Category: Spotlight

Congratulations to the 2017 NFC Champions

For the GTA Allstars it was a perfect season. It all began on May 27th 2017 with a 14-0 victory over a game-ready Ottawa team. As the weeks went on the questions about the abilities of the GTA AllStar team to live up to their 2016 season fell to the side as did their opponents. The coaching and the players refined their skills and played great football. As the season moved forward it became obvious that the GTA Allstars were excellent on all sides of the ball. They could stonewall and shut down any offence and then unleash it’s high-powered offence to march down the field.

All of the gears and cogs moved in alignment to earn the GTA Allstars a perfect regular season posting 8 wins and 0 losses with 307 points for and only relinquishing 71 to all of their opponents. The GTA Allstars earned the first place berth in the NFC Championship. The first to fall was the returning North Bay Bulldogs who put up a valiant effort in their game against the defending champions but the score of 34- 0 sent them home. The Sarnia Imperials stepped up to the challenge after winning an exciting contest against the Ottawa Invaders. The GTA All Stars overcame the Sarnia team to advance to the finals 35-0.

The challengers in the finals, the Tri-City Outlaws, were a formidable force and the 2nd ranked team in the regular season with an impressive 6-2 record. It took the Dan Diagle lead offence to finally put points against the Allstars for the first time in the 2017 tournament. The Outlaws looked strong and ready. Then the tide shifted to the number one seed. The GTA Allstars then unleashed it’s offence to take advantage of the few minor mistakes made by the Outlaws to put up 29 points via touchdowns by play makers: Phil Dixon, Jahmeek Murray, Kevin Walsh and Quincy Van De Cruize. The GTA kicker Ovi Coca added four converts and a rouge to the point total. In the end the powerhouse Outlaw team couldn’t dethrone the champions. The GTA All Stars took home the title over a tough Outlaw team.

Congratulations to our 2017 NFC Champions the GTA Allstars. The dynasty continues as they reign once again holding the throne they first took in 2015, defended in 2016 and clutch with an iron grip in the 2017 season.

Player Spotlight – Jay Grant-Hose

HammerThe Steel City Patriots handed over the SCP Hammer to Jay Grant-Hose for his tremendous rushing performance against the Sudbury Spartans in their 28-21 victory July 2nd 2016. Jay rushed for 208 yards.

As mentioned on his Profile:

Jay is a 5 year veteran of SCP Football and a 4 year recipient of the Dave Cuthbertson Snr. Memorial award for most outstanding player, on and off the field, our most sincere professional, profoundly respected footballer, home grown product, who graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School, in Hamilton.

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Player Spotlight – Archelaus Jack

The NFC congratulates Archelaus Jack of the Oakville Longhorns on signing with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Archelaus has won numerous NFC awards during his tenure as a Longhorn and his recent signing should come as no surprise.  The NFC wishes him all the best in his CFL career and  all of his future endeavours.

 

This signing of our talent is one of the many reasons the NFC exists, to provide opportunities for our athletes to demonstrate their abilities and to continue their football careers past the varsity level.

Player Spotlight – Pat Wright

Pat Wright continues to improve and deliver the football as he completed 14 passes on 21 attempts for 217 yards and 4 TDs. He spread the ball around as well finding a total of 5 different receivers in the and earned player of the game from the Imperials and a player spotlight. This was for the Imperials vs Outlaws July 2nd meeting.

The presenter of his MVP shirt is former Outlaws player and coach: Patrick Delay  (member of Alberta Football HOF)