Windsor Fratmen 28 London Beefeaters 13
The Beefs travelled down the 401 to meet their rivals, the Windsor Fratmen, and came up on the short end of a 28-13 score. Once again, penalties, whether deserved or not, and turnovers did the team in during a game that was crucial for playoff positioning. The Beefs were tagged with 16 penalties for 146 yards while the Frat had 5 penalties for 45 yards. As far as turnovers are concerned, the Beefs had 9 (five on downs) while Windsor had 4 (two on downs).
After a Beefeater turnover half way through the first quarter, the Frat drove from their own 30-yard line. A pass from quarterback Colton Allen to Joojo Paintsil put Windsor up 7-0 with the conversion by Sam Richardson , 8:10 into the contest. Less than 4 minutes later, Beefs’ quarterback Clarke McCallum found receiver Daniel Jaffe in the end zone for a major. John-Kurt Andreacchi’s convert tied the score. This touchdown was set up by a Tanner Gaskill-Cadwallader interception. The first quarter ended tied at 7.
The teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter with Windsor’s Michael Ryan catching a touchdown pass while the McCallum/Jaffe connection capitalized again. Unfortunately, for the first time this year, the extra point was no good as the kick was pushed wide by the wind. At the half, the Frat was up 14-13.
The third quarter was scoreless. Windsor, however, put 14 points on the board in the fourth quarter with touchdowns by Dante Lewis and Michael Ryan, with this second major, both converted by Richardson, to secure the victory and home field advantage over the Beefs on point differential.
The Beefs had a net offence of 402 yards compared to 340 yards for the Frat but, as mentioned above, the penalties and turnovers were damaging.
Danny Byrne led the rushing game with 84 yards on 8 carries while Josh Waller hauled in four passes for 63 yards to lead in reception yardage while Daniel Jaffe had six catches for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns. Clarke McCallum went all the way at quarterback, completing 19 of 37 attempts for 233 yards.
On defence, Tanner Gaskill-Cadwallader led the team in defensive points with 18. Mo Kadri, Kemarr Bishop and Willie Mboko were credited with 10 defensive points each.