMPTON – Darcy Lavoie (1 TD), Trystane Colaire (2 XP), Erik Moody (3 Sack), Stu McNeill (1 Sack).

MOODY – Victor Alisauskas (2 TD), Allister Gundy (1 TD), Shane Ruest (2 PAT, 1 INT).

 

DIRECT ELEVATOR (22) v BRENT’S PLUMBING (36)

Direct suffered a big loss with the injury to #1 Draft Pick Josh Devine, but despite the setback they came out strong vs an undefeated Brent’s Plumbing squad at full strength.  QB Buzz Bezzant gave it his all and controlled the game for the better part of the first half, eventually battling to a 1-point lead and finding his favorite red-zone target Mike Devine twice for touchdowns.  This Brent’s team, however, is a handful for any team on their best day.  QB Rick Pottle maintained his composure and confidently led his team back into the lead with steady offensive rhythm, minimizing mistakes while exploiting mismatches in Directs diminished defense.  The Pottle brothers were once again excellent, but it was Christopher Miller stepping up in this one with 2 TD’s and multiple looks from his QB.  The arsenal of weapons and depth for Brent’s makes them the clear favorite to not only win the league but also do it undefeated – a rare feat which was last accomplished in the ETFL Fall 2016 Season!  Speaking of rare feats, veteran baller Mike Devine has regained the top of the scoring leaderboard, with Drew Pottle only 3 points behind…  Brent’s will continue their stellar season next Week vs a Hampton squad with more questions than answers…

GAME LEADERS:

DIRECT – Mike Devine (2 TD), Mike Sperling (1 TD), Jake Devine (2 XP), Larry Blackman (2 XP).

BRENT’S – Christopher Miller (2 TD), Drew Pottle (1 TD, 2 PAT, 2 XP), Brandon Pottle (1 TD), Evan Woodcock (1 TD), Michael Smith (2 XP).

 

RPM ONLINE (20) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (14)

RPM Online struggled for numbers in this one, but after appealing to the sideline – and their opponent – they were able to pick up a QB and a rusher and the game was on!  This turned out to be fortunate for RPM, who were able to dig deep in the face of adversity and come out playing some solid football even without some of their key players.  A-Mac was up to the challenge of maintaining RPM’s high-flying offense and represented well with 2 touchdowns and multiple 3rd down catches, while players like Andrew Blair and Daryle Brocanier stepped up in supporting roles on offense.  Scugog equaled their best showing of the year attendance wise and gave the league a glimpse of their determination and potential to compete, but still need some time to get all cylinders firing in the same direction.  The potential is evident, however, for this team to make an impact in an underdog role leading into the playoffs – beware the sleeping dog!  Next week, Scugog takes on Direct while RPM puts their 2-2-1 record on the line in a pivotal Week 6 matchup vs Moody Construction.

GAME LEADERS:

RPM – Adrian McIntosh (2 TD), Andrew Blair (1 TD), Daryle Brocanier (2 XP).

SCUGOG – Matthew Johnson (1 TD), Brandon Wood (1 TD), Kwame Barima-Thum (1 INT), Cameron Stevenson (2 XP), Bryan Earle (1 Sack).

 

FALL 2019 – WEEK 6 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

DIRECT ELEVATOR (34) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (12)

You might feel the love off the field between the Bezzant bros but on the field it’s always war!  This was a gritty matchup right from the get-go and after 2 quarters the score was tight.  The short benches for both teams meant lots of players playing both ways, but Direct held a slight edge in that department and were able to sustain their offensive attacks long enough to pull away in the 3rd quarter.  Mike Bezzant exuded brotherly love, picking off an errant pitch by Neil Moody.  Neil more than made up for it though and was open all day – only this time had something to show for it with an incredible 18-point offensive effort for Direct.  Mike Sperling was another standout performer, already having good rapport and timing with QB Buzz Bezzant, this time to the tune of 2 TD’s.  Direct hopes to soon bolster their lineup with the return of Josh Devine, but in the meantime will have to defend 2nd place Week 7 against a rising Moody squad. 

GAME LEADERS:

DIRECT – Neil Moody (3 TD), Mike Sperling (2 TD, 1 INT), Ryan Dale (2 XP), Jonah Hardinge (2 XP),

SCUGOG – Brad Spencer (1 TD), Brandon Wood (1 TD), Mikey Bezzant (1 INT).

 

MOODY CONSTRUCTION (17) v RPM ONLINE (15)

RPM was once again without their starting QB, and once again dug deep and put together a solid performance despite the initial setback.  A-Mac continued to be a force on offense, extending his scoring streak with another TD and earning himself a team high 46 points (5th overall) on the season.  Otherwise, this was a tight game with no room for error.  After missing Week 5, Cole Lafoy brought some more spark to an already ignited Moody squad with a TD, a field-goal and 2-XP’s while Shane Ruest led a solid defensive front, limiting RPM’s high-flying offense to just 15 points.  Shane himself contributed an INT, taking advantage of a favorable bounce off a bobbled pass. Having now battled their way to a respectable 3-3-0 record, Moody is poised to move into 2nd place if they can edge Direct Elevator next week.  RPM has another tough test Week 7 vs undefeated Brent’s Plumbing.

GAME LEADERS:

MOODY – Cole Lafoy (1 TD, 1 FG, 2 XP), Karl Vanleyden (1 TD), Shane Ruest (1 INT), Luke Moody (1 Sack).

RPM – Adrian McIntosh (1 TD), Joshua Frederick (1 TD), Andrew Pingz (1 PAT, 2 XP), Eric Perez-Salas (1 Sack).

 

BRENT’S PLUMBING (28) v HAMPTON REGAL (6)

Team Hampton showed some promise weeks 1 through 4 as a team who could contend in a Week 6 Matchup vs an unstoppable Brent’s team, however this was not the case today.   Just another beauty day at the field for the boys in red as Brandon turned defenders inside out and Chris Miller continued his mutli-touchdown streak with another 12 points.  It was a valiant effort by the Hampton crew, playing a man short, to contain Brent’s to just 2 scores in the first half, but the end result speaks for itself as Rick and the boys rolled along to a 6th straight win.  This is actually only the second time Brent’s has scored less than 30 points this season, matching their 28-point performance Week 1 vs Scugog.  Brandon and Drew, now the top two scorers in the League this Fall, now have to compete amongst themselves for a Scoring Title just to keep things interesting!  Hampton is in need of a bounce-back Week 7 after two consecutive losses…

GAME LEADERS:

BRENT’S – Brandon Pottle (1 TD), Christopher Miller (2 TD), Drew Pottle (4 XP), Evan Woodcock (1 INT).

HAMPTON – Erik Moody (1 TD).

 

 

FALL 2019 – WEEK 7 @ HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

RPM ONLINE (27) v BRENT’S PLUMBING (26)

Now that the Playoff picture is beginning to shape up that action on the field is heating up, beginning with this Week 7 9:00AM matchup!   Brent’s Plumbing has been a juggernaut all season, led by Brandon Pottle, who flourished on the field once again without Drew around to soak up targets!  In fact, BP accounted for ¾ of Brent’s scoring in a game where even his contributions came up 1 point short…  RPM Online has been battling all year with a revolving door at the QB position but found a way to pull off the upset and shatter the perfect season for Brent’s.  Veteran Glenn Sealey had an unreal game for RPM with some outstanding catches including a late go-ahead touchdown.  Both teams played great defensively, trading pick 6’s and contesting every pass, but this game literally came down to the kicking game – and Brent’s had none.   While RPM went 3 for 3 in PATs, Brent’s pushed this game right down to the last play of the game, where an attempted game winning FG sailed wide right!   All-in-all this was a fantastic game for both teams.  Brent’s will be on the rebound next week in the final tune-up of the regular season, sitting comfortably on a first place BYE.

GAME LEADERS:

RPM ONLINE – Andrew Pingz (1 TD, 3 PAT), Andrew Blair (1 INTTD), Glenn Sealey (1 TD, 1 Sack), Joshua Frederick (1 TD), Daryle Brocanier (1 INT).

BRENT’S – Brandon Pottle (3 TD), Evan Woodcock (1 INTTD), Michael Smith (2 XP).

 

SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (0) v HAMPTON REGAL (35)

The last time these two teams met it was a relatively one-sided affair.  The score here suggests a similar outcome – however, Scugog fought tooth-and-nail start to finish!  Their defense spent allot of time on the field but were contesting nearly every ball thrown by Hampton QB Stu McNeill.  Brad Spencer was dialed-in with two impressive interceptions, while Dwight Willis welcomed the challenge of covering Darcy Lavoie, but the Scugog offense struggled to finish off drives in the red-zone despite their efforts on defense.  Hampton was quick to capitalize on their chances and needed a strong showing after a dismal Week 6 loss to Brent’s.  Trystane Colaire and Darcy Lavoie both answered the bell, dominating offensively for a combined 18 points while also contributing a pick-6 each on defense.   Bring Kyle Shaw back in off the IR and this Hampton team will be a dangerous play-off matchup vs anyone.  The season finale has Hampton vs Direct in a game which could have serious playoff implications should Moody lose to Brent’s in Week 8. 

GAME LEADERS:

SCUGOG – Brad Spencer (1 INT).

HAMPTON – Darcy Lavoie (2 TD, 1 INTTD), Trystane Colaire (1 TD, 1 INTTD), Stu McNeill (3 PAT), Dylan Hutchinsen (2 XP).

 

MOODY CONSTRUCTION (33) v DIRECT ELEVATOR (0)

After putting up 166 points over 6 games it’s stunning to read that Direct was shut out, but this Moody squad was playing out of their minds in Week 7 – and might have beat anyone 33-0.  QB Shane Ruest was on fire and happy to have his deep threat receiver back with the return of Cole Lafoy to the lineup.  They hooked up for 2 touchdowns and multiple open-field field receptions, wreaking havoc on Directs defense.  Josh Devine returned for Direct, but Des Johnson was actually QB Buzz’s favorite receiver – wait, he plays for Moody, right?  Yup…  So does Connor, who also caught a pass from Buzz…  And Karl…  Damn…  that’s awkward (sorry Buzzie!!).  Well, there was nothing awkward about this dominant win for Moody, except that the guy who sponsors Moody plays for Direct (wait… what?).  Enough said – Luke Moody owns the Week 7 bragging rights as HIS Moody Team now owns a 4 – 3 record, with a chance to secure a 2nd place BYE with a win in Week 8.  Direct has a chance to bounce right back Week 8 vs Hampton but will need a win plus some help from Scugog Sportsware to take Top Seed in the Quarter Finals.

GAME LEADERS:

MOODY – Cole Lafoy (2 TD, 3 PAT), Des Johnson (1 RET TD, 1 INTTD), Paul Vanleyden (1 TD), Karl Vanleyden (1 INT), Connor Tamblyn (1 TD). 

DIRECT – (No Stats).

 

 

FALL 2019 – QUARTER FINALS @ SOUTH COURTICE ARENA

RPM ONLINE (20) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (0)

In the first game of the Fall 2019 Playoffs both teams arrived at a field covered in 4 inches of snow, but it didn’t hinder that action as both teams were fired up!  This was a tight battle to begin the game as offenses got climatized to the snowy conditions, so there was allot of possession changes in the first quarter.  RPM was quicker to find their feet, and nearly scored before being intercepted by Brad Spencer in the red-zone.  This uplifted Scugog temporarily, but still they struggled to gain momentum on the offensive front.  Conversely, RPM gained confidence as the game went on and inevitably broke the ice (literally and figuratively) endzone for one of three scores on the day.  Andrew Pingz was a dominant force and could not be slowed down either by the snow or Scugogs defense.  His 12 points plus an INT were more enough for RPM to move on to the next round against a resilient Direct Elevator team. 

GAME LEADERS:

RPM – Andrew Pingz (2 TD, 1 INT), Andrew Blair (1 TD, 2 XP).

SCUGOG – Brad Spencer (1 INT).

 

MOODY CONSTRUCTION (35) v HAMPTON REGAL (21)

This was a anticipated matchup of the Quarter Finals with two closely matched teams going toe-to-toe for the first time since Week 5 of the regular season.  Moody wasted zero time getting on the scoreboard, scoring on their first play from scrimmage thanks to a nifty pitch from Karl Vanleyden to the playmaker Cole Lafoy (who must have been reading last weeks Recap!).  Cole was far from done, however, and on the very next play intercepted a deflected pass and ran back for 6.  Being down two scores on account of a few unlucky breaks, Hampton responded with confidence and were able to drive length of the field to score on their next possession - but the ensuing kickoff was returned for 6 by Shane Ruest and Hampton was once again in a hole.   This would be the theme of the game as Moody’s playmakers continued to shine, and despite some solid offensive play from Hampton they could never quite catch up from the early deficit.  Moody now looks ahead to their biggest challenge of the year in taking on Brent’s Plumbing who will have had 2 weeks to rest up for the Semi Finals.

GAME LEADERS:

RPM – Adrian McIntosh (2 TD, 2-XP), Andrew Pingz (1 TD, 2 INT), Dominic Fata (1 INT), Andrew Blair (1 INT), Glenn Sealey (2-XP).

SCUGOG – Bryan Earle (1 TD), Wesley Maynard (1 TD).

 

HAMPTON REGAL (0) v DIRECT ELEVATOR (20)

This final tilt of the Fall 2019 was a juicy matchup with the 2nd place Bye on the line for both teams.  Last time these two teams met was Week 3 where Hampton edged out a win by a slim margin, and the rivalry between QB Buzz and Kmax has been well documented (and often accentuated!).  So, the table was set for an epic showdown and quite possibly the game of the year, right!  Well that’s not exactly how it played out… 5 plays into the game Hampton Regal lost their starting QB to a shoulder injury and Direct proceeded to pile up first downs and touchdowns.  That about sums up the exciting parts of the game… and Hamptons season in a nutshell.   So, Direct was fantastic!  Mike Devine scored twice and is now of the top 3 scorers in the League with 66 points for the season (36 more than Josh, who will now have to listen to the old man gloat for an entire winter off-season!).  With the win, Direct jumps up into 2nd place, earning themselves a much needed Bye to the semis and finishing 4-3-1 on the season! 

GAME LEADERS:

HAMPTON – Heinz Stork (1 INT).

DIRECT – Mike Devine (2 TD, 2-XP), Mike Sperling (1 TD).

FINAL STANDINGS

1 – BRENT’S PLUMBING

2 – DIRECT ELEVATOR

3 – RPM ONLINE

4 – MOODY CONSTRUCTION

5 – HAMPTON REGAL

6 – SCUGOG SPORTSWARE

 

PLAY-OFF SCHEDULE

Note: All Play-Off games are held at South Courtice Arena – Turf Field.

QUARTER FINALS – November 16th, 2019

9:00 – RPM ONLINE (3) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (6)

10:30 – HAMPTON REGAL (5) v MOODY CONSTRUCTION (4)

 

SEMI-FINALS – November 23rd, 2019

9:00 – DIRECT vs (TBD)

10:30 – BRENT’S vs (TBD)

FINALS – November 30th, 2019

9:00 – C FINAL

10:30 – B FINAL

12:00 – A FINAL

 

FALL 2019 – QUARTER FINALS @ SOUTH COURTICE ARENA

RPM ONLINE (20) v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE (0)

In the first game of the Fall 2019 Playoffs both teams arrived at a field covered in 4 inches of snow, but it didn’t hinder that action as both teams were fired up!  This was a tight battle to begin the game as offenses got climatized to the snowy conditions, so there were allot of possession changes in the first quarter.  RPM was quicker to find their feet, and nearly scored on their 3rd possession before being intercepted by Brad Spencer in the red-zone.  This uplifted Scugog temporarily, but still they struggled to gain momentum on the offensive front.  Conversely, RPM gained confidence as the game went on and inevitably broke the ice (literally and figuratively) in the endzone for one of three scores on the day.  Andrew Pingz was a dominant force and could not be slowed down either by the snow or Scugogs defense.  His 12 points and INT were more enough for RPM to move on to the next round, where No. 2 Direct Elevator awaits after a much needed BYE week.

GAME LEADERS:

RPM – Andrew Pingz (2 TD, 1 INT), Andrew Blair (1 TD, 2 XP).

SCUGOG – Brad Spencer (1 INT).

 

MOODY CONSTRUCTION (35) v HAMPTON REGAL (21)

This was a anticipated matchup of the Quarter Finals with two closely matched teams going toe-to-toe for the first time since Week 5 of the regular season.  Moody wasted zero time getting on the scoreboard, scoring on their first play from scrimmage thanks to a nifty pitch from Karl Vanleyden to the playmaker Cole Lafoy (who must have been reading last weeks Recap!).  Cole was far from done, however, and on the very next play intercepted a deflected pass and ran back for 6.  Being down two scores on account of a few unlucky breaks, Hampton responded with confidence and were able to drive length of the field to score on their next possession - but the ensuing kickoff was returned for 6 by Shane Ruest and Hampton was once again in a hole.   This would be the theme of the game as Moody’s playmakers continued to shine, and despite some solid offensive play from Hampton (including an impressive 3 TD performance from Mike McNeill) they could never quite catch up from the early deficit.  Moody now looks ahead to their biggest challenge of the year in taking on Brent’s Plumbing who will have had 2 weeks to rest up for the Semi Finals.

GAME LEADERS:

SCUGOG – Cole Lafoy (2 INT, 2 INTTD), Shane Ruest (1 RET TD, 3 XP).

HAMPTON – Mike McNeill (3 TD), Kyle Shaw (2 XP), Stu McNeill (1 PAT).

 

SEMI-FINAL SCHEDULE @ South Courtice Arena – Turf

9:00AM – DAWKSPORTS (3) v DIRECT ELEVATOR (2)

10:30AM – MOODY CONSTRUCTION (4) v BRENT’S PLUMBING (1)

 

 

FALL 2019 – SEMI FINALS @ SOUTH COURTICE ARENA

DIRECT ELEVATOR v RPM ONLINE

The first Semi Final matchup of Fall 2019 was a hot one as two veteran QB’s battled it out on the South Courtice Turf.  With all the snow melted from the previous week all the players were flying at full playoff speed, although the wind & sun became a factor early in this game.  Each team score on their opening drive but things settled down in what became more of a defensive battle for field position where even converts were difficult to come by (which would become crucial later in the game).  QB Buzz was slinging left and right, exercising every option and spreading the ball no matter the personnel.  QB Rich (RPM) relied heavily on his playmakers and converted 3rd critical 3rd downs when needed – but who would have the edge and determination to move on to the A Final?  There was no question that each team wanted it - the players gave it their all and were digging in deep defensively.  So, with minutes left, and RPM leading by 1 point, the pressure was on Direct to drive the field for the win.  QB Buzz Bezzant led a solid final drive to get his offense within field-goal range, but perhaps was not quite close enough as they watch the Final Play 45-yard FG attempt sail wide right.  It has been one hell of a season for Direct who should be proud of their season after battling back from 5th to 2nd place during the season.  RPM Online has done their fair share of  battling too, and it paid off today as this group now finds itself on route to the ultimate test of character – the Fall 2019 ‘A’ Final!

FINAL SCORE:

DIRECT – 14

RPM ONLINE - 15

 

BRENT’S PLUMBING v MOODY CONSTRUCTION

With a chance at the A Final on the line and their opponent already waiting, each team knew what was at stake and the pre-game excitement was palpable!  Everyone was fired up for this one, and the game began with a decisive offensive drive by Brent’s Plumbing straight into the red-zone.  Brandon Pottle made his presence felt early picking up an impressive 35-yard catch in double coverage for the first play of the game.  Sending a strong message early, however, was Shane Ruest with an end-zone INT to spoil Brent’s opening drive – but that play still wasn’t complete without Karl and Cole getting into the mix, resulting in a pitch and score play endzone to endzone, putting Moody ahead (once again) before their offense even steps onto the field!  Response from Brent’s? - challenge accepted.  The combination of Rick, Brandon and Drew Pottle went off for the rest of the game, torching Moody man-to-man on every possession.  Michael Smith (Brent’s) was a matchup nightmare at center, owning the 3rd down role to extend drives and keep the pressure on.  Moody’s playmakers were contained by a conservative Brent’s defensive plan for most of the game, which limited their ability to match Brent’s offensive output.  Aside from the first drive INT, QB Rick was as solid as ever, patiently picking apart the opposing defense and putting his team in the lead before halftime.  Down 17-10, Moody began the 2nd half with the ball, but an incredible one-handed INT from Jason Carter set up Brent’s for another scoring drive to lengthen their lead.  Moody would score twice more, once on a tough play to Paul Vanleyden, and another on a strange broken play (ball snapped over Shanes head, but he recovers to find Karl Vanleyden wide open downfield for the TD) to bring the game within a field-goal.  Needing a stop, Moody’s defense stepped up with only plays remaining to force Brent’s first and only punt of the game, and for the second game in a row the trailing team had a chance to win on their final drive.  It was a tough task, however, as Brent’s D were able to hold fast to prevent the comeback, securing their spot in the A Final with the win.  Congratulations to both teams for battling hard in a highly entertaining game! 

FINAL SCORE:

BRENT’S PLUMBING – 27

MOODY CONSTRUCTION - 24

 

FINALS SCHEDULE @ South Courtice Arena – Turf

9:00AM – C FINAL - HAMPTON REGAL v SCUGOG SPORTSWARE

10:30AM – B FINAL - DIRECT ELEVATOR v MOODY CONSTRUCTION

12:00PM – A FINAL – BRENT’S PLUMBING v RPM ONLINE

 

Following the A Final game, the ETFL Executive team would be honored if all members would join us for our Year End Banquet and Awards Ceremony hosted by The Courtyard Pub (1437 King St E. in Courtice), where we will have buffet style food, refreshments, Finals viewing, door prizes and Awards!  (Please be advised the buffet & drinks are available to ETFL Members/Associates only).  Looking forward to a great Finals Weekend!  See you there….