London Beefeaters 72 @ Niagara Regional Raiders 0
The Beefs scored early and often in St. Catharines on Sunday and walloped the Niagara Raiders 72-0. Seven different Beefeaters scored majors and kicker John-Kurt Andreacchi converted all 10 touchdowns and added 2 singles on booming kick-offs. With over 570 yards in total offense to the Raiders 68-yards, it was no contest from the beginning.
Tazie Vang-Bell opened the scoring 3:36 into the first quarter on a 4-yard run, culminating a 6-play drive from the Beefs’ 23-yard line. Tazie had four carries in the drive for 61 yards while quarterback Clarke McCallum completed passes for 26 yards during the drive. Less than four minutes later, Clarke plunged in from the 1-yard line.
A 59-yard run by Felix Noel set up Clarke’s score. Two minutes later, Clarke found Josh Waller in the endzone to up the score to 21-0 following John-Kurt Andreacchi’s third of ten converts. By the end of the quarter it was 28-0 following an 18-yard completion to Josh Waller by Jake Pow as the first period ended.
John-Kurt boomed the ensuing kickoff for a 75-yard single and before the second quarter was over the Beefs added 3 more touchdowns and another long kick-off single. Spencer Foster caught a 27-yard pass from Jake Pow for one touchdown, Daniel Jaffe hauled in another Pow pass for a 24-yard score and Juquon Uylett plunged in from 1-yard out for the third touchdown of the frame.
In the second half, with the clock running quickly, Tazie picked up his second major on a 17-yard run four minutes into the third quarter. Felix Noel got on the scoreboard with a 28-yard burst five minutes later and Daniel Jaffe finished the scoring with a 10-yard pass from Clarke McCallum.
The fourth quarter was scoreless as the Beefs constantly attempted field goals from well beyond the 40-yard line.
The Beefs had 28 first downs to the Raiders 6.
Next up are the Hamilton Hurricanes on Saturday, August 24 at City Wide Sports Field. Game time is 2:00 pm.