PATRIOTS TACKLE HUNGER THEN TACKLE NORTH BAY BULLDOGS FOR WIN #4
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.
In other NFC action:
Sarnia downed Oakville 53-0
GTA defeated Tri City 52-0
Ottawa over Toronto 29-0
Sault Ste Marie wins over North bay 42-6
May 10 2018
Today The Steel City Patriots of The Northern Football Conference are pleased to announce a community sponsorship with Purolator Courier and their Tackle Hunger Program for the 2018 season. Beginning with our June 16th game vs The North Bay Bulldogs and continuing with our July 14th game vs The Ottawa Sooners we encourage our fans to bring non perishable food items to The Purolator display at our home for 2018 Nelson Stadium 4181 New St Burlington. Cash donations will be accepted as well. This is the third of the community ties the team has with the area which includes The Annual Bowling For Kids Sake and yearly appearances at Tim Horton's for Camp Days. The Patriots hope to make this partnership a success and thank you all in advance for your support.
About Purolator Tackle Hunger
As Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider with national resources of more than 10,000 employees, more than 2,800 courier vehicles and the ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada, Purolator is committed to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates. As part of this commitment, Purolator works closely with its employees, customers, partners, Canadians and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Canada.
Since its inception in 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger (PTH) has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 12 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. According to Food Banks Canada's 2016 HungerCount report, more than 850,000 Canadians, one third of whom are children, rely on food banks each month.
NFC SELECTS FALL TO CAPITAL UNIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL GAME
Saturday night The Steel City Patriots along with an All Star Contingent from The Northern Football conference took on The Capital Unversity Crusdaers in an international friendly football game at Tim Horton's Field. The crusaders, a division 3 NCAA team from Columbus ohio jumped to a quick 24-0 lead on three touchdowns from JR Wide Receiver David Barnett and a FG and 3 PAT's from SO K Blake Middleton as The NFC Selects tried to adjust to playing by NCAA rules.
The Game Selects made some adjustments in the second half of the game and held the Crusdaers to 2 points on a safety in the 3rd quarter before The selects were able to score on a TD by Steven "Skittles" Maynard on the final drive of the game and a PAT by Kicker Billy Pavopoulos.
Next up for The SCP Patriots is a road game as they travel to Sudbury to take on The Sudbury spartans to open The 2018 Northern football Conference. The Pats will open their home season against The Oakville Longhorns in the second game of a back to back series at their new home for 2018 Nelson Stadium (4181 New St) on June 9th with an 8PM kick off. Also on The 9th of June The Pats will be inducting former Patriots Jay Grant Hose and Arthur Martin into our brand new Team Hall of Fame. Check out our news section for a brand new gallery from The May 5th game.